Muammer Gaddafi dies of Injuries: NTC official

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Was the NATO attack on Libya to acquire natural resources or to push democracy?

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  1. Yusuf

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    He's captured. He's wounded in both legs . He's been taken away in ambulance," Libya's National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid said on Thursday.

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    Another victory for freedom, democracy, human rights..blah blah blah....
     
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    So , who will be next one .....

    Bashar al-Assad ?
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Hillary? Hillary Clinton? Is that you?
     
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    Taken away in an ambulance and shot. Another "Italian Job.":lol:
     
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    First Saddam, now Gaddafi. Two iconic figures(as regarded by the Arabs) of the Arab world, but actually nothing more than psychotic despots are gone.



    I seriously want this mother f****r taken down. He is openly slaughtering his own people. And the Arab League is simply condemning him but doing nothing. What a bunch of sissies !

    Not much resources required to end his saga, just one clean cruise missile strike at his palace or wherever the shit hole he is holding up. With him down, I think the damn Syrian forces will gladly call a truce and cease hostilities.
     
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    I would dispute that. Saddam did not have any iconic status and neither did Ghadaffi.
     
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    Iconic status only among the nut-jobs, man. And most Arabs are nut-jobs for that matter.
     
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    Nope. Saddam attacked KSA. Rained down scuds. He was not liked there, not in Kuwait or Jordan.

    The only ones who loved Saddam were Gadaffi and Asad Sr and Jr and their coterie. Their propaganda may have made it look like the entire country supported them.

    Remember there was and always will be a tussle to be the "thekedar" of Islam. These countries are not friends of each other.
     
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    Why are we so angry about some Arab ruler slaughtering his people when equally bad slaughters have happened much closer to home that did not invite our Anger?

    The Middle east and Arab world is full of Stooges who think they are powerful dictators and monarchs. Assad does not want to be one.
     
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    Col Gaddafi finally earned his peace,should have done so much earlier.
     
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    God damn it!

    I love Americans! You can attack, kill, exploit, replace anyone/anything in the name of freedom!

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    Indian telly channels going gaga over libya operation. Freedom prevails! Libya erupts in celebration! Dictator killed! NATO forces claims victory!
     
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    Breaking: Muammar Gaddafi is dead

    Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt takes hometown | Reuters

    (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi is dead, Libya's new leaders said, killed by fighters who overran his hometown and final bastion on Thursday. His bloodied body was stripped and displayed around the world from cellphone video.

    Senior officials in the interim government, which ended his 42-year rule two months ago but had labored to subdue thousands of diehard loyalists, said his death opened the way for a declaration of "liberation" after eight months of war.

    His body was expected in the long-standing rebel stronghold of Misrata, officials said as their Western sponsors held off from confirming that Gaddafi, a self-styled king of kings whom they had lately courted after decades of enmity, was dead at 69.

    After Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril confirmed his demise, the new national flag, resurrected by rebels who forced Gaddafi from his capital Tripoli in August, filled streets and squares as jubilant crowds whooped for joy and fired in the air.

    In Sirte, a one-time fishing village and Gaddafi's hometown that grandiose schemes had styled a new "capital of Africa," fighters danced, brandishing a golden pistol they said they had taken from Gaddafi.

    Accounts were hazy of his final hours, which also appeared to have cost the lives of senior aides. But top officials of the National Transitional Council, including Abdel Majid Mlegta, said he had died of wounds sustained in clashes.

    FINAL HOURS

    One possible description, pieced together from various sources, suggests that Gaddafi may have tried to break out of his final redoubt at dawn in a convoy of vehicles after weeks of dogged resistance. However, he was stopped by a NATO airstrike and captured, possibly three or four hours later, after gunbattles with NTC fighters who found him hiding in a drainage culvert.

    NATO said its warplanes fired on a convoy near Sirte about 8:30 a.m. (2:30 a.m. EDT), striking two military vehicles in the group, but could not confirm that Gaddafi had been a passenger.

    Accounts from his enemies suggested his capture, and death soon after from wounds, may have taken place around noon.

    One of Gaddafi's sons, heir-apparent Saif al-Islam, was at large, they believed.

    NTC official Mlegta told Reuters that Gaddafi had been wounded in both legs early in the morning as he tried to flee in the convoy which NATO warplanes attacked

    "He was also hit in his head," he said. "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."

    There was no shortage of NTC fighters in Sirte claiming to have seen him die, though many accounts were conflicting. Libyan television carried video of two drainage pipes, about a meter across, where it said fighters had cornered a man who long inspired both fear and admiration around the world.

    After February's uprising in the long discontented east of the country around Benghazi -- inspired by the Arab Spring movements that overthrew the leaders of neighboring Tunisia and Egypt -- the revolt against Gaddafi ground slowly across the country before a dramatic turn saw Tripoli fall in August.

    LIBERATION

    An announcement of final liberation was expected as the chairman of the NTC prepared to address the nation of six million. They now face the challenge of turning oil wealth once monopolized by Gaddafi and his clan into a democracy that can heal an array of tribal, ethnic and regional divisions he exploited.

    The two months since the fall of Tripoli have tested the nerves of the motley alliance of anti-Gaddafi forces and their Western and Arab backers, who had begun to question the ability of the NTC forces to root out diehard Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte and a couple of other towns.

    Gaddafi, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of ordering the killing of civilians, was toppled by rebel forces on August 23, a week short of the 42nd anniversary of the military coup which brought him to power in 1969.

    NTC fighters hoisted the red, black and green national flag above a large utilities building in the center of a newly-captured Sirte neighborhood and celebratory gunfire broke out among their ecstatic and relieved comrades.

    Hundreds of NTC troops had surrounded the Mediterranean coastal town for weeks in a chaotic struggle that killed and wounded scores of the besieging forces and an unknown number of defenders.

    NTC fighters said there were a large number of corpses inside the last redoubts of the Gaddafi troops. It was not immediately possible to verify that information.
     
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    Quite sad!!!what do these people want? Anarchy in the name of democracy? see what happened to iraq? it has been left to its fate ,people fighting day in day out with car bombs killing scores. Is this what the Americans want? people dying of poverty ,misery ? Both leaders might have committed crimes ,stashed money and eliminated their rivals...but wnen they died they left their countrymen orphaned, endless fights for power . chaos..no end...:shocked:
     
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    As far as I see. 2 more socialist leaders (maybe not in their self-greed, but in their outlook) bite the dust, to be replaced by real psychotic Islamist despots, backed by America. Nothing and nobody in the region is more evil than America's friends, the Wahhabis.
     
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    Two questions are now raised:

    1) Who's next? (Assad I presume)
    2) How f***** up will Libya get?
     
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