- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
If you’re going to blame your country’s uprising on a conspiracy theory, might as well go all the way with it:
Gadhafi accused al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden of being behind the uprising in Libya, in a rambling phone call to state TV. The Libyan leader said the more than week-long revolt has been carried out by young men hopped up on hallucinogenic pills given to them "in their coffee with milk, like Nescafe."
There’s been plenty of speculation in the past that Qaddafi himself may experiment with altered states of consciousness now and then.