The Madness of Gaddafi

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The true face of Libyan “humanitarianism” reared its ugly head again this week at the unlikely venue of the African Heads of State Summit in Uganda. Only two weeks after sending a ship of supplies to Gaza, ostensibly out of “humanitarian” concern for the curious Palestinian suffering under Israel’s alleged tyranny, Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi showed his personal understanding of compassion at the international conference, attended by about 30 African leaders, when he slapped an aide in public.

Gaddafi engaged in this act, which appeared to be completely normal behaviour on his part, when his protocol people brought him to the wrong conference building at a luxury resort outside of Kampala, Uganda’s capital, where the summit was held from July 25 to July 27. According to the Kenyan newspaper The Nation, Gaddafi had climbed halfway up the incorrect venue’s staircase before being informed of his error by a Ugandan presidential guard. This caused a discussion in Arabic between Gaddafi and one of his aides which ended with the Libyan dictator slapping the aide on both cheeks. Journalists who hurried to take a picture were blocked from doing so by his bodyguards.

An hour later, Gaddafi arrived at the correct venue but, according to The Nation, left the meeting after 30 minutes, ordering his aides to make him tea on a charcoal stove outside in the garden. Attracted by the unusual activity, it was reported other delegates and journalists started to crowd around and take his picture. But this only caused another temper tantrum by Gaddafi who “angrily lifted his chair and hid amongst the flowers.” His bodyguards proceeded to set up a security perimeter around the garden.

This was not the end, however, of the Libyan delegation’s egregious behaviour. Twice during the conference Gaddafi’s gaggle of bodyguards got into pushing and shoving matches with Ugandan security personnel responsible for the summit’s security. At the entrance to one of the venues, the scuffles, witnessed by other delegates, only ceased when the Libyan ambassador to Uganda yelled: “Don’t fight! Don’t fight!”

This week’s stopover was actually an improvement over Gaddafi’s visit to Uganda in 2008 to open the Gaddafi Mosque in Kampala that Libyan funds had built. Prior to the opening ceremony, Gaddafi’s bodyguards tried to disarm the security detachments of the other invited heads of state, including that of the host Ugandan president, who was thrown against a wall during the resulting melee that, according to one report, nearly saw guns pulled. Like at this week’s conference, Gaddafi was reported to have been oblivious to the chaos around him.

A similar “mighty scuffle” also ensued in South Africa in 2002 at the inauguration for the new African Union after 200 fully-armed Libyan bodyguards, looking like “a small army of invasion,” alighted from their Boeing 737. Only after the Libyan guards had left most of their weapons behind were they allowed into the country. A normal security contingent for a head of state, according to one report, usually numbers about ten.

Gaddafi is best known in the West as a main sponsor of state terrorism in the 1980s. He sent his assassins to Europe to kill Libyan dissidents and was responsible in 1984 for the death of British police constable, Yvonne Fletcher, who was killed by gunfire from inside the Libyan embassy in London. The Lockerbie Bombing of December 21, 1988 was also Gaddafi’s handiwork and is still making headlines as more details are revealed surrounding the controversial release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison. Al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence agent, was found guilty in the deaths of 270 people when a bomb destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland.

However, the “Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution,” as Gaddafi is called in Libyan publications, overreached himself when he had a discotheque bombed in Berlin in 1986, killing two US servicemen. President Ronald Reagan wasted little time in hitting Libya with a retaliatory air strike, from which Gaddafi himself barely escaped alive.

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  • Tukahirwa Jackson

    I think such a highly respected leader must have been a good example to calm down the situation since he knew very that Uganda was still mourning for the loss of two blasted bombs that killed innocent fans watching world cup Finals both at Kyandondo rugby club and Ethiopian Resteurant in Kabalagala.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Stephen_Brady Stephen_Brady

      Are you being facetious?

    • Brian

      "highly respected leader" are you kidding or what…gadafi is the most despicable leader in history, a dictator and a clown he should be behind bars for his crimes against humanity. He is mentally sick and a transvestite and its time for Libyan people to throw this idiot out of power

    • josé Aoplo

      this bastard !.. we should all kill this m**** fu*****!!
      Lets we all lybians get together and burn him in fire..
      This man is a cynical,paranoid,corrupt, ridicule and most hated ?lider? of Africa.
      The Army is responsible for the killings. They WILL BE JUDGED in a near future and the revenge willnot be soft. His son will be the first to be f*** with a burning torch in is assss.. I will personally kiilll all his family.. BASTARD!!

