Video: Hey, who’s up for another insane speech from Qaddafi?

posted at 4:10 pm on February 22, 2011 by Allahpundit

A fun thought circulating on Twitter today: Imagine if Chuckles here hadn’t given up his nuclear program in 2003 after the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Believe it or not, he went on ranting on state TV this morning for a good hour and a half; the clip below will give you a taste, with the best part coming towards the end when he accuses demonstrators of being high on drugs. (Earlier in the vid, he argues that he can’t resign because he technically has no official position to resign from.) He also vowed to “fight until the last drop of my blood” and to “cleanse Libya house by house” of the “rats” who have caused him so much trouble this week, which, given the reports of bodies lying in the streets all over Tripoli, sounds like an exceedingly credible threat. In fact, he specifically mentioned Tiananmen Square at one point to show that he means business.

Which is to say, we’re now at the point where this guy simply can’t remain in power, even if he somehow rolls out enough mercenaries to beat down the protests once and for all. The risk of reprisal massacres against the population in the aftermath would be too great. He has to be removed, and if the demonstrators and Libyan army can’t do it, the UN will have to. Hopefully, the prospect of an international intervention will flip most of the remaining loyalists in the Libyan military to the other side and send Qaddafi’s mercenaries running back home, which in theory means it would all be over quickly. (Although we’ve heard that about invasions before, haven’t we?) The UN’s destined to play a major role anyway in the post-Qaddafi reconstruction of Libya, whether helping to form a central government or negotiating some sort of partition among the tribes, so having peacekeepers in place will be useful. (The tribes are the only functioning civic institution after 42 years of Qaffadism.) Any country out there want to volunteer troops for the effort? We’re tied up at the moment in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I don’t imagine that any of the Arab autocrats in the region are keen on supplying manpower towards the goal of eliminating tyranny, so unless the Egyptian military can be enticed into “spreading the revolution” next door (for a large fee), I’m not sure how it would work logistically. All theories welcome!

Here’s something to goose international cooperation on the anti-Qaddafi effort: If we don’t take him out, he might take out Libya’s oil infrastructure.

There’s been virtually no reliable information coming out of Tripoli, but a source close to the Gaddafi regime I did manage to get hold of told me the already terrible situation in Libya will get much worse. Among other things, Gaddafi has ordered security services to start sabotaging oil facilities. They will start by blowing up several oil pipelines, cutting off flow to Mediterranean ports. The sabotage, according to the insider, is meant to serve as a message to Libya’s rebellious tribes: It’s either me or chaos…

The source went on and told me that Gaddafi’s desperation has a lot to with the fact that he now can only count on the loyalty of his tribe, the Qadhadhfa. And as for the army, as of Monday he only has the loyalty of approximately 5,000 troops. They are his elite forces, the officers all handpicked. Among them is the unit commanded by his second youngest son Khamis, the 32nd Brigade. (The total strength of the regular Libyan army is 45,000.)

My Libyan source said that Gaddafi has told people around him that he knows he cannot retake Libya with the forces he has. But what he can do is make the rebellious tribes and army officers regret their disloyalty, turning Libya into another Somalia.

According to Al Jazeera, Libya’s interior minister — a.k.a. “Qaddafi’s number two” — resigned this afternoon and urged the military to side with the people, so who knows if there are even 5,000 troops left at this point to fight for the regime. There are surely plenty of mercenaries, though, whom Qaddafi can afford to pay for a long time coming given all the oil wealth he’s squirreled away over the years. The Security Council met this afternoon and is preparing a statement of strong condemnation and grave blah blah blah as I write this; while we wait, here’s the clip of the speech and, below that, what purports to be real-time reaction from the anti-Qaddafi stronghold of Benghazi. It speaks for itself.

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“I will join my brothers and fight for freedom from Illinois.”

Chuck Schick on February 22, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Qaddafi knows drugs…good sh*t, man.

d1carter on February 22, 2011 at 4:15 PM

There are, surely, plenty of mercenaries, though, whom Qaddafi can afford to pay for a long time coming given all the oil wealth he’s squirreled away over the years.

There’s one down side to that argument… you have to be ALIVE to spend your money if you’re a merc.

With everything crumbling around Daffy, only the most desperate people would be flocking to him right now.

teke184 on February 22, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Good thing the people don’t have guns, else they could hurt themselves.

Or:

Disarming the innocent, will protect the innocent.

