Saturday, May 14, 2011

Keepin' It Real, Libya

"It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities." - J.K. Rowling

Spring cleaning's almost over in Libya. It sure has been a lousy long time doing it, but the outcome is almost evident now. To me, it's like when Beast's castle transforms from evil-dark to angel-white when the spell was broken... a widespread wave of fresh air seeping around Libyan sand dunes and rustling through palm trees.

There's no doubt about it that the uprising had uplifted millions of Libyans in Libya and around the world. The image of grumpy people wherever you go is still vivid. The oppression of demanding rights compressing their lungs. People have no patience whatsoever when their on the road. They would just hate that you're driving peacefully ahead of them when they haven't the time in the world to get to their destination! Brace yourself when they drive past you for an inaudible curse or two and an angry brandish of the hand       -___- I, as a female, get that a lot (lol)

I have no idea why that made me laugh??!

Ahem. Moving on...

It's hard to find a Libyan that doesn't smoke. The guys that I positively know they don't are my dad and bro. That's... a small number. I personally think my dad's a very calm person. That's evident in the way he drives... unless he's in Tripoli! lol

So, yeah I really do feel sorry for us. The war against Gaddafi is our therapy from Hell. Like when they say go hit something to release your anger? Our Freedom fighters were given the choice of grabbing guns to do that. And the cause is much greater here. They are freeing a whole country with their vent. Are we doing a good job acknowledging them? Especially those who have lost their lives, limbs... for the sake of our freedom? Doing so is likely to keep us awake for a few weeks.

At the beginning of the uprising, freedom fighters have been accused of being this and that. This is always the case when you're on the right. You get opposed for no clear reason, or for the sake of being opposite.

That's the price we are to pay for liberty. I am so proud of our men and women, hand in hand they have established a unity we hardly knew was there. With that, our Freedom Fighters were able to achieve successes in various parts of Libya. Recent one was Misurata... free at last. Now Fighters are moving west towards Zliten and news are coming in by the hour of clashes between them and Gaddafi forces in the city. Their ability to maintain strength and patience till this very day is outstanding. 

This is Libyans for you. This is their faith. This is what they believe in.

I would do anything...

As always we'll keep praying with full boost. We're getting there inshallah. I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Till next time,

Hana S.

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