"The Africans do not have problems of political asylum. People who live in the bush, and often in the desert, don't have political problems. They don't have oppositions or majorities or elections...
"These are things that only people who live in cities know. [Africans] don't even have an identity. And I don't mean a political identify; they don't even have a personal identity. They come out of the bush and they say: 'In the north, there's money, there's wealth' – and so they go to Libya, and from there to Europe."
You would be forgiven to think these are the words of American Ku Klux Klan leader Raymond Foster or British National Party chief Nick Griffin.
They are not.
These are in fact the words of none other than Libyan crime boss Muammar Gaddafi. So much for the creature that has been hailed by Africans and Africophiles – the idiots who romanticize about Africa and think Africans are quaint or cool – as hero of African causes and African independence.
The fact – known to all Libyans and to everyone who has lived in Libya – is that, when it comes to Africans and black people in general, Gaddafi is as racist as the Ku Klux Klan in the US or the English Defence League/British National Party.
He giveth with one hand and kills with the other. Gaddafi bribes African dictators while fomenting civil war and atrocities in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Chad. He opened up Libya to visa-free travel for Africans but, when the number of Africans in the country got too large, he simply set about murdering them so as to frighten them into leaving the country. This is what he did in September 2001 when he incited his mobs – the so-called "Revolutionary Committees" – to set fire to African quarters in western Libya, maiming and burning hundreds to death.
Yet, Africans and the Africophile idiots love him. As I write, a heavily armed convoy of Gaddafi thugs and mercenaries is reported to have travelled across the Libyan desert into Niger carrying stolen gold and cash. It is said that the convoy includes one of Gaddafi's security chiefs, Mansur Dhaw, and that Gaddafi himself might follow suit (if he is not actually in this particular convoy already, disguised as a Tuareg tribesman), where he might seek political asylum in Niger or Burkina Faso.
They say that birds of a feather flock together. I am sure Libya's infamous mass murderer will feel completely at home among the dictators, killers, rapists, thieves, fraudsters and crooks of the African Union, be they in Niger, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso or South Africa. Their day of reckoning cannot be far off.
As for post-Gaddafi Libya, it has no need for sub-Saharan Africa. Its relationships with black African states have always been distinctly one way: the Libyan people's money flowing into the pockets of African dictators and criminals, and on projects to bribe Africans, while the Libyan people are deprived of decent infrastructure, health, education and housing.
In fact, I would go as far as to say that Libya should save public money by leaving the African Union and cutting off diplomatic relations with all sub-Saharan African states.
But for now, let us say goodbye, black Africa. And good riddance. Hopefully forever.