You’ve been upgraded to Gaddafi Class!

August 30, 2011

Blog Guy, I saw some photos of fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi’s private plane, taken at an airport in Tripoli. I’m surprised you didn’t blog about it.

Look, there’s something of a conflict of interest here. As you may have noticed, the plane was a Basler BT-70, built by “my company” for Gaddafi.

But we’ve established you don’t really have a connection to the genuine Basler Airlines.

That’s why “my company” is in quotes. We used Gaddafi’s design, which was problematic.

Why, what did he insist on?

Well, as you can see in the top photo, there’s the huge rollaway bed.

Interesting. Where do you roll a bed on an aircraft when you’re not using it?

Bingo. Then, I don’t know if you can see it, but there’s a phone by the chair.

So? Most planes have telephones these days.

But Gaddafi demanded a land line, for security.

Ah, I see the problem. Anything else he needed?

Yeah, a deluxe, ornate, handcrafted Kleenex box, which never, ever runs out of tissues. Gaddafi LOVES his Kleenex!

Wow! Were you able to come up with that technology?

Yeah, it works great as long as the plane never takes off.

I see. So, any idea where Gaddafi is now?

I’d check under the rollaway bed.

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Top: A Libyan rebel fighter sits in a bedroom of Muammar Gaddafi’s private plane, at the international airport in Tripoli August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Left: Libyan rebel fighters in the sitting room of Gaddafi’s private plane. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Right: A Libyan rebel fighter takes souvenir photographs of fellow fighters standing beside Gaddafi’s private plane. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Bottom right: Gaddafi (R) during a meeting in Tripoli May 26, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouni

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Just a coincidence, Spin.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Is that “Can’t touch this!” in Arabic on the side of the airplane?

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Souvenir photographs? Oh come on now rebel fighter, go for the gold on this one! Take a souvenir wing, or souvenir engine nacelle. Hell take two engine nacelles and make them into pretty earings for your woman! And then take the box of never-ending Kleenex for all the tears of joy and love she will shed for you. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I’m looking at the caption that starts, “A Libyan rebel fighter sits in a bedroom of Muammar Gaddafi’s private plane.” The “a” suggests that this private plane has more than one bedroom. Does it also have a golden sofa with a likeness of Gaddafi’s daughter?http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly- enough/2011/08/29/who-has-the-worst-tast e-on-earth/

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

What does Gaddafi have against Puffs and Scotties?

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

I humbly offer two haiku:

BT-70
Now with a roll-away bed
And lots of tissues

Gaddafi’s airplane
Has a telephone on it
With a long, long cord

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

@JustCam – As it is a BT-70, I thought the writing said ‘Not intended for use as a means of air transportation’.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@justCAM and @Nosmo: I thought it said, “I’ll show you a nice private plane, Donald Trump!”

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

As you can see by the picture of the rebel taking a photo how far back he is and still no shadow of a wing, so it has to be a BT-67Z model eg: BT-70. Oh the writing says: Please recycle all cardboard and tissues.

Posted by ming45 | Report as abusive

@69 & Nosmo … LOL! :-) Doughnuts on me! ;-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Golly! This must be the plane Lamar promised to give me a ride on for my birthday. There was definite mention of a rollaway. Sure hope all this political nonsense doesn’t spoil my big day….

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Oh dear, this guy really has no taste..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Gaddafi works out his issues
With boxes and boxes of tissues
While he wipes his nose,
He drinks much wine and goes,
“Ish not me! Ish you!”

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive