Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Qaddafi declares jihad against Switzerland"

From Foreign Policy's Passport blog:

This is getting ridiculous:

"Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against (the Prophet) Mohammad, God and the Koran," Gaddafi said during a meeting in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi to mark the Prophet's birthday.

"The masses of Muslims must go to all airports in the Islamic world and prevent any Swiss plane landing, to all harbors and prevent any Swiss ships docking, inspect all shops and markets to stop any Swiss goods being sold," Gaddafi said.

For those not keeping score at home, this feud began when Qaddafi's son Hannibal was arrested for assault and dad expelled Swiss diplomats from the country in response. Qaddafi has also submitted a proposal to the UN general assembly to have the country abolished....MORE
Ah Muammar.
On September 16, 2008 (the day after Lehman failed and AIG was nationalized!) we posted:

Hank Paulson, AIG and the Line in the Sand
Paulson's Line In The Sand

Seattle Post-Intelligencer-
National Economy: Drawing the line

Financial Times-
Paulson sticks to firm line

Huffington Post-
Paulson Drew the Line...

Paulson, Bernanke Drew the Line...

In the 1970's Muammar Gaddafi claimed the Gulf of Sidra as territorial waters and declared the vector from Benghazi to Misratah his fearsome "Line of Death" and anyone foolish enough to cross said Line of Death would be met by the full wrath of the Libyan air force.

On Aug. 19, 1981 the U.S. Sixth Fleet was in the Gulf, the Libyans sent up their Air Force,
two F-14's from the Nimitz shot them both down and Robin Williams got a bit out of it:
...Here's a man who had the audacity to go:
"This is the line of death. You cross it, you die." {Pause}
"Okay, you cross this line, you die." {Pause}
"Okay, you cross this line, you die."
"This line, you die."
"Okay, you're knocking on my door,
I'm not coming out. Naaaaah"
Here's the 1986 performance, Live at the Met:
(the bit is 1:05 in)