Ousted Libyan Tyrant Was A Big Prince Of Persia Fan?

Watching a supposed mobile camera capture from the ruins of the ousted Gaddafi regime in Libya, Dutch site InsideGamer spotted something strange. Seems Colonel Gaddafi's fifth son, Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi, might be the world's biggest Prince of Persia fan.

Skip to around 1:35 in the video above and you'll see Mutassim had a giant reproduction of the cover art to Ubisoft's 2004 platformer Prince of Persia: Warrior Within adorning the walls of his palace. Not an action figure, not a bust, a wall-sized version of the cover art to an old video game.

How kooky. Most people prefer the game's predecessor, Sands of time. Not Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi, whose dad's regime lies in tatters following months of open rebellion against his 41-year totalitarian rule.

Since this is blurry mobile phone footage uploaded directly to YouTube, and not a news report, we can't confirm it's definitely there. Given how random a sequence of events it is, though, it'd be the funniest fake internet video I've seen in a long time if it was fabricated.

Hey, Libyan rebels! If you're gonna bust into a Gaddafi's palace, bring a better camera next time!

You can see the cover art as it originally appeared here.

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Comments

    Another one to add to the 'international relations and videogames' file? :P

    "Since this is blurry mobile phone footage uploaded directly to YouTube, and not a news report, we can’t confirm it’s definitely there."

    It's tragic that my first thought was that I'd be quicker to believe blurry mobile phone footage than I would be to believe anything seen/heard/read in a news report.

    Maybe thats why they've not caught gaddafi yet (unless its happened since the last time I looked at news sites), he's got the dagger of time!

    Not enough sand to rewind and avert the revolution but enough to dodge the guards

    It all comes together now. The whole Libya thing was just a giant viral marketing campaign from Ubisoft. In October look out for Russia to be torn to peaces as Activision look for marketing ideas for MW3.

    Warrior Within? Ugh, yeah that regime needed taking down.

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