Why now after 41 years has Libyan leader Muamar Ghadaffi become so vocal and violent where he has ordered mass killings of his own citizens and even ordered the sabotage of the oil fields?
In observing his body language and actions during his last rambling speech which often was disjointed , my view is that he has been given some bad news regarding his mortality and he is now determined to leave his mark of destruction.
In his rambling speech that does not make sense at times he looks consistently frightened . His cotton mouth indicates that he is tense and pressured . He is full of anger and rage and even wide eyed fear as determined by his facial expression in the photo below.
His left fist was clenched consistently as he gestured. This indicates extreme anger. What is most striking is that while he gestures with his right arm but his left arm barely moves during his negative emotion filled speech. This may possibly indicate that he perhaps has suffered a stroke or has a lesion to the right side of his brain which may be indication for this physical response.
The left side of his brain which affects speech and language appears to be intact as he can form adequate sentences and phrases. The fact that his speech is fragmented and disjointed my thus be due to psychological implications – severe depression at knowing and realizing his soon to be his fate.
It may also give some credence as to the recent Wikileak reports about the cables which were intercepted about various world leaders that Ghadaffi always traveled with his Russian nurse. Now we may be seeing exactly the reason why he may very well need a nurse by his side at all times.
The phrases from his speech below validate that he knows his end is near and how he wants to leave as a hero- a martyr.
“I have paid the price of my remaining here “
“It’s not possible that I leave this place”
“I will be a martyr at the end”
“My father warrior of the warriors over there that is my grandfather my uncle they are warriers and generations”
“We will lead the whole world and cannot be stopped”
I have paid the price of my remaining here.”
” I am higher than other leaders in the world”
This rhetoric clearly indicates how desperate his attempt is to make himself known to the world and to leave something of himself behind that will always be remembered – chaos and destruction.