  • tarleton

    This is vintage Gadaffi………one flew right into the cukoo's nest

    This is what tyranny and magalomania look like…he's just a modern version of the tyrants of antiquity

  • Qaddafi delenda est

    Q does this act on queu. These cartoonish performances are orchestrated political theatre– intended to subtly persuade audiences to excuse as "madness" Qaddafi’s murderous culpability for Black September, Rome/Vienna airport massacres, London embassy shooting, La Belle disco, Pan Am 103, UTA flight 772, PIRA atrocities, Abu Nidal, Abu Sayyaf, etc., ad nauseum.

    Q thinks he's mastered the crazy guy game.

    Don't buy the act. Q is NOT crazy. He is evil.

  • Mama

    Tarleton,
    Touche, Senor!
    Y claro que si.
    RR sent F-111's AROUND France
    and bombed away in matter of minutes.

  • joe mama

    When it comes to hurting good solid people, women and Children –
    stay in touch –

  • Al

    Gadaffi is the personification of evil! He is a despot leader and dictator. The sooner Libya is rid of him the better off the people and World will be.

  • guest

    An article tin as usual from the Westerners. Which sadness for the journalism and the followers.

    • AntiOnan

      And a reply from arrogant ignorance.

      Do you really find a murdering, woman hitting, lying, treaty breaking, child raping man perfect (as that is whom Khadafy follows)?

      If so, then sir you have a real problem.

      But then all infidels know that that is why he wanted them dead.
      Khadafy has done NOTHING for the average Libyan except to embarrass them.

  • John

    A total loon. In any normal society he would have been sectioned under the mental health act!!

  • http://www.divine-interventions.com Susan

    Soon when the 2nd Coming is neigh, Gadaffi and and all the Swarthy skinned non-Christians (2/3rds of humanity) will understand the true Love of the Lord when they are tortured forever in the fires of Hell!

    Glory!

    Praise Be!

    • abdallah

      i`m moslim but i`m telling you that you have to go and save your life as hurry as you could ,because you are very away of, way of God almighty,read alot about what our book tell to humanity then say,belive me you are going to find the way for you self,but you have to be justice with you self.

      • AntiOnan

        When both of you discover that faith is a relationship between a God and the individual and that no one: man, woman, saint, prophet has ANY right to intercede then the world might become a better place.

        As for youi Abdallah and I am sure that you mean well, how can you possibly call a prophet, the man Muhammad whose crimes were so enormous and so common. At best he was a weak perverted man . At worst a daemon.

        Jesus the man harmed no one in his life time unlike Muhammad.
        You are on the side of blood, hatred & barbarism.

  • Gabriella

    Stay classy, Khadafy. Stay classy.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/deleted6776722 Gary Rumain

    Too bad Reagan didn't keep after him.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm no fan of Gaddafi either. Whatever terrible thing that happens to him,he deserves.

  • badaboo

    Reagan missed him darn it , didn't figure on him sleeping in the tent that night

  • badaboo

    too brash huh ?

  • badboo

    but he did miss …..

  • badaboo

    ya gotta give him credit for not being crazy enough to run the blockade , he parked his ship in Egypt .

  • AntiOnan

    The paragon of Muslim moderation: but we always knew what that really meant.

    How to convert an openly hostile Muslim leader into a still hostile but now openly moderate Muslim leader: let him spend one night under the bed waiting for more F111s.

    Violence, personal violence is all that they understand. Once you realize this you see nothing new about the above.

  • AntiOnan

    It sure must have been offensive. Or was it just too honest?

  • AntiOnan

    If you bother to check his recent speeches, Khadafy is no moderate as he laughs at the Islamic invasion of the west while sneering"who needs guns to take it over".. It is only a pose induced by his F111 experiences. So nothing surprising in his violence as it is typical of him & it is allowed under Sharia law anyway.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/traeh traeh

    His face is weirdly out of proportion. Tiny eyes.

    • AntiOnan

      It's that Mecca effect: too much bending towards his warlord's corpse 5x/day & not enough blood for brain & eyes together. Tends to become epidemic amongst certain ideological groups although in most cases it is the critical thinking, creative & ethics part of the brain that suffer most. :) (just in case of hovering censor hand: this is MEANT to be facetious)

  • badaboo

    …and he's got "The Sword of Islam " [ his son's name ] to pick up where he leaves off, when he journeys to paradise . Despots and tyrants do have a nack of perpetuating themselves through their progenies .
    And at the moment Gaddafy's got good reason to laugh, after all he duped the Scots and Brits into springing his serial killer out of prison , and made him a hero in the homeland ….unashamedely and with great fanfare .

