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Gaddafi children aim to destablisie Libya

2011-12-25 17:57

Tripoli - The surviving children of Libya's dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi are determined to destabilise the country, National Transitional Council chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil said on Saturday.

"It is true that Muammar Gaddafi and his children will no longer have a place in the future Libya, but they are still determined to destabilise it and cause many concerns," he said without elaborating.

He was speaking to members of the government and Libyan personalities on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the country's independence, which Libya is celebrating for the first time in 40 years.

Three of the sons of Gaddafi, who was killed on October 20, are also dead.

Only one is in the country - Seif al-Islam, the despot's long-assumed successor, who was captured last month and is being held in Zintan.

Gaddafi's second wife Safiya, daughter Aisha and her brothers Mohammed and Hannibal, have been in Algeria since the end of August along with several other family members, while another son, Saadi, has found refuge in Niger.

At the end of November, Aisha Gaddafi called for the new Libyan government to be overthrown, in an audio message broadcast by the Syria-based television channel Arrai.

In September she had called the new Libyan authorities traitors, prompting a rebuke from Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci who called her comment "unacceptable".

After Gaddafi's downfall, Libya's new rulers organised ceremonies to commemorate December 24 1951, when the country gained independence under former king Idris from the French and British, who had administered the territory following Italy's defeat in WWII.

Comments
  • Jannie - 2011-12-25 18:49

    heading????

      Bob - 2011-12-25 18:58

      Lol....!

  • gawie.botha - 2011-12-25 18:56

    ,,,,,,,,,,,"The start of a new long walk to Freedom!"

  • Joseph - 2011-12-25 20:12

    Mustafa Abdel Jali and his bras are facing a huge task of rebuilding Libya. It is true that Gaddafi overstayed in power, we all know that. Surely, Mustafa Abdel Jali and his cronies should have thought of the consequences of NATO military action against Gaddafi's regime. NATO deliberately destroyed the infrastructure across Libya to get the country deep into debt, which directly translates into poverty for Libyans. Surely, to rebuild Libya, billions of dollars are needed. Where will this money come from? Maybe rebuilding Libya is not necessary so long as Mustafa Abdel Jali and his cronies are in power and they are regarded by NATO members as friends who are democratic while Libyans starve to death. Without a doubt, political situation in Libya will remain tense for years to come. Mustafa Abdel Jali and his cronies are quislings who must be subjected to the most severe legal punishment. Frankly, Libya is going Iraq route, where political unrest was the principal purpose of inversion so that crude oil could be shipped out of the country at close to nothing (price) without any resistance from the Iraqis because they are at war among themselves. It is a divide and rule kind of approach. So far it is working in Iraq and it is more likely to work in Libya. It is interesting that libyans who were in the forefront of fighting against the Gaddafi regime are today called the rebels. This is Africa.Without a doubt, there could have been a better way to deal with political system in Liby

  • xozamandi - 2011-12-25 21:40

    that's a lie from the pit of hell, language of the politicians...

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