Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi is expected to speak to the United Nations today, but yesterday he caused a big stir when reports said a large Bedouin tent was being set up on the grounds of a Bedford, NY estate owned by Donald Trump. After initially denying reports, the Trump Organization now admits, "We have business partners and associates all over the world. The property was leased on a short-term basis to Middle Eastern partners who may or may not have a relationship with Mr. [Gadhafi]," sort of allowing it to say it didn't directly rent to Gadhafi.
Gadhafi, as you may remember, loves him some Bedouin tent and the Libyan government tried to get permission for the tent to be set up in Central Park and later on a NJ estate it owns. The town of Bedford has thus far managed to have work on the tent stopped, because the proper permits weren't issued.
One Bedford resident knew victims of the Lockerbie bombing and told WCBS 2, "To me, he's a terrorist. He's not wanted. We don't want him here. I think he needs to go back." In yesterday's Post, Gregory Robertson, who is a part time UN Appeals judge, laid out the case for the NYPD to arrest the leader: "Britain gave the world the Pinochet precedent, but the United States provided the Manuel Noriega example when the Panamanian head of state was arrested, then convicted and jailed for exporting cocaine to the United States."