Skip to comments.Qaddafi's Most Bizarre Moments in a Bizarre Speech(Waco)
Posted on 02/24/2011 6:28:23 AM PST by marktwain
Col. Muammar Qaddafi's defiant, discursive speech today has left international observers dumbfounded. As the broadcast aired across the globe, professional translators at CNN and Al Jazeera stumbled and stuttered as the Libyan dictator jumped from subject to subject. The most important takeaway is that he's not leaving and will use deadly force against Libyans who foment dissent. But a quick summary like that doesn't do justice to the bizarre one-liners he delivered in his hour-plus-long diatribe. Here are some of our favorite moments (dutifully transcribed by NPR's Andy Carvin).
Qaddafi on Drug Use On a number of occasions, Qaddafi depicted opposition groups as youthful drug addicts who could be controlled if only they stopped abusing illicit substances:
They are a group that are sick, taking hallucinatory drugs... They were given drugs, like in Tunisia, are just imitating... We won't lose victory from these greasy rats and cats.... They should be given a lesson and stop taking drugs. They're not good for you, for your heart. Don't destroy the country... Shame on you, you gangsters. Surrender, give up all weapons, or they'll have massacres, drugged kids with machine guns... tonight and tomorrow, youth, all of you, not those who are rats on drugs--form committees for security.
Qaddafi on China The Libyan leader seemed to defend China's actions during the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
When Tiananmen Square happened, tanks were sent in to deal with them. It's not a joke. Do whatever it takes to stay united... People in front of tanks were crushed. The unity of China is more important than those people in Tiananmen Square.
Qaddafi on Waco Yep, he also referenced the 1993 Waco siege of the Branch Davidians by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:
Armed rebellion is another matter... We won't allow it. Unarmed incidents in Waco were dealt with by force... The Davidian cults in Waco were dealt with by armed vehicles.
As ugly as it is, Qaddafi understands the Chinese philosophy of, if you are going to kill demonstrators, kill A LOT of them! Ugly but very, very true!
Quaddafi was in Waco (Texas?).
When did he come to the US?
I know he is “Whacko” but is he “Whacko” in Waco?
Sure he’s crazy, yes. But in fact in that one narrow respect he was CORRECT.
Terrible stuff happened at Waco, and our own government wants no one to think about it at all.
Khaddafi is right, here. Just sayin’...!
He is starting to look like Michael Jackson
If you think this is bizarre, just wait until you hear what Barry reads off the teleprompter after his SEIU buddies gun down a bunch of Tea Partiers.
I hope he enjoyed a meal at the ‘Circle Cafe’...;)
I suspect he stole most of his material from Glenn Beck.
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