In a speech published on Saturday, Qaddafi called Obama “a friend.”
Speaking in Sirt at an event marking the 24th anniversary of President Reagan’s retaliatory attack on Libya after a Libyan terrorist strike, Qaddafi said, “At the time, we were the target of the American cannon, the American navy challenged us in the gulf of Sirt and attacked us all along Libya’s shores. America tested Libya, and the Libyan people resisted the large country, but today, thank God, the difference is great.”
Meaning: Unlike the days of President Reagan, today the Americans have a weak president who is sympathetic to our cause and flaccid in his response to our murderous behavior.
And then Qaddafi said, “Now ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined - that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama.”
We never imagined it either, Muammar.
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