“We put our fingers in the eyes of those who doubt that Libya is ruled by anyone other than its people,” Gaddhafi stated during a speech in Tripoli today. He also claimed that he operated on a system of direct democracy and called for the UN to investigate this uprising, claiming a conspiracy to get Libyan oil. He also said that Libya isn’t Darfur or Iraq and doesn’t need foreign aid that would result in colonialism. Read more at Reuters and the Guardian.
Photo: REUTERS/Libyan TV via Reuters TV
I dislike the dude and I can’t really add anything that’s already been said (the world hates you). I just needed a proper segue to post this link: Gaddafi Fashion. Ruthless dictator with a ruthless sense of style.