Look in his glasses: Gaddafi speaks to no one

Col. Muammar Gaddafi made an insane, rambling, defiant speech today from his favorite symbolic site: the building bombed by the US in 1986.  This, surely, is an ill-conceived theatrical moment given that just yesterday Gaddafi himself called in fighter jets to bomb Libyan protesters.  But the strangest thing of all was that even as Gaddafi got worked up into a lather by his revolutionary rhetoric and trip-down-memory-lane talk about anti-colonial wars gone by, every time he lifted his head you could see the reflection in his sunglasses and there was no audience.  It was a defiant speech given to palm trees, and to himself.  How perfect.


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