22 Oct '11, 1am
(lesson from the colonel)
While I am not trying to glorify or condemn him, but how many people can rise to become head of a nation at the age of 27 like Colonel Muammar Gaddafi did? It was also reported that when Gaddafi led a bloodless coup to overthrow the monarchy in 1969, he ended poverty in Libya and brought the living standard to be highest in Africa. There was this sort-of related incident I had. It was during an International Relations class back in secondary school. The teacher was talking about Libya when he asked the class who was the political leader of Libya. Me being the not-so-innocent student back then, knew the answer and said the answer out. However, I was also NOT the teacher's pet student. So, eventhough I was right in front of him when I gave the answer, he pretended not to have heard it and waited half a minute, expecting his pet scholars-to-be students to give the answer. Non...