/Leftists

Colbyjack on February 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

do we have JDAMs that can target a tinfoil hat and sunglasses?

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Sad.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Those goggles look like he be into Water Sports

pseudonominus on February 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Wouldn’t it be easier to cleanse Libya of one house, Qadaffy? Your house, perhaps? What do ya say, Qadaffy?

capejasmine on February 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

dude is bat sh!t crazy

Alden Pyle on February 22, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Disarming the innocent, will protect the innocent.

/Leftists

Colbyjack on February 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

This is a great object lesson for why we have the 2nd Amendment, isn’t it? Let’s put it in that context and say, if it were us, then we’d retort with, “You want to go house-by-house, well, do you feel lucky? well, do you punk?”

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 4:19 PM

What happens to all of these shoes after the protesters throw them? I mean, really, are they just walking around in socks afterwards or is there some sort of collective reclamation effort?

EarthToZoey on February 22, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Just waiting for Qaddafi’s Mussolini Moment, strung up by the heels in the public square….

pseudonominus on February 22, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Just waiting for Qaddafi’s Mussolini Moment, strung up by the heels in the public square….

pseudonominus on February 22, 2011 at 4:20 PM

As I keep saying in these threads, I don’t think there will be enough left of him to pull a Mussolini.

I think that the protesters will be taking little chunks of Daffy home with them as souvenirs after they’re done.

teke184 on February 22, 2011 at 4:21 PM

RE: Second paragraph..

DUDE! What are you smokin?

Skandia Recluse on February 22, 2011 at 4:22 PM

If he says he is staying…he’s already escaped.

d1carter on February 22, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Which is to say, we’re now at the point where this guy simply can’t remain in power, even if he somehow rolls out enough mercenaries to beat down the protests once and for all. The risk of reprisal massacres against the population in the aftermath would be too great. He has to be removed, and if the demonstrators and Libyan army can’t do it, the UN will have to.

Like Mugabe?

rob verdi on February 22, 2011 at 4:23 PM

He’s going down

thebrokenrattle on February 22, 2011 at 4:23 PM

If we don’t take him out, he might take out Libya’s oil infrastructure.

that’s no surprise at all. Saddam did the same thing. If he couldn’t have Kuwait’s oil, no one was going to have it.

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Recall the climactic scene from “LOTR: Return of the King when Sauron’s Ring of Power melts in the crack of Mount Doom; The Dark Tower disintegrates; and Mordor itself swallows up the enemies of Middle Earth?

That’s essentially what we’re witnessing in the Middle East today as Islamo-autocratic power melts in the fires of Iraqi democratization.

Saruman Soros and Wormtongue Obama can now only watch in frustration as Bush and Cheney are born triumpantly on eagles’ wings to the Houses of Healing… The End

Terp Mole on February 22, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Here’s something to goose international cooperation on the anti-Qaddafi effort: If we don’t take him out, he might take out Libya’s oil infrastructure.

I am going to stop laughing hysterically at every Prius driver I see. At least until I begin systematically beating the sh&t out of every environmentalist who has lobbied to block domestic drilling and refining for the last 30 years. A group which I am sure contains many Prius drivers.

Kataklysmic on February 22, 2011 at 4:25 PM

oh noes! the shoes, they throwin’ the shoes!!!

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 4:26 PM

No offense, AP, but the U.N.?

Cindy Munford on February 22, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Munich Olympic Massacre
Constable Fletcher Murder
Rome/Vienna Airport Massacres
Berlin Discoteque Massacre
PA103 Massacre
UTA772 Massacre
IRA proxy massacres
EU Nurse Prison Sextortion
Swiss hostage extortion

Castro (for once) has a point– 41.5 billion barrels of oil reserves appear to mean Kaddafi has richly earned yet another chance to massacre innocents… as The Obamateur and the UN fiddle.

Nemo me impune lacessit

Terp Mole on February 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM

But when will Obama go have a beer summit with him?

search4truth on February 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Cindy Munford on February 22, 2011 at 4:27 PM

That had to be a joke, no?

d1carter on February 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Obama is MIA.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 4:29 PM

No offense, AP, but the U.N.?

I’m open to suggestion. Give me an alternative.

Allahpundit on February 22, 2011 at 4:30 PM

You know, these middle east tin pot dictators are a really bad reflection of the middle eastern people. I’m surprized they are not more ashamed by the fact they let themselves be ruled by such over the top nut jobs for as long as they have.

