We didn’t need democracy; we had faces!
A desperate Colonel Gaddafi, sounding & looking increasingly like Norma Desmond, again blamed the uprising on drug-pushing Islamists brainwashing Libyan youth. As the stage is set for the Battle of Tripoli, details emerged about the ongoing uprising, in which protesters used a Muslim dating site to bypass Libya’s secret police, under lubricious code names like “Opener of the Mountain,” “Girl of the Desert” & “Melody of Torture” (?)
Fidel Castro, who must be watching events in Libya with a cold sweat: “The worst [injustice] at this instant would be to keep silent before the crime that NATO is preparing to commit against the Libyan people.” (Hugo Chavez, on the other hand, is uncharacteristically silent…)
Libya’s UN Ambassador: “Please United Nations, save Libya.” Rebel leader: “We have a plan to bring down Tripoli. ”
Son Seif, he of the forked tongue, told foreign journalists that Libya was battling terrorism & that he “hoped that a negotiated ceasefire could be in place by Saturday.” The same Seif, talking to Turkish TV, declared his family has no plans for leaving: “Plan A is to live & die in Libya. Plan B is to live & die in Libya. Plan C is to live & die in Libya.” Bonus: You too can rent Seif’s white-plush London bachelor pad for $15,000 a week!
Former Justice Minister on the likelihood of Gaddafi using chemical & biological weapons when cornered: ” I think Ghadafi will burn everything left behind him.” Gaddafi himself warns “When needed, all the weapons stores will be opened … Libya will become a fire.”
Citizen of Benghazi: “We need help. We need help from America. We need help from Europe, because the people at the streets, we don’t have planes to fight. We don’t have guns to fight. We fight just by sticks or stones … ” The Battle of Benghazi: how bricks & bulldozers defeated Gaddafi’s stormtroopers
Photo essay: Libya in upheaval. Gaddafi couture: Oh Colonel, you look mahvelous! Also: the world’s most fashionable tyrant
UPDATE: With his assets frozen by the US, England, the EU, & Switzerland, Gaddafi is now being deserted even by his voluptuous Ukrainian nurse