Gadhafi Troops Issued Viagra to Help Them Rape: US
Susan Rice makes claim at UN
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2011 7:17 AM CDT
Libyan men wave AK-47s and hold pictures of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi during defense and security training presented by the army in the town of Al-Sbeia, 65kms south of Tripoli, on April 27, 2011.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Moammar Gadhafi’s forces have been issued Viagra, to help them better rape the people of Libya, US ambassador Susan Rice told several other UN diplomats at a closed-door Security Council meeting yesterday. “She spoke of Gadhafi’s soldiers targeting children, and other atrocities,” one diplomat tells Reuters. Rice offered no evidence for her allegations, which diplomats said were designed to win over countries that have grown skeptical of the UN mission in Libya—namely China, India, and Russia.

“Rice raised that in the meeting, but no one responded,” another diplomat said. Earlier this month the UN’s envoy on sexual violence during armed conflicts said that reports of rape in Libya were unconfirmed, but that they were credible enough that the Security Council should have mentioned them in its two most recent resolutions on Libya.