February 22, 2011

if i didn't know any better i would have thought that this is a description of a bizarre acid trip that someone had ...


At times the camera panned back to show the outside of the building and its towering monument of a gold-colored fist crushing an American fighter jet. But the view also gave a surreal image of Gadhafi, shouting and waving his arms wildly all alone in a broken-down lobby with no audience, surrounded by torn tiles dangling from the ceiling, shattered concrete pillars and bare plumbing pipes.

"Libya wants glory, Libya wants to be at the pinnacle, at the pinnacle of the world," he proclaimed, pounding his fist on the podium. "I am a fighter, a revolutionary from tents ... I will die as a martyr at the end," he said, vowing to fight "to my last drop of blood."

Gadhafi depicted the protesters as misguided youths, who had been given drugs and money by a "small, sick group" to attack police and government buildings. He said the uprising was fomented by "bearded men" — a reference to Islamic fundamentalists — and Libyans living abroad. He called on supporters to take to the streets to attack protesters.

"You men and women who love Gadhafi ... get out of your homes and fill the streets," he said. "Leave your homes and attack them in their lairs."

"The police cordons will be lifted, go out and fight them," he said, urging youth to form local committees across the country "for the defense of the revolution and the defense of Gadhafi."

"Forward, forward, forward!" he barked at the speech's conclusion, pumping both fists in the air as he stormed away from the podium. He was kissed by about a dozen supporters, some in security force uniforms. Then he climbed into a golf cart-like vehicle and puttered away.


Prudence said...

At times I could not help feeling sorry for him. He is such a unique character and while everybody says he's a lunatic I find his lunacy touching. I like his again unique sense of style and his pride...Too bad he's so lost in his own mind but even that i find pathetic.

If I were a head of state I would offer him asylam tho I suspect his kind would rather die than run!!!

Jundi said...

whatever sympathy you have for the man should be lost after the crimes he has committed

Jundi said...

take this latest gem ..

Gadhafi accused al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden of being behind the uprising in Libya, in a rambling phone call to state TV. The Libyan leader said the more than week-long revolt has been carried out by young men hopped up on hallucinogenic pills given to them "in their coffee with milk, like Nescafe."

Prudence said...

lol yes I've heard it..

Yeah you're right he should pay for his crimes...the old and new ones.