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Gaddafi 'will die like Hitler'

2011-02-24 12:51

Stockholm - One of Muammar Gaddafi’s former ministers has predicted that the Libyan leader will follow in Adolph Hitler's footsteps by committing suicide, rather than give up power.

Mustapha Abdeljalil, justice minister until he quit over the bloody crackdown on protesters, told Sweden's Expressen that he expected Gaddafi to make good on his pledge to die on Libyan soil rather than slink into exile.

"Gaddafi’s time is up. He is going to go like Hitler, he is going to commit suicide," Abdeljalil said in Thursday’s edition of the newspaper.

Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin in April 1945 as he witnessed the disintegration of the Nazi German empire.

In comments published on the paper's website on Wednesday, Abdeljalil told Expressen that Gaddafi had personally ordered the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing that killed 270 passengers, saying he had proof to back up his accusations.

Libyan national Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi was in 2001 convicted of the bombing of Pan AM Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie but he was freed in August 2009 after doctors said he was suffering from terminal cancer.

In his interview, the former minister also endorsed claims that Gaddafi had hired mercenaries from other parts of Africa who witnesses have said are at the forefront of the crackdown designed to shore up his 41-year rule.

"I knew that the regime had mercenaries before the uprising. The government decided in several meetings to grant citizenship to the (mercenaries) from Chad and Niger. That was something that I objected to and that is documented," he told the paper.

Comments
  • Rob - 2011-02-24 13:05

    There is no proof Hitler killed himself. But I hope Gaddafi does!!

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-02-24 13:11

      He did kill himself. Then his body and that of Eva Braun was burned. There is no way he escaped with the Russians surrounding the city. It was also confirmed by military officers in the bunker with Hitler.

      Rob - 2011-02-24 13:18

      Not argueing with you, but watched this whole National Geo thing on it. Bit of a consipracy theory.

      kwack23 - 2011-02-24 14:56

      Rob,we pretty sure that Hitler killed himself. National Geo have been to everywhere in the world so they have nothing to do but make up conspiracies now

      smscott4 - 2011-02-25 09:09

      watch a movie called, 'downfall" put together by the germans who were with him the last days in the bunker, scary

  • POLLENYS - 2011-02-24 13:06

    Will be interesting to see how many African countries will stay loyal to this scoundrel, as they do with Mugabe and did with Idi Amin and all the other dictators.

      DW - 2011-02-24 13:48

      They wont even flinch. Turn a blind eye if it is your buddy. If not, scream loudly about the human rights abuses - that is the ANC and African way

  • POLLENYS - 2011-02-24 13:08

    Where are you from? There is all the proof in the world - including eye witnesses - of how the Fuhrer reached his end.

  • Gorilla - 2011-02-24 13:10

    "...Adolph Hitler..." really??? surely google would be a quick place to check the correct spelling.

      POLLENYS - 2011-02-24 13:14

      Wait till they start getting Drakensburg, Piketburg and most of the other bergs wrong.

      Gorilla - 2011-02-24 13:22

      Draakensburg Bouys Kwyer.

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-02-24 13:51

      News24 are clearly not using Word Processors (or even Google) to check the spelling of their articles, but probably Notepad. ;)

  • whatsinaname - 2011-02-24 13:12

    Sooner rather than later, I hope!

  • tut - 2011-02-24 13:15

    It will be vindication for the Lockerbee bombing. Too bad he might never stand before a war crimes tribunal and face the families of the victims.

      DW - 2011-02-24 13:49

      Quite honestly, I think they will all be happy to have him dead.

  • rasta7109 - 2011-02-24 13:19

    No, get him before he commits suicide. He should stand trial in The Hague, and be publicly humiliated. I want to see him scream and cry - become an embarrassment to himself and his family. He should not even have illusions of dying a martyr, the stinking coward. He should be thrown in a pig sty to die in stinking pigs@#t.

      kwack23 - 2011-02-24 14:58

      i agree, i hope they get him just as he hurts himself and save him from dying and then have him stand trial and then go to jail for the rest of life.In solitary.

