So let it be with Gaddafi

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.

Read the rest here.


About Austin G. Mackell

I am a freelance journalist who has worked for a variety of corporate and community outlets from my hometown of Sydney and from the Middle East, including from Lebanon during Israels 2006 invasion and from Iran during the tumultuous presidential elections there in 2009. I have recently moved to Cairo to watch the revolutions in Arab world unfold.
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