You sure can’t call it the “Live Free or Die” region. Any self respecting people would have run these jake legs off decades ago. What a sorry region of the world.

saiga on February 22, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Is Olbermanns job still open?

percysunshine on February 22, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Qaddafi? More like Qa-Daffy! Amirite?

carbon_footprint on February 22, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I’m open to suggestion. Give me an alternative.

Allahpundit on February 22, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Alternative.

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 4:33 PM


In fact, he specifically mentioned Tiananmen Square at one point to show that he means business.

And the people mentioned Mussolini to show that THEY mean business.

Tony737 on February 22, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Allahpundit: “I’m open to suggestion. Give me an alternative.”

NATO!… pursuant to the Bulgarian hostage casus bellum.

That’s gotta’ have some shelf life even if his “long train of abuses” have expired.

Munich Olympic Massacre
Constable Fletcher Murder
Rome/Vienna Airport Massacres
Berlin Discoteque Massacre
PA103 Massacre
UTA772 Massacre
IRA proxy massacres
EU Nurse Prison Sextortion
Swiss hostage extortion

Terp Mole on February 22, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Just waiting for Qaddafi’s Mussolini Moment, strung up by the heels in the public square….

pseudonominus on February 22, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Lets hope. However, I don’t have very much confidence in the fortitude of those people over there. They seem to always wind up being slapped around by some tin horn shmuck one way or another.

saiga on February 22, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Russia blames Google on the “Fire in the Middle East”, and by implication in Africa.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Saruman Soros and Wormtongue Obama can now only watch in frustration as Bush and Cheney are born triumpantly on eagles’ wings to the Houses of Healing… The End

Terp Mole on February 22, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Take it easy Glenn, you’re on in 20.

Proud Rino on February 22, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Great speech … all that was missing was a rant against Jews from Helen Thomas.

darwin on February 22, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Terp Mole on February 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM

It’s not the US that’s interested in Libyan oil, its western Europe. They are also dependent on Russia for NatGas.

Western Europe has put itself into the same pickle that Hong Kong was in (over drinking water) before surrendering to Red China.

Skandia Recluse on February 22, 2011 at 4:35 PM

I’m open to suggestion. Give me an alternative.

Allahpundit on February 22, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Richard Trumka…BHO seems to listen to him…/

d1carter on February 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Makes it a bit awkward for the U.N. Human Rights Commission.
I wonder if a review of membership requirements might be in order, although that could eliminate it altogether.

a capella on February 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Just waiting for Qaddafi’s Mussolini Moment, strung up by the heels in the public square…. – Pseudonominus

Or that commie prick from Romainia whose name I can not spell :-)

Tony737 on February 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM

The Security Council met this afternoon and is preparing a statement of strong condemnation and grave blah blah blah as I write this

1. That will take awhile, they are far too busy condeming Israel.

2. Doesn’t Libya have a seat on the Council?

kringeesmom on February 22, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Meanwhile,while the current Administration,is paralyzed,er,clueless on the danger of the escal
ation of the M.E,

a crack Team of Patriots,cloned Ronald Reagan,in
such a time of Dire and Dark Times,and with sheer
guts,and determination,the cloned Reagan,issued,

a US Naval Strike Force,to all critical points,and
oil shipping lane chokepoints,and……(snark).

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Allahpundit on February 22, 2011 at 4:30 PM

I’m like those people in the Gallup poll, none of the ideas for fixing the problem are good but I can’t come with anything better. Peace Fairy?

Cindy Munford on February 22, 2011 at 4:46 PM

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Something you might appreciate from back in the day. Line of Death!

Gulf of Sidra ’89

Christien on February 22, 2011 at 4:50 PM

So,the Jihadys Holy War is beginning,
and its gonna be True-Real Believers,
against,those that will be accused,of
not being Believers,enough!!(sarc)

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Dude, AllahP’s calling for war? That’s so un-beta. But seriously, the UN? Unless that’s shorthand for unilateral invasion, you’re dreaming. The one thing the UN’s good at is watching an insane leader slaughter his own people and then filing condemnations in the aftermath.

JavelinaBomb on February 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM

…Libyan army can’t do it, the UN will have to.

With a strongly worded letter no doubt.

vcferlita on February 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM

A gallon of gasoline will be over $10 per gallon this summer.
I am so glad that I just bought a motorcycle.

carbon_footprint on February 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I’m sure glad that the Nobel Peace committee gave the Obami the Nobel Peace prize in 2009. Without that prize who knows where we would be???????

