Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tell us about the extravagance of Qadhdahfi's sons

The interview with former Qadhdhafi's foreign minister, `Abdur-Rahman Shulqum (later ambassador at the UN) on the news station of King Fahd's brother-in-law, Al-Arabiyyah was quite a show.  He seems to be a talented man among a ruling group that was lacking in talent.  He seems to be an interesting man, among men who are so boring (have you heard Mahmud Jibril talking? Don't bother).   But Shulqum should shut up: he served the regime for decades and his discussion of the corruption and tyranny of Qadhdhafi reflects negatively on him, and raises questions about his own credibility.  But the anchor of the show kept pressing him to discuss: the extravagance and spending habits of Qadhdhafi's sons.  I wanted to yell; WLA.  You work at a station for the House of Saud.  Prince `Azzuz now runs the policies of the station.  The same brat who spent millions on trying to woo Yasmeen Bleeth after he became obsessed with her after he watched her on Bay Watch.  No, you tell us about the extravagance and spending habits of Saudi princes.  But from the talk by Shulqum you get the impression that Qadhdhafi's sons were such horrible kids who are comparable to the worst Saudi princes and to `Uday (or Uuuuuuuuuuuuudaaaaaaaaaaaay as it is pronounced in US TV news) Husayn.  What a bunch.