Quem fala pelo Coronel?
Petar Pismestrovic, «Kleine Zeitung»
Representar o Coronel Muammar Khadafi de uma forma racional para o mundo e aceitável aos olhos do Coronel não será uma tarefa fácil e dos notáveis foi Mussa Ibrahim que, como outros, não teve a tarefa facilitada, como escreve Richard Spencer:
[…] The difficulty for men like Dr Mussa is to know which Gaddafi to represent to the world – the eccentric, full of violent rhetoric, or the jolly new friend of European prime ministers. One day, Dr Mussa tried valiantly to explain that when Col Gaddafi threatened retaliation against civilian “air and maritime” traffic if Libya were attacked, he was not making some reference to his past support for terrorism. He was warning that without the bulwark of Libyan security, the Mediterranean would be exposed to everything from Islamic extremism to African illegal migrants. No one believed him. […]
Actualmente a tarefa pertencia ao Ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros, Moussa Koussa. Mas deixou de o ser já que O Sr. Koussa decidiu dar outra vitória aos rebelde e abandonou a Líbia refugiando-se em Londres. Para Damien McElroy, do Telegraph, Moussa Koussa estaria cansado de tentar explicar as acções do Coronel:
[…] He was notably uncomfortable in making public statements on behalf of the regime in recent weeks. One Libyan official said that Mr Koussa deliberately timed his statements to present a “rational” argument in the immediate aftermath of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s rambling statements on national television. […]