Gaddafi’s dialogue with death

Teenagers high on drugs, incited by Osama bin Laden — this is Muammar Gaddafi’s explanation gives for the current challenge to his rule.

What is happening now in Libya is not people’s power, it’s international terrorism led by al-Qaeda … All they want is to kill your kids, that’s what Bin Laden wants, he should be happy now, that’s what he wants.

The Guardian reports:

Rebels are increasing their hold on Muammar Gaddafi’s ailing regime, by shutting down oil exports and mobilising rebel groups in the west of the country as the revolution rapidly spreads. Gaddafi’s hold on power appears confined to parts of Tripoli and perhaps several regions in the centre of the country. Towns to the west of the capital have fallen or are being fought over. Gun battles are taking place between forces loyal to Gaddafi and his opponents in the town of Az-Zawiyah, 30 miles west of Tripoli, according to witnesses. Order is returning to the sacked second city of Benghazi after days of fierce fighting that saw the military defect en masse and virtually all government buildings razed and looted. Gaddafi was expected to make a statement at some point soon…

Nato says it will not intervene in Libya. Its secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, says the alliance has received no such requests and that in any case any intervention must be based on a UN mandate. Rasmussen says the turmoil in Libya does not threaten any Nato members, but the conflict could spark a mass refugee crisis.

Gaddafi will commit suicide as Adolf Hitler did at the end of the Second World War rather than surrender or flee, according to a former Libyan cabinet minister.

The claim comes in an interview with former justice minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud Al Jeleil in the Swedish newspaper Expressen:

“Gaddafi’s days are numbered. He will do what Hitler did – he will take his own life.”

Al Jeleil earlier claimed that Gaddafi had ordered the Lockerbie bombing.

When Gaddafi said bin Laden must be happy now, he spoke with an air of resignation — much of his tone of defiance from yesterday having dissipated.

Denial, bargaining, anger, depression — most of the stages of dying are already evident. Al Jeleil may well be right and what we are witnessing now is a tyrant in dialogue with his own death. Acceptance comes as he pulls the trigger.

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4 thoughts on “Gaddafi’s dialogue with death

  1. Colm O' Toole

    Sadly he is to much of a megalomaniac for him to go through this process in private. He has to massacre an entire country before he realises he failed by which time he will pull the trigger.

    Not to mention his threats to blow up the oil refineries in the country. The ultimate spite (if I can’t rule the country I’ll make sure no one can).

  2. Norman

    What a shame. Destroy others instead of capitulating. I wonder, what about his family? Will they follow their Father, if they are still in country? Who would have thought that these countries would reach these outcomes! I hope that after this ends, that the whole of the Arab M.E. embrace a system that doesn’t allow corruption that has been allowed under the various despots that the Western Governments have embraced. This should be the biggest wake up call to the U.S. Government that the days are numbered as far as the status quo is concerned. A new dawn has awaken in the Arab World, one that doesn’t need the meddling from the West.

  3. dickerson3870

    RE: “Anders Fogh Rasmussen, says…any [NATO] intervention must be based on a UN mandate.”
    MY SNARK: Anders Fogh Rasmussen would make an excellent used car salesman, methinks!

  4. dickerson3870

    RE: “Gaddafi’s days are numbered. He will do what Hitler did – he will take his own life.” – former justice minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud Al Jeleil
    SEE: Libya’s Gaddafi could find refuge in Israel ~ by Ryan Jones, Israel Today, 02/21/11

    (excerpts) Israel’s Channel 2 News last year interviewed two Israeli women of Libyan origin who claimed to be distant relatives of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
    The older of the two interviewees, Guita Brown, said she is Gaddafi’s second cousin (Brown’s grandmother was the sister of Gaddafi’s grandmother). The younger of the two women, Rachel Saada, granddaughter of Brown, explained in more detail:
    “The story goes that Gaddafi’s grandmother, herself a Jewess, was married to a Jewish man at first. But he treated her badly, so she ran away and married a Muslim sheikh. Their child was the mother of Gaddafi.”
    While Gaddafi’s grandmother converted to Islam when she married the sheikh, according to Jewish religious law (and common sense), she was ethnically still Jewish….
    …If the story told by Brown and Saada is true, Gaddafi is entitled to immigrate to Israel as a Jew under Israel’s Law of Return. Even if every other country on earth refused him entry, Israel would be obligated by its own laws to take Gaddafi in…

    SOURCE –

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