World: Libya: The Enfant Terrible

YOU know," Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser mused during an Arab meeting in Cairo shortly before his death last year, "I rather like Gaddafi. He reminds me of myself when I was that age." Not even the young Nasser, however, was a hell raiser to compare with Muammar Gaddafi, who at 28 is leader of the revolutionary council that rules oil-rich Libya. Born in a nomad's tent, schooled in the army, thrust to power in a coup that overthrew Libya's aging King Idris two years ago, Gaddafi stands unchallenged as the enfant terrible of Arab...

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