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The king’s (totally crazy) speech: selections from Gadhafi’s address

‘Moammar Gadhafi is not a normal person that you can poison or lead a revolution against’


 

On Tuesday, Moammar Gadhafi addressed Libyans on state television while his security forces waged a pitched and violent battle against anti-government protesters on the streets of Tripoli and Benghazi. Gadhafi, always up for a good ramble, didn’t disappoint. His remarks—all 73 minutes of them—were typically incoherent and contradictory. If the reality on the ground weren’t so serious—hundreds killed; complete civil collapse—they might even be funny.

ON GRATITUDE:

“Those who want glory should remember the evacuation of the Americans, and the Great [Manmade] River, and the return of oil in Libya, and the nationalization of companies. Now 90 per cent of these companies you own, and only 10 per cent are owned by foreign [agents].”

ON HOW HE WILL NOT USE FORCE—UNLESS HE USES FORCE, WHICH WOULD BE ALLOWED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION HE INVENTED:

“We will not use force again. The force is on the side of the Libyan people. If matters require the use of  force, we will use force according to international law and according to Libyan laws and [the] constitution.”

ON WHO’S IN CHARGE:

“If I had the position, if I were the president, I would have resigned. I would have thrown my resignation in your face. But I have no position, no post. I have nothing to resign from. I have my gun, my rifle to fight for Libya.”

“Moammar Gadhafi is not the president, he is the leader of the revolution.”

“I am a fighter, a revolutionary from tents…I will die as a martyr at the end.”

ON SOBRIETY AS VIRTUE:

“A small group of young people who have taken drugs have attacked police stations like mice… They have taken advantage of this peace and stability. However it is not their fault, these young people; they tried to imitate what happened in Tunisia … However there is a small group of sick people that has infiltrated cities that are circulating drugs and money.”

ON KEEPING A COOL HEAD:

“Leave your homes and attack them in their lairs. They are taking your children and getting them drunk and sending them to death. For what? To destroy Libya, burn Libya.”

“I have not yet ordered the use of force, not yet ordered one bullet to be fired…when I do, everything will burn.”

ON WHAT’S AT STAKE:

“Do you want America to occupy you, like Afghanistan and Iraq?”

ON THE APPARENT HEALTH BENEFITS OF EMPLOYING A VOLUPTUOUS UKRAINIAN NURSE:

“Moammar Gadhafi is not a normal person that you can poison.. or lead a revolution against”

ON HOW PROTESTS ARE PASSÉ:

“They are just imitating Egypt and Tunisia.”


 

The king’s (totally crazy) speech: selections from Gadhafi’s address

  1. Someone did not take his anti psychotic meds today!

  2. And Paul Martin get out of his way in visiting this lunatic. Way to go Canada.

    • And to think that just 16 months ago Stephen Harper personally approved this guy for a head of state visit to Canada.

      What a pair of tools.

      • No, Harper and the Cons never approved a head of state visit. That's a lie. They approved a landing in Newfoundland. But they made clear that there would be no official welcome, that it would not be an official visit, etc. So it never happened, because Qaddafi did not want to be embarrassed.

        The Martin tent visit actually happened.

      • You can't blame any PM for dealing with foreign leaders….it's what's required no matter what the person is like. They are their country's representative whether you think they should be or not.

    • The Paul Martin visit was one of the many ridiculous manoeuvrings of the War on Terror. It was treating Middle Eastern countries like pro wrestlers who could change sides to the 'good guys' at a moment's notice. It shouldn't have happened, but I find it interesting that many of the people dredging it up now are those who probably would have supported the whole silly thing at the time.

  3. Get5 the umbrella! Get the umbrella!

    Or is it a parasol?

  4. Can't you just smell anarchy coming. Time to decouple Canadian oil from these so-called world prices and worry about our own, not use it as an opportunity to economically rape fellow citizens. Since Kennedy and Trudeau we have been just dying to destroy ourselves by putting our country (and ourselves) in economic servitude to others. Won't be much more and we will be finished, KAPUT…

    • Nonsense.

    • You cannot decouple oil from the world price, that's impossible. Nobody actually sets the price, it is set in world markets, as the result of millions of individual trades. There is only one international price (I am ignoring the distinction between various grades of oil and transport costs), it would make no sense for anyone to sell it below that price (and throw their money away) or above that price (and sell nothing).

  5. Gadaffy Duck to the bitter end.

  6. On a very serious note. citizens of Lybia report they are afraid he will use chemical weapons on his own people.

  7. sorry for the typo – Libya

  8. Gadahfi needs to be exterminated…and quickly .

    • Gadaffi is no different now than he was 20 years ago. Let the Libyans deal with him.

  9. Shades of Palin and as consistent as McCain.
    Hmmmmmm
    Gadhafi 2012:)

    • Gadhafi makes far too much sense to be a Republican.

  10. Gaddafi may be crazy but he is nothing compared with the Islamic radicals who will likely replace him.

  11. "A small group of young people who have taken drugs have attacked police stations like mice"

    Somebody's phobias are showing

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