Musa Ibrahim's wife is German…and she has a blog
Musa Ibrahim, the ‘government spokesman’ who is Gaddafi’s English-speaking face to the world in this crisis in the same way that Tariq Aziz (remember him? he was sentenced to death last year) was Saddam Hussein’s, has a German wife and she has a blog.
You’ll find it at haderza.blogspot.com. It’s still up and running because of course, she has internet. Do not expect exceptional insights into life under Gaddafi. She is so clueless, it is fascinating. This is what she wrote on the very eve of destruction:
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
I’M SO LUCKY….
I wonder what most people imagine the typical expat’s life to be like? I should qualify, the typical expat married to a Libyan? While almost all of the women I know are happy – there are difficulties and we do complain, but all in all we’re happy – otherwise we wouldn’t be here for the most part.
Of course that’s not the case for everyone. I have recently met someone for whom things are not going that well…
To cut a long story short, she and her three children are stuck here for the foreseeable future. After six months, her children have barely seen the outside of the flat, never mind set foot inside a school. Their passports were taken from them… I don’t know whether embassies can help out there?
Besides, for children (Libyan nationality) not to go to school is illegal here of course, and they are good at enforcing it – if they know about it. I’m wondering whether I should tell? At least they would get out, albeit with a police escort…