eddyk wrote:I don't know much about Gadaffi's sons, are they much associated with him and his reign of tyranny?
Or are they like Bin Ladens sons, who want to be dissociated with him as much as possible.
Dragged from Wiki (but authentic, even sympathetic, my comments in italics)
Hannibal - 'In 2001, Hannibal attacked three Italian policemen with a fire extinguisher; in September 2004, he was briefly detained in Paris after driving a Porsche at 140 kilometres per hour (90 mph) in the wrong direction and through red lights down the Champs-Élysées while intoxicated; and in 2005, Hannibal in Paris allegedly beat model and then-girlfriend Aline Skaf, who later filed an assault suit against him. He was fined and given a four month suspended prison sentence after this incident. In December 2009 police were called to Claridge's hotel in London after staff heard a scream from Hannibal's room.' Made a lot of fuss at the time as Libya tried every trick to get him off.
Saif - commands a crack regiment, much involved in attacking rebels. Degree at LSE and funding thereof caused huge shitstorm last week, including the resignation of the LSE Director.
Al-Mu'tasim - 'was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Libyan Army. He now serves as Libya's National Security Advisor, in which capacity he oversees the nation's National Security Council'. And all that entails in the current crisis
'His eldest son, Muhammad al-Gaddafi, was born to a wife now in disfavour, but runs the Libyan Olympic Committee.'
'The third eldest, Al-Saadi al-Gaddafi, is married to the daughter of a military commander. Saadi runs the Libyan Football Federation' Which is pretty corrupt. A good example of government posts being handed out to family members.
'Gaddafi's brother-in-law Abdullah Senussi, who is married to his wife's sister, is believed to be his head of military intelligence.' A key figure at the present moment.
So, yes, they are pretty involved in the family business...