Libya's besieged leader, facing a rebel advance on Tripoli and possible international sanctions, also pledged a 150 percent increase in some government workers' wages.
Osama bin Laden? Citizen weapon seizures? Muammar Qaddafi blames Osama bin Laden and hallucinogenic drugs for the Libya protests. Qaddafi urges citizens to take weapons away from armed protestors adding that "no sane person" would join the protests against his rule.