Friday, June 12, 2009

Italy: Tepid Applause for Qaddafi

The Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, on Thursday urged the world to understand what motivates terrorists, and likened the 1986 strikes by the United States on Libya to Osama bin Laden’s terrorist attacks. Colonel Qaddafi, left, who was long accused of sponsoring terrorism, got tepid applause from the Italian lawmakers he addressed on the second day of a trip to Italy, Libya’s former colonial ruler. “It is not very intelligent to chase terrorists down the Afghan mountains or Central Asia,” he said. “That’s impossible. We must look at their reasons.”

Weird reasoning, but par for Muammar.

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