Gadhafi

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  1. newchickgal

    newchickgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has been killed! What a good day in Libya!!!
     
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  3. cupman

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    The Libyan rebels have a way of getting ahead of themselves. All signs point towards his death but I would remain skeptical until someone in NATO can confirm it. If this is true it will be the proverbial nail in the coffin for Gadhadi forces.
     
  4. newchickgal

    newchickgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CNN has confirmed it and has shown a video of his dead and bloody body. He was shot in the head while trying to escape through an underground water duct.
     
  5. Davian

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    Woohoo, now we get to watch the anti-American pro al-qaida rebels take over....



    This is one of those instances where the enemy of our enemy is not our friend.
     
  6. newchickgal

    newchickgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Gadhafi was an enemy to many and was not a friend IMHO
     
  7. gmendoza

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    Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the most wanted man in the world, has been killed, Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said today.

    The flamboyant tyrant who terrorized his country and much of the world during his 42 years of despotic rule was reportedly cornered by insurgents in the town of Sirte, where Gadhafi had been born and a stronghold of his supporters.

    "We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed," Jibril said at a news conference in Tripoli.

    He added that the rebel government will wait until later today or Friday to officially declare what it calls a state of liberation.

    The National Transition Council earlier today said that its fighters found and shot Gadhafi in Sirte, which finally fell to the rebels today after weeks of tough fighting. Rebels now control the entire country.

    Word of Gadhafi's death triggered celebrations in the streets of Tripoli with insurgent fighters waving their weapons and dancing jubilantly.

    The White House and NATO said they were unable to confirm reports of his death.

    Al Jazeera aired video of what appeared to be the dead leader, which showed Gadhafi lying in a pool of blood in the street, shirtless, and surrounded by people.

    Libya's Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam told the Associated Press that Gadhafi was in a convoy when he was attacked by rebels.

    NATO said that its jet fighters struck a convoy of Gadhafi's loyalists fleeing Sirte this morning, but could not confirm that Gadhafi was in the convoy, the Associated Press reported.


    Gadhafi had been on the run for weeks after being chased out of the capital Tripoli by NATO bombers and rebel troops.

    He had been believed to be hiding in the vast Libyan desert while calling on his supporters to rise up and sweep the rebel "dogs" away, but his once fearsome power was scoffed at by Libyans who had ransacked his palace compound and hounded him into hiding.

    Gadhafi, 69, ruled Libya with an iron fist for almost 42 years. He seized control of Libya in Sept., 1969 in a bloodless coup when he was just 27 years old. The then young and dashing army captain and his small band of military officers overthrew the monarch King Idris, setting up a new Libyan Arab Republic that over the years became increasingly isolated from the rest of the world.

    Gadhafi took over the top spot as the world's most wanted man after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. troops in Pakistan.

    At the height of his ability to threaten terrorism, President Ronald Reagan dubbed Gadhafi the "mad dog of the Middle East."

    He was accused of backing the 1986 bombing of a Berlin disco popular with American soldiers, reportedly funding the hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, and the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which resulted in the U.N. and United States imposing sanctions on Libya.

    For years, Gadhafi refused to take responsibility for the bombing, but that changed in 2003 when he acknowledged his role and tried to make amends.

    The eccentric leader, who amassed power and wealth by controlling the nation's oil industry, held the title of being the longest-serving leader in Africa and the Arab world.

    Over the years, Gadhafi earned an international reputation for his outlandish apparel and much-ridiculed phobias and proclivities.

    In U.S. diplomatic cables recently released by WikiLeaks, Gadhafi was described as a "mercurial and eccentric figure who suffers from severe phobias, enjoys flamenco dancing and horse racing, acts on whims and irritates friends and enemies alike."

    He was "obsessively dependent on a small core of trusted personnel," especially his longtime Ukrainian nurse Galyna, who has been described as a "voluptuous blonde," according to the cables.

    Among his other unusual behaviors, the Libyan leader reportedly feared flying over water, didn't like staying on upper floors and traveled with a "pistol packing' posse" of female bodyguards.

    GOOD RIDINGS TO BAD RUBBISH
     
  8. Capvin

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    I am afraid that whatever now happens in Lybia that it will not be good for the United States. Glad to be riid of Gadhafi, but what replaces him could be worse. It sort of reminds me of Cuba and Fidel Castro. His revolution was a success and Fidel came to NY to address the UN (he brought his own, live chickens with him). Castro was praised for being a liberator. After that we had the Cuban missle crises that almost led to world wide nuclear destruction.
     
  9. Davian

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    Quote:Gadhafi was an enemy to many and was not a friend IMHO

    Obviously...the point is that neither is the new government. Both sides are bad.
     
  10. newchickgal

    newchickgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Gadhafi was an enemy to many and was not a friend IMHO

    Obviously...the point is that neither is the new government. Both sides are bad.

    Point taken, obviously.
     

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