Gripping and Grinning with the Colonel

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Qaddafi meets Nikolai Podgorny of Russia, probably in the mid- to late-1970s.

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Then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair flew to Libya in 2007 for talks about a major energy deal with the oil-rich nation.  

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met the dictator in 2008 in Tripoli. Qaddafi wasquite taken with Rice, calling her his "darling black African woman" and even having a song commissioned in her honor. 

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