As Gaddafi's speeches and wild statements quieten down, Hala Musrati is now the self-appointed spokeswoman for the pro government national voice who carries the Gaddafi cause, generating quite a stir in the increasingly incredulous and bemused world audience.
This Libyan State news anchor woman has had some airtime recently launching a pretty strong smear campaign on Libya's alleged rape-victim people heroine Iman al-Obeidi. As she defiantly emphasizes her propensity to truth and candour, she reminds of other far-fetched propoganda artists that the media exposes by showing us up-to-date information that belies his dubious and deluded announcements, particularly in sound-bite form. People have been drawing parralels between her, and former Iraq Information Minister, Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf who became a laughing stock: Comical Ali with his confident statements: 'We are winning'. Just as he was spun by the Western media into entertainement gig and spoofs, so Hala Musrati is the subject matter already, certainly in the Arab world, of such comedy and entertainment.She has taken it upon herself to tirelessly -single-handedly crusade her Libya that is under seige by an enemy outside attack. She uses a bizarre mix of traditional staid thinking of family clan pride and patriotic propoganda, made up of blatant exaggerations and mistruths. She prefaces some of her most outrageous and personal attacks with apology, exonerating the honour of Libyan people, and the respectable family clan of 'Obeidi', distancing this discredited woman from a direct link.This Libyan national crusader, railing against the treachery in her rebellious people, is no stranger to media in her owner checquered past of literary, media and legal experience. A city girl born in Tripoli, she is a Bachelor in Law and a Post Graduate of international law: interestingly her Masters thesis was in 'Regulation and role of international judicial settlement of disputes in the Arab and non-Arab world,' so one might be pardoned for expecting a well-balanced, well-adjusted fair character. She is a writer, operating in Libya, furthermore a founding member of the Association of Writers, Member of Writers Unions and poetry guilds in Libya. Instead what emerges is a picture of an unbalanced propoganda artist, issuing increasingly untrue and often mysogynistic statements that do down her own gender! Bizarrely, she emphasizes her propensity for telling truth. She reminds us here again Comical Ali, former Iraq Information Minister.Above, some of her most outlandish and far-fetched statements, or motions.