The Tyrant Rambles On


A live-feed of Qaddafi's current state TV address to what's left of his country. He's still ranting against the West. Money quote from AJE:

Muammar Gaddafi is not the president, he is the leader of the revolution. He has nothing to lose. Revolution means sacrifice until the very end of your life We challenge America with its mighty power, we challenge even the superpower Muammar Gaddafi is not a normal person that you can poison.. or lead a revolution against.

I will fight until the last drop of blood with the people behind me. I haven't even started giving the orders to use bullets - any use of force against authority of state will be sentenced to death. They are just imitating Egypt and Tunisia Protesters want to turn Libya into an Islamic state. If you love Muammar Gaddafi you will go out and secure Libya's streets.

The Egyptian border now seems entirely in the hands of the insurgents. Cartoon by Carlos LaTuff, via AJE.

(Update: readers have informed me that LaTuff is a vile anti-Semite. He is. I was unaware of this before posting the cartoon, but since the image itself is powerful and not anti-Semitic, we're not taking it down, but removing direct links to his other work.)