MEMRI has posted a fascinating video of a speech by Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi on the topic of Barack Obama and the upcoming American election. It’s amazing how well the old colonel has his finger on the pulse of Western political events. He knows all the hot buttons in American politics, particularly our major shame-point: the issue of race.
Qaddafi expounds at length about something that the Obama campaign would rather keep quiet: the massive support for the O-Man in the Islamic world, and the fact that Muslims consider him one of their own.
MEMRI has posted a partial transcript, and below are some excerpts:
There are elections in America now. Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia. His name is Obama. All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency.
“May have been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns”, eh? Did someone in the Obama campaign take note of Qaddafi’s earlier words, and ask him to rephrase his statements in order to avoid drawing attention to all those suitcases full of Libyan campaign cash?
But all is not well in Muammar-land. Oh no, not at all! It seems that Barack Hussein bin-Barack has been saying some offensive and alarming things:
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But we were taken by surprise when our African Kenyan brother, who is an American national, made statements that shocked all his supporters in the Arab world, in Africa, and in the Islamic world.
Col. Qaddafi never specifies what exactly Obama said that was so bad. However, if you watch the video, it’s obvious that he’s talking about Obama’s recent and fervent declarations of support for Israel.
The old man surmises (correctly) that Barack Hussein’s new-found affection for the Zionist Entity is really just a campaign ploy, a little bit of American-style taqiyya to persuade gullible Jews to vote for him:
We hope that this is merely an elections “clearance sale,” as they say in Egypt — in other words, merely an elections lie. As you know, this is the farce of elections — a person lies and lies to people, just so that they will vote for him, and afterwards, when they say to him: “You promised this and that,” he says: “No, this was just elections propaganda.” This is the farce of democracy for you. He says: “This was propaganda, and you thought I was being serious. I was fooling you to get your votes.”
Allah willing, it will turn out that this was merely elections propaganda. Obama said he would turn Jerusalem into the eternal capital of the Israelis. This indicates that our brother Obama is ignorant of international politics, and is not familiar with the Middle East conflict.
Col. Qaddafi is quite correct: the O-Man is deeply ignorant of international politics. But I’m certain that the Libyan strongman will be only too happy to educate him, once he has settled comfortably behind his desk in the Oval Office.
Of course, the colonel will have to get in line, because all of Obama’s other new-found friends — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, Bashar al-Assad, Kim Jong-il, King Abdullah, Hassan Nasrallah — will be falling all over themselves in their eagerness to explain the way the world works to the brand-new Savior of Mankind.
There are some other interesting things in that Qaddafi video, including the assertion that David Ben-Gurion ordered the assassination of John F. Kennedy. There’s also more discussion of the Palestinian right of return, as well as a proposed one-state solution — called in this instance “Isratine” — that Barack Obama should enforce to achieve peace in the Middle East.
There’s also this:
We still hope that this black man will take pride in his African and Islamic identity, and in his faith, and that [he will know] that he has rights in America, and that he will change America from evil to good, and that America will establish relations that will serve it well with other peoples, especially the Arabs.
Remember: the Arabs are accustomed to treating black Africans as slaves, supplicants, or Arab wannabes. Qaddafi is obviously expecting that Barack Hussein Obama will assume one or more of those traditional roles in his dealings with the Arab world.
Go over to MEMRI and listen to the whole speech — or at least read the subtitles.
Hat tip: TB.