Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Right from the horse's mouth

Im no expert on cranky Libyan politics, but this interview with Gaddafi’s son, left me in hysterics… all I can say is that it is explicit, simple, and to the point…read on...

Saif Gaddafi, the state your father brought in here is changing hugely and changing very fast. How would you sum up the new Libya?

Actually, the new Libya is black, because we are African now and we are Mediterranean at the same time.

Why what were you before?? White, yellow?? 'African' was a good move- Arab is soo last season .

Will your father be standing for president in future national

The leader you cannot change. You can change everything except the leader because he is a leader.
But you can speak of the prime minister, about ministers, about regional governors and so on. But the leader is something special. You cannot inherit, you cannot take it from him. A special case.

Glad SOMEONE has finally admitted it!!! We wouldn’t want anyone actually thinking you were democratic now would we.

You will understand for now at least a lot of people are tipping you to succeed him. You have been very active indeed. Is that what might happen?

I can't survive with a direct democracy. You cannot have a direct democracy and a
military regime at the same time. They are against each other.

Huhh? Yes I totally understand, military regimes are so much easier to control than democracies, dont give yourself a headache.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!!

Posted by BB @ 11/17/2004 09:07:00 PM

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Qaddafi's son's best media appearance was in London a couple of years ago, when two female journalists from the Guardian turned up at his hotel penthouse to interview him - but he thought they were the two hookers he'd ordered from the escort agency.

When he asked them to begin there was lots of confusion when they didn't start stripping as expected but instead launched into questions about Libyan foreign policy.

Posted by Blogger Scorpio @ 11/17/2004 11:02:00 PM #

While Saif is funny, he's not as funny as Muammar's other son Saadi Gaddafi. You might recall that Saadi somehow got Italian Serie A team Perugia to take him on to their (but he never played any games). And then he was suspended for a while also for taking steroids. Dictator families suck, but they can be amusing from a distance.

Posted by Blogger Chanad @ 11/18/2004 01:24:00 AM #

and how can you forget the daughter who wants to defend Saddam Hussain in court??

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