Gadaffi Blames Osama Bin Laden For Libyan Uprisings

Muammar Gadaffi. Photo: James (Jim) Gordon (CC)

Osama Bin LadenHas Mad Muammar taken a leaf from George W. Bush’s playbook — If in doubt blame Bin Laden? From BBC News:

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has told state TV that Osama Bin Laden and his followers are to blame for the protests racking his country.

In a phone call addressed to residents of the town of al-Zawiya, Col Gaddafi said young people were being duped with drugs and alcohol to take part in “destruction and sabotage”.

Col Gaddafi is battling to shore up control of Tripoli and western areas. Protesters have been consolidating gains in cities in the east. Opposition politicians and tribal leaders have held a key meeting in the eastern town of al-Bayda to show a united front against Col Gaddafi.

The telephone call addressed al-Zawiya, 50km (30 miles) west of the capital, where fighting now appears to be the most fierce.

Col Gaddafi said the protesters had no genuine demands and were being dictated to by the al-Qaeda leader.

“Bin Laden… this is the enemy who is manipulating people. Do not be swayed by Bin Laden,” he said.

“It is obvious now that this issue is run by al-Qaeda. Those armed youngsters, our children, are incited by people who are wanted by America and the Western world. Those inciting are very few in numbers and we have to capture them.”

He said the young protesters were “trigger happy and they shoot especially when they are stoned with drugs”…

[continues at BBC News]

Muammar Gadaffi photo: James (Jim) Gordon (CC)

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11 Comments on "Gadaffi Blames Osama Bin Laden For Libyan Uprisings"

  1. See? He’s only enforcing the LIBYA-PATRIOT Act.

  2. See? He’s only enforcing the LIBYA-PATRIOT Act.

  3. WhiteRose | Feb 25, 2011 at 2:25 am |

    And he doesn’t blame facebook or google? He is a strange one… is Bin Laden on facebook and they still can’t find him? WTF!

  4. WhiteRose | Feb 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm |

    And he doesn’t blame facebook or google? He is a strange one… is Bin Laden on facebook and they still can’t find him? WTF!

  5. All they gotta do is hire him to take out New Jersey and then hold an award ceremony for him. Duh… South Park figured it out.

  6. All they gotta do is hire him to take out New Jersey and then hold an award ceremony for him. Duh… South Park figured it out.

  7. All they gotta do is hire him to take out New Jersey and then hold an award ceremony for him. Duh… South Park figured it out.

  8. Anonymous | Feb 25, 2011 at 4:11 am |

    This guy is 100% pure gangster. He’s going out like Scarface guns blazing or he isn’t going out at all.

  9. smooth_operator | Feb 25, 2011 at 12:11 am |

    This guy is 100% pure gangster. He’s going out like Scarface guns blazing or he isn’t going out at all.

  10. Payrollpinky | Feb 25, 2011 at 6:07 pm |

    What a crazy mother fucker! He really believes his own bullshit. It’s going to be interesting to see how they take this P.O.S out. I think his id is in full control and he will take that whole country with him, Nukes a blazin!

  11. Payrollpinky | Feb 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm |

    What a crazy mother fucker! He really believes his own bullshit. It’s going to be interesting to see how they take this P.O.S out. I think his id is in full control and he will take that whole country with him, Nukes a blazin!

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