Tjebbe van Tijen on Fri, 13 May 2011 06:28:28 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Muammar Gaddafi 1942- …. Looking from the past to the future

Muammar Gaddafi 1942- ?. Looking from the past to the future
May 12, 2011 by Tjebbe van Tijen 

This is most of all a tiny story told through two pictures... which can be seen at the following address

[tableau Gaddafi 1969/2011]

Wednesday May 11th 2011 Gaddafi comes to one of the most safe places for him now-a-days the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli where most of the international journalists accredited by the Libyan Government are staying, though they are having dinner elsewhere in the hotel and know nothing about this meeting of Gaddafi and a whole parade of Libyan tribal leaders that come to him one by one and shake his hand, all the while being photographed as loyal chiefs. On a screen in the room a program of Libyan state television is projected in the background so the date and time of the meeting is documented. The video of this broadcast by Libyan State Television can be seen at YouTube under the title: ?Gaddafi Live on Libya State TV May 11 ? NATO Assassination Attempt Fails Again !? The video is not subtitled and not translated. It leaves the non Arabic speaking with only the body language of those acting out this scene.

It looks to me very much like a farewell meeting with someone who is going to die soon, knowing his day are counted.

I look in some old archives with different spellings of his name: Khadaffi, Qadhafi and see a young man right after having taken power in 1969: with sparkling open eyes and a smile, looking ahead. Gaddafi has been born ? it says ? in a Berber tent in 1942, where will he die and how, nobody can look into his eyes anymore to find the answer?

Tjebbe van Tijen
Imaginary Museum Projects
Dramatizing Historical Information
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