Saif al-Islam Gadhafi

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Gadhafi's Son: Libya Will Soon Look Like Iran

Seif says family is joining with Islamists

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif thinks Islamists are "terrorists," are "bloody men," and are generally "not nice" people. But he also thinks they'll make fine partners with his family for a new Libya, he tells the New York Times . The new plan: Forge an...

Gadhafi Son: France 'in Talks' With Dad

France urges rebels to negotiate with regime

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi’s regime is in talks with France, or so says one of Gadhafi’s sons in a newspaper interview. “The truth is that we are negotiating with France and not with the rebels,” Seif al-Islam told an Algerian paper. But France rejects the claim, al-Jazeera reports....

Court Issues Warrant for Gadhafi on War Crimes

Libya does not recognize Hague's ICC: spokesperson

(Newser) - The International Criminal Court has accused Moammar Gadhafi of crimes against humanity and has issued arrest warrants for him and two of his top aides. The ICC presiding judge says there are "reasonable grounds to believe" that Gadhafi and son Saif al-Islam are "criminally responsible as indirect co-perpetrators"...

International Leaders Pledge $1B to Back Libyan Rebels

Gadhafi regime close to exit: officials

(Newser) - Countries that stepped into the Libyan conflict are promising $1 billion in support for the rebel cause. The pledge from nations including Italy, France, Turkey, and Australia is backed in large part by Libyan assets, notes the New York Times , but some legal considerations still stand between the money and...

Hague to Issue Warrant for Gadhafi's Arrest

ICC charges leader with killing unarmed demonstrators

(Newser) - With thousands of lives reportedly lost in the Libyan conflict, the International Criminal Court in The Hague will call today for Moammar Gadhafi’s arrest. The ICC is set to issue warrants against Gadhafi, son Seif al-Islam, and spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi over the killing of unarmed demonstrators and the...

Seif Gadhafi: Attack on Libya Just Like WMDs, Iraq

Gadhafi's second son backs Libyan tactics against rebels

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's second son was supposed to bring reform to Libya. But now Seif al-Islam Gadhafi is defiant, insisting Gadhafi's forces have not killed any civilians, and vowing to put down the rebel uprising. In his view, the opposition is made up entirely of terrorists led by al-Qaeda,...

Gadhafi Sons: We'll Oust Dad for Democracy

But family appears split on country's direction

(Newser) - Two of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons have offered a plan for Libya: they would push their father from power, allowing son Seif al-Islam to helm a constitutional democracy, an insider tells the New York Times . It’s not known whether Moammar himself is on board with the proposal, which would...

Gadhafi's Sons May Be Looking for Way Out

Top aide to Seif al-Islam holding secret talks in London

(Newser) - A senior aide to Seif al-Islam has visited London in recent days to hold secret talks with British officials, government sources tell the Guardian . The Foreign Office says it won’t “provide a running commentary” on the talks, but one Western diplomat says it’s looking increasingly like Seif...

Gadhafi: We'll Shoot Down Passenger Jets

Meanwhile, son says 'New York Times' journalists will be released

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi is not taking the UN resolution authorizing military attacks against him well. Last night, his defense ministry warned that Libya might retaliate against "any foreign military act" by attacking "all air and maritime traffic in the Mediterranean Sea" as well as "civilian and military" facilities,...

Gadhafi Cancels Benghazi Offensive

Rebels cheer UN no-fly zone

(Newser) - As Libyan rebels cheered the United Nations' last-minute approval of a no-fly zone , Moammar Gadhafi's forces decided the promised offensive against Benghazi was off. "We will chase the traitors from Benghazi,” the dictator had told his troops earlier. “Destroy their fortifications. Show them no mercy." Gadhafi's...

Squatters Give Tour of Gadhafi's London Home

Posh $17M home belongs to Libyan people, they say

(Newser) - An opulent London home belonging to one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons was taken over by squatters last week who have vowed to stay put until the dictator is ousted. This week, Laurie Penny gets a tour. The activists, who have links to Libyan rebels, have opened up Seif al Islam...

