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Gathafi / Khadafy / Qaddafy Blogs!

Posted in War on Terror by Jeff Graves on August 29, 2006

Via Wonkette and Hot Air, comes the news that Libya’s “Brother Leader of the Revolution”, Moammar Qaddafi, has started his own blogToday’s entry appears to be the text of a recent address that Qaddafi gave, and it’s a tough read in English, possibly in part due to the translation to English.  Qaddafi appears to reference the Mohammed cartoon scandal from earlier this year, and even finishes with a tribute to Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. 

It’s interesting that in the past 2 weeks, 2 leaders of Islamic countries have added their voices to the blogosphere.  Here in the US, one of the stated objectives of our “war on terror” is to “win the hearts and minds” of the Islamic world.  And yet, I’m not aware of any George Bush or Dick Cheney blog.  Maybe Don Rumsfeld should take a few minutes and have a member of his staff open a DoD blog.


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  1. mikeinmanila said, on August 29, 2006 at 1:35 am

    Interesting… but perhaps its a windows word translation – from what I’ve seen of other sites put up by the Libian government they are real careful with spelling and diction. It could be ‘fan site’ put up by somebody or a fake site or something for internl consumption.
    Anyway- thanks for putting a link.

  2. mightyoak said, on August 29, 2006 at 2:21 am

    Ah, thanks for providing some grounding. It’s certainly conceivable that all is not as it may seem on the surface, and I’m far from an expert on foreign government blogs.

    Also, thanks for being the first person to leave a comment on my blog! And only minutes after I posted it in the first place. Wow, this technology thing is pretty amazing!! 😉

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