TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi offered Wednesday night to train Arab soldiers in "terrorism and suicide missions" and make Libya a base for liberating Palestine.
In a two-hour speech to thousands of young Libyans, Kadafi said he was ready to accept members of pro-Libyan Arab groups in Libya for such training.
"I accept all their decisions and declare that we shall train them on terrorist and suicide missions and allocate trainers for them and place all the necessary weapons needed for such missions at their disposal. . . . (I) offer them my personal protection because Libya is a base for the liberation of Palestine," Kadafi told the cheering crowd.
He also said Libya would accept volunteers from among Arab soldiers and invited young men and women to join the Libyan Armed Forces, offering all Arabs on Libyan soil Libyan citizenship.