  • http://www.christianvideo4free.com/ Paul Gesh

    Gaddafi's behavior is similar to a wild donkey. If he can do such things in broad daylight, imagine what he is capable of doing behind closed doors.

  • AntiOnan

    Please leave donkeys out of, they are not responsible for their master's behavior, even if he has been dead for 1400 yrs. :)

  • max power

    he is a muslim alfa male after all. what do you expect ? civility …..lol

  • tru libyan

    For more than 40 years libyan pepole trying to trou gaddafi out of powe but CIA and big oil comienes protecting gaddafi and his regim , In july 29 1996 gaddafi killed 1200 libyan presoners in 2 hours , Now western leadrs recieve gaddafi on red carpet as a hero , gadafi killed thousends of libyan in the last fourty years , in chad in uganda in exile in London . Rome . Athens and Cairo etc… Libyan pepole suffring for more than 40 years under this dictor and wetern leadres visiting him in his tent in Tripoli Tony blayer (UK), berlescone (italy) , sarcoze (France) . spanish prime minster and codaliza rice (USA)

  • Kevin

    Gaddafi is the mad dog of the middle east, he has the brain of a spoiled adolescent teenager what an idiot bastard. Wonder why Libyans are keeping him in power for so long??? Pull the trigger guys

  • AntiOnan

    Tru libyan…maybe you speak the truth but the western leaders are not interested in anything but money and they have mor ein common with Khadafy than with their fellow man: us. The rich of all nations have been willing to betray their fellow man for millenia & it is well know that the fierst rule to a successful invasion wa sto have most of the ruling classes(eg rich or aristocracy) switch sides.
    The rich never worry about who rules so long as they can keep their assets. It is the working class who die and the patriotic middle class who lose all. Even in the USSR in the era after 1917 the Russian aristocracy mostly moved to their overseas estates but not the patriotic middle classes who could not countenance(nor afford) it.

    Face it: our rich(see "leaders") & your rich have more in common with each other(so long as the oil flows) but when it stops Islam will be the glue that unites your rich to your poor and while it is present you can never rid yourself of them.

    The irony here for the west is that by cooperating with the oil rich Muslims our rich(see "leaders") are wantonly aiding and abetting the destruction of the west and it may take them with it. Oh I hope so if it does. But if it does say good bye to charity, humanity, and man's great works as if they are not in the Koran: we don't need them.

  • Malfleur

    The answer is for the United Kingdom with or without the United States to annex the inland oilfields and to re-establish the Libyan monarchy, overthrown by the traitor Q, in a wealthy and well-defended coastal enclave. A generous portion of the profits from the oil production in the annexed region should be paid to the Libyan people and half of the stored wealth of the usurper, Q, should be distributed in a similar manner.Subsidized settlement of the annexed desert region should be promoted and all settlers should also be given automatic citizenship of Libya in its coastal territory. The area should be established as a defensive region for Southern Europe and its long-term strategy should be the recovery of the cities of classical antiquity along the Southern Mediterranean littoral. A mutual assistance treaty should be promptly signed with Israel and oil supplies should be guaranteed to the latter country and to the United Kingdom, the United States, and their allies. Think outside the box, gentlemen, and force a strategic realignment in trh Middle East in the West's favour.

  • AntiOnan

    Malfleur

    Beautiful!!

    But who in the western world has the cochones (?sp) to actually do something useful for mankind and western culture. The pericommunist government of Europa and the malignant world of Islamic states would have their swords out in seconds and we would have a repeat of the Bosnian conflict with the wrong side being bombed.

    Obama is a coward at best and a Muslim at least while the OK Muslims who show NO proof of allegiance to the UK would be running amok in the UK slaughtering Jews and Christians indiscriminately while the leftist Europa & similar US would economically destroy the UK.

    However, with the current Prime Minister of the UK, the obsequious Islamic ignorance that he shows, would make all of this highly unlikely.

    There si NOT ONE STATESMAN in the west worthy of the name. In fact IMHO if they all were on fire, I would be very tempted to turn the water off at the main.

    • AntiOnan

      "UK" not "OK"…dyslexic mistypia strikes again, and again…

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