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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Ghadaffi Duck!

I love Mo'amar el Ghadhafi, no other arab leader can make me laugh as hard: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi underlined his maverick reputation Monday by telling African leaders their people's woes would be solved by creating a borderless continent with a single passport. Hmm, the Mariam Webster definition of Maverick: Main Entry: 1mav·er·ick Pronunciation: 'mav-rik, 'ma-v&- Function: noun Etymology: Samuel A. Maverick died 1870 American pioneer who did not brand his calves 1 : an unbranded range animal; especially : a motherless calf 2 : an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party Other definitions include: 3 : John McCain 4 : A self-important, egomaniacal, delusional, pompus bastard (See also: Crazy, looney, and cukoo) Ok, now that that's done, he wants to have a unified borderless Africa with a single passport? What would we call that? The United States of Africa? And who would rule it? and How would that solve Africa's problems? You know what this is really about? The natural progression of of dissilluisoned Pan-arabism. Ghaddafi is on old student of Nasser, a believer in the Nasser Pan-arabist dream of creating a single large unified arab tyrannical state. After realizing that the arab rulers won;t go for it- because none of them wants to share the spoils of his thievery- he thought things over, sat in front of a map and realized that -Oh shit- Libya is also in Africa. The libyans are not only arabs, they are also africans. He thought to himself sitting in his tent "That's the ticket, instead of pan-arabism we are gonna have pan-africanism! I am a genius!". He then proceeded to go in that direction, by giving all of those poor african countries the libyan people's Oil money in his efforts to promote african unity and the african leaders acted the way anyone would act if they were getting lots of money from a crazy person: they pretended to agree with him and believe him, even if they snickerd about him behind his back. Proof? Keep reading: The veteran leader's vision has had little impact on the agenda of the AU, due to adopt a broadly favorable stance on a British-backed drive for more help for Africa to be presented to this week's Group of Eight summit. But few delegates in Sirte were prepared to offer public criticism of Gaddafi or his ambitions. Gaddafi has since 1999 pushed for the creation of a United States of Africa, complete with its own parliament and institutions. He says his plan does not necessarily mean a country's sovereignty will be sacrificed. [...] Not wanting to offend Gaddafi, whose oil wealth and aggressive diplomacy have won him friends around the continent, African leaders praised the ideas and agreed to review them. [...] Gaddafi made African unity a rallying call after failing to get fellow Arab leaders to support his campaign for a united Arab nation. Critics of Gaddafi question his motives, describing the Union as a pitch for power in the continent. Others question the practicalities. "His views are not in line with the rest of Africa on a number of issues," said Sue Mbaya, director of the Pretoria-based Southern African Regional Poverty Network. An African diplomat, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "Gaddafi is a maverick and will remain a maverick." Now read the my definition of Maverick again, and you will get why that African diplomat wanted to remain anonymous after that statement! Ahh Gaddafi, I salute you. You make crazy look good!


At 7/05/2005 05:55:00 AM, Blogger removedalready said...

He is one persistent guy, huh? That's what my mom said when she saw him in the news! ;)

At 7/05/2005 06:07:00 AM, Anonymous Karim Elsahy said...

You knew you were going to get something from me on this right? Your not going get me to defend idiots but here’s a post Mike put on my site.

“Karim, I recently read a book that you might be interested in. It is the Pentagons New Map by Thomas Barnett. It does not focus on Pan-Arabism, but supports the idea of each region functioning as the E.U. or U.S. etc... in the globalizing world. After reading through you site I thought you might enjoy it.”

I just got it in the mail and I’ll let you know. The world is gravitating towards blocs though (wait for South American, Arab, Asian blocs to solidify in the next century and add to the American and European ones). The last ones to gear towards a new paradigm shift typically guarantees retardation till the next. Unfortunately, as long as the only ones calling are washed up cornels from another time; my bets on Africa.

At 7/05/2005 06:18:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...


