Gaddafi Son Says Army Will Protect Oil Infrastructure, Blames Al-Qaeda For Carpet Bombing As 10,000 Now Reported Dead

Tyler Durden's picture

And so we go from one lunatic to another. In an "exclusive interview" with the FT, Muammar Gadaffi's son, al-Saadi, told the newspaper, whose parent Pearson PLC is 3% owner by the Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund, "made it clear that he believed any such new regime would still include his father. “My father would stay as the big father who advises,” he told the Financial Times, adding that direct administrative powers should be handed over to a new generation." And further confirming the soon to be deposed ruler's break with reality, were accusations that the reason why the Libyan airforce has been shooting at protestors over the past week, was to protect the country from "thousands of al-Qaeda" infiltrators who had taken over the eastern part of the country. Touching on a topic discussed yesterday, namely that the Gaddafi regime may engage in sabotage against its oil industry, al-Saadi “said that the army would be sent to guard facilities if necessary. The army is still very strong,” he said. “If we hear anything, we will send some battalions. When people see the army, they will be afraid.” In other words, expect to hear news of major disruptions in the country's oil infrastructure which will promptly be blamed on al-Qaeda by the Gaddafis. And going back to reality, we read that the death toll in Libya has surpassed 10,000 people.

From the FT:

Sounding surprisingly relaxed and not like a member of a ruling family that expects to be deposed in the near future, Mr Gaddafi revealed that his brother, Seif al-Islam, was working on a new constitution and would make an announcement soon, although he had no further details.

He also admitted that ships and aircraft had been used to bombard ammunition depots near Benghazi in the east of the country where most of the recent unrest has been concentrated.

But he emphasised that these depots were away from populated areas. “We sent planes to those hangars full of ammunition,” he said.

He sought to justify the move by claiming that al-Qaeda had taken advantage of the “chaos” to assume control of the eastern region from legitimate protesters and monarchists.

He estimated that there were “thousands” of al-Qaeda in Libya of whom “maybe hundreds” were trained.

Destroying the weaponry was the only way of stopping it falling into the wrong hands in Libya or other long-standing regional trouble-spots such as Afghanistan, he argued.

He also claimed that the British government had last year sent SAS forces to eastern Libya to “train our special forces because they were expecting to fight al-Qaeda in this part of the country”.

Some other insight: having a problem procuring speed lately? Blame it on Libya:

Like his father and brother earlier in the week, Mr Gaddafi insisted that many protesters had taken “very powerful” drugs, such as amphetamines or ecstasy. “We have tonnes of the pills they were given,” he said, though he did not know where they had come from.

He appealed for help from foreign police and doctors to “investigate this”.

But by far the funniest thing is how the dictator's son still sees his role:

Questioned about Libyan diplomats deserting their posts around the world, Gaddafi, who at one time worked as a professional footballer in Italy, said: “I don’t care about these guys. My diplomacy is to be honest and tell the truth.

“I don’t have the power to solve the problems of Libya,” he said. “We have to just stay calm and not use weapons against the government or our people to destroy the country. That is not the solution.”

Perhaps this great humanitarian can then explain why according to Al Arabia the bodybag count in Libya has now surpassed 10,000:

There are at least 10,000 dead and 50,000 wounded in Libya, according to reports by Al Arabiya on Twitter quoting a member of the International Criminal Court. The death toll was reportd by the Libyan member of the ICC, Sayed al Shanuka, who was interviewed from Paris. The official figures provided by the Libyan government yesterday indicated 300 dead, while this morning Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini stated that he believed more in the death of ''more than 1,000 innocents".

So once again: when will the actions of the Fed, whose actions were the match that lit this whole blazing inferno, be finally called a genocide?


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surfwon's picture

thats alot of people

AZSovreign's picture

is 10k people confirmed?

Michael's picture

I hope 10,000 is not true, if so there is going to be a total all out war on dictators.

Look for Intrade to put The House of Saud at the top of the list.

All Your Base Are Belong to Us.

al-Qaeda (pronounced /æl?ka?d?/ al-KYE-d? or /æl?ke?d?/ al-KAY-d?; Arabic:‎, al-q??idah, "the base"). When Osama Bin Laden, the former CIA employee, first heard George Bush say this word, he wasn't sure what Bush was talking about. All Osama knew was that "The Base" was the place he called "Al-Qaeda" in Afghanistan. Osama was the financier for the infamous Ayman Al-Zawahiri's then already failed Islamic Jihad group. It was a Bush Neo-Con scam to make you afraid of that scary word.

