International Relations

Col Muammar Gaddafi was singled out by MI5 as the greatest state sponsored terror threat of the 1980’s.Flushed with oil and money he unleashed a fresh range of firepower. The crisis in Libya started when Tunisia and Egypt underwent a massive unrest in their country. The Tunisian authorities in the region tried every means possible to prevent the flow of videos after Public anger had been sparked by the suicide of a young, unemployed man, Mohamed Bouazizi, who set fire to himself on 17 December after officials had blocked his attempts to make a living selling vegetables The capital city of Cairo was described as a war zone and the port city of Suez was the scene of frequent violent clashes. The government enforced a curfew that protesters defied and that the police and military did not enforce. The presence of Egypt's Central Security Forces police, loyal to Mubarak, was gradually replaced by largely restrained military troops.
With his regime on the top list, Col Muammar Gaddafi’s forty one year old authoritarian rule hanged out in the balance today. For these many years in power since 1969, Col Gaddafi is the longest-serving ruler in Africa and the Middle East, and also one of the most autocratic rulers. The Libyan authorities have reacted fiercely to the outbreak of protests and the unrest in the country, which have come amid anti-government unrest in many other countries in the region. Many Libyan diplomats, including the country's ambassador to the US, have turned their backs on Col Gaddafi and are urging the international community to take action. They have urged the UN to impose a no-fly zone over the country in protest. Interior Minister Abdel Fattah Younes al-Abidi has resigned and joined people to fight against Gaddafi and bring peace to the country. Amidst all these situations arising and the West intervention Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has refused to stand down amid widespread anti-government protests which he said had tarnished the image...