Politics & Policy

Qaddafi Speaks Again

Amazingly, France 24 managed to land a half-hour sit-down interview with Qaddafi. He, once again, blames the media for distorting the truth of his popularity in Libya, exaggerating and inciting the protests. He says there is a “plot” underway, driven by Al Qaeda. Watch the whole thing. 

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