Gadhafi’s son: then and now

As late as last year, Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi was still giving speeches at the London School of Economics


Below is audio of a speech by Moammar Gadhafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi, delivered at the London School of Economics on May 25, 2010. (A video of the speech is available here.) Alqadhafi’s speech was titled Libya: Past, Present, and Future, and he was described as “Chairman of the Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity and Development based in Tripoli, Libya.”


The Libyan leader’s son received a Ph.D. from the LSE in 2009 after writing a thesis on The Role of Civil Society in the Democratization of Global Governance Institutions: From ‘Soft Power’ to Collective Decision-Making?

Here, for the sake of contrast, is the younger Gadhafi’s televised response to the ongoing protests, in which he threatened opponents of his father’s regime with “civil war”:



Gadhafi’s son: then and now

  1. Is this perhaps less an example of "then versus now" and more an example of "here versus there"?

  2. This sweet democracy-lover is said to have shot his brother over who is running things. So the 'turnaround' isn't surprising

  3. Maybe we should send Paul Martin over there to have a little chat with these fine fellows, again.

    • Or maybe Cannon, he was the last one over there.

  4. My God, you wonder what's in his mind. Imagine being one of his classmates, what would they think or have to say about him, that would be interesting to know.

  5. And you thought 2005 Stephen Harper and 2011 Stephen Harper would have some words for each other…

  6. A true politician, Whatever the public needs/wants to hear he says. He has more in common with Harpo, the wannabe dictator, then we realize. Shave Harpo's head and they could be brothers. lol

  7. dead man talking …..

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