Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jezebel RePost: Curious about Hillary's little Sasha Baron-Cohen-esque friend?? I sure am!

Perhaps you're asking: So who is this guy in the chocolate suit?

Mutassim Billah Qadhafi is 34 years old and the National Security Advisor to Libya, a job given to him by this dad, the uh, legendary Moammar Qadhafi. According to Spiegel, "Officially, Qadhafi has eight children, although there is speculation that there may be more."

Mutassim — pictured above with Secretary Clinton — is the youngest son. His big brother Mohammed is chairman of the Libyan Olympic Committee. The second son, Saif, is rumored to be the one who will succeed his father. When Saif showed up at University in Geneva, he arrived with four bodyguards and two Bengali tigers, and was like "what?"

Third son Saadi (above) is a failed football player who flunked a drug test. Spiegel says, "Today he invests in European football clubs and the film industry, and occasionally launches into a public tirade against Israel."

Mutassim has a little sister, Aisha, "known at home by her nickname 'Libya's Claudia Schiffer.'"

Aisha is a lawyer and was on the defense team when Saddam Hussein was in court.

No one seems to know much about the other kids.

Anyway, back to Mutassim — also known as "Hannibal." He and his heavily pregnant wife were arrested in Geneva, Switzerland in 2008 on charges of making threats and assaulting their domestic staff. In 2005, he was in a "scuffle" at a hotel in Paris where he reportedly "beat a woman and brandished a handgun."

According to this blog which follows "Hannibal" closely, he also had a "violent incident" in Copenhagen in 2005; in 2004 in Paris, Mutassim "drove down the Champs Elysees at 140kph in his black Porsche in the middle of the night. Once stopped, his thuggish bodyguards attacked French police & destroyed a police transmitter."

In 2003 Mutassim was involved in a brawl in Rome which sent 6 photographers to the hospital. In Rome in 2001, he was "escorted to the airport" after a hotel fight in which he "attacked Italian police with a fire extinguisher." Oh, and in 2001 in Sardinia, Mutassim was thrown out of a club for yelling at the waiters, so he "blocked the entrance to a disco with his Lamborghini." Later, he blasted music aboard his 70-ft yacht the Che Guevara.

All in all, as seen wearing a bright red shirt in this 2005 picture with his brother Saadi and an Italian movie producer, Mutassim seems like an exciting guy with whom you'd rather be friends than enemies.

Read more crazy articles on this guy: Diplomatic Ice Age Between Libya and Switzerland [Spiegel] Hussein Defense Will be Joined by a Qaddafi [NY Times] Government Protests Behavior Of Qaddafi's Son [NY Times] "Hannibal" Motassim Bilal Gaddafi - Another Belt and Coat Hanger [Justice Will Be Served]

Man... this family sounds like it is straight outta a North African reality tv show. Move over Kardashians, here come the... Qadhafi.. ans... hm. Doesn't quite have a ring to it...

Anyways, wtf. This family sounds crazy. I mean, two Bengali tigers?!?! wtf!

Ok... Rahm Emaneul vs Mutassim Qadhafi. Who can kick the most ass? Start placing your bets! I'll put 20 down on Qadhafi.


Anonymous said...

He sounds like just as much of a nutter as his father. Diplomatic immunity really needs to be tweaked a bit so that these spoiled sons of despots can't run wild in every country, assaulting people (and worse)without any fear of prosecution.

Wasn't his father a raging cocaine addict at one point? This kid looks like he's following in his father's footsteps- or Emperor Caligula's.

Regardless, I bet Hillary had a good time because the guy sounds, well, entertaining...I bet she has some stories to tell, if she could!

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI- Hillary testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee at 9:30am eastern time this a.m and it will be broadcast live on CSPAN 3 and then it will probably be rebroadcast on CSPAN 2 or 3 later in the afternoon/evening. I'm gonna try to put a live feed on my site during the hearing if I can...

Sarah said...

Thanks for the Tip Tifom!

I saw this was going to be happening this morning... Im glad we can all watch it on CSPAN!

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm not Tifom, I'm Stacy but have the same blog name but mine is wordpress, not blogger :). I probably shouldn't use open ID to comment...

Sarah said...

OMG. SO. SO. SORRY. I am just not on the ball today... I mistakenly quoted someone on Twitter... now this! ugh!

So sorrrrrrry and thanks for the tip! btw cool hillary blog :)

Anonymous said...

i think you should check your facts. if i'm not mistaken, he's(the man with hilary clinton) moatessem bilal gaddafi and he's not the youngest son. the wild one is motassim 'hannibal' gaddafi. they are 2 different people. the first one is the elder one who works for the father and as far as i know, is not the troubled one. they have younger brothers too! go to wikipedia and read gaddafi(the father) personal life and you'll see what i mean.

Anonymous said...

Hey Buddy, it seems you got your information wrong here- Mutassim is not known as Hannibal and infact, Hannibal is a different brother. It was Hannibal, not Mutassim who was arrested in a Geneva hotel and the same Hannibal again featured in another hotel drama involving his wife in 2010, this time in London. The whole thing was very messy to say the least. Also, there are two Saif as well- Saif Al-Islam who is Gaddafi's rumored successor and Saif Al-Arab who is the youngest son, not Mutassim as you stated. Hannibal seems to be the trouble maker of the family as his name seems to crop up all over the place- Paris, Copenhagen, London, Geneva

Anonymous said...

Mutasim does seem like he's the fun one out of those crazy bastards and appears to take his fashion very seriously. Too funny that he hired Mariah Carey and Beyonce to perform at his parties. The daughter seems fairly sane, considering her other family members' violent tendencies. I don't see him being nicknamed "Hannibal" as suggested in your article though, being that he has a brother named that.

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