Another Tell-All from Qaddafi’s Inner Circle
Former foreign minister, U.N. envoy and childhood friend of Muammar Qaddafi, Abdurrahman Shalgam, published a tell-all book back in January 2012 about the former Libyan leader and the men who surrounded him – Ashkhas hawl al-qadhdhafi (The People Surrounding Qaddafi). Now the London based Arabic daily Al Hayat has published a scathing six part interview with Qaddafi’s former protocol chief Nuri al-Mismari. Is truth stranger than fiction? How much of these lurid stories really happened, and how much of them were fabricated to make Nuri al-Mismari look better? After all, in the final part of the interview he claims that he helped the Libyan revolution by supporting a revolutionary cell in Tripoli and supplying the coordinates of Baab al Aziziyah to the French. No subject was spared in this series, covering all the supposed secrets of the diabolical dictator from assasination orders to youth-obsessed treatments.