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Gaddafi tells Palestinians: Revolt against Israel

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by John10, Feb 14, 2011.

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    John10 JF-Expert Member

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    TRIPOLI — Palestinian refugees[​IMG] should capitalize on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said Sunday.
    Gaddafi is respected in many parts of the Arab world for his uncompromising criticism of Israel and Arab leaders who have dealings with the Jewish state, though some people in the region dismiss his initiatives as unrealistic.He was giving his first major speech since a popular uprising in neighboring Egypt forced President Hosni Mubarak[​IMG] to resign, an event which electrified the Arab world and prompted speculation that other Arab governments could also be toppled.
    "Fleets of boats should take Palestinians ... and wait by the Palestinian shores until the problem is resolved," Gaddafi was shown saying on state television. "This is a time of popular revolutions."
    "We need to create a problem for the world. This is not a declaration of war. This is a call for peace," he said in a speech given to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohamed, a holy day in the Islamic calendar.
    Palestinians have long demanded that refugees who fled or were forced to leave in the war of Israel's creation in 1948 should be allowed to return, along with their descendants.
    Israel says any resettlement of Palestinian refugees must occur outside of its borders.

    Gaddafi also issued a call to Muslim countries to join forces against Western powers. He said the world was divided into white, denoting the United States, Europe and their allies, and green for the Muslim world.

    "The white color has decided to get rid of the green color," Gaddafi said. "These countries should be united against the white color because all of these white countries are the enemies of Islam."
    He also said: "All Arab states which have relations with Israel are cowardly regimes."
    Gaddafi has for decades challenged what he describes as Western imperialism. His oil exporting country spent years under international sanctions for seeking banned weapons and sponsoring militant groups.
    These were lifted in 2004 when Gaddafi renounced his previous activities, though he still frequently deploys his colorful rhetoric against the West.
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    Kichuguu Platinum Member

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    he is trying to divert the attention from his own dictatorial regime.
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    Gad ONEYA JF-Expert Member

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    Gaddafi's talk seems like a talk of a man who is engrossed in a deep meditation before his death! He knows exactly that he is trying to dissuade his citizens from joining the bandwagon of the two popular revolts. Nevertheless, the domino effect of this uprising should not be underscored as he tries convince us believe.
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    Nanren JF-Expert Member

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    May be he is trying to seize this opportunity to realize his dream of Arab nationalism and United Arabs. He failed in the past when he wanted to unite all arabs against the western imperialists. When he failed he decided to come back to his "black african brothers" to form African Union. He has now realized that AU is useless and toothless, he goes back to the arabs at this time when most people in arab countries are rising up. What is the sure way of bringing the arabs together? It is the Israel-palestinian issue. What is the sure way of getting broad support from across the world? Mention moslems. In that way he gets support from all moslems while in reality he is more interested in Arab nationalism rather than all mankind. By the way, He and other African-arabs in the north only consider themselves Africans when they need support from blacks. Otherwise they are Arabs first, africans later.
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    Huyu jamaa anajua kuwa kinachofuata ni yeye na vinganganizi vingine.
    This is like a NIGHTMARE man.