From Raw Story(with video) :
Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi called for a reopening of the investigations into the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., during his speech at the UN on Wednesday, and pointed the finger at Israel in Kennedy’s death.
In a wide-ranging speech that took place just after President Obama’s address to the UN, and which ran much longer than scheduled, Gaddafi asked why Jack Ruby, “an Israeli,” killed Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, and suggested Kennedy may have been killed because of his interest in “investigating” an Israeli nuclear program.
“Why did this Israeli kill the killer of Jack Kennedy? The whole world should know that Kennedy wanted to investigate the nuclear reactor of the Israeli demon,” Gaddafi said.
Gaddafi also called for a reinvestigation into the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom Gaddafi described as a “black rebel.”
“His killing was a plot, and we should know why he was killed and who killed him,” Gaddafi said.
James Earl Ray, who died in 1998, was convicted of King’s murder. Some members of the King family believe Ray didn’t kill Rev. King. Ray maintained his innocence throughout his life.
In his wide-ranging speech, which ran much longer than scheduled, Gaddafi criticized the UN Security Council as being ineffective, stating that 65 wars had been launched in the time the council has been in existence.
He also stated that the fact the five permanent members of the Security Council — China, France, Russia, the UK and the US — have a veto power contravenes the principle, stated in the UN Charter’s preamble, that all nations are to be treated equally.
And he suggested that UN headquarters be moved out of the United States. Complaining of jet lag, he suggested the general assembly be relocated somewhere more “comfortable,” and insisted that the suggestion was not a sleight against the US, but instead would “relieve” the country of having to “suffer” providing security and maintenance to the UN.
Gaddafi also demanded $7.7 trillion from the West, “in the name of 1,000 African kingdoms,” for the colonization of Africa.
“7.77 trillion dollars — that is the compensation the Africans deserve from the countries that colonized Africa,” Gaddafi said.
GADDAFI? QADDAFI? KADHAFY?
Gaddafi’s appearance at the UN has stirred a long-running debate in the corridors of America’s newsrooms: How do you spell the man’s name?
“Library of Congress recognizes 112 different spellings of the name of the Libyan leader,” ABC’s Jake Tapper Tweeted Wednesday. “ABC News just ruled: Moammar Gadhafi.”
That spelling agrees with the Associated Press spelling, but differs from the New York Times and Bloomberg news service — “Qaddafi” — and AFP, which spells it “Khadafi.”
RAW STORY has settled on “Gaddafi,” for the simple reason that it gets the most hits in Web searches.
— Daniel Tencer, with AFP
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