Now it turns out that LSE accepted a donation of 1.5 million British pounds from the Gadhafi International Charity and Development Foundation, which is chaired by the Libyan leader's son, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, an LSE graduate. Now, after the 'distressing' violence in Libya, LSE has announced that it is 'suspending' the program.
Well, why were they taking the money in the first place? Where the hell did they think it came from? Given Libya's socialist economy and with Seif al-Islam Gadhafi having no obvious source of independent wealth (aside from kickbacks and influence peddling, if not outright theft from the public treasury), the money had to be tainted. Did LSE think Libya wasn't a repressive regime before this happened? What were they thinking?
By the way, just last month a motion to boycott Israel was defeated at the London School of Economics. You can watch highlights of the debatehere.