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Slumped against the bloodied legs of a revolutionary fighter, this is the picture which Libyan rebels say confirms that deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi has been killed. The former Libyan dictator was reportedly found cowering in a hole in the ground at the centre of Sirte, after rebels moved through the seaside town during their final assault.
Fighter Mohammed Al Bibi told reporters that the toppled tyrant had pleaded ‘Don’t shoot, don’t shoot’ as he attempted to surrender. There were multiple reports in the Arab press that he died after suffering wounds to the legs.
National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta said: ‘He [Gaddafi] was also hit in his head. There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.’ He said Gaddafi was gunned down as he tried to escape, while another fighter said the dictator had been hit in the stomach at least once with a 9mm bullet.
Mobile phone footage, released shortly after the news of his capture broke, appears to show a bloodied Gaddafi being manhandled. Al Jazeera was also repeatedly showing footage of what appeared to be Gaddafi’s shirtless and lifeless body being dragged along the ground. source – Daily Mail UK
(Reuters) – Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya’s interim rulers said.
His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most dramatic single development in the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and threatened the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen.
“He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head,” National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”
Mlegta told Reuters earlier that Gaddafi, who was in his late 60s, was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked. He said he had been taken away by an ambulance.
There was no independent confirmation of his remarks.
An anti-Gaddafi fighter said Gaddafi had been found hiding in a hole in the ground and had said “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot” to the men who grabbed him.
His capture followed within minutes of the fall of Sirte, a development that extinguished the last significant resistance by forces loyal to the deposed leader.
The capture of Sirte and the death of Gaddafi means Libya’s ruling NTC should now begin the task of forging a new democratic system which it had said it would get under way after the city, built as a showpiece for Gaddafi’s rule, had fallen.
Gaddafi, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of ordering the killing of civilians, was toppled by rebel forces on August 23 after 42 years of one-man rule over the oil-producing North African state.
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. source – Reuters
Is this what we have become?
What else would you expect from a country that
kills decommissions hundreds of thousands of innocent babies fetuses each year? After decades of cheapening human life to the point where baby killing is a legal, paid-for-with-your-tax-dollars outpatient procedure, American leaders have no qualms about assassinating those they disagree with.
Western leaders call for NATO to target Gaddafi
“Senior western leaders called for NATO to adopt an assassination policy against Col Muammar Gaddafi to salvage the bombing campaign in Libya from a descent into stalemate. The calls came as Col Gaddafi was reported to have strengthened his grip on power by repatriating billions of dollars in overseas assets that should have been frozen by UN sanctions.
On Sunday, there was growing pressure on Coalition forces to directly target Col Gaddafi with military strikes.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican member of the Senate Armed Services committee, said that the quickest way to end the emerging stalemate was to “cut the head of the snake off”. He said: “The people around Gaddafi need to wake up every day wondering, ‘Will this be my last?’
Senator John McCain, who visited Libya at the weekend, also said that the Libyan dictator should be targeted but argued that it was more important to increase American firepower over Libya. He said: “It’s pretty obvious to me that the US has got to play a greater role on the air power side. Our Nato allies neither have the assets, nor frankly the will – there’s only six countries of the 28 in Nato that are actively engaged in this situation.” source – Telegraph UK
Why is Americas’ military being turned into the Red Cross by this administration? Last time I checked, Obama vowed NOT to get this nation into ‘’another’’ war. Many of us see Obama as a leopard that has changed his spots. I don’t. Obama is still the same as he was during his developmental years in Indonesia as he is right now in the Oval Office. What he is doing in Libya is him simply putting action to his words and speeches over the years.
The past week I have been reading ‘’The Roots of Obama’s Rage” by former Reagan policy analyst Dinesh D’Souza. It is fascinating as it traces Obama’s roots that have ultimately formed his beliefs and ideology. It proves that Obama is merely carrying out the policies that his late African father was not able to do. It clearly exemplifies the ties that still bind Obama with his radical Kenyan father. D’Souza makes the point that is why Obama’s book is entitled “Dreams FROM my father” and not “Dreams OF my Father.” Quite a difference. Obama’s grandfather and father lived in Africa under British rule, which fired up the anti-colonial and anti-American sentiment in Obama’s father. America in essence to Obama Jr. (our President) is to the world what Britain was to Africa: a neocolonial nation. Meaning: a nation that invades and uses its wealth to stay and overtake the country. This is why upon Obama’s red carpet entrance into the White House he sent back the bust of British leader Winston Churchill. See the connection? I recommend every American read this book because the pieces to this incomprehensible puzzle will finally fit together. This is why when I see what Obama is doing in Libya it makes sense. I mean, not that I agree but from his worldview it makes sense. That is why Obama was adamant that this escapade in Libya isn’t an attack on Libya but rather a means to help the people of Libya.
