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-- the death of colonel Qaddafi marks the end of the regime that often spent Libya's oil wealth fund everything from lavish -- -- Private concerts by stars like Lional Richie Beyonce and Mariah Carey.
Those celebrities later said they regretted performing.
For the Qaddafi is.
One of Gadhafi suns once reportedly demanded more than one billion dollars from the chairman of Libya's national oil corporation.
In order to Begin his own militia.
Joining me now former Libyan diplomat who worked for colonel Moammar Qaddafi for nine years.
He is now professor at Western Connecticut State University -- blocker -- and professor thanks for joining us I know you were onetime part of a failed attempt to overthrow Qaddafi did you ever think you would live to see this day.
-- -- The reality is.
Because because my at that it was a way back in the 1970s.
And there was so many other attempts after out -- that did -- my group.
And all of them failed at so Odom you know I mean I kept it cannot resign might solve that that okay I'm an American citizens and I'm gonna live my life but I don't think.
I would never live that the -- to see this and all of us -- the last February.
This -- makes it -- Yeah and I got and -- on the wrong.
Invited -- I apologize president of the leg go ahead I say it's a -- was on the run for for some two months He was being hunted I mean you you knew this man very well.
Take us inside what was going through his mind in those final two months on the run.
Well and if you if you really know could not Begin that He was it was all look on not run.
The flow for the whole 42 years that He was ruling because He was -- -- -- He never trusted anybody.
-- each household is is as his eighties and as this is -- -- as He -- To give you just have it does a very very small and it -- -- I'll always -- -- When I was where -- front and He never slept in the same.
-- so nice in the role He never -- He never went to sleep at this in our two nights -- -- -- and that tells you what kind of man -- He wants.
I know so that you you still have cup but contact professor in your home country you have other exiles who also have contacts.
Have you talked to any of them today what's the response coming out of Libya.
-- -- go to -- actually is helpful to him because He gets you have to remember this man.
-- -- -- -- people 42 years of tyranny and repression.
Some of them are actually do not believe it and in.
They the guys or actually capture him.
They they went into a tool what you call it I psychological whom you know craziness -- on the -- that they keep saying god is great god is great.
They they didn't didn't even hear them -- when they were saying it so that was really.
Sense of euphoria that's gonna last for a few days actually had -- -- -- down.
And that that could apply to all of Libyans.
Especially those who -- not part of -- -- it would not beneficiaries of visiting team of course -- of -- the weapon of its recent visit redeem.
I've not been hiding now and they are trying to do with the people don't -- him.
Another -- -- anything either you know for a mortgage isn't bad but the majority of -- -- people already studying.
Over the fact that -- that He had died at a news is that it is not just only has -- gets it you know if if He was trapped at Wimbledon trials -- that would really.
Extend that pain and but the fact that He died He was killed right away aids is I guess it's is the biggest relief really for the Libyan people and for the whole region of the Middle East there's nobody -- -- at least eleven million bucks I get up.
I'm about her son who is now professor in Connecticut a former Qaddafi -- sir thank you to thank you very much.
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