Qaddafi Is Willing to 'Blow Up' Tripoli

Russia's special envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov told the newspaper Izvestia that Muammar Qaddafi has an "abundance" of surface-to-surface missiles, and he's not afraid to use them on his own capital city if the situation spirals out of control:

"In Tripoli, the Libyan prime minister told me, ‘If rebels seize the city, we'll straddle it with rockets and blow up.' I presume Gaddafi's regime has this kind of suicidal plan in mind," Margelov told Izvestia daily.

Not to worry though, because there will probably be another "Colonel Qaddafi is definitely leaving today" report out within the next few hours to calm everyone's nerves.

[Russia Today via @bencnn; image via AP]