In denial, Saif Gadhafi says Libya is not America’s business

February 28th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Tripoli (Libya), Feb.28 (ANI): Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi and one of his chief advisers, has insisted that Libya is calm, and should not be America’s business.

In an exclusive interview with “This Week” host Christiane Amanpour, Saif said that the Libyan military has not attacked any civilians and reports of Libyan diplomats abandoning their posts were simply a “miscommunication.”

ABC News quoted him as saying that there was a “big, big gap between reality and the media reports,”

“The whole south is calm. The west is calm. The middle is calm. Even part of the east,” he claimed.In response to President Barack Obama’s call for Moammar Gadhafi to step down and the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous vote to impose an arms embargo on Libya and urge nations to freeze Libyan assets, Gadhafi’s son was defiant.

“Listen, nobody is leaving this country. We live here, we die here. This is our country. The Libyans are our people. And for myself, I believe I am doing the right thing,” he said.When asked to respond to President Obama’s call that his father step down, he said: “It’s not an American business, that’s number one. Second, do they think this is a solution? Of course not.”He was also in complete denial about the extensive reports of attacks on Libyan civilians in recent weeks.

“Show me a single attack, show me a single bomb,” he told her.

He added: “The Libyan air force destroyed just the ammunition sites. That’s it.” (ANI)

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