21 Feb '11, 1am

Libya uprising a 'foreign plot' says Gaddafi's son: CAIRO: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of strongman Muammar

Libya uprising a 'foreign plot' says Gaddafi's son: CAIRO: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of strongman Muammar

CAIRO: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of strongman Muammar al-Gaddafi, said Monday that Libya was on the verge of civil war and branded the unprecedented protests as a foreign plot against his father's rule. Blaming Arab and African expatriates of fomenting unrest in the country, he said the violence was aimed at installing Islamist rule, in a speech on television. "At this moment there are tanks being driven by civilians in Benghazi," Libya's second city and an epicentre of the unprecedented protests against Muammar al-Gaddafi's regime for nearly 42 years. "We have arms, the military has arms and the forces which want to destroy Libya have arms," he said. Gaddafi, speaking in Arabic, also pledged a new constitution and new liberal laws saying the north African country was at a crossroads. Gaddafi's son blamed foreign media of inflating the death toll, which he repeatedly ...

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