Regarding the recent visit to the US Capital by the son of the Terrorist Gadhafi
The recent visit of Mutasim Gadhafi, the son of the Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, to the US comes in the context of the renewal of the pledge of submissiveness and obedience to the new administration of Obama and to pay homage, as it did to the Bush administration, out of fearful anticipation of a similar fate following the fall of Sadam Hussein in Iraq. It is also to reassure the new administration that its interests in Libya will be continued and protected. Such pledges represent total and unconditional capitulation by the Libyan regime, with no hesitation or demands of their own.
A senior member of the White House, such as the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, meeting with Mutasim Gadhafi, the regime’s Security Chief, is merely a reflection of the US policy of looking after and protecting its national interests, at any cost. Such policies have meant dealing with puppet regimes, such as Gadhafi’s, using a carrot and stick approach and molding and shaping the regime as has been evidenced by the documents recently published by the National Conference of the Libyan Opposition (NCLO).
The visit has also demonstrated that the US administration will continue to court repressive regimes such as the one in Libya, despite the desperate cries of its people for freedom, justice, and democracy, and despite the administration’s full knowledge of the atrocities and human rights abuses perpetrated by Muammar Gadhafi and those around him, including his son Mutasim.
Furthermore, while the Secretary of State did make a passing mention of the plight of the political prisoner Fathi Jahmy, it is unfortunate that no real pressure was attached to such statements, nor demands made for his immediate release and that of all other political prisoners.
Real and meaningful change in Libya will come only through the efforts and sacrifices of its own people and with the will and assistance of God.
The Libyan people aspire to the vision of change articulated by the Libyan Conference of the Libyan Opposition; this change will be represented by the end of an era of repression and injustice, and the return to the constitutional legitimacy and constitution of 1951. Only then can Libya start its journey on the road to justice, liberty, the rule of law, civil society, and human decency and dignity.
The Exacutive Committee
The National Conference of the Libyan Opposition
April 26, 2009
NCLO, 5622G Ox Rd, PMB 260 .. Fairfax, VA 22039,USA Email nclo@Libya-nclo.org