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Libya War:Gaddafi accuses Sarkozy of war crimes

Friday, July 15, 2011

Laaska News  July 15,2011

Muammar Gaddafi. Photo: EPA

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s Jamahiriya has accused French President Nicolas Sarkozy of committing “war crimes.”

“Sarkozy – is a war criminal, who has tarnished the history of the French nation, and destroyed his country’s links with Libya and Muslim states. He is mentally deranged. Manning a crusade against Libya, he has drawn his country into a losing battle,” – said Gaddafi in an audio address broadcast over loudspeakers in a suburb of Tripoli.

Gaddafi also urged his supporters to march on Benghazi – the main town in the east of the country, and key rebel stronghold – to “liberate it from traitors.”

“The hour of battle has struck: be ready to march on Benghazi, Misurata and the mountains of Jabal al-Gharbi,” – he said. “We will stay on our land, and I’ll be right there with my people until the last drop of blood,” – vowed the colonel, adding that NATO forces would “lose, since they are waging an unjust war.”

 Gaddafi’s address was broadcast against the backdrop of military successes of the insurgents, who were able to launch an offensive in the west and in the region of the eastern city of Marsa el-Brega, reports ITAR-TASS.

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Gaddafi says not to surrender, accuses Sarkozy of being ” war criminal” 

TRIPOLI, July 14 (Xinhua) — Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said in a televised speech on Thursday that he would not surrender to NATO forces while accusing French President Nicolas Sarkozy of being a “war criminal”.

“This Sarkozy is a war criminal who has stained the history of the French nation and destroyed his country’s ties with Libya and Muslim countries,” Gaddafi said in a message to supporters.

He said that he would not give up, and he was ready “to die at any moment.”

Gaddafi called on his supporters to prepare to march to Misurata and Benghazi and the western mountains.

“We are ready for martyrdom and death at every moment,” Gaddafi said in an audio broadcast through the Libyan State TV to his supporters gathering in an area, 79 km west of Tripoli.

It is the fourth audio recording of Gaddafi’s speech in the past two months.

France was the first country to recognize the rebels’ National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people. French parliament decided on Tuesday to extend the military intervention in Libya, which entered the fourth month.

Xinhua.

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