Posted by: jkirkby8712 | October 21, 2011

Friday, 21st October 2011 – freshness of a garden & the death of a tyrant!

Awoke to a scene outside of drizzling rain, and that had obviously being going on throughout the night – quite a peaceful picture actually, with the gardens having looked a little dry yesterday, now the feel of being fresh and green. While out the back window, a couple of birds calmly perched on the clothes hoist, seemingly enjoying the damp but fresh morning  –  various birds seem to be more prevalent in the back garden area lately, despite the presence of the two cats, which occasionally, much to my anger, inflict a fatal attack on some of the flock. Once the cats are no longer here [which won’t be the case while Susan is living with me] I intend to encourage the bird life into my garden with more enthusiasm.

This morning also began with the news that Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi had finally being caught up with over in Libya, and as a result of injuries suffered when he was captured, later died in hospital. While I do find it a little disturbing to see the kind of celebrations that take place at the death of such a person, I think most people would feel that the world, and Libya in particular is better off in the absence of that dictator and supporter of terrorism.  As AFP reports this morning –   ‘French warplanes identified and “stopped” a convoy of vehicles carrying Muammar Gaddafi before he was killed in clashes in Libya, French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet has said. The convoy of several dozen vehicles “was stopped from progressing as it sought to flee Sirte but was not destroyed by the French intervention,” Longuet told journalists.  Libyan fighters then intervened, destroying the vehicles, from which “they took out Colonel Gaddafi,” he added.  “We announce to the world that Gaddafi has been killed at the hands of the revolution,” National Transitional Council (NTC) spokesman Abdel Hafez Ghoga said on Thursday in the eastern city of Benghazi.  “It is an historic moment. It is the end of tyranny and dictatorship. Gaddafi has met his fate,” he added.

 

Gaddafi was shot after he was caught (AAP)
Gaddafi was shot after he was caught (AAP)
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