Gadhafi Blames Revolt on al-Qaida, Drugs
Besieged Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday issued another rant, blaming the uprising against his rule on the meddling of al-Qaida and the consumption of hallucinogenic drugs. Libya’s just-resigned justice minister, meanwhile, told al-Jazeera that Gadhafi would not hesitate to use chemical and biological weapons against his own people.
Mustafa Abdel Galil, who resigned three days ago from his post as the country’s justice minister, spoke to Al Jazeera at a meeting of tribal leaders and representatives of eastern Libya in the city of Al Baida.
He warned that Gaddafi has biological and chemical weapons, and will not hesitate to use them.
“We call on the international community and the UN to prevent Gaddafi from going on with his plans in Tripoli,” he said.