Skip to comments.Libya's Kadafi bashes Saudi king at Doha summit
Posted on 03/30/2009 7:44:53 PM PDT by forkinsocket
As usual, Libyan leader raised eyebrows Monday with his incendiary but hilarious remarks at the Arab summit in Doha.
As the Emir of host Qatar welcomed Saudi King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud, Libyan President Moammar Kadafi interrupted him addressing the Saudi king, saying:
"I seize the opportunity to tell my brother Abdullah, you have been evasive and scared of confrontation for six years. I want to assure you today not to be scared. I am telling you after six years it was proved that lies stand behind you and your grave awaits you. You were created by Britain and protected by the U.S. I consider the personal issue that lasted between you and me is over and I am ready to visit you as well as receive you."
He spoke in a heavy Libyan accent, and many reporters at first could not understand what he meant to say. Shortly afterward his statement was posted on the website of Libya's official news agency.
The Qatari emir tried hard to contain the situation by silencing Kadafi, but all his efforts proved futile. Later, the emir sought to reconcile both parties in a closed, tripartite meeting.
This is not the first time Kadafi clashed with King Abdullah. In the 2003 Arab summit, Kadafi criticized the Saudi king for hosting American forces ahead of the U.S. war on Iraq. The latter called Kadafi "a liar."
"Your grave awaits you," the Saudi king added.
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Great comedy, anyhow.
Lol....Saudi king vs. Qatari emir vs. Qadhafi arguing on TV. That’d make a great comedy show...a nice diversion from the comedy we’ve got going on in the White House.
“Your grave awaits you. You are a liar.” LOL...how mature, Abdullah /sarc
"Your grave awaits you"
That's a saying that I can use every day. I'll have to squeeze it into my reportoire. This, along with the concept of the all-girl bodyguard, shows that ol' Mo can still contribute.
Still tribal culturally, the Arabs are akin to the Sioux nation.
Counting coup counts a lot!
Really. I can imagine the conversation:
Qadhafi: “You are evasive and scared of conflict.”
Abdullah (Saudi): “You are a liar. Your grave awaits you.”
Hamad (Qatar): “Cool it guys. We don’t want any man-caused disasters in here!”