Saturday, February 26, 2011

Libyan minister warns of WMD use amid mass killings


Former justice minister of Libyan leader Moammer Gaddafi warned the possibility of the use of weapons of mass destruction to maintain control over the North African state where, according to French estimates, 2,000 have died following nationwide rebellion and massacre, according to a report by the RTT News.
Following Monday's resignation, Mustafa Abdel-Jalil told Al Jazeera television that the embattled Gaddafi has biological and chemical weapons and would not hesitate using them to suppress the anti-government protests.
Recently, a YouTube video circulated that showed mass burial in Tripoli coast line where the buried bodies were poured with cement.
Al Jazeera's Inside Story revealed what is going on inside the despot's mind: that he doubts his army to which he uses mercenaries--poor people he recruited and trained from neighboring African states--to shoot and kill anything and anyone upon his command.
In the mean time, in its attempt to win the support of its people since the protests began, the government said on state media that it is doubling the salary of its workers and promised to pay $400 for each family, increase food allowance and give special subsidies to every family, in a report by MSNBC.
The USA Today reported that the UN stepped in to the picture when Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that the body with 47 member states plans to investigate the alleged abuses committed by security forces, and use "all means possible" to stop the killings.
Details of this story here.
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