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The Network of… Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
Known as Mad-Dog Gaddafi to some, the Libyan leader has developed a colourful network of contacts through his forty years of rule. Kipp takes a look at some of them.
March 2, 2011 5:13 by shafeer
When Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair shook hands with Gaddafi in Tripoli after Gaddafi renounced weapons of mass destruction, there were many who widely criticized the move. And though Blair shirked of the criticism (as always), the handshake, it would seem, was the beginning of a new pro-Western relationship Gaddafi was to enjoy. In fact, Blair, in his new job as Middle East peace envoy, was called by the Gaddafi family, ‘a friend.’ Of course, Blair has since changed his tune and has reported getting in touch with the Libyan leader to advise him to step down. Good old Tony, you can always count on him to change with the winds.