Lance Murdock on February 22, 2011 at 4:55 PM

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM
=======================================
Something you might appreciate from back in the day. Line of Death!

Gulf of Sidra ’89

Christien on February 22, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Christien:Thank-you for that,was that the plot from
Criuse’s Top Gun Movie!

And,going from memory,I think the F-14 can
track,and lock-up 25 targets at 50 miles
distance!!:)

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Just waiting for Qaddafi’s Mussolini Moment, strung up by the heels in the public square…. – Pseudonominus

Or that commie prick from Romainia whose name I can not spell :-)

Tony737 on February 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Ceaucescu.

Funny story – Larry Hagman is apparently a God over in Romania thanks to Ceaucescu.

Ceaucescu started airing Dallas on the government TV network to show people examples of what decadent Americans looked like. It backfired because people started to notice how much even the have-nots on the show had and made them more furious about them having nothing while the Ceaucescus lived in luxury.

teke184 on February 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM

A gallon of gasoline will be over $10 per gallon this summer.
I am so glad that I just bought a motorcycle.

carbon_footprint on February 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Yippeee…. My gas budget is $20 per week it’ll be a great summer!

kringeesmom on February 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Makes it a bit awkward for the U.N. Human Rights Commission

one would think Farrakhan would be a little embarrassed as well- if either he or the UN understood the meaning of the word “shame”.

marks on February 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM

If you notice, Qadaffi speaks without a teleprompter.

BL@KBIRD on February 22, 2011 at 5:00 PM

great post above. Here’s a CG reconstruction of the ’89 Gulf of Sidra incident with actual cockpit audio.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN_8tmfI7mA&feature=related

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Folks we need to inundate our folks in Congress and whitehouse.gov about domestic oil drilling. NOW!

Cindy Munford on February 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM

So,the next time a US Presidential Election comes along,
and the MSM,and Liberals,tell,er,lie to American voters,
about their outstanding ability,

to operate,National Security and Foreign Policy,

VOTE TEA PARTY/REPUBLICAN AS IF YOUR LIFE,er,your
CHILDREN’S LIVES DEPEND ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 5:02 PM

great post above. Here’s a CG reconstruction of the ’89 Gulf of Sidra incident with actual cockpit audio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN_8tmfI7mA&feature=related

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM

ted c:Thanks Ted,I’ll be in my bunk!!(i kid):)

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM

And,going from memory,I think the F-14 can
track,and lock-up 25 targets at 50 miles
distance!!:)

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I think it’s radar can do that and the Phoenix AA missile can probably make a kill out to that far (?)…at least that was back in the day when our aviators were allowed to do that.

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM

It appears that money for palace renovation is in short supply in Libya these days.

Cicero43 on February 22, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Fashion consulting wasn’t in the budget either.

Cicero43 on February 22, 2011 at 5:07 PM

In the context of Lara Logan’s gang rape, it’s worth recalling the awful account of the EU nurse torture ordeals from Human Rights Watch.

Bulgarian defendant, Kristiana Valceva, said interrogators used a small machine with cables and a handle that produced electricity. “During the shocks and torture they asked me where the AIDS came from and what is your role,” she told Human Rights Watch. She said that Libyan interrogators subjected her to electric shocks on her breasts and genitals. “My confession was all in Arabic without translation,” she said. “We were ready to sign anything just to stop the torture.”

Read it all. Don’t turn away.

This was the stick the “rehabilitated” Kaddafi clan used to great affect (along with oil carrots) to extort release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Terp Mole on February 22, 2011 at 5:08 PM

A gallon of gasoline will be over $10 per gallon this summer.
I am so glad that I just bought a motorcycle.

carbon_footprint on February 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Maybe Gadaffy and Obie are in cahoots to move some of those Chevy Volts that nobody wants. It’s a perfect plan.

iurockhead on February 22, 2011 at 5:09 PM

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 4:57 PM
==============================
I think it’s radar can do that and the Phoenix AA missile can probably make a kill out to that far (?)…at least that was back in the day when our aviators were allowed to do that.

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM

ted c:Sounds good to me!:)

canopfor on February 22, 2011 at 5:10 PM

He has to be removed, and if the demonstrators and Libyan army can’t do it, the UN will have to

I just wiped the sweat off my brow.

stldave on February 22, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Can anyone imagine The Obamateur invoking Article 51 on Kaddafi?

He counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong.”
–RWR–

Terp Mole on February 22, 2011 at 5:22 PM

True, they can’t eject him from a position he does not hold. But I imagine they could manage to tie him backwards on a jackass, wearing a big parer-mache head, and send him into the desert…

mojo on February 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM

The UN is strung out pretty thinly with all of the people in Haiti and in… and in…, well maybe they could do it, but the US will have to up its dues and provide a lot of the manpower since we really aren’t engaged in anything meaningful right now. Yeah, the UN, that’s the ticket, I bet there’d be some burkas stripped and children molested by that great bunch of heroes. God, what is this world coming to?

hip shot on February 22, 2011 at 5:28 PM

There are, surely, plenty of mercenaries, though, whom Qaddafi can afford to pay for a long time

With everything crumbling around Daffy, only the most desperate people would be flocking to him right now.

teke184 on February 22, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Any mercenaries Qaddafi hires will have to be a lot more than just money hungry. This fruitcake may not be the most coherent drug addict in the world but he is very, very obviously trying to commit genocide.

Even the Nazis and Imperial Japanese used only the most fanatically dedicated special forces to do this kind of wet work. Trying to hire kill squads off the street? That’s just…

Well, I would say that’s crazy. But look who we’re talking about here.

logis on February 22, 2011 at 5:29 PM

You can always count on Kaddafi to take Western hostages. BREAKING: VOA says America can’t get our diplomats out.

The Kaddafi clan are quite frank about their whole extortion racket. You imprison one of our terrorists? OK, we prison rape and torture your nurses until you pay us and release our terrorist.

It’s really that simple. He’s the suave western son, Saif…
=====

The Politics of Blackmail
“Blackmail? Maybe,” he says, considering the word. “It is blackmail, but the Europeans also blackmailed us. Yeah, it’s an immoral game by the way, but—I mean they set the rules of the game, the Europeans, and now they are paying the price.” They, and the Americans, too, for that matter, are merely serving their own political and economic interests, as far as Saif al-Islam is concerned. While the medics suffered, governments and multinationals were cutting deals. French President Nicolas Sarkozy even finagled an image-enhancing jaunt for his whimsical wife, Cécilia, as ostensible liberator of the prisoners. “She is the last person to come interfere in that issue and she is the person who took the medics with her back home,” said Saif al-Islam. “She’s very lucky. Lots of people tried in the past and they failed.” The reason: “The French [understood] the requirements and they were very flexible.”

If you’re not severely nauseated or infuriated by all this, then you’re not paying attention.

Terp Mole on February 22, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Cross-posted with another Qaddafi thread:

Per other sites, Daffy has declared “force majeure” and canceled all existing Libyan oil contracts.

This has to make the British SO happy considering all the grief they’ve been getting over their relations with Libya and doing stuff like releasing the Lockerbie bomber.

teke184 on February 22, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Russia blames Google on the “Fire in the Middle East”, and by implication in Africa.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 4:34 PM

I think that George Soros, the progs favorite Nazi stooge, is much more responsible for the chaos than Google. We need to think about whether or not we can tolerate American billionaires with their own foreign policies that are not in the best interests of the USA.

slickwillie2001 on February 22, 2011 at 5:34 PM

He has to be removed, and if the demonstrators and Libyan army can’t do it, the UN will have to.

He better step down now. Or they’ll be very angry. And even worse, they’ll write him a letter telling them how angry they are. Just ask Hans Brix.

RINO in Name Only on February 22, 2011 at 5:37 PM

BREAKING: VOA says America can’t get our diplomats out.

it’s 3am somewhere…..

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 5:38 PM

How about relaxing and just buy support the winner when he comes out? What ever happens Europe will be flooded with “refugees” using the turmoil of North Africa as a solid excuse for showing up on the beaches of the Med.s north coast.

Thinking of going to Europe and having your vows renewed in Arabic in some quaint little Mosque in Paris this year? Better call your local CAIR organization and have it done by American Muslims in your own back yard instead.

BL@KBIRD on February 22, 2011 at 5:39 PM

He needs a new uniform. Brown doesn’t cut it.

GarandFan on February 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I’m open to suggestion. Give me an alternative.

Allahpundit on February 22, 2011 at 4:30 PM

The Tooth Fairy might be more a credible option. I’d suggest the Easter Bunny, but we can’t wait for him. If this goes on for too long, though, he might be necessary. Or we might even have to call the fat man from up north. That guy doesn’t F*** around; I bet he’s already got Qaddafi on his list, and he’s double-checking it as we speak.

