Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi continues to struggle with remaining internally consistent in his interviews, simultaneously blaming Osama bin Laden for the revolt against him and suggesting he might ally with bin Laden against the US if they invaded.
Gadhafi has been blaming al-Qaeda in general and bin Laden in particular for the popular uprising against him, though he has also blamed alcohol and drug-laced Nescafe instant coffee for the uprising, often in the same speeches.
There has been no solid evidence of al-Qaeda’s involvement in Libya’s growing civil war, however, and the organization might well spurn a public offer for Gadhafi’s help given what the recent crackdowns and delusional rants have done to his reputation across the region.
Gadhafi’s latest comments are just another example of a ruler whose grip of reality is clearly tenuous, at best. Even as his forces look to regain military control over East Libya, one cannot help but wonder how long the regime will see his continued rule as tenable.
19 thoughts on “In Latest Diatribe, Gadhafi Threatens to Ally With Bin Laden”
Does this mean that according to the Bush Protocols, the US can in fact NOW invade Libya and dispose of Gadaffi as a person threatening to join AlQaeda? Using the AUMF as the legal excuse!
Obviously Gadhafi has gone off the deep end for good this time; if ANYTHING would galvanize US support for the revolutionary forces, his very public linking himself to Al-Quaeda would be it. This would apply regardless if AQ actually threw in with him- just the mention of Gadhafi + AQ will be enough for the US public to get on board with a full-scale military intervention.
Just the hint of Gadhafi linking up with AQ (regardless if AQ goes along with it) will be enough for the completely propagandized American public to get on board with a full-on military intervention on behalf of the revolutionaries. It's not that much of a stretch to consider the public would rather do that than lose all those barrels of oil to The Terrorists.
seriously? OBL has been dead since Dec. 2001 and had nothing to do with attacking this country. AQ is a mythical enemy that simply doesn't exist. Anything heard from "AQ" is 99% of the time from Mossad, CIA, or MI6. I think Ghadafi really is batsh*t crazy, and he's more likely to link up with the Easter Bunny than OBL.
You can also use the second last line line in this article to describe what has been going on in Washington's over the past 10 years.
Bush / Obama's latest comments are just another example of a ruler whose grip of reality is clearly tenuous, at best. Even as his forces look to regain military control over Iraq / Afghanistan.
Cold War deja vu all over again. Back then, US "allies" threatened to go over to the Soviets if Uncle Sam didn't give them what they wanted. Now it's AQ.
Yes. A social illness from self-made spiritual constructions. Indeed the Dark Ages have reemerged!
This is great, now a supposed enemy and crypto-ally of the Anglo-American-Axis aligns itself with another supposed enemy and crypto-ally of the Anglo-American-Axis.
I'm freakin jealous of this guy. Fab dresser, ruler of an oil kingdom, surrounded by a phalanx of super-hot nurses and bodyguards, able to spout off whatever nonsense he feels like and he has the world's attention!!!
You clearly don't get to rule a country for 40+years without knowing your enemies…and picking up a few fashion tips along the way from your friends in Italy.
Then again, who is farther off the deep end: Gadhafi or Charlie Sheen? Clearly insanity pays, and pays rather well.
At no point has Gadhafi fallen out of favor with the State Department. This is a ruse.
Has the U.S. and Europe even stopped shipping arms to him?
Funny how the press (and especially AntiWar.com) goes straight to playing the anti "no fly zone" card
when there are many more non-aggressive tactics that have been overlooked.
Hint: hedging their bets with an eye towards the oil fields.
How is he going to ally himself with Bin Laden? Using a ouija board? Bin Laden has been dead since December, 2001.
That same month, both his death and his funeral were widely reported in the world press, including the American MSM.
What we are seeing is the modern day version of The Dread Pirate Roberts.
AQ does not exist. The vivid proof of that are the names: AQ in Arabian Penninsula, AQ in Maghreb, AQ in Mesopotamia. Really, does anyone believe that AQ has a naming convention standard? Such naming convention structuralism is incomprehensible to the eastern mindset, that is more organic then project managed. Besides, who on earth in that world uses the name "Mesopotamia" or "Penninsula". Even less modern concept of "Maghreb", or the West. The bottom line, unlike in Bahrain, where the unarmed population is as we speak being brutalized by the joint armed forces of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, in Libya, the senile ruler and his priviledged classes are squaring away against the old Cirennica tribal constellation for the control of East Libya oil riches. So, Libya may split apart, nothing new to the country that was three countries since Roman Empire. Just a newer version of the old fight.
Regarding Al-Qaida, the story that I heard is this. The U.S. wanted to use the anti-racketeering laws to go after Bin-Laden's financing. To do that, they needed the name of a formal organization that they could target. So, they chose "Al-Qaida," which just means something like "the base." It has no real existence. As for Bin-Laden, who knows whether he is alive or dead. It makes little difference; he is just as useful either way.
I'm very keen to figure out the origin of the two 'jihadist magazines', "INSPIRE" that came out a few months ago and the newer female-targeted one, "Al-Shamikha".
The "INSPIRE" one was so full of obviously bizarro tactics to be used against the West (really, welding scimitar blades to the front of a Ford F-150 and driving through crowds?) I was immediately led to think it was nothing more than a false-flag op. Now with "Al-Shamikha" we have even less to go on, just a lot of hype that all points back to the same UK story, and a supposed photo of the cover. Nowhere have I found a link to the actual magazine (which, for something published exclusively online, is rather strange), nor any repro's of interior pages.
The really interesting thing is, the REAL AQ media publisher, Al-Fajr (as far as I have been able to tell) has no link to either publication, other than links back to the Western stories about them.
As with the previous assessment of the infamous OBL series of cinematic wonders, I am very much led to believe these are creations of the West in support of shoring up home-front sentiment against Arabs and Islam in general.
I read about the phony Al Quaeda "women's magazine" on Huffington Post.
I think, given the circumstances, should be called "Cosmopolitan Sheik".
Sure enough, the world first heard about it via none other than SITE INTEL.
The people running this Mossad front seem pretty amateurish.
Some of you don't get it… Gadhafi mentioning al-Qaeda is rather like someking of inside joke. He knows al-Qaeda is a fabrication, as does the US.. but he also knows that the US has been using him as an excuse for the last ten years… so Gadhafi is taking the p**s when the blames al-Qaeda for problems in Libya. After all why not, the US has been getting away with it for years.
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