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Blogging from Qaddafi-world

Libyan government spokesman Musa Ibrahim, or Musa Mansour as he was known in his previous life as a cycling-for-charity filmmaker in Britain, has emerged as this war’s Baghdad Bob, doing his best to make his boss’s statements about U.S./al Qaeda hallucenigenic mind control make sense to the international community.  The personal blog of Ibrahim’s German-British ...

Libyan government spokesman Musa Ibrahim, or Musa Mansour as he was known in his previous life as a cycling-for-charity filmmaker in Britain, has emerged as this war’s Baghdad Bob, doing his best to make his boss’s statements about U.S./al Qaeda hallucenigenic mind control make sense to the international community. 

The personal blog of Ibrahim’s German-British wife Julia Ramelow is also well worth a look as both an internet-age curio and a pretty good sign of the mind-set among Qaddafi loyalists in Tripoli right now. Most of the blog, which dates back to February 2010, documents Ramelow’s life as an expat mother and professor in Tripoli. There’s not much about politics, though in Feb. 6 post titled "Go Egypt Go," she writes: "My respect for Egypt has risen immeasurably. After thirty years of oppression and poverty they rise! And rise! And rise!" As recently as Feb. 16, she wrote, "I’m so lucky."

In March, things took a darker turn:  "I am stunned by the atrocities I have seen committed by these so-called rebels. Hangings. Beheadings. Immolations – and then they pulled out the heart and stamped on it. Is that what they want Libya to become?"

The most recent post is titled, Libya United:

Out of all this mess Libyans are uniting against a common enemy… even those who weren’t so sure before are now behind the green flag. Where before there was in internal disagreement (to put it mildly) between two factions within Libya, it has now become a war between all of Libya and the foreign aggressors. When the missiles hit Gaddafi’s former residence (now empty – why are they bombing it  in the first place?), the crowds that had assembled there never even stopped chanting…

Ramelow still professes her love for the UK on her blog description, but I think it may be a bit difficult to go back again when all this is over.  

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