Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What the ....?

Umm, I 'm not a fan of the Guardian sometimes (particularly after Brian Whitaker referred to our beloved head of state as a classy despot) in 2011.

However, what do you think of this piece? Has Oman really been hiding Gaddafi's family since October? How do you feel about this?


  1. Are you truly surprised by either of these two articles?

  2. To grant asylum is not hiding .
    There's an official statement from lybian minister, so it should be true .
    Oman's role is always been that of mediator, so it is not strange that they're doing this .
    Moreover it is far from international attention and locals are known to be quiet people .
    The perfect solution .

  3. It's been allowed to be reported on local press also

  4. Nadya, Oman was not hiding them! Oman (like any sovereign nation), since October of 2011, made a clear statement that they were ready to grant asylum to Muammar's family.

    It depends on what dimension a person wants to look at this. As for me, its surely not based on what is legal or illegal, but rather what is moral or immoral. The way Gaddafi was removed from power was Immoral.
    Here is the Gaddafi that I will remember: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THlaMUq6MKU

  5. It was in Gulf News before this

  6. http://www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-11777.aspx

    "The family has been given asylum since last October, purely on humanitarian grounds," the Foreign Ministry source told a correspondent of Al Shabiba, a sister publication of Times of Oman."

  7. What's wrong with Brian Whitaker's article? I read it 2 years ag when it first came out and just re-read it. There is nothing in that article that is incrrect -- Nadia, do yu care to elaborate what is false? I personally think the Sultan is a great man but he does hold absolute power to the point where freedoms can and must be curtailed and squashed.