Thought for the day

"There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away. The British people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool's paradise." -- Winston Churchill


Libya risks dissolution. It is not an opinion but a perspective certified by the United Nations. The country needs a technocratic government that will drag the country out of quicksand. Abdoulaye Bathily, UNSMIL envoy, explained this clearly to the members of the UN Security Council at the last meeting dedicated to the Libyan chaos in mid-November.


There can be no better example of the old saying “a lie can travel half way around the world before the truth is even putting its shoes on” than Lockerbie. This tragic story of a U.S. passenger flight brought down by a bomb over the small Scottish village just a few days before Christmas in 1988 is heartbreaking on a number of levels. But the main one is that even to this day, the Americans continue to keep the huge lie alive: Libya’s involvement.