12 January 2003

The dictator and former bete noire of the US and UK has announced that he is sharing information with western intelligence agencies. The post-September 11 hunt for suspects provids him with a convenient opportunity to harrass Libyan opposition who have fled the country, to escape a brutal regime that has been in absolute control since 1969. By tainting them as Al-Qaeda, he hopes that US and Britain will 'wipe out' - his words - such dissenters.

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