Most Surprising Things We’ve Learned About Libya
Thanks to Wikileaks and the rebel forces we have learned more in the last few months about Libya and it’s previously powerful ruling family than we have in years.
Colonel Gaddafi’s son Al-Saadi is gay and married. Not only did the rebel forces find gay porn DVDs in his residence but after his best friend of 13 years declined his gay sexual advances Saadi had the well-known footballer thrown in prison for two a half years until the rebellion began and he was forced to release him hoping to win his celebrity endorsement of the Gaddafi regime. He did not.
Gaddafi’s sons spent millions to be serenaded.
Beyond paying Mariah Carey $1 million to sing just four songs the Gaddafi clan has spent $1 million on average to be entertained at private parties by Usher, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Nelly Furtado, Lionel Richie and Jon Bon Jovi.
Aline Skaf who is married to the Colonel’s son Hannibal was one abusive tyrant to work for and regularly beat and tortured staff. Shweyga Mullah, an Ethiopian nanny to Hannibal’s children was burned twice when she would not beat Aline’s young daughter for crying. Aline did not believe in paying her servants and would cut them with knives and force them to go days without food while demanding they watch the dogs eat.
Colonel Gaddafi does not sleep with his nurses or bodyguards.
We all assumed it and with good reason but the truth is out. Libya’s former dictator was not screwing around with his many attractive nurses or members of his Amazonian Guard (as his personal 40-strong ground of female bodygrounds was often called by the press). Turns out the Colonel is far too paranoid and never allowed a bodygound or even one of his nurses alone in the room with him. A member of his family typically his wife or daughter was always present in the event of an assassination attempt. It does make sense. After all the man did stay in power for decades. Went down in history as Africa’s longest-reigning leader and had very few security incidents to contend with as he was quite careful. Gaddafi is also a well-known hypochondriac and fairly germaphobic.
Gaddafi considers himself an International problem solver and academic.
The man spent years trying to convince other African leaders to join him to create the United States of Africa. Of course this from a man who believes he alone can solve the Israeli-Palestine conflict – one word, “Isratine”.
Senator John McCain tried to give Gaddafi weapons and then lied about it.
Just a few years ago in 2009 McCain was the leading voice along with two other Republicans and on Independent who met with Gaddafi and his son to discuss improved military relations between the two countries. According to the minutes of the meeting obtained by WikiLeaks Senator McCain specifically promised Gaddafi’s regime that he would push to deliver the weapons and military aircraft his security forces need to maintain ‘order’ throughout Libya. Yet jump forward two years and John McCain is telling a very different story to Fox News’ Greta van Susteren:
Sources:Mirror.co.uk Daily Mail NY Times Politico