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Cablegate: Media Reaction: Africa: Libya, Bulgarian Nurses'

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: AFRICA: LIBYA, BULGARIAN NURSES'
CONDEMNATION; SAO PAULO


"Qaddafi's Farce"

Liberal, largest national circulation daily Folha de S. Paulo
(12/21) editorialized: "Three years ago, Libyan dictator Muammar
Qaddafi admitted the possession of weapons of mass destruction and
promised to destroy them. He aimed to reinstate his nation, which
had just emerged from a decade under a UN embargo, into the
international community. Some saw in his attitude a sign that things
were improving in Libya. Unfortunately, that was not the truth. The
judicial farce performed in Libyan courts that condemned to death
five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor is evidence that
the nature of Qaddafi's regime remains the same. The accusation
against the defendants is absurd.... The farce was scientifically
refuted by three different reports conducted by respected
international experts.... Qaddafi is using the already classic
tactic of dictatorships of attributing to a 'foreign enemy' the
responsibility for their own incompetence.... Blackmailer Muammar
Qaddafi may have changed in appearance for his own convenience, but
he continues to head one of the world's most odious regimes."
Wolfe

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