Libya: Gaddafi Junior's Speech Welcomed with Shoes and Slippers

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

Libyan dictator's son Saif Al Islam Al Gaddafi addressed Libyans earlier on Libyan State television, blaming everything other than his father for the massive protests and bloodshed the country has been witnessing in recent days.

He blamed Facebook, foreign mercenaries, Islamists, drug addicts and an army not trained in dealing with civilians for the carnage Libya has suffered, downplaying the number of victims and promising to stay in Libya to ensure that it isn't broken up into smaller Islamic Emirates, in order for the US not to invade it.

He also predicted doom, poverty and a bloodbath for Libyans should Gaddafi, who has ruled Libya with an iron fist for more than 40 years be toppled.

On Twitter, tweeps reacted to the speech in different ways. Here is a snap shot of some of the reactions:

@AfriNomad: Wow – Pic of people in #Libya watching Seif #Gaddafi's speech. Shoes in the air! (via @riy) #Feb17

@DinaFergani: @ablabahrawy Hilarious Pointy Qaddafi

@Synergi0: My response to Seif Gaddafi's scaremongering hallucinations #Libya

@ielsakka: my reply to Seif Al-Islam #Gaddafi speech ردي على خطاب سيف الإسلام القذافي –شبشب زنوبة معفن #Libya #Feb17

@gr33ndata: I'm sure I saw Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi somewhere before this? Hmmm, yes, here he is…

@Adham_T: #Gaddafi #Libya #Egypt

@gr33ndata: It's either Gaddafi, or u'll not find food, drink, and will be invaded by Egyptians and Space Ships! #Libya #Feb17

@RJAlvarez: Just took this pic in Red Hook. Had no idea today might be the day & the we might mean Qaddafi. #fingerscrossed

@exiledsurfer: Saif's father, Moammar #Gadaffi's reaction to his son's “off the cuff” speech. #libya #benghazi

@Jim_Watford: Me thinks Saif Gaddafi needs a higher chair. #Libya

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

1 comment

  • Hamilton

    Let’s stop the hypocrisy, the monarchy has to fall is in the world, mainly in Europe. If it’s not easy pro Gaddafi, and he alone is king declared the parliamentary constitutional monarchy and establish and perpetuate himself and his pride of caste in the lust of power! Like England, Monaco, Spain, Sweden and so on.


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