Gaddafi issued warnings to President Obama and other world leaders, writing that Gaddafi is an essential ally against al Qaeda.
After all, deadly airstrikes that are slowly crippling Gaddafi's military are being launched from Italian soil.
Gaddafi's son Saif had to play the moderate, Shalgam says, befriending such Western leaders as Tony Blair and Silvio Berlusconi.
Yemen's Ali Abdallah Saleh has ruled his country almost as long as Gaddafi.
He said the violence now is worse than during the fight against Gaddafi.
Amidst the fighting, Gaddafi urged Libyans to “destroy” the rebels in a statement broadcast on Arab radio stations.
The biggest country in Africa today, Algeria, has given Gaddafi's family safe haven in exile.
No one expects Col. Gaddafi to agree to or keep a full-fledged cease-fire, but he has accepted the limited African proposal.
Even without this disease, Gaddafi has destroyed all our futures.
“We will die to the last bullet…” he claimed, saying that tribalism would cast Libya into civil war if the Gaddafi regime fell.