After Colonel Gadaffi’s son, Saif al-Islam, appeared on Libyan television just hours after rebel forces claimed they’d captured him, experts suggested that the rebels might also be lying sacks of shit.
Saif Al Islam Gaddafi spoke of his governments stronghold on Tripoli, and insisted his father was alive and well, all whilst rebels insisted he was still handcuffed to radiator in a rebel compound.
Middle-East expert Simon Williams told us, “You have to remember that in this part of the world you can’t believe a single bloody word anyone says, and I include myself in that.”
“For example, I just told you I was a Middle-East expert, right? Well, my supervisor at Sainsbury’s would strongly refute that suggestion.”
Libyan rebels lying
With many predicting that the Libyan conflict could be over in days, some observers suggested that you have to put the rebels’ lies into context.
“Falsely claiming that you have your oppressor’s son in your possession is just a small white lie, it’s at about the same level as ‘no your bum doesn’t look big in that’.”
“To be honest, I strongly doubt they’ve even left Benghazi yet.”
“Plus, it’s not like they’re denying blowing up a passenger jet or anything.”