‘Captured’ Gadhafi Son Surprises Reporters
Posted on Aug 22, 2011
As a reminder that we know less about what is actually happening in Libya than may otherwise be texted, tweeted and reported, Moammar Gadhafi’s son Saif al-Islam, who had been reported captured by the opposition, dropped in on reporters at a hotel in Tripoli to refute their work.
Television footage showed him pumping his fists in the air, smiling, waving and shaking hands with supporters outside the hotel, as well as holding his arms aloft with each hand making the V for victory sign.
Saif told journalists that Libya, which has been largely overrun in the past 24 hours by rebel forces seeking to topple his father, was in fact in government hands and that Muammar Gaddafi was safe.