24 May 2012

Gaddafi Regime Ends


Forty two years supreme autocracy was ended
with his death – Muammar Gaddafi’s end infers
the quest is now complete; while guessing who
replaces him or which regime is frankly seen at
best a chancy lottery

Freedom sought will pay a gravid price in thrall
for years of deep regret, those contemplating
cleaning off the slate he left will fail and NATO’s
part debated as a key destabilising intercession
needing more in kind or thoughtful reparation

He claimed he’d be a martyr for his cause; case
and basis failed debate – it sends a warning out
to neighbour states who trend the same, it says
democracy invades in ways your sources can’t
detect or immunise the populace against
© 21 October 2011, I. D. Carswell