Unfortunately for him, however, it looks as if the global jihad has already opted to replace his regime. “Gadhafi calls for ‘global jihad’ as NATO bombs Libyan civilians,” from the International Business Times, June 19:
The news first broke from the Libyan government itself, early Sunday, with NATO confirming the mistaken strike one hour later.
The incident made for propaganda fodder for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who tried used the event as a new rallying point against the international intervention in Libya’s civil war.
A government spokesman called the strike “cold-blooded murder” and challenged NATO’s stance it had intervened in Libya’s revolt in order to protect civilian lives.
“Is this the protection of civilians?” spokesman Musa Ibrahim asked reporters at the scene. “Is this really the search for peace and democracy in the Libya, to attack peaceful neighborhoods of Tripoli?”
The foreign minister called for a “global jihad” on the West in response.
Libyan officials said nine people were killed, including two children, and 18 people were wounded.
“It appears that one weapon did not strike the intended target and that there may have been a weapons system failure which may have caused a number of civilian casualties,” NATO said in a statement issued late Sunday at Brussels headquarters.
“NATO regrets the loss of innocent civilian lives and takes great care in conducting strikes against a regime determined to use violence against its own citizens,” said commander Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard….