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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:42 PM
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Gadhafi, in letter, asks Obama to end air strikes
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 01:43 PM by The Northerner
WASHINGTON Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has appealed directly to President Barack Obama to halt what the Libyan leader called "an unjust war," and wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year.

In a rambling, three-page letter to Obama obtained on Wednesday by The Associated Press, Gadhafi implored Obama to stop the NATO-led air campaign, which the Libyan called an "unjust war against a small people of a developing country."

"You are a man who has enough courage to annul a wrong and mistaken action," Gadhafi wrote in the letter that was sent to the State Department and forwarded immediately to the White House, according to a U.S. official who has seen the letter. "I am sure that you are able to shoulder the responsibility for that."

"To serving world peace ... Friendship between our peoples ... and for the sake of economic, and security cooperation against terror, you are in a position to keep Nato (NATO) off the Libyan affair for good," Gadhafi wrote.

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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:44 PM
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1. Wow, just wow
Gadaffi has some pretty big balls on him.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:53 PM
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2. ICC looming up too big for you Gaddafi?
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Baclava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:26 PM
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3. He's trying to buddy up to Obama now that we've stopped bombing the piss out of him?
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 02:28 PM by Baclava
(spellchecker wouldn't hurt either, eh - {edit})

"Our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama, your intervention is the name of the U.S.A. is a must, so that Nato (NATO) would withdraw finally from the Libyan affair," Gadhafi wrote. "Libya should be left to Libyans within the African union frame."

"We have been hurt more morally (than) physically because of what had happened against us in both deeds and words by you," he wrote. "Despite all this you will always remain our son whatever happened. We still pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A. We Endeavour and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne."

The letter, dated April 5, 2011 in Tripoli is signed by "Mu'aumer Qaddaffi, Leader of the Revolution."


meanwhile, the rebels are screaming at NATO for not doing enough...

Rebels blast NATO failure to protect civilians

AP April 07, 2011

A REBEL military leader has lashed out at NATO for falling short in its mission to protect Libyan civilians.

Abdel-Fattah Younis, chief of staff for the rebel military and Gaddafi's former interior minister, said yesterday Muammar Gaddafi's forces have positioned weapons in populated areas to prevent airstrikes.

He urged the opposition's leadership council to take their grievances to the UN Security Council, which authorised force in Libya to stop government troops from wiping out the anti-Gaddafi uprising that began on February 15.

NATO forces "don't do anything" even though the UN had given them the right to act, Mr Younis said. He said bureaucracy meant NATO strikes sometimes come eight hours after rebels had communicated targets.

"The people will die and this crime will be on the face of the international community forever. What is NATO doing?"

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