Of course i knew you were gonna comment. Kimokaze the panarabist to the rescue. :)

I told you before: in order for your ideas to work, you will ned to make it work ecponomically first i.e. ensure that there is mutual benefit for everyone involved. In order to do that, you will need to open up all the markets and end govermental corruption and bribery as a common business practice. If you can get the leaders and their cronies to stop stealing and letting the markets strive for efficiency and openness, then your "dream" will be realized very quickly. And if you really want a country to start with, Egypt is the one. If we can get the government to stop inetrfeering in business, lift tariffs and quotas on exports and imports of all products, then the private sector will automatically take care of the rest.

At 7/05/2005 07:00:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...


At least he keeps things fun!

At 7/05/2005 09:47:00 AM, Anonymous Me, Myself and I said...

One must admit, the guy adds a lot of colour to a dull day...that said, i can settle for him having a blog and not running a coutnry-amazing...thirty some fucking years-do not know if one should weep or laugh at this farce..and his outfits...i call him el hajaa saadeya..a friend just of mind stopped by in Egypt after visiting Libya..got me Z green book..have not looked at it yet...funnily enough he sometimes says stuff that if you really really pondered deeply in them they would make a bit of sense, but that feeling does not last long

At 7/05/2005 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous PE said...

Qaddafi is an insult to the world with his absolutely retarded ideas. If Egypt even considers signing up to such a ridiculous notion as a passport-less Africa, I will renounce my Egyptian identity. Not only is uniting the world's poorest and most corrupt countries economically idiotic, it will create needless tensions. Most North Africans I know don't even consider themselves African and look down on their neighbors to the South. The North African countries would get flooded by migrants from Sudan and the Sahel, as if we don't have to deal with enough already. I'm just glad no one takes this guy seriously. Does he have mental problems or is he just an attention whore?

At 7/05/2005 12:40:00 PM, Anonymous Karim Elsahy said...

His bodyguards are hot as hell though…rar
Come check out the new look and posts let me know what you think.

At 7/05/2005 01:35:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...

Can't wait for Highlander to give us her input :)

Mesa2 el fol ya Sandmonkey :)

MMI I sitll think you should blog woman :) you crack me up with your wonderful style :)

As for the Ghadafi dude I think I need to talk to more libyans about him because looks and style can be misleading you know.

At 7/05/2005 03:53:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

"Can't wait for Highlander to give us her input :)"

You noticed her silence too?


At 7/05/2005 04:17:00 PM, Blogger Me,Myself and I said...

Twosret..thanks for your kind words...but blog..hummm do not really have anything interesting to add...you guys are young and with the energy..i have reached the stage where i need to rest a couple of days after you know what...so shall be bed ridden tomorrow and after --yaaay for the good life and god given blessings-that said, i love to interact with you guys and gals....u never know maybe when i retire

At 7/05/2005 04:43:00 PM, Blogger gatorbait said...

PE asks :" Does he have mental problems or is he just an attention whore?"

Gatorbait states: "yes"

At 7/05/2005 05:42:00 PM, Blogger gbaikie said...

An United Africa is good idea in general terms, but so is world peace. The real question is how you get there. Now, before could start encouraging greater interaction between African states, it seems like we should first address AIDS in Africa [and the middle east]. But that is pretty obvious- sort of like, put the fire before you start thinking about remodeling the house.
It seems to me the Africa Union Security force are good step in this direction. I don't know what Ghadhafi is specifically doing in this regard, but he could play a very significant role in strengthening this. If he isn't doing much or is against it then he not very serious about a united Africa.

At 7/05/2005 08:28:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...


You are welcome I guess we are the same age and on the same boat :)that is why I can relate to your ranting :) I'm glad I can still find on the blogsphere someone to poke my brain and I'm a mother too from the same or similar background. Looking forward to read you more. You enrich the blogsphere.


Highlander girl is on a trip that is why she is not commenting. How are you big boy? I will contact later going to Saint Louis to fight my demons lol


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