The order made by Libya's Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi - to cut off all electricity power to the major cities - has failed to stem the anger of the people.
Though the action has removed their access to the internet it was nevertheless taken too late to stop printed images of his 'new face' from reaching the eyes of the people.
The results of the recent cosmetic surgery to his face has now been seen by virtually everyone. And their anger is great.
Waving banners with 'What a waste of money' and chanting 'Bring back the handsome face our glorious leader used to have' many thousands of Libyans took to the streets of Tripoli again last night, many wearing surgical face masks to show their feelings of what they see as the sin of vanity.
Unofficially the colonel himself is said to be 'disappointed' with the results of the facial procedure believed to have been carried out by top Hollywood 'surgeon to the stars' Dr. P. Casso. The doctor left the country soon after the bandages were removed telling the colonel it would look fine after a few days when the swelling had healed. "
When I showed a picture of Gaddafi's 'new face' to England's own top plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Faycees of Harley Street he took a long look at the internet image before shaking his head and admitting, "The person who did this must have injected the chaps face with industrial super glue instead of Botox. It's possible I could reverse the damage but it would be challenging even for me. And extremely costly. "
It seems unlikely the people of Libya would tolerate many more thousands of pounds being spent on repairing the damage. One would hope they would be agreeable though to their leader spending a few quid on buying some large sunglasses.
Why can't people just be happy with the face God gave them?