"It's Not An American Business" Gadhafi's Son Replies When Asked About Obama Calling For The Libyan Leader to Step Down

Christiane Amanpour flies into Tripoli from Britian to interview Gadhafi's son on ABC This Week. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi says 'we didn't use force.' Amanpour asks him why so many Libyan diplomats are leaving the regime


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In an exclusive interview with "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi and one of his chief advisers, insisted Libya was calm, the military has not attacked any civilians and reports of Libyan diplomats abandoning their posts were simply a 'miscommunication.'

ch: Inside Gadhafi's Weird WorldThere was a "big, big gap between reality and the media reports," Gadhafi told Amanpour. "The whole south is calm. The west is calm. The middle is calm. Even part of the east."

In response to President Barack Obama's call for Moammar Gadhafi to step down and the UN Security Council's unanimous vote to impose an arms embargo on Libya and urge nations to freeze Libyan assets, Gadhafi's son was defiant.

"Listen, nobody is leaving this country. We live here, we die here," he insisted. "This is our country. The Libyans are our people. And for myself, I believe I am doing the right thing."

"The President of the U.S. has called on your father to step down. How do you feel about that?" Amanpour asked.

"It's not an American business, that's number one," said Gadhafi, who was dressed casually as he spoke with Amanpour. "Second, do they think this is a solution? Of course not."

"[Obama] says if a person can only keep control by using force, then legitimacy is gone," Amanpour pressed. Gadhafi responded, "Right, but what happened? We didn't use force. Second, we still have people around us
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"Show me a single attack, show me a single bomb," he told her. "The Libyan air force destroyed just the ammunition sites. That's it."

Amanpour also sat down with Gadhafi other son, Saadi, in Tripoli. A professional soccer player who is less involved with politics than his brtoher, Saadi Gadhafi still had an ominous warning about what would happen if his father were to step down.
Airport empty when she arrives


Outside the airport, hundreds wait to leave


The area has turned into a complete garbage dump