A Daily Analysis
By Marc Schulman
February 22, 2011 Gaddafi Prefers Death- Some Good News From Israel
We are hopefully only hours, if not days from the final fall of Muammar Gaddafi as the leader of the Libya. Gaddafi stated today that he prefers "to die as martyr, than leave Libya". I certainly hope he achieves his goal. Gaddafi is in a class of his own. He deserves to die by the hands of man. He was directly responsible for the downing of Pan Am 103 in Lockerbie. He was also responsible for the downing of TWA 841 over Greece in 1974, killing my friend Eitan (see my entry from two years ago). It should come as no surprise that Gaddafi has turned whatever is left of his military supporters and whoever he was able to hire to shoot at his opponents; his own people. It was interesting listening to the chief Sunni Cleric in Egypt call on any Sunni to kill Gaddafi. He stated in if Fatma, that even Israel when it invaded Gaza did not deliberately bomb people on the street. There are no guarantees that Libya will not evolve into one big civil War. However, my guess is that Gaddafi will be gone, and hopefully dead by the end of the week. It will be up to historians to explain how a lunatic managed to be the longest ruling ruler of the last half a century.
A few good pieces of news from Israel. Yesterday, Israel Beitinu was forced to withdraw their legislation to create a parliamentary committee to investigate how leftist organizations are funded. The decision was forced on Lieberman's party when Prime Minister Netanyahu gave Likud members freedom to vote as they wished on the proposed legislation. Without the support of the Likud members the bill was doomed.
The second piece of good news from Israel was the successful test of the newest third version of the Arrow anti-missile system, in the Pacific. Version 3 of the Arrow is designed to intercept incoming missiles above the atmosphere. Finally, Israel has begun the deployment of the first Iron Dome (designed to interecept short range missiles) in the area near Gaza. The system is expected to be declared operational within a week.