Sunday, March 06, 2011

Libya: When historical memory is erased.


From Voltaire Non Aligned Press Network
by Manlio Dinucci
Should one wonder about the proliferation of pre-1969 coup flags waving in Libya? No one seems to be in control of the Libyan revolution, yet everyone is trying to profit from it. The massive presence of the old Libyan monarchy flag may portend a possible Anglo-American intervention.
Benghazi captured, the rebels have lowered the green flag of the Republic of Libya, hoisting in its place the red, black and green banner with crescent and star: the flag of the monarchy of King Idris. The same flag was hoisted by protesters (including those of the Partito democratico and the Rifondazione comunista) on the gate of the Libyan embassy in Rome, raising the cry: "Here’s the flag of democratic Libya, that of King Idris". It was a symbolic act, rich in history and burning current events.

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