What Does Qaddafi's Death Mean for the Middle East?
Col. Oliver North reacts to the killing of Libyan leader
- Duration 5:34
- Date Oct 20, 2011
Col. Oliver North reacts to the killing of Libyan leader
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Brutal tyrants is no more a long time Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi was killed today in fighting around his hometown.
One revolutionary fighters stormed his final stronghold in search.
Now this gruesome video from Arab satellite TV stations shows what appear to be a bloody but alive -- being dragged around by our men.
Now later graphic photos were released that -- the leader dead with a gunshot wound to his head all over -- people were celebrating in the streets.
And here at home President Obama congratulated them on pole winning their revolution.
This is -- momentous day in the history of Libya.
The dark shadow of tyranny has been lifted and win this enormous promise the -- people now have a great responsibility.
To build an inclusive and tolerant and democratic Libya that stands as the ultimate rebuke to get copies -- dictatorship.
-- -- death comes a new era for the nation but what will lead to a liberated Libya or just new problems with a new cast of characters here now with reaction is the host of war stories right here.
On the Fox News Channel -- -- colonel Oliver North.
This is personal -- -- colonel this is a guy that targeted you and your family.
Sent six of his groans from the people's committee for Libyan students in McLean Virginia to our house with a mission of -- -- all of that as a consequence of the raid that Ronald Reagan and authorized -- his terror training centers and communication hubs.
After the bombing and of the -- Disco in Berlin.
-- Sean I know there's a lot of back slapping and high five -- going on at the White House but I I wonder.
If it isn't premature there are at least six armed militias were part of this transitional national council and not part of it as well there's no agreement as to who's going to lead the country.
And on top of all let you have friction between Arabs and barbers and in the southern part of the country between north Africans and all the rest of them.
And you've still got 20000.
Perhaps even more surface to air manned portable missiles that are missing from the ordinance depot is that -- had.
All of which they -- major threat to the United States.
Listen what you're glad he's dead.
I'm glad He says frankly I couldn't show these pictures enough because I want every two bit dictator around the world.
That kills Americans like Qaddafi did did -- this is your fate this is what will happen to you.
Eventually may take a long time we're gonna get yet.
-- -- my question is how thought out are these.
Positions that they're taking for example I knew right away that the Muslim Brotherhood was like -- did.
You know that that this idea of an Arab to bring leading to the you know democratic reforms I -- -- from the beginning unfortunately I was right.
And it's just.
To feel worse before.
-- this could actually be much worse than what's already happening in Egypt just opened a ten days ago you had.
Egyptian Coptic Christians at a prayer vigil gunned down by islamists and by the army.
Crushed under the vehicles that the we're supposedly there to protect them.
You now have the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the problem in Egypt and right next door.
You have armed Islamist groups that may well be after some of those surface to air missiles some of them perhaps potentially supported by the Iranians.
Who've got their fingers and all of this look of course that what's happening in Syria.
The Iranians are not getting the same message mr.
-- that that Barack Obama tried to deliver just a few moments ago.
He's saying that the message is this is what happens to dust that's the message that they're getting at the Ayatollah is headquarters in Tehran is.
Brutal repression will ultimately prevail because the Americans.
Couldn't do what they said they were gonna do remember.
All this was supposed to happen in days not months that was on March 17.
Now and you know well how NATO ran out of ordinance in the United States had to commit and back fill behind them.
Why would they be worried about the same consequences of that what they've -- and Iran.
You touched on this earlier and it has really gotten I think that the news coverage that it deserves and that is.
That there's twenty to 30000.
Surface to air missiles -- these are the missiles shoulder fired missiles that can take out a commercial airliner here in the United States.
Twentieth 30000 of them where are -- in whose hands will -- ultimately land.
And will we wake up god forbid one day colonel.
And we -- al-Qaeda works I don't know one -- a time they hit multiple sites and 12345.
Cities -- more.
Commercial airliners a shot right out of the sky.
Which -- imagine what a wonderful and what a wonderful way for the Iranians to pull off a stunt like we've we've just seen the indictments that came down from what transpired in Mexico.
To bring -- in pads are out of Libya in the hands of Iranian sponsored terrorists going off -- the United States bring down airliner.
They better hope that doesn't happen in this administration.
Because somebody might actually think we've aided and abetted our adversaries by not protecting our borders -- the bottom line for what's happened and Libya.
Great news that he's gone I have to tell you I'm certainly glad but I'm not celebrating because I don't think the news coming up is not so going to be a whole lot better.
Kinda like the Arab spring -- -- was saying democracy democracy.
And more more every day it looks like.
Far more how far more extreme.
Leadership is emerging with the Muslim Brotherhood in the military in Egypt.
-- no doubt about it and and that's potential is certainly there in Tripoli all right colonel north always good to see my friends -- -- appreciate you all right and coming up are we.