Gaddafi's manic behavior and various costumes make it easy to dismiss him as a nut. He has remained in power for over 40 years and as the Al Jazeera article points out, his troops have withstood 15 weeks of NATO airstrikes.
Well he must surely be full of himself if he thinks he can attack the European continent, right? During the early 1980s, Gaddafi was looking for anyone who can teach his operatives about radio controlled bombs and found the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA). In exchange for teaching Libyan terrorists about radio detonated bombs, the PIRA got access to Libyan training grounds. It is hard to imagine that over the years Gaddafi let his European contacts fall to neglect. His threats should be taken very seriously.
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