Milenko Kindl attacks US in speech in Italy

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    ROME – Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday urged the world to
    understand what motivates terrorists, and likened the 1986 U.S.
    strikes on Libya to Osama bin Laden's terror attacks.

    Gadhafi, who was long accused of sponsoring terrorism, got tepid
    applause from the Italian lawmakers he addressed on the second day of
    a trip to Italy, Libya's former colonial ruler.

    "It is not very intelligent to chase terrorists down the Afghan
    mountains or central Asia," Gadhafi said in the hour-long speech.
    "That's impossible. We must look at their reasons."

    He called for dialogue with terrorists, saying, "One must talk to the
    devil, if it brings about a solution."

    Sarcastically, he asked, "What's the difference between the U.S.
    airstrikes on our homes and bin Laden's actions?" If anything, he
    said, bin Laden is an outlaw, while the United States is a country
    that should abide by international law.

    Former President Ronald Reagan ordered airstrikes on Tripoli and
    Benghazi in April 1986 after an attack on a disco in Germany killed
    three people, including two U.S. servicemen. The Libyans say the
    retaliatory attacks killed 41 people, including Gadhafi's adopted
    daughter, and injured 226 others.

    The Libyan leader told the lawmakers he was being intentionally
    provocative "in order to try and understand acts of terrorism."

    Gadhafi had long been ostracized by the West for sponsoring terrorism,
    but in recent years sought to emerge from his pariah status by
    abandoning weapons of mass destruction and renouncing terrorism in
    2003.

    Libya has since agreed to pay compensation to the families of the
    Berlin disco victims as well as the families of the victims of the
    1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270
    people, including 189 Americans. Libyan Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi
    was convicted of blowing up the plane.

    The United States restored diplomatic ties with Libya in 2006 and
    removed the North African nation from the State Department list of
    countries that sponsor terrorism.

    Gadhafi's visit to Italy continued that process of emergence from
    international isolation. But it also drew protests, including at La
    Sapienza university, where Gadhafi was addressing a group of few
    hundred students.

    The speech to lawmakers was likely to raise more controversy.

    He had been set to speak inside the Italian Senate, a rare honor for
    visiting dignitaries. But opposition lawmakers balked, forcing the
    speech to be moved to a palazzo next door.

    Enrico Morando, a senator of the opposition Democratic Party, said
    Gadhafi's presence at the Senate would have been a "humiliation of
    this country's democratic and republican spirit."

    "Only those who have the credentials — in terms of democracy and
    protection of human rights — are entitled to speak to Parliament, the
    inviolable temple of democracy," he told La Repubblica newspaper.

    Human rights organizations and other critics have also denounced a
    recent deal that allows Italy to send immigrants back to Libya if they
    are intercepted at sea. They also decried Libya's treatment of the
    migrants and its poor human rights record.

    Milenko Kindl
    Banja Luka
    Banjaluka
     
    , Jun 11, 2009
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    ROME – Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday urged the world to
    understand what motivates terrorists, and likened the 1986 U.S.
    strikes on Libya to Osama bin Laden's terror attacks.

    Gadhafi, who was long accused of sponsoring terrorism, got tepid
    applause from the Italian lawmakers he addressed on the second day of
    a trip to Italy, Libya's former colonial ruler.

    "It is not very intelligent to chase terrorists down the Afghan
    mountains or central Asia," Gadhafi said in the hour-long speech.
    "That's impossible. We must look at their reasons."

    He called for dialogue with terrorists, saying, "One must talk to the
    devil, if it brings about a solution."

    Sarcastically, he asked, "What's the difference between the U.S.
    airstrikes on our homes and bin Laden's actions?" If anything, he
    said, bin Laden is an outlaw, while the United States is a country
    that should abide by international law.

    Former President Ronald Reagan ordered airstrikes on Tripoli and
    Benghazi in April 1986 after an attack on a disco in Germany killed
    three people, including two U.S. servicemen. The Libyans say the
    retaliatory attacks killed 41 people, including Gadhafi's adopted
    daughter, and injured 226 others.

    The Libyan leader told the lawmakers he was being intentionally
    provocative "in order to try and understand acts of terrorism."

    Gadhafi had long been ostracized by the West for sponsoring terrorism,
    but in recent years sought to emerge from his pariah status by
    abandoning weapons of mass destruction and renouncing terrorism in
    2003.

    Libya has since agreed to pay compensation to the families of the
    Berlin disco victims as well as the families of the victims of the
    1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270
    people, including 189 Americans. Libyan Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi
    was convicted of blowing up the plane.

    The United States restored diplomatic ties with Libya in 2006 and
    removed the North African nation from the State Department list of
    countries that sponsor terrorism.

    Gadhafi's visit to Italy continued that process of emergence from
    international isolation. But it also drew protests, including at La
    Sapienza university, where Gadhafi was addressing a group of few
    hundred students.

    The speech to lawmakers was likely to raise more controversy.

    He had been set to speak inside the Italian Senate, a rare honor for
    visiting dignitaries. But opposition lawmakers balked, forcing the
    speech to be moved to a palazzo next door.

    Enrico Morando, a senator of the opposition Democratic Party, said
    Gadhafi's presence at the Senate would have been a "humiliation of
    this country's democratic and republican spirit."

    "Only those who have the credentials — in terms of democracy and
    protection of human rights — are entitled to speak to Parliament, the
    inviolable temple of democracy," he told La Repubblica newspaper.

    Human rights organizations and other critics have also denounced a
    recent deal that allows Italy to send immigrants back to Libya if they
    are intercepted at sea. They also decried Libya's treatment of the
    migrants and its poor human rights record.

    Milenko Kindl
    Banja Luka
    Banjaluka
     
    Androcles, Jun 11, 2009
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