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Best done up close and personal by Libyans in the traditional Arab manner with the knife carried in the waist sash.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 09:18:16 AM EST
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I'd prefer courts and truth commissions.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 10:13:33 AM EST
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If possible, I agree. Getting him out of power is a must. And one could not blame the Libyan people for preferring him dead to having him gone but using his ill gotten gains to plot comebacks. If he is dead he cannot do that. I don't see any reason to expect that he has a sufficient regard for the truth that any truth commission would be anything but a game for him. Courts might be the best way to deal with his sons and remaining supporters.

The method I suggested is a traditional method and would be immediately recognized and accepted as such by the Libyan people, especially if performed by a tribal elder or leader. It comes from T.E. Laurence, who did know the traditional Arab mind rather well.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 05:51:29 PM EST
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