Crossing the border from Egypt to Libya

This is what a journalist can do when he’s got guts and a strong media company which finances his trips.

Good one Mr. Ben Wedeman! I envy you.

Nice description of Gadhafi’s rule:

“”You see all the potholes in this lousy road? This should be a four-lane highway. Gadhafi spent hardly a dinar on this part of the country.”

“You see that rest house? Gadhafi’s son built it, and overcharged the government.”

“You see that house? It was stolen from its owner and given to one of Gadhafi’s sons.”

“You see those flashes? That’s an ammunition dump an army officer loyal to Gadhafi set on fire before fleeing to Tripoli.”

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