Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Reports from sources inside of Libya have confirmed that Muammar Gaddafi is still in fact alive and leading his army against the rebel held city of Misrata. This is on the eve of reports that British special forces troops have been deployed in order to help rebels pin point targets for air strikes. Gaddafi remains defiant and confident that he will regain control of his country.
It seems that Gaddafi is being two-faced when it comes to his leadership role in Libya. On one hand, he gives speeches railing against "western aggression and imperialism". On the other hand, a delegation from South Africa has been in talks with the controversial Libyan leader over a possible ceasefire agreement. In my opinion, Gaddafi's two-faced approach is just another attempt for him to buy time. If Gaddafi can act as if he might agree to a ceasefire, then other nations (the west) will ease up on their air strikes over Libya. That is the key for Gaddafi. When the Libyan civil war ends, it ends the need for western involvement. Gaddafi knows this and that is why he needs to stall for much needed time.