Sunday, April 30, 2011
U.S.-led NATO forces have taken the extraordinary measure of killing Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, the youngest son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, as well as three of of Gaddafi’s grandsons. What exactly killing the four men has to do with enforcing the “no-fly zone” is unclear. Perhaps, President Barack Obama can take some time from his busy schedule of campaign fundraising and of course golf, to explain?
A Nato air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has killed the son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, a government spokesman has said.
Colonel Gaddafi himself was in the large residential villa which was hit by the strike, the spokesman added, but was unharmed.
His son Saif al-Arab, 29, was killed, as well as three of his grandsons.
Journalists say the building was extensively damaged and one unexploded bomb remains at the site.
Saif al-Arab was the youngest of Col Gaddafi’s six sons, with a lower profile than his brother Saif al-Islam.
He had been studying in Germany and returned to Libya recently.
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said the villa was attacked “with full power.”
It seems to me, the murder of four of Gaddafi’s immediate family members will do nothing but help catapult the Libyan dictator to greater martyrdom throughout the Muslim world.