Tags: BNSTAFF | BNTEAMS | CMDME | EGOVERN | EM | EMC | EU

Qaddafi’s Ex-Protocol Chief Says Regime to Crumble in Days

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 07:10 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Muammar Qaddafi will fight to the end, though it’s just a “matter of days” before his regime crumbles, the Libyan leader’s former chief of protocol said in an interview on French television.

Army units in Benghazi and Tobruk have defected, allowing the opposition to control the two main cities in the east of the country, Nuri al-Mismari said on Canal+ television.

“He’ll hold on right to the end,” al-Mismari said. “He threatens to use massive force. He’s already used planes, tanks, mercenaries. What’s left? Chemical weapons?”

Qaddafi vowed in a television address yesterday to fight the rebellion until his “last drop of blood.” Qaddafi’s crackdown on the week-long demonstrations has already left almost 300 dead, according to Human Rights Watch, and driven oil prices to a 2 1/2-year high.

“He’s nervous, he’s not in good health,” Al-Mismari said. “These acts are not of someone who is lucid.”

Libya unsuccessfully sought al-Mismari’s extradition from France last November, accusing him of embezzlement when he didn’t return home after visiting France for medical treatment.


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Atlanta US Attorney Yates Tapped for Deputy AG

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 17:46 PM

President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justi . . .

Pataki: Obama to Blame for US Troubles Abroad

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 16:54 PM

President Barack Obama's "lead-from-behind" strategy is to blame for most of America's problems abroad, former New York  . . .

Variety's Wallenstein: How Obama Took Sony's Crisis From Bad to Worse

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 15:53 PM

If there are such things as textbooks in the field of crisis management, the Sony Pictures hack might end up in the chap . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved