On Qaddafi of Libya


Quite an interesting anectode that i read here.

When he visited China in the 1980s, so the story goes, Qaddafi plucked up courage to ask the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping about a possible federation between Libya and China. China’s supreme leader, who was then presiding over a country with over 900 million people, pondered for a while and asked Qaddafi how big his country was.

Told that Libya’s population at that time was only a paltry three million people, Deng put his arm around Qaddafi and said rather affectionately: “When you next visit Beijing, why don’t you bring them along with you.”

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