Muammar Gaddafi has ruled Libya unchallenged for over forty years so it is difficult for a man whose word IS the word to accept a possibility another voice must be heard. He is emotionally and intellectually incapable of grasping how his actions might be wrong. The old man is surrounded by his sons who realize if the old man departs, so do they depart. At this point, it is not the money, it is old fashioned corrupt power. The International Criminal Court issued warrants for the arrest of Muammar and sons for authorizing their soldiers to rape women who were part of opposition groups. Soldiers apparently were provided Viagra style drugs to enhance their abilities in raping women. Frankly, no one is shocked, no one is horrified because it would simply be normal for Gaddafi to have Libyan women raped–they dared to oppose his one man rule!
We continually return to the refrain–where are Muslim leaders in the Middle East? Where are crowds who rushed to oppose Israel but remain silent when MUSLIM women are being raped! Muammar Gaddafi is a sick man. Those in the Middle East who believe in freedom and remain silent when their own women are raped must explain why they claim to believe in democracy and equal rights for women?