The Colonel and the Net

Brian Whitaker has tuned into Colonel Gaddafi’s views about the Net.

Even you, my Tunisian brothers. You may be reading this Kleenex* and empty talk on the Internet.

This Internet, which any demented person, any drunk can get drunk and write in, do you believe it? The Internet is like a vacuum cleaner, it can suck anything. Any useless person; any liar; any drunkard; anyone under the influence; anyone high on drugs; can talk on the Internet, and you read what he writes and you believe it. This is talk which is for free. Shall we become the victims of “Facebook” and “Kleenex” and “YouTube”! Shall we become victims to tools they created so that they can laugh at our moods?

*Footnote: “Kleenex” is apparently Gaddafi-speak for WikiLeaks.

One wonders if any of this has anything to do with the fact that WikiLeaks leaked the name of the Colonel’s voluptuous ‘nurse’?