RINO in Name Only on February 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM

What makes the situation so frightening is how mentally unstable he appears to be. Who knows what he’s capable of at this point if he’s thinking if he has to go down he’s going in a blaze of glorified martyrdom. I hope someone has a plan to end this madness and I’m afraid we don’t have a lot of choices other than getting help from the U.N.

scalleywag on February 22, 2011 at 6:13 PM

1000 Chinese are on a long walk to Tripoli hoping to catch a plane. The Muslims are robbing them in the Carnival like atmosphere.

BL@KBIRD on February 22, 2011 at 6:14 PM

He has to be removed, and if the demonstrators and Libyan army can’t do it, the UN will have to.

When that happens I will cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with…

A HERRING!

Cicero43 on February 22, 2011 at 6:26 PM

This look good for the West and its sincere caring care right now? Heh! Old AND New customers welcome!

BL@KBIRD on February 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM

The missing link.

BL@KBIRD on February 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM

. I’d suggest the Easter Bunny, but we can’t wait for him. RINO in Name Only on February 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Speaking as a former Easter Bunny, I don’t have a clue.

(Yes it’s true, my very first job, I was the Easter Bunny at the mall) Therefore I have the authority to speak.

kringeesmom on February 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Hey, Barry, let’s make Qaddafi the Labor Czar.

petefrt on February 22, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Qaddafi Duck is back!

MeAlice on February 22, 2011 at 6:56 PM

A gallon of gasoline will be over $10 per gallon this summer.
I am so glad that I just bought a motorcycle.

carbon_footprint on February 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Yeah, it’s working out much better than President EasyBake hoped for. He only wanted $6/gallon.

BigWyo on February 22, 2011 at 6:57 PM

And, our brilliant president just sent our only aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean sea through the Suez canal ……………. going the wrong way. Where are the Europeans? Surely they could enforce a no-fly zone./sarc

SC.Charlie on February 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM

And, our brilliant president just sent our only aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean sea through the Suez canal ……………. going the wrong way. Where are the Europeans? Surely they could enforce a no-fly zone./sarc

SC.Charlie on February 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Yep, said on Fox News that we only have one ship in the Med, a destroyer. I find that hard to believe.

slickwillie2001 on February 22, 2011 at 7:08 PM

It is time to start building more than a few more new carriers ……….. how about a few cruise missiles coming out of nowhere?

SC.Charlie on February 22, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Yep, said on Fox News that we only have one ship in the Med, a destroyer. I find that hard to believe. – slickwillie2001 on February 22, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Unbelievable, isn’t it. Of course the French, Spanish and Italians will take action./sarc. Back in WWII an airstrike by American bombers took off from Libya to bomb the Romanian oil fields. Our bombers took extremely heavy losses.

SC.Charlie on February 22, 2011 at 7:14 PM

For someone that is ugler the the back end of a 40year old camel, it would be six weeks before anyone would know he had died. For all you MERC out there, remember a dead King dosen’t pay the bills. 1St rule of being a MERC “never work for the king that wants to be a martyer”.

jpcpt03 on February 22, 2011 at 7:44 PM

How does the UN have any credibility to do anything? Libya is on the UN Human Rights Council!

CP on February 22, 2011 at 8:03 PM

First of all, that guy has now had more shoes thrown at him than George W. Bush. Second, the UN HAS to get involved. How else will they pocket billions of dollars meant for reconstruction? Ya know, like, the oil for food program in Iraq.

boomer on February 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Why are people so indignant at the UN. Most of the ideological maniacs who have spent the last decade promoting a wave of democratic revolution that would sweep the Middle East have been neoconservatives from the US. Well here it is. Enjoy.

aengus on February 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Fistful of Dynamite revolution speech

aengus on February 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Dude’s kinduva nut, ain’t he.

pugwriter on February 22, 2011 at 9:50 PM

In fact, he specifically mentioned Tiananmen Square at one point to show that he means business.

Which is to say, we’re now at the point where this guy simply can’t remain in power, even if he somehow rolls out enough mercenaries to beat down the protests once and for all.

I don’t think that word means what you think it means. Hu did it.

unclesmrgol on February 22, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Ok, is it just me, or does that screen cap of Ka-Daffy look kinda like a Devo video?…

mojo on February 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM