Sadat: A Nasty Reality of Our Times

Cairo's chaos heightens concern over the Gaddafi regime

In the shock and upheaval that followed the Sadat assassination, one prime initial suspect as the instigator of the crime was inevitable: Libyan Strongman Muammar Gaddafi. In a closed-door briefing for U.S. Congressmen, Secretary of State Alexander Haig last week noted that the exultant broadcasts of Radio Tripoli hailing the killing were so intense that, in his judgment, they must have been prepared ahead of time. In a rare public moment of harsh sorrow, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger declared on television that if Libya...

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