When I met Nasser, he said to me, I see myself when I was young in you. You are the future for the Arab revolution. This meant very, very much to me.
I am a Bedouin warrior who brought glory to Libya and will die a martyr.
In the Middle East, the opposition is quite different than the opposition in advanced countries. In our countries, the opposition takes the form of explosions, assassinations, killings.
Why should we be closer to the Soviets? Because the Americans have challenged us. America is involved in a conspiracy, primarily because of its policy toward Israel. In our view, whoever is against the Americans stands with us. The enemy of your enemy is your friend.