Menendez: Qaddafi “Stands For Nothing And For No One Other Than Himself”

Menendez: Qaddafi “Stands For Nothing And For No One Other Than Himself”

New Jersey - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement on the political developments in Libya. Menendez, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a strong critic of Libya due to its efforts to free and public support for convicted terrorist Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.

"While the Qaddafi regime guns down its own citizens for the supposed crime of protesting against its tyrannical rule, Libya continues to sit on the UN Human Rights Council. I call on the UN Security Council to immediately condemn these acts and for the General Assembly to expel Libya from the UN Human Rights Council for these despicable acts.

"I condemn the brutal crimes against humanity taking place in Libya. Muammar Qaddafi has again shown himself to be nothing more than despot. He stands for nothing and for no one other than himself. All officials in the Libyan government should stand up for the Libyan people, grant their pleas for liberty and respect their human and civil rights. The United States must stand by the Libyan people as they seek the rights and liberties deserved by all peoples."

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