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Gaddafi blasts big powers in first ever U.N. speech
"The preamble (of the charter) says all nations are equal whether they are small or big," Gaddafi said through an interpreter. He received a smattering of applause.
"The Security Council did not provide us with security but with terror and sanctions," he told leaders gathered for the opening day of the 192-nation General Assembly .
He tore up a copy of the UN charter in front of startled delegates, accused the security council of being an al-Qaida like terrorist body, called for George Bush and Tony Blair to be put on trial for the Iraq war, demanded $7.7tn in compensation for the ravages of colonialism on Africa, and wondered whether swine flu was a biological weapon created in a military laboratory. At one point, he even demanded to know who was behind the killing of JFK. All in all, a pretty ordinary 100 minutes in the life of the colonel.
Originally posted by ChrisF231
Libya is not exactly peaceful, look up the "Islamic Legion" that Gadaffi created and sent into Chad, Uganda, Darfur, and Lebanon to do his bidding for him. They were notorious for incompetence on a level that makes the French Army of 1940 look brilliant.
That being said, the man has maintained and iron grip on power since 1969, how stupid and inept can he be?
Originally posted by jackflap
Grassy knolls have gone to Qaddafi’s head
I'm listening to (suffering through) Muammar Qaddaffi's ramble to the United Nations General Assembly. He's complained about jet lag, and hinted that his fatigue also has something to do with the fact that no one in the in the tri-state area wants to allow him to pitch his tent encampment. (It's how he travels.) Then, he launched into the litany of Israeli "crimes" that should be investigated and counted among them Kennedy's assassination. Jack Ruby, he noted solemnly, offed Lee Harvey Oswald before the truth could be learned about JFK's plans to confront Israel over its nuclear reactor in Dimona. I'll try to track down a transcript. It's hard to transcribe the interpreter's translation -- it's all over the place (and one suspects the interpreter is not at fault.)
Now I didn't hear anything in the speech about the JFK thing. Or about the reactor in Israel. The guy who wrote this article is looking for a transcript.