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Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

News coming out now....


Edit: It's unconfirmed but he is likely to be captured.


BBC News: Here
NTV source (German): Here
Al-Jazeera (English): Here
[ reports that he was killed trying to escape from Sirte ]


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Old 20.10.2011, 15:07
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

Expect The Local to pick up on this story ... maybe the week after next.
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

Alright, don't SHOUT

So he's been captured then?

Depending what channel I see he's both dead and captured?
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

BBC World News, Reuters and Libyan National Transition Council, states that Gaddafi has been captured in Sirte. He is wounded in both legs, and is in an ambulance and being taken to Misrata hospital, 200 Km to the west.

http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
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Old 20.10.2011, 15:18
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

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Ooops! Sorry...

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BBC World News, Reuters and Libyan National Transition Council, states that Gaddafi has been captured in Sirte. He is wounded in both legs, and is in an ambulance and being taken to Misrata hospital, 200 Km to the west.

http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
try this instead

Route from Sirte to Misrata
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Old 20.10.2011, 15:31
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

damn! he would have been so much more fun alive....

pitching a tent in jail, with his pneumatic Ukrainian nurse/bodyguard, railing against the infidels and plotting to return... NOT FAIR!
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

Now Libyan TV say he is dead...
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Old 20.10.2011, 15:36
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

Now the west can get it's almost free supply of light sweet crude!

And if he's dead then he won't be able to tell the tales about the deals in the desert

Cameron and Sarkosy will be rubbing their hands in glee and will probably not be able to stop themselves from telling the world how they liberated Libya!
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

Pretty gruesome photo on Guardian website. Good live updates there too.

All still awaiting confirmation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/midd...st-unrest-live
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

Can we start a poll. Dead, Alive, Abducted by aliens something like that?
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Old 20.10.2011, 15:48
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

I'm guessing captured alive then murdered.
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

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I'm guessing captured alive then murdered.
Assassinated by NATO is what the Arabian Media will be reporting...

Welcome to democracy, where a few countries decide between themselves who to keep and who to get rid of and if anyone doesn't like it we wipe them off the face of earth...
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

We will surely miss him. He has provided much merriment and kept the media away from equally unsavoury leaders.
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Harsh.

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Old 20.10.2011, 16:08
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I know I shouldn't be happy, but it is difficult to not feel the smile comng on my lips knowing how much deads that guy is responsable for..
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Re: Gaddafi The Former Libyan Leader is DEAD!!!

But would this ever mean peace for Libyan people....NO!
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Qaddafi was a tyrant like many other US backed dictators...but executions like this are not the mark of democratic countries espousing values like justice & morality

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But would this ever mean peace for Libyan people....NO!
Agreed!
In western Europe we are used to democratic governments and policemen with morals. I am reading a "funny" history book "1000 years of annoying the French" and the conditions for citizens living 600 years ago were similar to today's life under Arab dictators. You can't just impose democracy on a nation as the US would like, the commitment from the people has to be there. The dictators have to be controlled by the citizens' police & army.
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Old 20.10.2011, 16:27
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Assassinated by NATO is what the Arabian Media will be reporting...
And they are probably not even too wrong with it. It was already embarrassing enough when one of his sons told the media at the beginning of the war "Look at those French - now they attack us with the Rafales we didn't want to buy last year..."
The Colonel had surely a treasure chest of stories he could have released on many European politicians happily spending fun holidays on the not so crowded side of the Med, or how nice people played when they wanted his oil... or oil money.
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Agreed!
In western Europe we are used to democratic governments and policemen with morals. I am reading a "funny" history book "1000 years of annoying the French" and the conditions for citizens living 600 years ago were similar to today's life under Arab dictators. You can't just impose democracy on a nation as the US would like, the commitment from the people has to be there. The dictators have to be controlled by the citizens' police & army.
Very true, progress/governance/democracy cannot be fast forwarded. Its a process, we remove a tyrant but is there an existing leadership mature enough with complete backing of citizens to take over and move ahead.
Have the ordinary Libyans risen?
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