Wednesday, 1 June 2011

A straw in the wind?

Col Gaddafi has enforced his rule in recent years by packing the security services with members of his own small tribe, the Gadadfa, and an allied tribe, the Megarha, to which the alleged Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Megrahi belongs.

[The above is a paragraph from a report published today on the website of The Telegraph, a resolutely Tory newspaper. The emphasis is mine.]


  1. Didn't he also have a Senoussi as a ranking official in spite of carrying out a revolution against one?

  2. I see. Alleged and not the usual convicted. Does this signal a tide change, or merely a slip-up?