Skip to comments.Gadhafi son reappears in Tripoli, claims father is safe
Posted on 08/22/2011 5:52:34 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Two of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, who had been reported captured over the weekend, were free early Tuesday as forces loyal to the embattled Libyan leader battled rebels trying to consolidate their hold on Tripoli.
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi showed up at the Rixos Hotel, one of the remaining strongholds of pro-Gadhafi forces, in a convoy of armored Land Cruisers. In a brief interview with CNN's Matthew Chance, he said his father and several of his sisters were safe in Tripoli, and that loyal troops had "broken the back" of the rebels who moved into the capital over the weekend.
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, who is wanted on war crimes charges by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, had been reported captured on Sunday along with two of his brothers. Another of those siblings, Mohammed Gadhafi, was reported to have escaped Monday, according to the Libyan ambassador to the United States.
There was no immediate explanation from the National Transitional Council, the rebel leadership that had announced their capture Sunday.
The younger Gadhafi said news of his arrest had been a trick by the rebels, and that he had been traveling around Tripoli in his armored convoy the entire time. He said that government forces had lured the rebels into a trap in the capital, and that Gadhafi loyalists "have broken the spines of those rats and those gangsters."
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the ICC's chief prosecutor, had said Sunday that he would seek Saif al-Islam Gadhafi's extradition following his capture. Asked about the warrant for his arrest, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi told reporters, "To hell with the ICC."
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Kadhfi gold? How could this be a trick BY the rebels? Who are they tricking?
Mo is probably on Martha’s Vineyard, playing hoops with BO...
Well, the rebels were either engaging in bald faced lies (likely), or he WAS captured, but then promptly released - either due to a rescue or bribery (also likely)
Other news stories are saying that this is all a trick to draw the rebels in and destroy them.
Tripoli, a.k.a. “kill zone”. ;’) Thanks MinorityRepublican.
Very odd events in Libya. I doubt if he was ever captured.
Looks like someone lied. Wonder what the truth is?
He posted bail. Yeah. That’s the ticket.
Looks like Obummer may have taken his victory lap a bit too soon(?)
Meanwhile, MSNBC is in full cheerleader mode on Lybia tonite.
Even John Liebowitz will be behind the 8-ball on this.
Three letters: CGI from Qatar
Uh..I have psy-ops leaflets from the first gulf war. They don’t write them in english; they write them in foreign tongue.
Sheesh you never know what’s truth or not with these trained and habitual liars....the lot of them. They do likewise with each other even! Makes you think what it would be to never trust anyone in your country...no wonder Muslims live looking over their shoulder.
Omullah already said Mission Accomplished with this Kinetic, Saif needs to hurry up and surrender to the new Libyan Sharia Jamahariyya..
Saif seemed to slippery to have been caught, this does’t surprise me, though on the other hand he’s too much of a playboy to go down fighting. I would have thought him in a Red Sea Saudi Resort by now.
That was the first thought that ran through my head when I saw the news reports and video of all the 'rebels' rushing into the square, massed in one spot, in the open, without cover. Dummies. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel IF that is the strategy.
Everyone kept sayin they were surprised “how easily” Tripoli fell.