How about that 'noose tightening around Qaddafi?' That's what President Obama told us 110 days ago. Now he's threatening to attack Europe
A defiant Moammar Gadhafi threatened Friday to carry out attacks in Europe unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya.
Gadhafi delivered the warning Friday in an address by telephone to thousands of supporters who gathered in Tripoli's Green Square. He vowed to stay on and warned the NATO-led alliance to stop its air war or face "catastrophe."
Gadhafi said that unless strikes stop, "we can decide to treat you in a similar way." He says that "if we decide, we can also move it (the fight) to Europe."
Friday's was one of the largest pro-government rallies in recent weeks. It came days after the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi for crimes against humanity. International prosecutors allege government troops fired on civilian protesters during anti-Gadhafi street demonstrations earlier this year.
"We advise you to retreat before you face a catastrophe," Gadhafi told the crowd of supporters, who waved green flags and posters of the Libyan leader.
"I advise you to ground your planes ... and to hold discussions with the Libyan people," Gadhafi said. He also denounced the arrest warrant against him, issued on Monday