The overwhelming majority of Libyans feel regret and pain for the situation of Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi in Lebanon, not only because he is a Libyan citizen who is supposed to have full rights over his country’s authorities, forcing them to defend him and press for his release after eight years of forced detention, but because their state has become weak and flabby. It was struck by cracks and rifts, and ravaged by the winds of discord and division until it lost the ability to move to defend itself and its citizens, and became vulnerable to extortion and provocation from the weak before the strong, and from relatives before distance, as is the case with Hannibal’s situation.
Whoever follows the course of conversation, controversy, and debate in the councils, ranches, cafes, platforms, and on social networking sites and the media, concludes that seven million Libyans feel anger and resentment about what Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi is exposed to, compared to some hundreds of political decision makers and those in their orbit, who do not care about the situation The man, even by following it as a thorny news story with painful human dimensions, indicates the collapse of the value of justice and the dominance of the culture of injustice, hatred and hatred over some of those who claim to cling to goodness, justice and peace, or raise the slogans of patriotism, nationalism and Islam.
Eight years have passed since Hannibal was kidnapped from the Syrian capital, Damascus, where he was residing as a political refugee with his Lebanese wife, Aline Skaf, and after he was transferred to Beirut to be detained there in the context of a game that was apparently searching for justice in the case of the disappearance of Shiite Imam Musa al-Sadr in 1978, and in the heart was a plan to blackmail The Libyan authorities are led by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who considers himself the trusted guardian of the right of the hidden imam and his family, and the belief of the “Amal” leadership that the Gaddafi family may possess billions of dollars in certain places in the world, especially in Africa, and therefore it will have and will be able to pay huge sums In exchange for the release of her son, Hannibal.
The plan to kidnap Ibn Gaddafi from Damascus was based on the conviction of Berri and those close to him that the Syrian regime has ended and will not have any future role, and in that, as is clear, an attack on the main ally and neighbor who is supposed to be a partner in the cause and destiny in the so-called resistance front, and a denial of him and his role. Until the matter came to the refusal of the “Amal” leadership to personally intervene by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resolve the Hannibal crisis, to keep the matter as it is in the context of an exceptional darkness represented in punishing a man for a role attributed to him in a mysterious crime that occurred when he was no more than two years old. .
The situation of Hannibal Gaddafi revealed that the sovereign Libya, which had its majestic mission and its audible word, whether out of love, fear or greed, has gone irretrievably, and that the image of a strong Libya that defends its people wherever they are and fights for them political and diplomatic battles, no longer has. It affected the reality on the ground, and on the other hand, it became clear that there are Libyans who stand by the blackmailer and the provocateur, and plan with strangers to attack the country’s partners and to loot the state’s money and then share it in dark rooms, as happened in several incidents, but rather that the alliance with the foreigner is against the people of the same country It has become a feature of the Libyan situation during the past years, to the extent that it led to large numbers of deaths and injuries and to the seizure of billions of dollars from the money of the oppressed and deprived people in the afflicted and distressed country.
Perhaps one of the wailing jokes is what Libyan officials in the official and parallel authorities in the west and east of the country did, publishing statements claiming to defend Ibn Gaddafi and calling on the Lebanese authorities to release him, including what came from the words of the head of the national unity government, Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, who was one of the The most prominent beneficiary of the former regime, who said that he had contacted Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to discuss his file, adding that Hannibal is not being held by the Lebanese government, which Mikati denied in an explicit statement declaring that Dabaiba had not contacted him, stressing that “the file of Gaddafi’s son is in the hands of The competent judiciary, and any follow-up to this file takes place through the competent judicial methods.
Mikati realizes that Hannibal is a victim of the political and sectarian balances in Lebanon, and a victim of the logic of blackmail and provocation and working to exploit the state of weakness that Libya has become in under its successive governments since 2015, which sparked a state of overwhelming anger among the general Libyan people that does not seem to subside easily. It will have uncalculated consequences, while officials still claim to defend the man and claim to work for his release, just as a matter of media promotion, which is what they have been accustomed to since they reached Libya to what it has become of collapse, brokenness, and the absence of a position and decision.
Muhammad Al-Huni is the owner and Editor in Chief of Al Arab newspaper in Tunisia