Gaddafi Makes Brief, Bizzare Appearance On Libyan State TV

All day, Libyan state television was announcing that Muammar Gaddafi was going to speak to the nation. When it finally happened, it was brief, and odd:

Frankly, there’s no way of telling when that recording was made.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. B. Minich says:

    Wow. When you said odd, you meant ODD.

    “I am here in Libya. Also, I can clumsily wield an umbrella while in a car! That may or may not be en route to the airport!”

    Very strange.

  2. Michael says:

    What the heck was that?