Tag: Omar al-Mukhtar

The Apogee of Drama in Libya

The situation in Libya, in whose sands the much-vaunted NATO machine has been stalled for seven months and not only has failed to defeat the Bedouins but has decided to pull out by mid-October, has undermined the faith of the West in its ability to overthrow Muammar Gadhafi jointly with […]

Gadhafi and the “Lion of the Desert”

Libya’s government has been forcibly overthrown. But as in previous years, events are being held there this week to commemorate Libya’s national hero, the man to whom, paradoxically, both the new leaders and their deposed opponent, Muammar Gadhafi, compare themselves. Eighty years ago—on September 16, 1931—in Soluk (a town south […]