A leading US Senator “said Tuesday that he worried embattled Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi could support terrorist strikes against Western targets in the ‘dubious’ event that he stays in power,” the AFP reports.
"As long as he’s in power, I’d be concerned that he would support acts of terror. That’s why it’s important to get him out of there," said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, a Democrat.
Levin, in a wide-ranging conversation with reporters, repeatedly blamed Kadhafi for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing and blasts at German cafes and said "nothing stops him" now from resorting to terrorism in response to a UN-mandated onslaught designed to protect populations that rose up against him.
Asked what would happen if Kadhafi outlasts the NATO-backed military strikes against his forces, and tries down the road to resume his attacks on rebel cities, Levin said: "It would be a tragedy for the Libyan people."