MOSCOW, September 19 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov has said that his statements about the US ambassador to Libya were taken out of the context and distorted by his aides.
The politician’s remark in his Twitter blog runs “The US ambassador in Libya was shot as a dog. He was the main specialist on the Libyan revolution. He reaped what he sowed.”
As CPRF press office member responsible for running the micro blog, Denis Parfyonov, has said, he merely keys in entries that the Communist leader dictates to him personally. Zyuganov’s comments have already evoked a strong response from the United States.
“I would like to make clear the gist of my comments,” Zyuganov told the media. “Ten or more people heard me make this comment. In Twitter my aids probably compressed it to two or three phrases, thereby distorting the meaning of what I said.”
“The latest intervention, in particular, that by the NATO countries, in the internal affairs of other states, has put the world on the brink of a great war. North Africa, the Middle East and Syria have been turned into a bloody mess,” Zyuganov said. “The way the situation looks to me, the vast space from Gibraltar to the Himalayas has been converted into a zone of violence. Violence spills over to citizens and to diplomatic missions. Nobody in his right mind can be happy about that.”
“But the American policy of intervention in the affairs of these countries has boomeranged on them,” Zyuganov believes. “The very same ambassador participated in organizing a crusade against the Libyan leadership, he was instructing and financing, and NATO was bombing from the air to ruin that country.”
“As for Muammar Gaddafi in person, I did say a while ago – he was shot on the road like a dog and then put on display before the whole world, which was a crude violation of the norms and traditions of Islam,” Zyuganov said. “All that backfired on the US embassy and their missions.”
“All this violence and barbarity causes regret. But one should remember that he who has sown the wind will reap the whirlwind. This is the gist of my utterance,” Zyuganov said. “It was a figure of speech. Gaddafi had been mercilessly shot. The ambassador suffered the same plight as Gaddafi.”