Gaddafi’s prediction
Posted on May 24th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island

Having raised the threat level from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ following the Manchester blast, Britain is bracing itself for another possible terror strike. Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has vowed that his city will not succumb to division and anger due to the terror strike. But, Monday’s attack is likely to stoke tensions over race and religion. Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly decided to deploy the military to operate alongside police to ensure public safety. This is how societies plagued with terrorism get militarised slowly.

Prime Minister May has condemned the Manchester blast as a ‘callous terrorist attack’ which ‘stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice deliberately targeting innocent defenceless children and young people.’ One cannot but agree with her. Pictures of lifeless victims, mostly tweens and teens, were shocking. What the world witnessed was a ‘tableau of horror’ as someone has rightly said. One can only hope that the ISIS savages who have taken the responsibility for Monday’s attack will be made to pay for the heinous crime.

Besides the Manchester killings, terrorists have so far carried out deadly attacks in Paris (130 killed in Nov. 2015), in Nice (86 killed in July 2016), Brussels (35 killed in March 2016), in Munich (9 killed in July 2016) and in Berlin (12 killed in Dec. 2016). At least now, the world powers must sink their differences and unite in the war against terrorism, which is as dangerous as Black Death or smallpox. Only a truly global effort will help eliminate it. Mere rhetoric won’t do.

The Manchester suicide bomber has been identified as a young British citizen of Libyan descent. What drove him to target defenceless, carefree youngsters and children at a musical event? A friend of his family has told the media that he had been travelling frequently between Britain and Libya, which is full of ISIS terrorists. He may have been brainwashed in Libya, but his handlers must still be in the UK. The question is how many other youth have undergone ISIS training?

Thoughts of all right-thinking people the world over are, no doubt, with the victims of the Manchester blast and their families. But, who weeps for the innocent men, women and children being massacred in post-Gaddafi Libya, which was plunged into anarchy by western-backed ‘rebels’ with hardcore Jihadist fighters among them? The violent elements who captured power in that country have resorted to savage tribal warfare at home and terror attacks in western cities. In a recent raid carried out by the soldiers loyal to the UN-backed factions of the Libyan army on an airport left 141 dead. Many of the victims were civilians and, media reports say, the attackers executed most of their captives.

The Arab Spring has given way to a winter of despair for the hapless Libyans. The UK is one of the countries responsible for making the streets in Libya dangerous for civilians, especially women and children by backing a bunch of desperadoes masquerading as rebels.

It may be recalled that Gaddafi warned former British Prime Minister Tony Blair over the telephone twice in 2011 that his ouster would enable the Jihadists hell bent on gaining control of Libya and attacking Europe to achieve their macabre ends. The British Foreign Affairs Select Committee, which probed the western air attacks that facilitated the regime change in Libya and the assassination of Gaddafi in 2011, has published the transcripts of the aforesaid telephone conversations. In one of them Gaddafi says, “They [Jihadis] want to control the Mediterranean and then they will attack Europe.” If only the western powers had taken Gaddafi’s warning seriously!

Time was when Sri Lankans resident in western cities used to worry about the safety of us lesser mortals living in fear of terrorist bomb blasts in Colombo. Explosions used to kill scores of civilians in buses, trains and in public places. Whoever would have thought at that time the day would dawn one day when we, free from terrorism, would have to fear for the safety of our dear ones in western capitals?

It is hoped that the yahapalana government, which has naively allowed itself to be lulled into a false sense of complacency, will desist from subjugating national security to its political agenda. It must realise that its weakness is not a virtue and do everything in its power to ensure that Colombo won’t find itself in the same predicament as London, Manchester, Paris, Brussels etc. again.

9 Responses to “Gaddafi’s prediction”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    The British people are reaping what they have sown.

    When on the pretext of promoting democracy, the British in collusion eith the US and other Western Powers, armed and incited rebellion in Libya, deposing and mudering its President, they reaped that eventual blowback.

    They transformed Libya from a stable state at peace, a country to which the citizens of less fortunate African states flocked in their teeming millions for an opportunity to earn a better living, into a chaotic war-torn region ruled by self-serving warlords, that has now become the preferred haven of the most vicious jihadists: the ISIS.

    As the Islamic State disintegrates under attack in Syria and Iraq, it is reconstituting itself in Libya, and in other Muslim nations across the globe. The blowback to the Western Nations that engineered this Arab Spring will come in the form of a Muslim Winter as their own asinine policies of accepting unlimited numbers of refugees from the countries they helped to dismantle and push into chaos and abject poverty. At least, you would think they would be smart enough to close their doors to potential enemies they themselves created.

    Obviously, those refugees, forced to flee to the very nation’s that destroyed their little all, are unlikely to forget who was responsible for their pain and suffering, and would nurse an urge to share their misery with their tormentors.

    This is what Western Nations that MEDDLE IN and OVERTURN governments in developing countries don’t understand with their blind sense of superior know-all attitude. They don’t understand that you can’t destroy a nation, convert it’s people into refugees, and then expect those refugees to thank them for it.

    With respect to Sri Lanka, those Western Nations that aided and abetted the Tamil Diaspora to take root in their countries, that helped to sustain and lionize the Tamil EELAMIST cause, that permitted them to raise funds and arm a fearful military machine committing mass-murder in Sri Lanka, should take note that the BLOOD of Sri Lankan citizens shed by Tamil terrorists they help to sustain under various PRETEXTS even to this day, is as RED as that of their own citizens being she’d TODAY. We BLED as much as their own, we cried znd wept as much as they do NOW!

