Gaddafi Addresses Obama as “Our Son” in Letter

In a letter written by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya justifying his attacks on rebel outposts, to President Barack Obama, Gaddafi refers to Obama as “our son.”Gaddafi also wrote to the leaders of France and Britain as well as the Secretary General of the United Nations explaining why he was defying the Security Council resolution which he considers “void” and which, according to him, violates the UN charter. Gaddafi also warned that the UN would “regret” any intervention.Gaddafi said, “Libya is not for you, Libya is for the Libyans.”The content of the letters were made public at a news conference held in Tripoli by a spokesman for the Libyan government.According to Gaddafi’s letter it should be easy to understand his motives for the rebel strongholds. Appealing to Obama’s reason Gaddafi stated that ”Al-Qaeda is an armed organization, passing through Algeria, Mauritania and Mali. What would you do if you found them controlling American cities with the power of weapons? What would you do, so I can follow your example?”In an attempt to appeal to the president on a more personal level Gadaffi’s letter to Obama opened with the following salutation: “To our son, his excellency, Mr Baracka Hussein Obama. I have said to you before, that even if Libya and the United States of America enter into a war, god forbid, you will always remain a son. Your picture will not be changed.”Nikolas Sarkozy of France, David Cameron of Great Britain and Ban Ki Moon of the UN did not merit each one his own letter, but instead shared the same appeal from Gaddafi which stated that, Libya is not yours, Libya is for the Libyans. The security council, their resolution is void because it is not according to the charter to interfere with the internal affairs of the country.”You have no right. You will regret if you get involved in this, our country. We can never shoot a single bullet on our people, it is Al-Qaeda organization.”

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