There you go. Now a little more information comes out.
I never told anyone here how I felt about him as a man or a leader. And I'm still not saying.
Did he also do destructive, bad things? Yes.
Any worse than others? No.
If the measurement of the destructive things and funding of "terror" a leader has done are the denominations to judge Gadhaffi, then one needs to seriously also look at Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan..., Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown..., Putin, Mao, Begin etc., etc. But of course everyone is going to discount them... they aren't "terrorists" and it's perfectly okay to look away from the awful things they have done. It is okay to simply go into a country one doesn't agree with, invade it, and murder the leader (Gadhaffi or Hussein, or who have you) without a trial, but suggest the same thing for one of the leaders above and I am a "conspiracy kook" or a "supporter of terrorism" or "anti-"freedom"" or "woefully uninformed". The only difference between Gadhaffi and the above leaders is that he defied the above leaders and nations that paint him as somehow an inhuman "monster". May I then paint the leaders above, especially Bush and Putin and Mao as equally inhuman "monsters" then? I guess the answer will be that Putin and Mao are okay, but Bush is off bounds?
Probably I'm wasting my time making a statement of any kind here. Perhaps. But I'm not saying any of this because I love terrorism or leaders who murder people. I'm saying it because I sincerely feel it is important to be fair and balanced when reporting the news and when talking about someone. Demonization is a process of lying about someone and intentionally making a human being to be more (or less, depending on how you look at it) than a human being. That's not the truth. It's propaganda. It goes against everything that people who believe in "freedom", "democracy", "equality", and "justice" claim are the justifications for their societies.