Much is being said about the letter that the Libyan leader sent to “Our son, Excellency, President Obama” perhaps because of this opening greeting, or perhaps because of the expanded greeting further along in the letter “Our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama” which invokes the Muslim name and pronunciation that Mr Obama may want to shy away from. In any case, I found it difficult to find the actual text in full. I wanted to read for myself what it said, not just rely on Rush Limbaugh’s sound bites. I had questions. For instance, is it true that Qaddaffi wants to see Obama re-elected?
Yes. From the letter, “We still pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A. We Endeavour and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaign.”
Now I want to know why Obama’s re-election is any concern of Mr Qaddaffi. To whom is he praying for this outcome? Is he privy to something that the American people should know about Mr Obama?
The letter doesn’t offer these answers. There isn’t any indication that Mr Qaddaffi expected an answer but one has to wonder if a response is forthcoming. If so, will it be a missile or epistle?
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Gaddafi’s letter to Obama in full
Here is the complete text of Gaddafi’s letter to Barack Obama. His spelling and grammatical errors have been reproduced as originally written.
Our son, Excellency,
We have been hurt more morally that physically because of what had happened against us in both deeds and words by you. Despite all this you will always remain our son whatever happened. We still pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A. We Endeavour and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne. You are a man who has enough courage to annul a wrong and mistaken action. I am sure that you are able to shoulder the responsibility for that.
Enough evidence is available, Bearing in mind that you are the president of the strongest power in the world nowadays, and since Nato is waging an unjust war against a small people of a developing country. This country had already been subjected to embargo and sanctions, furthermore it also suffered a direct military armed aggression during Reagan’s time. This country is Libya.
Hence, to serving world peace … Friendship between our peoples … and for the sake of economic, and security cooperation against terror, you are in a position to keep Nato off the Libyan affair for good. As you know too well democracy and building of civil society cannot be achieved by means of missiles and aircraft, or by backing armed member of AlQuaeda in Benghazi.
You, yourself, said on many occasions, one of them in the UN General Assembly, I was witness to that personally, that America is not responsible for the security of other peoples. That America helps only. This is the right logic.
Our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama, your intervention is the name of the U.S.A. is a must, so that Nato would withdraw finally from the Libyan affair. Libya should be left to Libyans within the African union frame.
The problem now stands as follows:-
1. There is Nato intervention politically as well as military.
2. Terror conducted by AlQaueda gangs that have been armed in some cities, and by force refused to allow people to go back to their normal life, and carry on with exercising their social people’s power as usual.
Leader of the Revolution