Arpith Siromoney 💬

Gaddafi Madness

As his influence dwindled, Gaddafi became more idiosyncratic: he came to dress more and more eccentrically; two years ago, he gave an incoherent speech at the UN; he paid Italian women to study Islam. Bedouin tents, Amazonian bodyguards and an Ukrainian nurse closely accompanied him.

Dan Lewis has more on the women, and there’s a collection of his names over at the Language Log.