Friday, 1 April 2011
Foreign Minister Kusa fled Tripoli as PM David Cameron said the Gaddafi regime was "crumbling" with fear. Tripoli, Libya As Moammar Gadhafi's inner circle showed possible signs of cracking, heavily armed forces loyal to the Libyan leader continued pounding cities that were once some of the country's most prosperous places. Officials and analysts said the surge in firepower from the Libyan government sends a message: Gadhafi is determined to prevail, and defections of some of his high-profile allies are making him nervous.
Proof Kusa came as a 2nd top Libyan official who has turned his back from his boss. While Gaddafi's new UN ambassador Ali Abdel-Salam al-Treki defected to Egypt. Mr Cameron urged other regime leaders: "Go now." A diplomat supporting the opposition said most high-ranking officials are trying to get out. UK and US spies are talking to many of Gaddafi's military and political chiefs.
Exiled Libyan author Giuma Bukleb has doubts about Kusa turn around said: “He was there from year one. “He was a big pillar in the regime. Having him here is going to be ¬problematic for the UK. “Everybody is happy because he is defecting at a critical time. The problem is later on, once everything is sorted out. “Lots of organisations, countries and people are going to hunt him and bring him to justice. “Everything the regime was involved in, Musa Kusa was there and he is a part of it.”
However, government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim denied Mr Kusa had defected, saying “This is not a happy piece of news, but people are saying, “So what? If someone wants to step down that’s his decision.” Kusa worked in high ranking position of the Libyan government.