I was going to go up to the City, that's New York City today, and visit the Intrepid museum, have lunch at Elaine's or P.J. Clarke's with my new most eccentric friend of all time - Jones Harris, and maybe get some photos of demonstrators with a throwaway camera, but then I decided it wasn't worth the trouble.
Even those who were there wished they weren't, and I got periodic phone reports from Jonesy, who went into a tirade when he heard reports of what Qadaffi said in his speech, and called, asking for a verbatum transcript of what he really said off the internet, but alas, here it is twelve hours later and there are still no on line transcripts of the Qadaffi speech as far as I can tell.
But from what I can tell he did say some nice things about O'Bama, blamed the Isralies for killing JFK and called for a new investigation of the MLK assassination.
The Families of the Victims of Lockerbie were there protesting, but if you read the Bloomsberg story of Quadaffi's meeting with the American black Muslems, you would of thought everybody loves him and there were no protests at all.
The situation with the Royal Tent has yet to be resolved, at least as to what actaully happened, as apparently Donald Trump had a change of mind and gave Qadaffi the boot after his tent was pitched, just when I began to have visions of Qadaffi Junior visting Atlantic City and the Trump Tripoli casino....
But in the end, nobody seems to any more the wiser about the plight of Richard Somers and the men of the Intrepid, who lay buried in an unmarked, desecrated grave under the Martyer's Green Square in Tripoli, and no one has yet spoken up for them.
Today Qadaffi spoke for over an hour and a half, right after O'Bama's thirty-eight minute talk, and their paths will cross tomorrow at the Security Council Meeting where O'Bama will sit at the same table with Qadaffi, separated only by the Irish delegate.
Maybe the Irish delegate will recommend that after the meeting they all go over to P.J. Clarke's for a beer and talk things over.
Here's the CSM report, the best I've seen so far.
Qaddafi UN speech: Six highlights - or lowlights?
By Mark Sappenfield and Tracey D. Samuelson
Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi’s rambling, 1-1/2 hour speech to the United Nations is proof that the man desperately needs a Twitter account.
Speaking directly after President Obama, President Qaddafi far exceeded his allotted 15 minutes and in the process seemed to be on a personal mission to wrest the crown of World’s Foremost Fount of Political Inanity from front-runners Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
In a speech cobbled together from pages of hand-written notes, he fulminated on topics as diverse as JFK’s assassination and swine flu. One blogger has already christened the speech the lowest point in the history of the United Nations.
Here are the high points:
1. ‘Our son’ Obama
Qaddafi extended his congratulations to “our son Obama” on the occasion of his first speech at UN.
“Obama is a glimpse in the darkness after four or eight years,” Qaddafi said. “We are content and happy if Obama can stay forever as president of the United States.”
2. UN Security Council Terror Council
“We are not committed to obeying or adhering to resolutions by the Security Council in its composition right now,” Qaddafi said. “It should not be called the Security Council, it should be called the ‘terror council.’ ”
3. Swine Flu: The capitalists made it
“The swine virus may have gotten out in the open after escaping from a laboratory. It may have been put together in a lab by the military…. We do sometimes make viruses in a laboratory and then they make viruses for capitalist companies who will make vaccinations and make money.”
4. Iraq war the ‘mother of all evils’
“Sixty-five aggressive wars took place without any collective action by the United Nations to prevent them,” Qaddafi said. He noted the Iraq war, in particular, as being “the mother of all evils.”
5. JFK killed because he wanted to investigate Israelis
“Why did this Israeli kill the killer of Jack Kennedy?” Qaddafi asked, after noting that Jack Ruby, “an Israeli,” killed Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. “The whole world should know that Kennedy wanted to investigate the nuclear reactor of the Israeli demon,” Qaddafi said.
Qaddafi also called for a reinvestigation into the assassination of the Martin Luther King Jr. “His killing was a plot, and we should know why he was killed and who killed him,” Qaddafi said.
6. UN should relocate to Libya
“You will thank me for not having to travel for 20 hours to this place.”
The White House on Qaddafi
“I think it was Qaddafi being Qaddafi,” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, as though Qaddafi was now a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills.
In response to Qaddafi’s suggestion that Obama should rule the US forever, Gibbs deadpanned: “Leaving aside the amendments to the Constitution that the president agrees with wholeheartedly, it would be an interesting concept to continue being president beyond one’s natural-born life.”