    They should resolve to ABANDON their HYPOCRISY in attempting to empower those very TERRORISTS in Sri Lanka today, lest they continue to REAP what they SOW in their own lands.

    We Sri Lankans, who have EXPERIENCED CED and KNOW the SCOURGE OF TERRORISM VERY WELL, share the GRIEF and SYMPATHIZE with the people of the UK.

    But the people of the UK, have to ABANDON THEIR HYPOCRISY and their DESTRUCTIVE FOREIGN POLICIES as well.

    As another writer stated, the HYPOCRISY lies in CONDEMING those who muderer innocents in their own countries, such as the UK, TERRORISTS while simultaneously HAILING those who murder innocents in other developing countries, such as Sri Lanka, as FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    THANK GOD Blooody-Liar (Blair) didn’t take Gaddafi’s advice!

    UK still PROTECTS top suicide bomber induction terrorist ADEL BALLA-SINGHAM. There are youtube clips showing how this BRITISH CITIZEN was the CHIEF GUEST at a TAMIL SUICIDE BOMBER graduation parade!!!

    UK is the mother of terrorism.

    Saathu!! Saathu!!

  3. Cerberus Says:

    Gaddaffi was trying to bring the oil wealth to the people of Libya which the West did not want since they wanted the western oil companies only to benefit. The hypocrisy of the West is now beginning to show. When their own countries are attacked by terrorists they are called callous murderers but when they go and do a pre-emptive strike and kill millions of people as they did in Iraq, Libya and now Syria they call themselves liberators. The British soldiers who were found guilty of killing many civilians in Iraq were never brought to trial since the British PM said that their soldiers will never be punished for war crimes. However, in Sri Lanka on behalf of the Tamils who have filled the coffers of the Conservative party, they keep urging the Sri Lanka Govt to exactly opposite to what they did with their soldiers and hand them over to foreign courts for punishment. Our paid lackeys in leadership positions are doing exactly as their masters say while dividing the country to let them rape the country once again as it was done in 1815.

  4. Nimal Says:

    Terrorism is big business in all countries and UK is not different. Police knew about them and allowed this tragedy. Other security agencies are sleeping in their jobs, complete waste of tax payer money.
    Look at that fake president who sold 110 Billion with of Saudi Arabia,a country that export the worst form of Islam and train and export terrorists. Our Western democracies got rid of leaders who kept these terrorists under control, leaders like gaddafi and sadam and the gulf states are cheer leaders to these western countries that allow terrorists to settle in their countries.It’s big business for many agencies and taxpayers are taken for mugs.It’s big business,24 hours of news coverage.Truly shameful.

  5. Sarath W Says:

    All day Tuesday the major TV channels broadcasted the tragedy in Manchester. We Sri Lankans who experienced this sort of tragedies for nearly thirty years and in much larger scale understand the pain, sorrow and the anger of those who lost their love ones. But what I can not understand why the western media ignore the hundreds of thousands od lives lost, lost their homes and lively hoods of many millions of people due to actions of those who preach human rights etc. Why the people in Britain and other European countries and Australia do not understand it were the action of G W Bush, Tony Blair and little Jonny Howard that brought those tragedies to their loved ones? Why don’t the citizens of these countries demand war crime charges brought against the biggest terrorist, Bush Blair and Howard?

  6. Wetta Says:

    This is how it works:

    1. If the victim is a White Christian or a friendly slave of a white Christian he/she is an innocent civilian.
    2. if the victim is a non-White non-Christian it is only “collateral damage” and well worth for the cause (eg: Madeleine Albright on Iraq civilian deaths (then U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations) .
    3. if the killer is a White Christian or a friendly slave of a white Christian he/she is a “rebel” or a “freedom fighter”.
    4. if the killer is a non-White non-Christian he/she is a “terrorist”.

    We need to get used to this vocabulary constantly used by western controlled mass media. Otherwise you will get confused.

  7. Lorenzo Says:


    Not true.

    e.g. IRA were Christian White TERRORISTS.

    PUTIN is the world leader of WHITE CHRISTIANS.

    This is the law in the west.

    IF any ARMED group helps advance western interests they are REBELS/FREEDOM FIGHTERS. IF any group opposes western hegemony they are TERRORISTS.

    Religion, skin color, race, etc. are NOT material as long as the work gets done.

  8. Sooriarachi Says:

    Western nations preached to Sri Lanka to negotiate with Tamil Tiger terrorists, without helping SriLanka to defeat these mindless ungrateful merchants of terror. Eventually Sri Lanka had to go against Western interests and defeat the terrorists and eliminate the problem. Today this problem has taken an about turn and is causing similar trouble to these very same Western nations, that, preached to Sri Lanka. My advice to these Western nations is that if they wish to get rid of terrorists from their societies, then, DO NOT practice what they preached to Sri Lanka and instead do exactly what Sri Lanka did.

  9. RohanJay Says:

    Lorenzo why do you keep bringing up Putin?
    In case you don’t know Putin is responsible for routing the terrorists in Syria!
    He also helped Sri Lanka with Russian weopons that helped defeat the LTTE.
    We owe a debt of gratitude to Putin for helping Sri Lanka defeat terrorism on Sri Lankan soil.
    Lorenzo sometimes you make good points other times you mix it up with absolute rubbish trying to mislead lankaweb commenters. Please talk sense next time. Thanks.

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