Libyan foreign minister says he's resigned
March 30th, 2011
05:03 PM ET

Libyan foreign minister says he's resigned

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in London Wednesday and told the government there that he has resigned, the United Kingdom Foreign Office said.

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  1. Greg

    I don't understand how those people they get out of there country and supposedly there is no fly zone.
    I think No Fly zone applies to any flight Civilian or military.

    March 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • ERIC

      where did it say he flew?

      March 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      I don't think he did swim from libya to london.

      March 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bugmenot

      Ain't nunoyous' ever heard of tunneling under the border?

      March 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bugmenot

      Sorry about that. My camel jabber is a bit rusty.

      March 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Phyllis North

    Rats jumping from the sinking ship. But this is a good thing, because it shows the ship is sinking.

    March 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Oregon

    Something like this already happened, with the Libyan Ambassador to the U.S. He's been speaking against the Gaddafi regime ... from his office in the U.S. Whether he's still the ambassador is kind of in the eye of the beholder, because there hasn't been any formal announcement that's he's out of office. But he's definitely jumped ship.

    March 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ERIC

    So he is also now defecting?

    March 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      Single. Like long walks on the beach. And is a Capricorn

      March 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kingforaday

    Funny...How many people resign from a cabinet when they believe that their leader may not be around to much longer. It doesn't hurt that some people in his government risk the possibility of being indicted for war crimes if the U.N. decides to put Gaddhaffi on trial if he survives.

    March 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fost

    he quit his post early? he should run for president like sarah palin.

    March 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • ERIC

      Can you see Libya from London?

      March 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • reACTIONary

      Sara lent him her binoculars.

      March 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh

      you're my wife now, dave

      March 30, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bugmenot

      From the top of the Tower yuh.

      March 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. delrose1

    So what happened to all the little Koussa's he left behind?

    March 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. David

    You cant just crack the door of freedom, and think people arent gonna walk in. Thats like having a whole bag of chips
    and telling yourself that im gonna just eat one and put the rest away. RIGHT!@#$ lol

    March 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. huh

    I'm tired of being satans personal assistant. I quit.

    March 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bugmenot

      You be his beotch

      March 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jon D Gustafson

    Libya will have Disneyland and excellent hotels for Americans soon, excellent! The country did nothing without US anyways as in much of the world. They need Americans to let them know how to live. Soon they will find goat disgusting like all the rest of the world.

    March 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Amicus Plato

    This is a preview of the movie Hillary announced. Is'nt it?

    March 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. David

    You cant just crack open the door of freedom, and not think people arent gonna walk in. Thats like having a bag of chips and saying, "Im just gonna eat one and put the rest away." RIGHT!@##$$% lol

    March 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Born in Detroit

    Why didn't he stay in his Country and help the rebels? Now that would have been true patriotism . . .

    March 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Saying that a rebel is patriotic is like saying "green pastel redness".

      March 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oaks

      So it's not patriotic to fight for the country against an evil dictator? What?

      March 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      A patriot is someone who fights for his country and government, not someone that rebels against the legitimate government supporting a group who is marginally supported by the masses.

      March 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      So–Oaks –would you consider the Confederacy as Patriots? They are consider the opposite rights–traitors not patriots. You cannot use words one way in certain instances to better suit your ideology and to make your personal opinions valid.

      March 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ken

    Don't really understand all the support and excitement some people are showing for the so called rebels.....I am no fan of Kaddafi, but he's got the support of the people it seems....and the whole UN intervention is based on rumors, news reports and perseptions (regime bad, rebels are good)!! I think if Kaddafi regime falls to these rebels the US, Europe and Lybias neibouring countries will all suffer......Bin Ladn and his AlQaeda are winning and the Americans are very smart but they just make some stupid mistakes sometimes, and they keep repeating the same would think the US has learned that supporting terrorist all comes to bite you in the A......yet the US keeps doing it over and over......

    March 30, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • El Che

      Supporting terrorists?? When has the US supported terrorists??

      March 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      How about the Mujahideen in Afganistan, who turned to Taliban and AlQaeda....good enough???

      March 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • not-necessary

      I wish more people asked question like the ones u are asking.

      March 30, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ProperVillain

    What a coward. I'm sure things were fine when Ghadaffi was in control. Now that there is a chance the masses that he had a hand in oppressing could (literally) get their hands on him he tucks tail and runs. He should be sent back to Libya and forced to deal with the masses he has so gleefully oppressed along with his buddy. What a loser...

    March 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
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