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‘Gaddafi death reports a hoax’

Published time: October 20, 2011 17:48
Edited time: October 20, 2011 21:58

Muammar Gaddafi (AFP Photo / Alessandro Bianchi)

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The official reports coming over the Western media are false, Gaddafi is alive – injured or not, RT was told by Stephen Lendman, an American radio host, author and blogger, who got the news from the independent Mathaba news agency.

­“I’m very skeptical of the so-called official reports,” at least media from NATO countries taking part in the Libyan campaign should be distrusted.

The blogger also does not believe the latest news that one of Gaddafi's sons, Mutasim, has also reportedly just been killed in Sirte.

“Western media reports are absolutely falsified – Sirte is not controlled by the NTC, neither is Bani Walid, and as a matter of fact, Tripoli as well,” states Stephen Lendman, saying he admires the loyalist forces who, after seven months of hard stand-off against the world’s most advanced military powers, have the ability to continue fight against Western-led mercenaries.

“Western media is lying, the official reports are lying – the balance is going back and force,” he claims.

Stephen Lendman informs that as far as he knows, most of the Libyan cities – including that of Benghazi – are under loyalist control.

Lendman commented on the recent Hillary Clinton statement that Gaddafi should be captured or killed, saying that for that public statement alone the American Secretary of State should be labeled as a war criminal.

He says that during her recent demonstration visit to Libya, “Hillary Clinton was smuggled into Tripoli for a photo call. She did not even landed in the airport because with the all that fighting going on all around the Tripoli Airport there is no plane that could land there safely. It is possible a helicopter dropped her into Tripoli for a photo op and then she somehow managed to get out of there alive.”

Since the loyalist forces have all means and have already downed several UAVs and a couple of helicopters, it is a miracle that the American Secretary of State was not shot down, Stephen Lendman concludes.