Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Libya will retaliate against no-fly zone: Gadhafi

A combative Moammar Gadhafi threatened Wednesday to retaliate against any attempt by Western nations to impose a no-fly zone over his country.

In interviews with foreign journalists and in an appearance on state television, the dictator said Libyan citizens would take up arms against Western powers. He also repeated that the people of Benghazi have to rise up against those in their midst who are traitors, the CBC's Adrienne Arsenault reported from Tripoli.

"Certainly in the last 24 hours, we have seen a very cocky, very belligerent Moammar Gadhafi," Arsenault said Wednesday.

"He had two interviews scheduled with Turkish and French television late last night. He could have chosen to do them anywhere in this city, but he insisted on sweeping in through a crush of media … fists in the air." (read more)