August 31st, 2011
04:20 PM ET

Gadhafi's son: 'We will have victory soon'

[Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET] A son of fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi called Wednesday for fellow Libyans to rise up against the "gangsters," "rats" and "mercenaries" attempting to wrest control of his country.

"We will have victory soon," Saif al-Islam Gadhafi told Rai TV, a Syrian television station, in a telephone call.

"Everyone should move now, begin to attack these gangsters," he said. "Attack everyone, day and night, until we clean this country from those gangsters and those traitors."

He added, "Everyone is Moammar Gadhafi. Wherever you see the enemy, attack them. They are weak, they have suffered lots of losses and they are now licking their wounds."

Gadhafi did not divulge the whereabouts of his father, but said, "The leader is fine. We are fighting and we are drinking tea and drinking coffee and sitting with our families and fighting."

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  1. Tea Party Express

    We couldn't be happier to hear that..

    August 31, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Luke

    This guy is hilarious. He reminds me of the Iraqi Information Minister that denied U.S. forces had entered Baghdad as Abrams tanks rolled by behind him on camera.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    *Sigh*

    August 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    "...we are sitting around with our families and fighting."

    Fighting with their families?
    Check.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bioseh

    The family is delusional.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    If I was a soldier, fighting in the trenches against the rebels to try vainly to maintain Gadhafi's grip on power, I'd be so happy to hear they were all sitting around drinking tea with their families.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. yada

    That struck me as odd too, banasy. "Fighting with our families?!"

    August 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the real Gadhafis

    We're drinking pee, waiting for defeat.

    August 31, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mark L.

    Saif al-Islam Gadhafi sounds like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Bashar al-Assad, Ayman al-Zawahiri, etc. Another terrorist leader in the making...

    August 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Donald Everson

    Hurry...the mad hatter is running down the rabbit hole you idiot.

    August 31, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. leeintulsa

    He'll say anything to try to keep the 'loyalists' fighting. And try to make them think mo is alive..

    I'm sure they all plan to die before they have to answer any questions. It'll be funny if they don't.. The D'OH heard around the world.

    August 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Angel

    Everyone fight for us. Little does this dunderhead know most of "his people" have joined the other side. Get your own gun and fight for yourself Gadaffy duck. I think the most wanted picture should be distributed and the reward shown to his people, let's see how fast they turn the Gadhafi unit in.

    August 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. :-)

    Gadhafi sounds like quiet the multi tasker , tea , coffee , family , and fighting ! Wow opium done turned him to super terroristic dictator .

    August 31, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. leeintulsa

    I wonder if there are any loyalist libyans left..

    August 31, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. gung hoe

    Yada that sounded funny cause it was dick not banasy

    August 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
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