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So Lewis ! the end of an era....
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:05pm

gadhaffi is gone after 42 years ! seems as though part of the scenery will be missing.

  • well you can *think* of everything can you ?matthew, Mon Aug 22 2:59pm
    perhaps it was best to think of NOTHING and live peacefully in the forest eating your fruits.....?
    • So Lewis ! the end of an era.... — matthew, Mon Aug 22 3:05pm
        • No -Lewis, Mon Aug 22 5:07pm
          But I really did meet King Idris, his predecessor. He came to Wheelus Air Force Base while I was there one day, off-duty, and in the Bowling Alley. A pot load of officers and photographers came in,... more
          • ah, King might havematthew, Thu Sep 1 10:05am
            shaken hands with Gadhaffi also, he might have been in the Kings ADC, guard or something.
            • I doubt it.Lewis, Fri Sep 2 9:16am
              I shook hands only with the one wormy little black man, and of course the pictures of that were never developed or printed off. But stranger things have happened. The Allies set Idris up at war's end ... more
              • errr....i dont think gadhaffimatthew, Tue Sep 6 12:39pm
                is a black man.....he can pass of as italian or spanish.
                • No, but Idris wasLewis, Wed Sep 7 11:42am
                  Libya at one time may have been more or less a race - but no longer. Since the fall of the Roman empire, they've been the cesspool of the Med and are of every color.
                  • was he not an arab ? (nm)matthew, Sun Sep 11 10:48am
                    • Hard to classifyLewis, Mon Sep 12 10:16am
                      Historically, the Arabs were the Edomites - descended from Abraham via Ishmael instead of Israel. Yes, still - here we go with Turkey again: In that same palace as I saw the armor of Richard the Lion ... more
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