I haven’t written about what’s going on in Libya because 1). It’s been pretty horrifying 2). That guy gives me the heebie jeebies. Seriously. Even in the early 80s, when he was decked out in his uniform with his signature colonel hat, he made me shudder. I knew this guy was bad news from the minute I saw him.
What made me want to write about him was when I heard the words mustard gas being tossed around in news reports. Talk about my head spinning.
Supposedly, he dismantled the bombs necessary to deliver the gas. But he still has 14 tons of the stuff. Would he be able to get some bombs? The thought just freaks me the hell out.
- In 1977, he ordered all Libyans to raise chickens, even if they lived in cities in apartments.
- For kicks, he likes to lie on the floor of his office covered with a sheet for up to two hours at a time.
- He has 40 hand-picked female bodyguards, who wear high heels and must be virgins.
A former Sudan president said that he “has a split personality…both evil.” OK, I don’t know about you, but someone like that should not be anywhere near 14 tons of mustard gas. And we thought we could count on him for help against Al Qaeda?
“A cable from the American Embassy in Tripoli briefing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before a 2008 visit called Libya ‘a strong partner in the war against terrorism,’ noting ‘excellent’ intelligence cooperation and specifically lauding Colonel Qaddafi’s efforts to block the return of Libyan militants from Afghanistan and Iraq and to ‘blunt the ideological appeal of radical Islam.'”
The same guy who wanted to assassinate President Reagan was a potential buddy? Condi said this about the visit, “It demonstrates that when countries are prepared to make strategic changes in direction, the United States is prepared to respond.” Um, Condi? Insane is insane, and they tend to change for worse, not better. This is yet another example of the enemy of my enemy is my friend crap that gets us into trouble every time. When will we learn to knock that off?
That was then, this is now. The world needs to be rid of this psycho terrorist/tyrant. I would take exile so he is as far away from that mustard gas as possible. I would prefer his death, though. And I hope a Libyan has the pleasure of putting the bullet in him. ASAP.