Missing_Link's picture

Yeah, because it's all an evil Bush/Cheney conspiracy, and al-Qaeda is really just a bunch of hippies in Afghanistan and Paki who don't behead people at all, don't train terrorists to shoot up Indian hotels and bomb nightclubs in Bali, don't hijack airplanes, don't behead Daniel Pearl, don't fight against US/Euro soldiers in Af/Pak (they're really just trying to give our troops hugs -- why we gotta be so mean Allah time?), and most definitely do not murder Santa Claus.

vxpatel's picture

Did your nanny forget to give you your daily dose of Ridalin again?

Nobody special's picture

I fear the 10,000 number is drastically understated.  But there is some positive in this.  For years, people have been seeking to destroy Al-Qaeda, the faceless and elusive enemy.  Gaddafi was kind enough to provide the face of Al-Qaeda, and that face belongs to Gaddafi.  He claims Al-Qaeda caused this and it's clearly the work of those under his command.  Doesn't take much skill to connect those dots.

sgt_doom's picture

"is 10k people confirmed?"

Yeah, moron, they've got a whole army of counters on the ground there right now, just confirming it for your pathetic little butt.

There are such things as stupid questions!

factual data:


People who know nothing can be made to believe anything.

AZSovreign's picture

and know it all's know nothing...

George the baby crusher's picture

Settle down Sgt-Doom, you're coming off like a right prick.

JW n FL's picture

I junked you cause you sound like a fagg... the last thing we need is Kumbya and a peace sit it. 40 years and you mother fuckers have got nothing done except smoking pot and bitchin... our turn to drive.

ColonelCooper's picture

Come on JW,, tell us how you really feel about it.

Glad you're here BTW, even when I think you come on a little too strong, I know you would have my back.  Real people are hard to come by these days.  Way too hard. 

I only kill chickens and wheat's picture

So are you current or ex US military, if so are you a

a full bird or a light colonel.

ColonelCooper's picture

Neither, but my namesake was a Light Colonel, hunter, survivalist, gun expert, and author.  If you aren't familiar, see:

He also founded one of the best civilian firearm training centers (if not the best) ever:


hardcleareye's picture

JW your posts are usually pretty good, WTF are you talking about?

With regards to Stg posts I don't necessary disagree but flaming people isn't an effective form of communication (even though it might feel sooo gooood).  Show a little self control.....  (I know it's difficult with all of the tempting targets). 

In the words of a fellow blogger that took me to task the last time I flamed someone.  You need to learn to be patient with people, we are all here to learn...... and some of us are just starting.

vxpatel's picture

Yo bro, some of us smoke pot and are trying to get this shit no name calling.

JW n FL's picture

see below for why your bitching, midol... fucking pussy hurts... bullshit was junked.

DonnieD's picture

At least we know where the "tonnes of pills" came from.

mtomato2's picture

JW is not a troll.

Sometimes, he/she/it/they actually says something of remote and distant value.

JW is, however, a Royal Dick.  And JW is to blame for that. 

JW will deny this, for JW doesn't believe JW's shit doesn't stink.

JW:  some kind advice which you won't take...  in fact, you will flame me, because you are a flamer.  Smart, but a flamer.  Calm down.  Listen more than you speak.  Rediscover civility.  Understand that you are not the end, but merely a tiny gear in a massive machine which can, if it wants, grind you into dust without the first thought.

Zero Hedge is a Beautiful Thing.  Profanity should even be encouraged in its worn and bloodied halls.  But flaming innocent bystanders for simply asking a small question advances nothing but your bipolar tendencies.

Get a good single malt and think before you type.

ColonelCooper's picture

Actually, JW will sometimes be the first one to admit he/she/it's a royal prick.  That's why he's real.

mtomato2's picture

And that is a very fair thing.  Which is why I hope he doesn't junk me, but realizes my comments were made in the most sincerest of love.  ZH love.

mtomato2's picture

...And I apologize for the part about being bipolar.  That wasn't fair.  It was mean.

ColonelCooper's picture

Quit apologizing or he'll chew your ass for being too sensitive.

mtomato2's picture

Good point.

"JW, go fuck yourself"

I feel better now.

