Tripoli residents actually chanted that in Green Square. OK, being a curly girlie, I couldn’t help but laugh.
Seriously, though, this might be it. I don’t want to get my hopes up too much, but Qathafi’s 42 year rule might be ending soon. According to reports, rebels have arrested his two sons. His son, Seif al-Islam, is the big catch. He was indicted by The Hague for the crackdown on rebels and slaughtering of civilians. They want him to be transferred there. They are encouraging “justice not revenge.” Rebels have descended on Tripoli and have taken control of most of the neighborhoods.
Tripoli’s Green Square was flooded by rebels and residents who support the rebels. They’re calling it, “Martyrs Square.” 1300 people have been killed. I know many, many more will be. Qathafi has already said he will fight until the “last blood drops.”
I really want him gone. For the sake of his people and all that he has slaughtered. More selfishly, I want him gone so we can get out of there. No more air strikes, drones, and arming rebels. All that cost money. Money we don’t have. There are so many problems here at home. We have to withdraw from these wars and work on our issues.
I hope Qathafi’s rule will end. I don’t care if he comes out of this dead or alive. I just want his long chapter to be closed.