20 Mar '11, 1pm

Gaddafi says all Libyans armed for \"long war\"

TRIPOLI : Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said all of Libya's people have been armed and are ready to fight a "long war" to defeat Western forces attacking his country, in a televised audio message on Sunday. "All the Libyan people are united. The Libyan men and women have been given weapons and bombs ... You will not advance, you will not step on this land," said Gaddafi. "We promise you a long, drawn-out war with no limits," said the Libyan leader, who was speaking on state television for a second straight day without appearing in front of camera. "We are ready for a long war. You are not prepared for a long war in Libya. We are prepared. This is a very happy moment we are living." "We do not have to retreat from the battlefield because we are defending our land and our dignity," said the Libyan strongman who has faced a month-long armed uprising focused in the east of the...

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