Saadi Gadhafi playing soccer in Italy earlier in his career. (AP)Moammar Gadhafi's soccer-playing son Saadi Gadhafi fled to Niger last week. The whereabouts of his father and his brother Saif al-Islam--both wanted by the International Criminal Court--remain a mystery.
Now, comparisons of redacted and unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveal the State Department thought it appropriate to redact the allegation that Saadi is bisexual, Gawker noted Friday.
The March 2009 cable, written by Gene Cretz, the American ambassador to Libya, describes Saadi Gadhafi's project to try to transform the western Libyan Berber town of Zuwara into an free-trade zone.
"Although the Zuwara Free Trade Zone is an ambitious and expensive project, Muammar al-Qadhafi likely views it as a relatively small price to pay if it helps occupy the notoriously ill-behaved Saadi and lends a patina of useful engagement to his otherwise less than sterling reputation," Cretz wrote.Read More »from U.S. redacted allegation that Gadhafi’s son Saadi is bisexual