LONDON - The Gaddafi government carried
out a lobbying operation to try to stop NATO's bombardment of
Libya, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, citing
secret documents seen by the newspaper.
The newspaper said the documents in Tripoli showed Libya's
rulers believed NATO forces were likely to launch a full-scale
invasion in "either late September or October".
It said the documents also showed that Tripoli approached
key international opinion formers in the United States,
including US President Barack Obama.
The paper also said the documents showed the Libyan prime
minister wrote a letter to Obama in June, in which he addressed
him as "Mr President", and politely complained about
Washington's "unprecedented decision" to confiscate Libya's