Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gadaffi, Mussolini and the future of Libya

A piece I wrote about Libya was run by . There is indeed a haunting resemblance between the footage of Gadaffi’s capture and that of Mussolini’s last scene in Milan. I could not help noticing it. Whence this piece was written. I hope you like it. 

Gadaffi's demise is similar to the ending of another vivid figure in Libyan history: Benito Mussolini, who in the early 20th century waged a full scale war against Libya's popular resistance against Italian occupation. Although Italian forces invaded Libya in 1911, it was Mussolini who ultimately crushed Libyan resistance, using poison gas, tanks, and whatever the Italian Army had to offer in the late 1920s. According to some historians, more than 80,000 people in the eastern coastal province of Cyrenaica died in combat or of starvation and disease.....Read More