Gadhafi: If I fall, Bin Laden will control the Mediterranean
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said he wanted the United Nations or the African Union to investigate the riots in his country and promised investigators free access. In an interview published Sunday, also warned that the riots would spell disaster for Europe.
"First of all I would like that an investigatory commission of the United Nations or the African Union comes here to Libya," he told the French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche. "We will let this panel work unhampered," he said.
Gadhafi noted that the violence would have serious repercussions for Europe. "Thousands of people from Libya will invade Europe," he said, "and there will be no-one to stop them."
Gadhafi repeated his charge that the revolt against his regime was being spearheaded by Al-Qaeda. "There is an Islamic jihad facing you from the Mediterranean," he said. (Osama) Bin Laden will install himself in North Africa... You will have Bin Laden at your gates.
"They will attack the US Sixth Fleet. There will be acts of piracy here at your gates, about 50 kilometres from your borders. Bin Laden’s men will demand ransom from land and sea. This will really become an international crisis."