Three scenarios for end of Gaddafi: psychologist

Gaddafi seen unlikely to step down and face trial


Colonel Muammar Gaddafi will either commit suicide, be killed in battle, or disappear, Kuwaiti expert in personality analysis Abdel Rahman al-Qurashi said in an interview with Al Arabiya TV.

Qurashi said the third option is unlikely and that Gaddafi would not accept to face justice if he steps down.

Qurashi said Gaddafi "has a need for uniqueness, a need to be a unique personality" and added that Gaddafi’s whole life as a leader is based on this psychological need.

He also said that the "Popular Committees" system of rule in Libya was designed to serve Gaddafi's ambitions. No such system ever existed in the world and Gaddafi was able to play with sociopolitical jargon in order to create a unique system, Qurashi added.

The tent, or rather the system of “Popular Committees," of Colonel MGaddafi, the self-proclaimed "King of Kings" and former "Leader of the Libyan Revolution" is swaying in the storm of a nationwide popular revolt unseen in the country in decades.

Gaddafi's often preposterous and eccentric claims during his four-decade idiosyncratic rule brought him to the international public limelight, sometimes as an anti-imperialist, anti-West rebel and as simply a peculiar leader in other times.

Gaddafi said he is not a president in order to step down and insisted to fight to the “last drop” of his blood for a “moral role” he claimed to be playing in the country since 1977 when, according to him, he and the free officers “surrendered the power to the people.”

Even more, the former pariah vowed to kill everyone who opposes him, saying, “Those who don't love me do not deserve to live, it will be hell for them.”

(Written by Mustapha Ajbaili)