Well, it was his turn, but I hold out little hope for the protesters: Libya is a typical repressive state, riddled with informers.
It seems, too, that Ghaddafi has established a dynasty: his son Saif el-Islam Gadhafi recently gave a speech in which he in which he described the four pillars of Libyan society:
- Islamic law
- the Quran
- Libyan security
- his father
I wonder if there is a handbook for all these tinpot dictators, because they all seem to sing from the same infernal hymn sheet.