Yep, Trill would have been a befitting stage name had he chosen to become a rapper. Coz he kept it both true and real. Of course if your primary source of news is CNN/BBC, you might recognize him as “the Libyan strongman/madman”. Anyway, I came across this video of Gaddafi giving a speech at a summit in Syria, in 2008. It was one of those useless Arab summits where the only thing they seem to agree on is that they don’t hate each other enough.
From that speech, assuming the English subtitles are accurate, it’s clear to see there was more to this man than what western media presented to the world. This “madman” seemed to have a very firm grasp of both history and current affairs. You can hate him all you want, but you will respect him.
In that video he questions why Arabs are so divided, why they conspire against each other, and why they’re more comfortable working with “enemies” rather than “brothers”. In short, Trill here seems to be saying, " You know what? Some of us here are dicks. Iranians are cunts. Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis and the entire GCC and their puppets are assholes. But at the end of the day brothers, dicks need cunts. And no matter how disgusting assholes are, nobody can survive without one."
On Saddam Hussein’s execution, he reminds them that at some point Saddam was America’s friend. Afterwards he tells them ominously. “Anyone of you might be next…one of these days, America may hang us.”
On Arab (dis) unity:
We are the enemies of one another, I’m sad to say. We all hate one another, we deceive one another. We gloat at the misfortune of one another. and we conspire against one another. Our intelligence agencies conspire against one another, instead of defending us against the enemy. We are the enemies of one another, and an Arab’s enemy is another Arab’s friend.,
Friends, does this sound like a lunatic to you? Everything he said turned out to be true. Years later he was hunted down and executed. Assad is being hunted as I type this. Who’s next? Mugabe? Evo Morales? Nicolas Maduro? Even the ones who consider themselves America’s friends are not safe. Saddam showed us how easy it is for one to turn from america’s friend to foe.The only reason Russia’s and China’s presidents haven’t faced the same fate is because their armies are not the kind you casually fuck with.
The next time you want to join the ‘Mugabe/Castro/Assad are dictators/tyrants/murderers’ chorus, stop and ask yourself: why are they being branded all those not-so-nice titles? Are they really monsters? Do they know something we don’t? Were they once friends with their current enemies? If so, what happened?
The truth is out there people.