Gadhafi's Desperation: He Offers Families $400

But protesters continue to advance toward Tripoli
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2011 11:14 AM CST
Libya's Moammar Gadhafi Offers Families $400
Libyan mourners carry the coffins of two protesters who were killed last week in Benghazi.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

With protesters closing in on the capital and the international community uniting against him, Moammar Gadhafi is apparently hoping a little bribery will help his cause. He's promising to give families $400 apiece, reports Global Post, a sum that might speak more of the nation's living standards than anything else. He can easily afford it, though: A leaked US cable last year figured he and his cronies had stashed about $32 billion abroad, notes AOL News. Click here for more on his wealth, or here for more on the day's developments. (Read more Libya stories.)

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