Taken for Granted

3 years ago


You know...I was really excited to go back to Benghazi. Libya has been on the ups and downs since the end of the war. some good, some bad. Sometimes my faith in the progress of the country is renewed, sometimes i'm just saddened by the idiocy that i see.

I've basically made a promise to myself that I would give this transitional government until Jan of 2013 to make a decision on what I think the progress of the county is, but today my heart is just too hurt to not make a statement.

The problem with coming out of a war like this is that you have quite a few of the bad running around creating havoc while everyone is trying to rebuild and reform. case in point: Friday, April 26th, 3:30 am Libya time, the newly renovated court house was blown up by unknown scum:


The thing is: I know the person who worked hard and spent blood-sweat-and-tears into renovating this courthouse for the people, and in a single night...BOOM (literally) it all went for nothing. The force of the blast was heard all over the city, and caused windows of near by buildings (including my company's building) to shatter.



It moments like this that really break my heart. We dont know who did it or why (-1 for whatever form of investigative process in here). Speculation is that some scum dont want their criminal files to be re-opened, some say its remnant daffy scum causing chaos, some say its because of drunk/drugged scum, and a lot of here-say left and right.

This is all coming right when voter registration just ended that previous day for the city of Benghazi. Everyone was excited about voting in the up coming elections in June, and THIS had to happen.

I wonder what the people will do next. We're sick of scums causing havoc and the lack of solid law-enforcement. I fear if nothing is done soon, people might result of vigilantism (to be honest, i'm almost for it)

I was hoping I would bring back some better news, but this just really depressed the hell out of me.

can i get a -1 WTF over here?

you can see other pics on my album here.

Hasbuna Allah Wa Nemal Wakeel (For us God sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.)

Comments (12)

  • verd


    3 years ago

    Well that sucks big time please tell me your going to be the Batman Libya deserves not the one it needs and not the punisher. Also would Libya benifite from a third party possibly NATO/UN security forces to help bring some stability or would that just piss people off?

  • Bobomcgraw


    3 years ago

    The confusion will pass and things will improve, but only if people work towards that goal.
    It sounds like people are definitely trying to make things better.

  • Poltergeist7


    3 years ago

    You should become the equivalant of batman. fuck those bastards up.

    • Myshu

      Myshu chupariffic

      3 years ago

      I was about to say, this situation definitely calls for Batman.

      Best of luck (and bats) to the people of Benghazi.

  • FiLpInOpRiDe


    3 years ago

    I gave you a -1 WTF but honestly I would really give you a +1 Cool for making this apparent to us.

    Why are people still so ignorant? They're trying so hard to build up again but some people are still being ridiculous. Makes me sad. I hope they repair the building mad.

  • OmegaBlue69


    3 years ago

    Some people will always take advantage of a situation.

  • Britishfan


    3 years ago

    Why would someone want to do something like this when you were just sorting yourselves out?
    Also this doesn't seem to have been reported on UK news either; you'd have thought that after helping out we would want to know what happened next.

  • DumpsterMutt


    3 years ago

    Having watched this happen in Iraq, it is difficult for people who have lived under a dictator for so long to suddenly try to figure out how to govern themselves. Its a tricky balance, not everyone in the old regime was bad, and not everyone in the new regime is good. The terrorist organizations take this opportunity to cause unrest and strife (blowing up a legitimate legal building is a great start) in order to put themselves into power. They will blow up as much as possible, and run against the other candidates saying, "They cannot protect you but I/we can!" And then suddenly, Hezbollah, or the Muslim Brotherhood is running your country.
    I wish you luck.

  • vatazes


    3 years ago

    I agree with jamesbaby. You don't deserve the -1 WTF. It's sad to think that someone would do something like this. Let's hope this is a one time thing (I know...). And keep up the excitment for the elections! Don't let some jerk who lost his mind for whatever reason ruin a moment like that. You guys are making history! Keep us posted. News from Libya is sparse here in the States smiley2.gif .

    And when I asked for pictures... smiley8.gif

    • madmanmoe


      3 years ago

      lool, yeah i know. more good pictures will come soon.

      and thanks. this wont stop the rebuilding effort. you'll see soon enough

  • jamesbaby286


    3 years ago

    You asked for a -1 WTF... but I think your a good guy.

    So; -1 WTF for the scum, but a +1 Cool for you raising awareness and keeping us informed (I missed this on the news in Australia (If it was reported at all)).

    • madmanmoe


      3 years ago

      thanks, you'r a kind man, sir.