22 March 2011

Uncommon Commentary #165

I've just learned that in late February, in the Tajoura district of Libya's capital, there took place the funeral for a man killed in clashes with government loyalists.  Graffiti in the area read "Tajoura is free," "Down to [presumably an error for "with"] the dog," and, most notably: "Gaddafi, you Jew."  The third of those inscriptions doesn't prove that opponents of the regime generally share the author's opinion of Jews, but it does hint that (at least many of) the rebels may be more-objectionable characters than what we in the USA, with our overly simplistic world view, tend to assume they must be; see here.  Sometimes there are no "good guys."