The dictator of Lybia Colonel Gaddafi quite likely has many imaginable enemies from his point of view; not the least since he at least once pictured himself as a possible leader of African muslim nations (even though that didn’t work out). Also, he sees himself as the liberator of Libya from the oppression of colonial powers, Italy especially. Once he more or less declared war on the USA and most certainly he ordered the the Lockerbie bombing. US and British air force attacked Libya and killed amongst others his adoptive child. But aside of those western powers, one can imagine a dictator of a muslim nation to consider Israel as an enemy. There are also the clans of eastern Libya who never really bowed down to him. As I said, Gaddafi has many real and imaginable enemies to blame the uprising; considering he obviously is losing it and paranoia is seldom far away for a dictator anyhow, the perceived enemies must be in the dozens.
But he is blaming al-Qaeda. Only an ignorant thinks that every muslim leader sympathies with al-Qaeda, that is certainly not so, but nonetheless I admit that Colonel Gaddafi of Libya blaming the Libyan uprising on al-Qaeda of all the organizations, clans, intelligence agencies and so forth one can think of is quite surprising to me.
I do not think that it is out of the blue for him, for some reason this is rational to him, and so there must be a historical background to this which I am not aware of. Are you? Would you like to enlighten me? Why is Gaddafi blaming al-Qaeda
EDIT: I meant this for General Questions. Sorry. Please move.