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Posted November 12, 2008
Qadafhi's `revolution' has been protected from any adverse public outrage. <BR/><BR/>Differences of opinion with the regime wouldn't be acceptable until proof had been offered. <BR/><BR/>The Coup was not harmful to the outgoing politicians clutching at any straw for they were not, in the first place, fully committed to the deposed King Idris al-Senussi.<BR/> <BR/>The best beneficiary was Gamal Addul Nasser, who after `his' 1967 defeat (Arab/Israeli War of June 67), Nasser showed understanding and sympathy with the young `free officers' in Libya and never withheld his consent when the Coup was a fait accompli. <BR/><BR/>Actually, the Libyan Coup had been a mirror image of Nasser and his colleagues seventeen years before. <BR/><BR/>Many, in the Arab world, believed that Nasser concocted the Coup whereas it came mainly by the nearest chance. King Idris was on vacation in Turkey (perhaps for medical treatment), when he was deposed in bloodless Coup. The second `blood free' in the Arab World in an Arab country located in Africa.<BR/> <BR/>A few days adter the Coup, Nasser sent his emissaries to Libya to meet, for the first time, the new leaders and they came back to Egypt and boosted Nasser's shattered morals that `they are your men Rayyess'[Leader].<BR/> <BR/>History will record that, without his knowledge, Nasser inspired the young Libyan officers. "He reminds me of my youth" Nasser spoke of Qadafhi to his confidant Hassanein Heikal. <BR/><BR/>Nasser's example of a `clean' Coup in Egypt was 'copied' in Tripoli and this may well have combined to save many lives in Libya.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.