Muammar Gaddafi speech TRANSLATED (2011 Feb 22)





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Published on Feb 23, 2011



These are the people behind them.
They give them pills, it's not their own will.
Allah Akbar.
If everything is not acheived, then we will declare the march.
We will declare the holy march. Yes.
Because Muammar al-Gaddafi is a national leader.
Millions of people defend me.
I am calling upon the millions, from one end of the deserts to the other.
And we will march in our millions, to purify Libya inch by inch...
house by house, home by home, street by street, person by person,
Until the country is clean of the dirt and impurities.
We cannot allow to lose Libya unjustified, and for the wrong reasons.
Who would allow that?
On my side I have millions of people, and God, who has triumphed me against the great power.
I have millions, not from the inside, but from other nations.
I am calling upon all the millions in the deserts.
From the ends of the desert, millions will march.
Millions will march and no one will be able to stop them.
Quickly, save yourselves before we begin the march.
Tonight will be a peaceful march from inside our cities and streets, to save our children, and arrest those who harm them.
You do this tonight and tomorrow, you go down in the streets.
If that doesn't work, there will be another march, and you'll know where it comes from.
Then there will be the national march, which I will lead.
Because Libya is the mother of all nations.
Libya is globally recognized.
I am staying, don't let them tell you lies.
Me, go to Venezuela? By God!
Me, leave the corpse of the martyr Abdel-salam, the first martyr in the war of 1911, and go to Venezuela?
By God, and the history records it?
We leave the Mujahid Mohammed Abdel-salam and the Mujahid Sheikh-Saadi and their corpses, by God, and leave?
You believe that? These are the lies.
Didn't they tell you yesterday that Gaddafi is in Venezuela? And here I am.
These Arabid TV channels are the biggest enemy, and they're on to you.
They want you to destroy the oil, the freedom, public authority and Libya, because they are jealous of you.
Our brothers in Qatar, is this the end of it?
Is that the friendship we had between us?
You go against us in everything?
Instead of standing with us you go against us, for whose benefit? By God, for whose benefit?
You may regret this when it's too late. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Who are you?
It's time to work! It's time to march! It's time to triumph!
No going back! To the front! To the front! To the front!
Revolution! Revolution!
[Crowds cheering and chanting, "Allah Akbar!" (God is Great!)]

-------------RELATED NEWS ARTICLE-----------------
TRIPOLI (Agencies)

A defiant Muammar Gaddafi vowed on Tuesday to remain in Libya as head of its revolution, saying he would die as a martyr in the land of his ancestors and fight to the "last drop" of his blood.

Saying the people were behind him, Gaddafi ordered the army and police to crush the popular uprising against his iron-fisted four-decade rule that has already left hundreds dead in the past eight days.

In a live, apparently unscripted speech on national television, the 68-year-old Gaddafi said, "Muammar Gaddafi is the leader of a revolution; Muammar Gaddafi has no official position in order for him to resign. He is the leader of the revolution forever."

"This is my country, my country," he shouted, in a speech consisting of short, angry bursts of words, which he punctuated by shaking his fist or pointing his finger.

"Those killed were from the police and the army; they were not youths"
--Muammar Gaddafi

"The Libyan people are with me," he said, calling on them to demonstrate from Wednesday. "Capture the rats," he said of anti-regime demonstrators. "Go out of your homes and storm them" wherever they are.

Dressed in a matching light-brown robe, scarf and turban, and wearing glasses, Gaddafi denied that the victims of fighting that has swept the country were young people.

"Those killed were from the police and the army; they were not youths," he said, adding that there was a "small sick group" that "gives drugs to these youths."

Reading from the country's penal code, he said "any Libyan who carries arms against Libyans will be punished by death."

Gaddafi's forces have been accused by various sources of killing demonstrators indiscriminately, even using heavy caliber weapons.

He said he would call the people to "cleanse Libya house by house" unless protesters on the streets surrendered.

"The only thing we can do now is not give up, no surrender, no going back. We will die anyways, whether we like it or not. It is clear that they don't care whether we live or not. This is genocide."
--Marai Al Mahry


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