21
Feb
11

HAPPY PRESIDENT’S DAY, ASSHOLE

Having grown up in the 1980’s I am all too familiar with Colonel Mumar Khaddafi, the Gene Simmons impersonator who runs the country of Libya. Before we had Saddam Hussein as our official villain in the 1990’s we had this walking jheri curl commercial to contend with.

Don’t get me wrong, he’s no lightweight. Ghaddaphi pretty much put the “international” in terrorism. Among other things he’s believed to be responsible for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 killing 270 people in total. He’s believed also to be behind the bombing of a West Berlin nightclub in 1986 which was frequented by U.S. servicemen.

And he also ordered the hijacking of another Pan Am flight in 1986 to retaliate for a U.S. air strike that killed his nine-year-old daughter.

And now, as waves of protests ripple through North Africa and the Middle East following the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni “The Backhoe” Mubarak, Quadaffi finds himself facing down a popular insurrection after nearly 40 years of rule. Although it seems his grip on power may not be nearly as firm as the grip of that fez on his head.

“Two Libyan Air Force fighter pilots defected on Monday and flew their jets to Malta where they told authorities they had been ordered to bomb protesters, Maltese government officials said.

They said the two pilots, both colonels, took off from a base near Tripoli. One of them has requested political asylum. The pilots are being questioned by the Maltese police.

The two said they decided to fly to Malta after being ordered to bomb anti-government protesters in Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi, the sources said.” – REUTERS

So, yeah, Happy President’s Day. And for those of you pissing and whining about government workers and the days off they get, just be glad none of them have been ordered to drop fucking napalm on you. And be glad that the men we take today to honor aren’t a bunch of two-bit military dictators who hijack airliners and blow up nightclubs and order military force be used against their own people.

But, above all, just be glad you live in America. Not Libya.

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