While we're on the subject of the Libyans, check out this profile of Col Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, in The Daily Beast.
Saif, who is apparently a popular figure in London society, negotiated the release of Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi. Last August, he had this to say about the $1.5 billion Libya paid to the families of the Lockerbie victims:
“The negotiation with them, it was very terrible and very materialistic and was very greedy... They were asking for more money and more money and more money. … I think they were very greedy and I think they were trading with the blood of their sons and daughters."
According to the article, young Mr Gaddafi - whose interests include pet tigers - apparently has an Israeli girlfriend, actress Orly Weinerman, who was trying, for a while at least, to 'make it' in London.
How liberal of him - and how disgusting of her.