Things Get Even Crazier in Libya

The debut of the dictator’s son

Muammar Gaddafi’s son suddenly makes a dramatic entrance:

The dramatic appearance Monday night of Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam at the Rixos hotel, where the Tripoli-based press corps remains trapped, contradicted the rebels’ assertion the day before that they had captured him and cast into doubt their claim of controlling 80 percent of the capital.

Video footage recorded by the Reuters news agency showed Saif al-Islam being greeted by supporters. “To hell with the ICC,” he said, in reference to the International Criminal Court, which has issued a warrant for his arrest. “We assure the people that things are fine in Libya.”

CNN reporter Matthew Chance tweeted this picture of Saif Gaddafi:

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