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

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  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.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  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:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Marco Rubio: States Should Determine Gay Marriage Laws

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 09:55 AM

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hasn't changed his stance on same-sex marriage, despite a judge's decision last week . . .

Obamacare Rulings Have Consumers, Governors Worried

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 13:55 PM

Two conflicting court decisions on tax credits for Obamacare have millions of consumers worried, along with some Republi . . .

Russia Today Faces Probe Over 'Biased' TV Crash Coverage

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 13:47 PM

The Kremlin-funded news channel Russia Today is facing an investigation by a TV watchdog group in Britain over the accur . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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