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Gadhafi ‘Pained’ at Tunisia Uprising

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Posted on Jan 16, 2011
U.S. Navy / MC2 Jesse Awalt

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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is hurting. The ally of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali says he was “pained” at the fall of the leader, and that protesters were manipulated by cables written by “ambassadors in order to create chaos.” —JCL

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The Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has condemned the uprising in neighbouring Tunisia amid reports today of unrest on the streets of Libya.

In a speech last night Gaddafi, an ally of the ousted president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, said he was “pained” by the fall of the Tunisian government. He claimed protesters had been led astray by WikiLeaks disclosures detailing the corruption in Ben Ali’s family and his repressive regime.

The leaked cables were written by “ambassadors in order to create chaos”, Deutsche Press-Agentur reported Gaddafi as saying.

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By carold, January 19, 2011 at 6:16 pm Link to this comment
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I know it’s a petty thing to say, but the dude almost makes Arafat look handsome in comparison.

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By radson, January 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm Link to this comment

One pain in the ass to the other.

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