Hillary On Mission To Keep Gadhafi Out Of The Tent

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gadhafi1.jpgSecretary of State Hillary Clinton is adding a new task to her international diplomacy to-do list — booking a hotel room for Moammar Gadhafi ahead of next month’s UN General Assembly so the divisive Libyan leader won’t pitch a tent in New Jersey as he’s threatened.

Gadhafi often brings an (air conditioned) Bedouin tent with him along on international visits — but reports that he intends to set up camp in Englewood, N.J. has prompted howls from residents and lawmakers.

Rep. Steven R. Rothman, whose district includes Englewood, said he had taken the matter to the State Department and the White House, and both said they had “strongly urged the Libyan government to have Gadhafi remain only in New York City” during his September visit to the United Nations.

Gadhafi — recently photographed warmly embracing newly released Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi — is now receiving some accommodation help from Hillary Clinton , who is seeking to stem an international incident over the tent-pitching, the Daily News reported. Some of the Lockerbie bombing victims’ relatives live in the area.

The topic dominated the daily State Department news briefing yesterday. Spokesman Ian Kelly said officials and members of Congress are reaching out to local authorities about the issue.

“We’re also talking to the Libyans to highlight the concerns that we have and the very raw sensibilities or sensitivities of the families who live in that area,” Kelly said.

Gadhafi has been forced off property at the United Nations because the area is under construction. He asked to erect a tent in Central Park but the request was rejected.

(Source: MSNBC / NBC New York)


2 COMMENTS

  1. “The topic dominated the daily State Department news briefing yesterday. Spokesman Ian Kelly said officials and members of Congress are reaching out to local authorities about the issue” – YEAH! RIGHT! Give me a break!!! The U.S. State Dept. has been clearly anti-semitic since (at least) WW2!!! The State Dept. is a power unto itself. Presidents come and go, but the anti-semitic state dept. stays on forever! Even individuals that become Secretary of State that were initially “moderate” or “semi-Pro-Israel” in a very short time are “converted” somehow to the State Dept. line. Some day maybe there will be an expose on this, and on why and how this has become the case. Anyway… regarding the issue at hand, don’t expect any yeshu’os to be forthcoming from this Dept.!!!

  2. Stay in Libya.
    Why is he even invited to the US?
    Perhaps demolish the UN and rebuild one in Libya, this will free up alot of parking spaces in Manhattan, and offer waterside property to build on. Goodbye and good luck.