He may be spewing out fiery words for the national TV and international press, but in reality Libya's dictator could actually be suffering from a panic attack of the worst kind.
News analysts closely watching Colon Murmur Qacadafi's TV appearances have noticed that his brown robes have become a shade darker since the worsening of the Libyan crisis, particularly after the protesters began taking one city after another.
Rioters News Agency's correspondent John Lyin, who was the first western journalist to get a shot of Gaddafi's backside in recent days says the change in the colour suggests that panic has set in.
"It's a gut feeling, really," said Mr. Lyin. "It's that time when you know you've lost control of everything. 'Gut-loose' is the word!"
Mr. Gaddafi's 'Amazing' security guard denies the rumour her boss has switched to darker robes. "He has no wardrobe malfunction," she says. Perhaps she doesn't really understand the term.
RNA's Lyin has, however, managed to get a scoop from a janitor who cleans Mr. Gaddafi's tent. According to this janitor, the man hasn't had a change of underwear ever since his nurses deserted him.
"Nobody's there to change him," says the janitor, "It's a stinky situation.
"If nothing's done quickly, he will soon be exporting more gas."