I walked right into Gaddafi’s bedroom and wore his hat
Published August 23rd, 2011 - 20:30 GMT
A Libyan rebel shares his fancy-dress play with Gaddafi's wardrobe; Libya V. Iraq- let it not be the same as the Iraqi invasion this time; Internet returns to Libya; And that superhero in Egypt "Flagman" is appearing everywhere.
Libyan Rebel: I walked right into Gadhafi’s bedroom
Trying on the hats, but leaving aside the 'curtains':
"Tripoli, the Libyan capital, is now under rebel control. Rebel forces have taken control of Gadhafi’s compound and have been celebrating all day. One rebel, interviewed by Sky News, was wearing one of Gadhafi’s very recognizable hats, which the young Libyan claims to have taken directly from Gadhafi’s bedroom."
"For many, including myself, Libya will be a bitter/sweet pill to swallow. That is because the rebel's victory over Colonel Gaddafi was only possible because of NATO involvement and an extensive bombing campaign that virtually nullified his armed forces. On the one hand a massacre of the Libyan people by this erratic and highly dangerous individual was avoided, but on the other there is the very real risk that Libya will now be a vassal state to the West."
After a six-month blackout, Internet slowly returns to Libya
After the darkness comes light: Internet restored to Libya happens sooner than it could pick up speed in Lebanon, no doubt:
"In March, Internet traffic in Libya dropped to zero when the government pulled the plug to suppress dissent under orders from Colonel Gaddafi’s. Libya has been a black hole of data since this spring. But the BBC has just reported that Libya’s Internet connectivity is slowly sparking after a prolonged six-month black out."
In case you're none the wiser, this was the super-hero who brought down the Israeli flag of the Israeli embassy in Egypt and swapped it for an Egyptian one- at high mast no doubt- given this new wave of pride and empowerment felt across Egypt.