Had this published on The Drum:
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar.
When Shakespeare’s Mark Antony spoke those words, he was dripping with sarcasm, before rousing the people of Rome against the “honourable men” who had once played at being Caesar’s friends, before conspiring in his slaughter.
There will be attempts to replay this scene in the coming days, casting NATO and their supposed puppets in the National Transitional Council of Libya (NTC) in the roles of Brutus and his compatriots – a mix of fools and schemers with noble words falling from their lips, and hot blood dripping from their fingers.
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