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Gaddafi’s death causes mixed feelings - Kosachyov

October 22, 2011, 6:11 UTC+3
The death of Libya’s deposed leader Muamar Gaddafi has caused mixed feelings, the chairman of the State Duma’s international affairs committee
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MOSCOW, October 22 (Itar-Tass) —— The death of Libya’s deposed leader Muamar Gaddafi has caused mixed feelings, the chairman of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, Konstantin Kosachyov, said in his internet blog.

“At least some last words about Gaddafi cannot but be said, although I am doing so without a particularly great wish. After all, a whole era is over. Approval of the act of retribution is predictable and prevailing – inside Libya and outside it. As for my, I have a mixed feeling,” Kosachyov writes. “Something is wrong. Is it the French air strike against the motor convoy that was carrying the Colonel? Or the jubilant crowds posing for pictures against a mutilated corpse?”

Kosachyov is certain that the main question of about the future of Libya and, by the way, of all other countries of the “Arab spring” is not who will win the war, but who will win peace.

“The Western media present the situation in Libya as a popular victory over a dictator. Too good to be true. But this is precisely the case in which the road to hell is paved with good intentions,” Kosachyov warns. In his opinion, “there can be no forgiveness for the atrocities.”

“The victory over the dictatorship may trigger bloodshed that would claim far more lives than the dictatorship did. In that sense Gaddafi’s death changes little. Regrettably,” Kosachyov said.

A huge responsibility, says he, is now on those who have provided direct military support to the rebels, which, in fact, was the net effect of the implementation of the Security Council’s resolutions by the Western countries. "The main mission of the international community, if only it were not all about oil, is oddly enough under the current circumstances the observance of the rights of all parties, including those who have lost. Only then it will be possible to say we have seen a victory by the people, and not a victory of some people over others," he said.

For a start, Kosachyov believes, the objective information must be obtained about the circumstances of Gaddafi’s death.

"Too many in the West were beneficiaries from his death, as it was the case with the execution of Saddam Hussein," Kosachev said.

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