US Unveils 5-Point Plan to Assist Libya Rebels

Rebels retreat from key town as Gadhafi launches offensive

(Newser) - The White House has announced a five-point, non-military plan aimed at removing Moammar Gadhafi from power in Libya. Officials are set to partially embrace the opposition movement and threatened to prosecute loyalists involved in atrocities, the New York Times reports. Meanwhile, the administration rejected the US intelligence chief’s comments...

Gadhafi Son's U-Turn Shocks the World

Seif al-Islam had been seen as a reformer

(Newser) - Until a few weeks ago, the West thought well of Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, a London-educated Davos man who’d spent years advocating greater democracy and freedom in Libya. So when he promised protesters “ rivers of blood ” in the street, it was just a wee bit unexpected. “Seif...

Gadhafi Son Plagiarized Thesis, Used Ghostwriter

London School of Economics 'embarrassed' by ties to Saif

(Newser) - The apparently not-so-august London School of Economics has admitted awarding a PhD in philosophy to one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons in 2008, even though he apparently plagiarized much of his dissertation. Saif al-Islam has been accused of using a ghostwriter to pen his paper, and lifting heavily from research and...

WikiLeaks Exposed Gadhafi Family Abuses

Clan's abuse of power helped fuel unrest

(Newser) - Libyans had plenty of reasons to despise Moammar Gadhafi and his clan long before the leader ordered the use of heavy artillery on protesters. State Department cables released by WikiLeaks detail some of the Gadhafis' abuses of power, which are known to Libyans despite the regime's control of the media,...

How Gadhafi Blew It
 How Gadhafi Blew It 
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How Gadhafi Blew It

Among other things: Libya's rich, but most citizens live in poverty

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi has always talked about instituting reform—usually via his son, Seif—but has never quite gotten around to it, writes Andrew Solomon in the New Yorker . "The regime has always wanted credit for its beneficent decrees, without accepting blame for its failure even to try to turn...

Gadhafi Son Warns of Fight to 'Last Bullet'

Reforms will come only if protesters back down, he vows

(Newser) - The son of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi has vowed a "fierce" civil war if protesters don't stand down in the nation's mounting violence. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi promised in a speech today on state TV that significant democratic reforms would be instituted—but only if unrest stops. If current protests...

No, No, Beyonc&eacute; Performed for Gadhafi's Other Son
 No, No, Beyoncé 
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No, No, Beyoncé Performed for Gadhafi's Other Son

Seif al-Islam's rep tries to give Gawker lesson in journalismism

(Newser) - Beyoncé spent her New Year’s Eve performing for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son—although Seif al-Islam's PR firm will have you know it wasn't him, as originally reported. “She actually performed for Col. Gadhafi’s other shithead son, Hannibal,” writes Adrian Chen on Gawker , before running down...

Gadhafi Son: Why the Fuss Over Bomber's Release?
Gadhafi Son: Why the Fuss Over Bomber's Release?
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Gadhafi Son: Why the Fuss Over Bomber's Release?

Celebration of Megrahi's return made possible by Brit TV coverage

(Newser) - The release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi had nothing to do with commerce, Moammar Gadhafi's son tells the Scotland Herald. What's more, he blames the celebration of Megrahi's return on the British news media—“Everyone knew from Sky and the BBC that he was going to land...

Gadhafi Son to Bomber: We Cut Deal With UK for You

Business sec. eyed over ties to younger Gadhafi

(Newser) - Even as Scotland insists its decision to release the Lockerbie bomber was a compassionate one, a conversation between Moammar Gadhafi’s son and the bomber suggests some backroom wheeling and dealing, the Sunday Telegraph reports. A transcript has Saif Gadhafi telling the bomber, “You were on the table in...

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