Colonel Gaddafi says Libya is prepared for a long war, and that the international forces against him will be defeated. He was speaking by telephone on state television.
He said the international forces “are resorting to terroristic means, but the victory will belong to those who hold the Libyan territory.”
He added that “those who come from behind the seas are too cowardly to come onto our land, we are on our land.”
Gaddafi called the international attacks on Libya “colonial aggression, and a “Christian crusade”.