Gadhafi ‘Pained’ at Tunisia Uprising
Posted on Jan 16, 2011
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
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.
U.S. Navy / MC2 Jesse Awalt