According to some accounts, Qedafy is actually several years older than he claims to be. His father Abu Minyar was said by official Libyan news agency, JANA, to have been 100 when he died in early 1985. That number, however is not important in the Bedouin culture and to make things more dramatic Qedafy is actually Form the old Berber people.
And our relations with the blacks. Although Libya’s relations with African and Arab neighbors are of primary importance to Qedafy, many of these ties are seriously strained. Tiny Tunisia, perched on Libya’s shoulder, is particularly vulnerable, and Qedafy has positioned his agents in the hope of benefiting from the political turmoil likely to accompany the passing of aging president Ben-Ali. Egypt and Algeria have grown increasingly unhappy over Qedafy’s effort to destabilize the region and to benefit from and to promote problems in Chad and Niger and the Sudan as well as Tunisia.
Colorful invectives frequently fly between Tripoli and Cairo and Qedafy has warned President Hosni Mobarek that he will (meet Sadat’s faith) or in an easy way (assassination). The November 1984 Egyptian sting operation in which Qedafy was tricked into thinking his plan to arrange the assassination in Cairo of a former Libyan prime minister had succeeded heightened tensions in the relationship already strained by the mid 1984 mining of the red sea and gulf of Suez.
And yet more to come.
Mohamed Belgasim Moneer El-fateh El-asweed