Whoa. Libya’s el-Qaddafi is spouting some conservative catchphrases.
From the New York Times website:
Text messages sent to residents of Tripoli in the past 30 minutes by Libyana, the country’s leading cellphone provider, advised them that a local cleric issued a fatwa against watching television channels “like Al Jazeera,” that incite bloodshed, three Libyan bloggers report on Twitter.
Al Jazeera is an Arab news network. Unlike most free countries, the United States doesn’t allow television stations to offer its customers Al Jazeera—evidently we can’t process news from an Arab network. (Yet FOX News is allowed to fill empty heads with faux news. Freedom, American-style.)
Earlier on Thursday, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi said in a rambling phone call to Libyan state television: “Those people who took your sons away from you and gave them drugs and said let them die are launching a campaign over cellphones against your sons, telling them not to obey their fathers and mothers, and they are destroying their country.”
This one is harder to decipher: drugs remove a teen’s morality, causing them to disobey their parents AND destroy their country.
It’s all bin Laden’s fault.
Has Qaddafi been talking to George W. Bush?