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Thoughts on the death of Moammar Gadhafi

By Scott Tibbs, October 27, 2011

It has been my position from the beginning that we have no business engaging in a military adventure in Libya. Nonetheless, the death of Moammar Gadhafi is a positive development for the world. He was a mass murderer, a terrorist and a war criminal. He's responsible for the murder of American soldiers in a night club bombing and the Pan Am 103 bombing - plus many other acts of terrorism and mass murder.

The world would have been a much better place the last 25 years if we had not missed Gadhafi when President Ronald Reagan ordered the bombing of Libya in 1986. Now, Gadhafi is suffering in horrible burning agony in Hell, where he will continue to suffer in horrible burning agony for all eternity.

That said, I do not agree with the way Gadhafi was killed. He deserved to die, but his execution should have taken place after a fair trial. Instead, he was captured and beaten by rebels before being summarily executed. The people of Libya deserved to see him stand trial. He deserved to be condemned publicly in a trial before he was killed.

He should have been shown that justice works. A lawless war criminal allowed a fair trial, then executed, would have shown the world that Gadhafi's opponents are better than he is. It would have proved that the rule of law is stronger than the actions of terrorists and war criminals.

I shed no tears for that wicked mass murderer, because he was pure, undiluted evil. But if the rebels are serious about setting up a democratic society based on the rule of law (which is by no means certain, given that there are Al Qaeda terrorists in the group) then a trial for Gadhafi would have been the perfect start.

On one extreme is the death of Gadhafi, killed in an act of vigilantism and vengeance by his enemies. On the other extreme is the case of Pan Am 103 bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, who was released by a thoroughly corrupt Scottish so-called "judge" on the grounds of a depraved, wicked and fraudulent "compassion." Allowing a war criminal to escape punishment is not compassion.

This man should have been exterminated. We are not given permission to practice capital punishment. We are commanded to practice capital punishment. The Bible commands that al-Megrahi be killed. By saving him alive instead of killing him, the corrupt so-called "judge" is in direct rebellion against God. (See Ezekiel 13:19.)

And yes, Kenny MacAskill is completely corrupt. Releasing the Pan Am 103 bomber is prima facie evidence of that corruption. The next time there is a terrorist bombing in the UK, the blame should fall directly on this corrupt so-called "judge" for encouraging terrorism through weakness. It will be his fault.

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