Comments: Bah and humbug

Re; Qaddafi's deal.

Sanctions have badly punished Libya's oil industry which needs Western technology and spare parts. Libyan light crude is very valuable but not if you can't get it out of the ground. Unlike Saddam, Qaddafi isn't so nuts as to throw away billions of dollars indefinitely so he's changing his behavior somewhat to get sanctions lifted.

Though looking at what he did to West Africa, Foday Sankoh and Charles Taylor being Qaddafi's proteges - I'm dubious a leopard ever really changes his spots

Posted by mark safranski at August 22, 2003 11:39 AM

I've been really wondering about Qaddafi. It's almost like he's being groomed or something. Eery.

Posted by John at August 22, 2003 11:53 AM