Secret video shows Gaddafi’s rifle brandishing son urging supporters to fight ‘to the last bullet’By ANI
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
TRIPOLI - A secret video filmed on a mobile phone has revealed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s son calling opponents of his father’s regime as ‘b******s’ and brandishing a semi-automatic rifle in the air while simultaneously urging supporters to fight for their homeland ‘until the last bullet’.
The chilling footage, shot in Tripoli at the weekend, makes a mockery of London School of Economics-educated Saif Al-Islam’s claims that he can reform Libya following 42 years of rule by his tyrant father, the Daily Mail reports.
The paper quoted a pro-democracy protester who leaked the video after recording it on his mobile phone as saying that rather than looking like a moderate reformer, the 38-year-old looks like a ‘rabble-rousing gangster’.
“Saif pretends to be an intellectual and a moderate, but he is a rabble-rousing thug just like his father,” he added.
Addressing armed supporters near Green Square, in the centre of Tripoli, Saif was found shouting: “Brothers, God willing keep the spirits high. Rumours are emanating from enemy forces saying that the police fled. Today we’ll show them that the police are with Libya.”
“We have the means, the equipment, the weapons, we’re fine. It’s your homeland. Don’t lose it. Those against you are nothing - they’re b******s,” he added. owards the end of his address, Saif swings his gun in the air and urges them to “fight until the last minute, until the last bullet”.
His latest claims in the leaked video are in stark contrast to his earlier statements, which he had given in a television interview last week.
“Everything is calm. Everything is peaceful. The point is there’s a big gap between reality and the media reports. If you hear fireworks, don’t mistake it for shooting,” Saif had told journalists in Tripoli.
Saif had completed a doctorate at the LSE in 2008. He met former Labour trade Minister Peter Mandelson at a Corfu villa the week before it was announced that the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi would be released from a Scottish prison. (ANI)