Skip to comments.US Apologizes to Gaddafi For Using Harsh Words That Offended the Dear Dictator
Posted on 03/10/2010 10:12:57 AM PST by American Dream 246
The Obama State Department apologized to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for offending the dear tyrant with offensive language. The BBC reported:
The US State Department has apologized for comments made about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafis call for jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland.
Department spokesman PJ Crowley, who made the dismissive comments, said they did not reflect US policy and were not intended to offend.
Col Gaddafi had criticised a Swiss vote against the building of minarets and urged Muslims to boycott the country.
Mr Crowley described it as lots of words, not necessarily a lot of sense.
Libya and Switzerland are embroiled in a long-running diplomatic row.
I regret that my comments have become an obstacle to further progress in our bilateral relationship, Mr Crowley said.
Last week, Libyas National Oil Corporation warned US oil firms of possible repercussions over Mr Crowleys reaction. The Libyan ambassador to the US sought to clarify Col Gaddafis remarks saying the Libyan leader meant an economic boycott not an armed attack.
I should have focused solely on our concern about the term jihad, which has since been clarified by the Libyan government, Mr Crowley added.
I understand my personal comments were perceived as a personal attack on the president, he said.
Hat Tip Dan Friedman
Libyan dictator Moamer Gaddafi warned the Swiss in December that their minaret ban invited attacks by Al-Qaeda on Europe.
In September it was reported that the Obama Administration planned to give $400,000 in funding to a Libyan charity run by the Gadhafi family.
This is satire, right?
They’re all acting like a bunch of little 3 year olds.
The USA is being run right now by the immates of the insane alsylum!
Awwww, for ***k’s sake!!!!!!
It sure sounds like satire to me.
It’s getting a bit scary when what SHOULD be satire is not.
Why do they let him persist in repeating this fallacy?
Mr. Gaddafi... meet Mr. Predator.
back in the days of reagan we would have delivered that apology attached to a tomahawk missle....
the leaders today are such pussy’s....
Owe Bow Mao.
150 years ago if congress and these idiots in DC had tried to pull this crap, the whole lot of them would have bee escorted out side those hollowed halls, lined up and shot.
Damn I miss the old days
Yep, they went "wee wee" in their pants at the thought of offending Gaddafi - this is the best and the brightest/sarc
Youtube on Gadafi; it’s hilarious to watch him speak.
I like the Reagan apologized with a Bomb through his front door.
YARGHHH! What are these idiots doing?? This post needs a PUKE ALERT!
Reagan put Bomb through his front door.
MUST READ article by Andrew Bostom posted yesterday...here...
Impeach Barack Obama.
Is this from the Onion?
Miss the "good old days" when we used to insult him with F-111s.
TO: Col. Muammar Gaddafi
RE: Jihad in Switzerland, and other reckless notions
Since the U.S. government won't speak the Truth, I will.
Since the State Department of the United States of America has misplaced its manhood, and refuses to stand by the Truth, as plainly manifest, I now step into that void and repudiate their equivocations.
You, Colonel, are a dangerous crackpot; a loose-lipped, terror-mongering Islamist bigot, and you deserve nothing so much as to have your nasal cavity purged with a tactical nuclear warhead. Your penitence in the wake of former President Reagan's "gift" to you seems, has now been exposed as a mere act by which you contrived to gain sympathy on the world stage. Sadly, there is no shortage of hollow-skulled, mouth-breathing halfwits in Washington D.C. hankering to buy off on such paper-thin deceptions. These fools infest the halls of every department and bureau of the American government; a fact which is the sole reason for your continued life on Earth.
Beyond the Beltway, however, the numbers of the foolish fall off precipitously, and there you will find True Men who have both the will and ability to wreak upon you the destruction you so very richly deserve. The very cosmos itself groans with anticipation the one of them would find you.
That stated, you would find such Americans more than happy to defer to the Swiss, the most well-armed society on planet Earth, and allow our European friends first (and last) dibs on your flea-bitten carcass. You may know that there is no country in Europe where citizens enjoy greater freedom in arms selection, and greater general skill-at-arms than Switzerland. This, of course, means that any who might follow your reckless demand to perpetrate jihad in Switzerland should expect to meet their doom in abject failure; laid in the dirt by a hail of Swiss gunfire.
You should well note: there is a very poetic reason that Swiss cheese is full of holes. May such be the end of all jihadis. You included.
"Warmest" regards from California, you totalitarian criminal scum.
To the memories of USAF Captains Fernando L Ribas-Dominicci and Paul F Lorence. May their sacrifices never be in vain.
Middle Eastern potentates see apologies as a sign of weakness. The only thing they understand/respect is strength and power. They are laughing at the US. And neither Obama nor Clinton seems to ‘get it.’
Yes, Pat, remember you’re only supposed to say stupid, inflammatory things about the “last administration”. You ex-military are such a pain in the ass.
"the leaders today are such pussys....
Gadaffi (Quadaffi, Khadaffy, or what the hell) should have been blasted straight to Satan decades ago...
“Miss the “good old days” when we used to insult him with F-111s”
And A-6s. Don’t forget the Navy! ;)
I'm sure as the sun will come up tomorrow they would have used back channels contacts to send this tin hat worm a message that would have not be taken lightly