TRIPOLI, Libya, March 9, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM / AP) – Moammar Gaddafi says Libyans will fight if a no-fly zone is imposed by Western nations, saying that would show their real intention is to seize the country’s oil, as reported by AP on Wednesday.
Gaddafi made his remarks during an interview aired Wednesday by Turkey’s state-run TRT Turk television. The interview was conducted on Tuesday night.
He was responding to U.S. and British plans for a response to Libya, including imposing a no-fly zone to prevent Gaddafi’s warplanes from striking rebels.
Gaddafi claimed such a move would lead Libyans to understand the foreigners’ aims to seize oil and take their freedoms away. He says if that happens “Libyans will take up arms and fight.” (*)