Moammar Khadafy has unleashed his secret weapon, and it’s a bombshell: his sultry, curvy, blond glamour-girl daughter, who the despot hopes will help his men rise up — against the rebel troops, that is.
Aisha Khadafy, dubbed “the Claudia Schiffer of North Africa” by the Arab media, was enlisted as a cheerleader at propaganda rallies — wearing a veil rather than her usual fashion-model attire, waving the Libyan flag and leading chants in support of her father.
Moammar Khadafy hopes his daughter — known for both her tailored outfits and outrageous remarks about international affairs — will help recharge his weary soldiers and boost morale on the front lines.
“I am steadfastly here,” she declared earlier this month, to shoot down widespread reports that she had tried to flee by plane to Malta last month. In one of her more dramatic appearances, her armored jeep drove into the center of a throng of supporters on March 19 in Bab al-Azizia, a military complex in the southern suburbs of Tripoli. Aisha, 34, emerged from the roof of the vehicle, clad in loose beige garb, and pointed a finger to the sky while waving the official all-green flag of her father’s Libya. She then walked through the crowd, clutching the green flag to her chest while pumping her fist in the air.
That same day, the US-led offensive began, with more than 114 Tomahawk cruise missiles obliterating Khadafy’s air defenses.
Aisha apparently then led an effort to create a human shield of regime loyalists, helping gather thousands at the dictator’s heavily fortified complex in Tripoli. Off the battlefield, Aisha is known for supporting anti-government forces — as long as the government isn’t her father’s.
When then-Prime Minister Tony Blair invited her to London in 2000 to help repair British-Libyan relations, she went to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park to argue in favor of the Irish Republican Army. Four years later, the former law student volunteered to be on Saddam Hussein’s legal defense team — but had to do it long-distance because her family considered Baghdad too unsafe