  • Stewart - 2011-02-24 13:24

    Can we assist in any way? Perhaps we can mail a parcel of Cyanide to him?? Mike Suttcliff (Duban manager) should reconsider the re-re-naming of Muammar Gaddafi Ave back to that awful offensive name "Victoria Embankment" How can he bomb his own people and be held up as a hero by the ANC? Bewildering!!

      truthteller - 2011-02-24 13:33

      shut up what has got to do with ANC

      POLLENYS - 2011-02-24 13:35

      Is there already an Idi Amin square somehwere? Bokassa Boulevard? Mugabe Maul? Ghaddafi should go the way of Mussolini: Dragged through the streets with his missus.

      DW - 2011-02-24 13:52

      @ truthteller - everything! They will not speak against him. He is their hero (hence the name change of the street). I thought that the ANC had the policy that they would only change the street names to "heroes" who were already dead? (hence removing the name of Mangosuthu Buthelezi highway) - anyway, that is another issue altogether

      bill - 2011-02-24 14:09

      Suttcliff is a cringing are-licking excuse for a human being.

  • truthteller - 2011-02-24 13:32

    Where are people of Zim when tings are like this .....sies man

      tatsss - 2011-02-24 13:39

      they are being charged with treason and being tortured by Bob in prison for planning 'Egypt Style' protests.

  • DW - 2011-02-24 13:47

    I wouldnt hold out much hope of him committing suicide. He has the fire power to wipe out his opposition and no-one outside of the country is willing to assist (not sure that I blame them either, considering the post-Iraq and Afghanistan situations). His country also sits on a huge reserve of oil which can be sold to anyone for money to continue financing his war against his people. Remember how the old SA managed to buy oil, despite the oil embargo against them? There are many countries who will break embargoes to get the oil that they need. I really hope that, somehow, these people manage to get rid of this tyrant.

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-02-24 13:53

      Don't forget SASOL's contribution to the government for the oil they needed.

  • kylespobox - 2011-02-24 13:49

    heres to you mr gadaffi,jesus loves you more than you will know... whow ho ho.....

  • dennyt - 2011-02-24 14:05

    We vote for them,then they want to stay in power forever.What is wrong with our leaders.America l invite you to take over zimbabwe.And change the name to Rodesia

  • bill - 2011-02-24 14:06

    The sooner this ranting madman is killed the better.

  • tut - 2011-02-24 14:06

    Notice how quiet the ANC are on this topic when the rest of the world is condemning this terrorist? Qaddafi is an old ANC struggle ally and we have to wonder whether our Countries public relations image will supercede old alliances instead - or the other way round?

      POLLENYS - 2011-02-24 14:26

      The ANC comrades have been very quiet for a few days now. Maybe they are starting to see some light. Or maybe their cable connections were stolen?

  • Madelane - 2011-02-24 14:28

    Well it appears that he is cast from the same mould as Hitler so it would be a fitting end to his tyranny.....

  • tommy 2 - 2011-02-24 14:36

    Hitler did not kill himself in his bunker.....

      POLLENYS - 2011-02-24 14:41

      OK, since you are going against all historic facts: Tell us how he died. We all need a laugh.

      tommy 2 - 2011-02-24 15:52

      @POLLENYS ON nat geo there was a documentary on the claims that hitler was found dead in his bunker,but many different stories have been told to what actually took place.The Russians cannot point out were the bodies or ashes have been scattered.A scull from the bunker was tested just of late and it was confirmed,it was not hitlers.Now before you or others go on to have a good laugh,why dont you check up on the facts and look at the contradicting statements made. Or by the way HISTORY in our country has also told us that Jan van Riebeck discovered the Cape.Jews around the world,and people that hated Hitler would obviously want some closure on this,but the fact is there are just to many unaswered questions.You believe what you have read,i say lets have concrete evidence.Opions.Now go and laugh.

  • ming - 2011-02-24 15:53

    The Colonel spent more than half of his life dictating terms and issuing instructions. I suppose just like Saddam, if he by any chance is deposed, arrested if he does not commit suicide and trialed; he will defy the judges and the courts or whoever will trial him. We must also remember that the constitution was drafted by him, so the chances of him winning against his charges are 100%.

  • jimmy jazz - 2011-02-24 16:00

    H K G K !!!!!

  • Johan - 2011-02-24 16:14

    i hope Bob Mugabe is whatching close by . Whatch and learn Bob !!!

  • Tchaik - 2011-02-24 17:55

    and not a minute too soon!!

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