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  7/24/2011, Tammuz 22, 5771

Qaddafi Slams Arab Revolutions


Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi criticized on Saturday the uprisings that led to the downfall of the leaders of Egypt and Tunisia earlier this year. Speaking in a radio address on the anniversary of the 1952 coup that ended Egypt's monarchy. Qadaffi asked rhetorically "Tunisia and Egypt, what did you accomplish with these revolutions? Substitution of one government regime for another? After you looted, destroyed and damaged the country, you want a new president?”

Qaddafi had warm words of praise for deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. “Hosni Mubarak should be honored -- it would have even been better if he had remained president of Egypt,” Qaddafi said.