Both the BBC and Al Jazeera are reporting that Muammar Gaddafi, who has ruled Libya since 1969, is still at large and that his forces still control at least 20% of Tripoli, the nation’s capital. Still, it seems that the end of Gaddafi’s rule is near which is indeed a great thing for civilization.
This past summer during a visit to Washington, DC, I spent an afternoon walking through Arlington National Cemetery and came upon the monument to Pan Am Flight 103, the plane destroyed by Libyan agents back in 1988. I post it as a reminder of why deposing Gaddafi is a good thing:
In remembrance of the two hundred seventy people killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan American Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland 21 December 1988. Presented by the Lockerbie Air Disaster Trust to the United States of America.
On 21 December 1988, a terrorist bomb destroyed Pan American Airlines Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all on board and 11 on the ground. The 270 Scottish stones which compose this memorial cairn commemorate those who lost their lives in this attack against America.