I thought about adding this as an update to the earlier Moammar Qaddafi thread, but it has the potential for an even better comment thread. Qaddafi, after offering his advice to Israel in the New York Times, gave Barack Obama the benefit of his wisdom as well. The Libyan dictator suggested that Obama should reach out to Osama bin Laden, as the notorious terrorist might want peace after all. Ironically, al-Qaeda provided the answer:
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi urged President Barack Obama to give Osama bin Laden a chance to make peace.
Gadhafi, who is known for outspoken comments, told an audience of Georgetown University students by videoconference Wednesday that bin Laden has shown signs that he is open to dialogue. He recommended that Obama seek an opening with the terrorist leader who is considered enemy number one in the United States for ordering the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“I think Osama bin Laden is a person who can be given a chance,” he said in Arabic through an interpreter. “Maybe he wants peace.”
Maybe he does. If so, maybe Osama should be talking to his media flacks, like Abu Yahya al-Libi. In the same report, MS-NBC reports that AQ promises more death and destruction in Western nations and especially the UK for the glorious victory of Hamas in Gaza … er, the pounding Hamas took in Gaza:
“It’s high time that this criminal country, I mean Britain, paid the price of its historic crime,” Abu Yahya al-Libi said in a video posted on an Islamist Web site.
“There is no child who dies in Palestine … without this being the outcome of the (country) that handed Palestine to the Jews … Britain.” …
In the 31-minute video, al-Libi also repeated calls for attacks on other Western countries including the United States.
“Make them taste the bitterness of war and the tragedies of homelessness and the misery of horror,” he said in a call to militant fighters. “They should not be secure while our people (Palestinians) are scared.[“]
Sounds like a peace initiative to me! All we have to do is destroy Israel, flee from the Middle East, and start paying the jizya to Osama’s new Caliphate. Obama might accept that as his idea of peace, but only if we unseat Hosni Mubarak and King Abdullah on the way out the door.
I’m sure President Obama will take advice from Qaddafi when Israel starts consulting him on foreign policy.
I’m beginning to miss the days when Qaddafi didn’t dare show his face in Western nations.