“Don’t negotiate with Muammar Gaddafi. Negotiate with the Libyan people. . . . These are our voices against NATO. Here are the voices of the people.” — Muammar Gaddafi
Green Square, Tripoli, Libya, 1 July 2011
Cf. “It can’t be denied that the demonstration in favor of Qadhdhafi yesterday was really massive. I used to question how much support Qadhdhafi has among the Libyan people, but now worry that the NATO scenario and bombs may have increased support for him in some quarters. Don’t you like those liberals and some leftists who had supported NATO intervention?” (As’ad AbuKhalil, “Libyan Demonstration,” Angry Arab News Service, 2 July 2011).