JW n FL's picture

lol... +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ for the groovy snl!

goldfish1's picture

AJ sez:

Gaddafi loses more Libyan cities

"...With authorities placing tight restrictions on the media, flow of news from Libya is at best patchy. But reports filtering out suggest at least 300 people have been killed in the violence.

But Franco Frattini, the Italian foreign minister, said there were "credible' reports that at least 1,000 had died in the clampdown..."

Last Modified: 23 Feb 2011 17:36 GMT

BostonTettierOwner's picture

Hey fucktard before you call smb a moron you should consider the fact that The guardian is basicaly an arm of british intelligence.


ZerOhead's picture

Absolutely correct.

Notice how The Guardian has excised Wikileaks documents about British Gas and other companies bribing of Khazak officials.


From Israel Shamirs article...

The readers of The Guardian may never get to hear it, but the “big money” of capitalism does in reality result in “large bribes for the best connected”.

Just before dinner, Idenov was overheard “barking into his cell phone” at British Gas (BG) Country Director Mark Rawlings “who is ‘still playing games with Mercator's James Giffin,’ the notorious AmCit fixer indicted for large-scale bribery on oil deals in the 1990s, whose case drags on in the Southern District Court of New York. Idenov tells him: ‘Mark, stop being an idiot! Stop tempting fate! Stop communicating with an indicted criminal!’ ”

Again, the bold and very relevant information of the Astana cable has been removed from publication so that British taxpayers might not learn that the regional director of a prominent British company insists on dealing with an indicted grafter.

cougar_w's picture

I monitor AlJazzera part of the day, and no mention of anything like that. More like 1000, though. Still lots.

However Gadaffi did send his thugs out to kill people last night to knock in doors and kill people (confirmed by witnesses) and most are paid mercinaries (confirmed) so a very large death toll is likely before the end.

Gadaffi is set to kill them all who live in the east of the country. He hates them. Very large death tolls are possible now. A no-fly zone must be announced within 24 hours or else the dessert will run with rivers of blood.

Ned Zeppelin's picture

And for dessert, our famous "Rivers of Blood" mousse.

ZakuKommander's picture

But, but, but . . . aren't we supposed to be freaking out and placing every naval asset of the free world in the Eastern Med because of the threat to mankind posed by the massive Iranian warfleet?

StychoKiller's picture

LOL!  Look, a hurricane in my cup'o tea!

AnAnonymous's picture

They might be Al Qaeda though...

Tense INDIAN's picture

the great Al-CIAda...they have taken the EASTERN part of the country ...and we never heard of their advance

alien-IQ's picture

the greater threat to US hegemony is that lesser known terrorist group known as Al-gebra. Right now, in America, they are doing all they can to keep our kids from learning about it. So far they have been quite successful.

trav7777's picture

1 equation cannot be solved for 2 unknowns


Cui Bono's picture

tRAV Trav trav..... everyone knows this one....sigh...

Y... Because we love ya mutha'fucka... we love ya....


Head for the Hills's picture

"1 equation cannot be solved for 2 unknowns"

This is true in 7th grade mathematics.  However if you had stuck

with you would know that solutions are often regions of space.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Al-Gore is a nastier threat not only to the US, but to the whole planet.

Antipodeus's picture

They probably just drove in from Egypt, where they'd been busy toppling Mubarak. ... 8<))


AnAnonymous's picture

the great Al-CIAda...


So the Libyan tyrant would use a story made in the West to justify invasion of land and murders of people...

Some will moan about IP theft.

Stories are stories, this Libyan guy is hurting nobody by telling the same story to justify the same course of actions...

morph's picture

So once again: when will the actions of the Fed, whose actions were the match that lit this whole blazing inferno, be finally called a genocide?


Putting two and two together? You are asking a bit too much of the media there! 

Arch Duke Ferdinand's picture

""Benocide""....Absolutely True

...Within the month watch these Revolts continue heading East....thru Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India, Indonesia, including CHINA.

...Watch out for MEXICO TOO.



Canada's four Western Provinces is the safest quadrant on the Planet...w/ a plethora of natural resources and only 12.5 million citizens...

JW n FL's picture

you can use all that extra land to burry the idiots who tried to destroy this Country.

Jendrzejczyk's picture

Are you on your way to have a quaff of tea with Gaddafi and settle this little matter?