David Cameron has threatened to use military action in Libya as well as planning a no-fly zone over the country.

The Prime Minister said he might send British troops into Libya to prevent Gaddafi’s henchmen from slaying protesters.

Cameron has ordered military bosses to come up with plans to introduce a no-fly zone.

The move comes as Gaddafi proclaimed that “All my people love me” to the BBC. “They would die to protect me.”

Gaddafi is still in control of the capital, Tripoli, but he has lost control of much of the rest of Libya.

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Elsewhere, former Prime Minister Tony Blair was slated for his infamous “deal in the desert” with Gaddafi in 2004, a move which saw the Blair Government agreeing to supply military hardware and expertise to Gaddafi.

Cameron told MPs: “We must not tolerate this regime using military force against its own people. In that context I have asked the Ministry of Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff to work with our allies on plans for a military no-fly zone.

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“My message to Colonel Gaddafi is simple: go now. We do not in any way rule out the use of military assets.”