The Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, defended his nation's relationship with Billy Carter today and said the $220,000 given to the President's brother was a loan related to business transactions carried out during two visits, in 1978 and 1979. In a two-hour interview here, Colonel Qaddafi said that the White House had shown ''great concern'' in mending relations over the last six months through the Libyan Embassy in Washington but that Billy Carter had played no role in the dialogue.RBO takes a look at the cozyness with some Chicagoans,
Jeremiah Wright, former pastor of Obama’s longtime Chicago church, went with Farrakhan to visit Gaddafi in 1984.Farfetched, I don't know. Gaddafi threw a lot of cash around.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Wright himself noted the trip could cause problems for Obama.
“When [Obama’s] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli to visit [Gaddafi] with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell,” Wright said.
Farrakhan, a close friend and associate of Wright, has been financed by Gaddafi, including with a $5 million interest-free loan in 1985.
Later that year, Gaddafi spoke by satellite to Farrakhan’s Saviour’s Day Convention in Chicago, and reportedly told Farrakhan supporters he was prepared to provide weapons to a black army in the U.S. to destroy “white America.”
In October 1995, Gaddafi reportedly called Farrakhan with congratulations on the success of the Million Man March. Qaddafi was said to have assured Farrakhan that together “we will unite our capabilities and efforts to achieve this.”
According to reports in 1996 from Libya’s news agency, JANA, Farrakhan and Gaddafi agreed to work together to mobilize “oppressed blacks, Arabs, Muslims and Red Indians” to help reshaping U.S. foreign policy.
Sit back with a Billy Beer and imagine how real-life can be plenty far-fetched, and ya gotta wonder what Gaddafi knows about Chicago.