Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, a cousin and former aide of Gaddafi, floats his name as Libyan saviour.
Some analysts argue that Gaddaf’s connections with rebels from the Gaddafi-linked tribes, some of which are based in the south, could help secure sub-Saharan borders used by militants to smuggle weapons.
Gaddaf is exiled in Cairo
[April 27 2011 Russian Presidential Elections and Col. Gaddafi]
American Predator drones could be used to assassinate Colonel Gaddafi, William Hague said. The Foreign Secretary indicated that the unmanned aircraft, which have been used to take out Al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and Afghanistan, will target the Libyan dictator. cf
“They said they didn’t want to kill Gaddafi. Now some officials say, yes, we are trying to kill Gaddafi,” Putin said on a visit to Denmark.
“Why strike palaces? What, are they exterminating mice this way?” Putin said.
Gates, at the end of his meeting with Fox, insisted: “We are not targeting him [Gaddafi] specifically.” However command and control centres were legitimate targets, the US defence secretary clarified. Fox also denied Nato was trying to kill Gaddafi. “We do not target individuals” he said.
[March 21]To avoid possible questions beyond his competence, Putin said that he did have a personal attitude to the events in Libya, even though the Russian government was not dealing with foreign political issues. [March 14] Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, his entourage and family denied entry to Russia and the transit through its territory. The decree on this, as reported by Interfax, signed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The ban will extend to his daughter Aisha Qadhafi and his seven sons, 2012 is the presidential election year in Russia.
Libyan officials are in Venezuela to discuss possible peaceful solutions to the war .No details of which officials traveled with the delegation were given.
Venezuela has been mentioned as a possible safe haven for Gaddafi if he ever flees his own country, but Chavez officials have denied that option is being considered