More than a few people around me are paying close attention to the turmoil in Libya, and even one fan of Libyan football I know still thinks it’s Belgium that has gone awry. China voted once to impose sanctions, and abstained in the vote to establish a no-fly zone, how wonderful. Now, today, people won’t stop fighting over Gaddafi, and of course they have split into two camps: one says Gaddafi is completely evil, a corrupt tyrant who slaughters civilian and blows up airliners and ought to be obliteration by the Coalition. Then there’s the other camp which says these are Libya’s internal affairs and other countries should not interfere, that Western countries either just want to get some oil out of Libya or take the focus off their own internal conflicts, that they have ulterior motives.
So when friends ask for my view, I say, my view is very simple: dictators have no internal affairs, and slaughterers ought to be invaded and eliminated. Yesterday just happened to be the brightest moon in 19 years. It doesn’t matter who, it doesn’t matter why; in the name of the moon, annihilate him. [translation by John Kennedy of Global Voices Online]