Gadhafi to Urge UN to Abolish Switzerland

Libyan leader seeks revenge for son's arrest, wants nation busted up
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2009 3:20 AM CDT
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi expelled Swiss diplomats and canceled oil contracts after his son's arrest last year.   (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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(Newser) – Moammar Gadhafi plans to urge the United Nations to wipe Switzerland off the map when he visits New York later this month, the New York Daily News reports. The Libyan leader—as part of a vendetta against the Alpine nation that began when his son Hannibal was busted for beating up his servants in a Geneva hotel—will ask the UN to abolish the country and divide its land up between Italy, France, and Germany, Swiss lawmakers say.