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A New Dawn For Libya

October 21, 2011

Gaddafi Finally Captured and Killed

By Miss Independant

Today, around the country of Libya, many are rejoicing in the demise of the once ‘great’ leader, Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi.

In recent months, Libya was split into a country of rebels, and a country loyal to their Prime Minister. In the months that followed the rioting outbreak (The Battle of Tripoli), Gadaffi fled, into hiding when it became obvious he was fighting a losing battle. The man, known for killing hundreds of people throughout his reign, was finally hunted down in Sirte, his home town, and killed.

Details of his death have become public knowledge, with images of his dead body spreading like a virus through the internet. YouTube, uploaded with the one video that shows his less than honourable death. A phone camera was used to capture his last moments, showing the Libyan Leader begging for his life, one thing he himself would probably have witnessed when he was on the other side of the fence.

Gaddafi was in a travelling convoy that was targeted by a French Air Strike. The strike killed almost 200 hundred, but Gaddafi survived and took refuge in a drain with several bodyguards who also survived. They were then found by the National Transitional Council Fighters and killed.

When news broke out of Gaddafi’s demise, the streets of Libya were soon filled with locals who danced with joy.  Families celebrated together, old and young out on the streets.

The fate of Gaddafi’s family is yet unknown, however, many have fled out of Libya in fear of their own safety.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2011 8:41 pm

    @ live60

    How can you say he was not truly bad and had mellowed and also loved his people, he was a lunatic, a despot leader who cared for no-one outside his inner circle.

    He declared the new Libya would be run by the people but promoted himself to the rank of Colonel and effectively took control of the country.

    He imposed his own blend of nationalism and socialism on Libya, seizing private companies, controlling the media and using oil revenues to lift living standards for ordinary Libyans.

    But stole millions of dollars for himself and his family, he put his family and friends in charge of everything, so that he could remain at the top.

    But his response to dissent was always swift and brutal, DEATH

    He and he alone has been responsible for 10s of thousands of deaths and when you find the final figure it might be as high as 250,000 +

    Those opposed to the regime were often publicly executed and their deaths broadcast on state television channels.

    The murder of PC Fletcher, 25, died in April 1984 after shots were fired from the Libyan Embassy in London at a protest outside. The man who did it went back to a hero’s welcome.

    Don’t forget the 1986 bombing of a Berlin disco frequented by American servicemen.

    In 1988 two Libyan operatives planted a bomb that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, killing 270 people.

    And his regime was implicated in terrorist attacks around the globe, such as arming and supporting the IRA in Northern Ireland, he was responsible for so much death there.

    When the rising international oil prices began to raise Gaddafi’s revenues in the 1970s, Gaddafi spent much of the revenues on arms purchases and on sponsoring his political projects abroad. Gaddafi’s relatives adopted lavish lifestyles, including luxurious homes, Hollywood film investments and private parties with American pop stars.[

    • October 27, 2011 11:10 am

      @dribblingpensioner

      It sounds like Gaddafi was into the same clandestined operations that the U.S. enjoys on a daily basis year in and year out, all in the name of democracy. And, is Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, China or any other nation more democratic? It’s all cost trillions of Americans tax dollars and millions of lives and has done nothing.

      R.D….

      • October 31, 2011 3:17 pm

        I do have to say that Live60 does have a point

  2. October 21, 2011 7:53 pm

    Sorry, but I don’t hold the same views since I know Gaddafi came to power in one of the roughest neighborhoods among nations. It required a strong man to keep the country together, and the very rebels who fought against and killed him, would not have enjoyed the ability to grow as strong as they did if not for Gaddafi’s more moderate later decades. Yes, he killed those who tried to kill and over throw him in his younger years, but Gaddafi mellowed and began to love his subjects. In the end, he loved them too much. Now we have a very divided and splintered Libya with factions who will soon be at each others throats for the chance to be Gaddafi.

    R.D….

  3. October 21, 2011 6:14 pm

    I have a similar post, the total number of people killed will never be known, but i would think it would be well over 100,000.

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