Americans shook our heads with awed-opened mouths at the audacity of Obama to bypass America’s Congress for the authority to go to war. Yes, it is a war. I don’t care if he wants to rename it a ‘’Kinetic Military Operation.” Just like the fact that a terrorist is a terrorist, not persons who are ‘’mischievous’’ as Obama said of the 9-11 hijackers. After this administration Webster’s going to publish a new dictionary for all the new politically correct phrases Obama has concocted over the past two years. He completely disregarded the Constitution. What’s new though right?
So he took off to Brazil and toured the sights of Rio. His favorite is probably the statute of Jesus overlooking the city because for Obama it’s like looking at a statue of himself. While there he authorized U.S. involvement in Libya after he received a “oui” from Sarkozy. Not one formal announcement here at home though. The American people were caught off guard as much as the recipients of the scud missiles. Obama made one little announcement from Rio stating that we joined NATO forces to help the ‘’rebels’’ which let’s be honest, aren’t truly pro-America, outstanding Libyan citizens. He further stated what we WON’T do in Libya; no boots on the ground, we won’t stay (a.k.a. no neo-colonialism here…) we won’t do this, we won’t do that but if you’re protesting in the streets, duck!
Obama continued to express how America will partake in this ‘’humanitarian’’ effort to ease the threat on the Libyan people. Okay, great but why are we not removing the biggest threat of all; Gaddafi? Not a chance. Not on Obama’s Rolex, because that would make America the bully he sees her as. Obama doesn’t care that Gaddafi is responsible for the deaths of over 200 innocents on Pan AM 103 or the fact that two U.S. servicemen were killed in a Berlin night club bombing ordered by the eye wandering, hallucinating murderer. That doesn’t matter to Obama. That’s not a good reason.
So what the heck are we doing in Libya if we aren’t taking out the source of the problem? For example, say someone has cancer and the doctor goes in to operate to remove the cancer. The doctor goes in and cleans all around the cancer but doesn’t remove the cancer itself. So the cancer remains, it spreads and gets increasingly worse. Malpractice at its worse. That is exactly what Obama has done in Libya. He is leaving the cancer in place while evading the real problem which is Gaddafi himself. Does he think Gaddafi is going to roll out of his shack palace in his mismatched green and gold garb sporting his Ray Bans and surrender? What if the American troops who discovered Saddam in his earthly hole offered to give him a bath, check him for bugs and sent him on his way? That’s basically what Obama has ordered in Libya. This is simply and dangerously not a means to take out Gaddafi but a statement brought to the world on behalf of Obama that no longer is America going to be that ego-centric, occupying nation. We are solely a humanitarian effort now. He is inadvertently carrying out his apologies by action, or lack thereof.
We can look at Libya and gain a lot of insight as to what happens when a nation elects someone whose ideology isn’t aligned with the majority of Americans. This jaunt in Libya is a clear example of what happens when America elects a President who prefers a permission slip from a corrupt body of nations (The United Nations) over the okay from his own nation. This is what happens when America elects a ‘’citizen of the world’’ as Obama called himself in Berlin in 2009 rather than a citizen of America. This is what happens when America elects a man who sees America as a neocolonial nation through the eyes of his late Kenyan father. We don’t have an American patriot in the Oval Office America, we have a man who is hell bent on righting the so-called wrongs of America’s past. America in Obama’s eyes is the last neocolonial nation and it’s his duty to rid the world of this threat. He wants to turn America into a comedy show and he’s got the power, as he sits in the director’s chair.
Loud explosions and barrages of anti-aircraft fire were heard near the Tripoli compound of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi on Monday night, an AFP correspondent says.
Loud explosions and barrages of anti-aircraft fire were heard near the Tripoli compound of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi on Monday night, an AFP correspondent says. The volleys erupted about 7.00pm GMT (6.00am AEDT) near the Bab el-Aziziya barracks in the south of Tripoli, the correspondent said. Libyan state television confirmed what it called the “crusader enemy” attacks. “These attacks are not going to scare the Libyan people,” the TV broadcast said.
Similar explosions rocked the capital on Sunday night, with coalition officials on Monday saying an administrative building in Gaddafi’s fortified complex, about 50 metres from the tent where he generally meets guests, had been destroyed by a cruise missile. Britain, France and the US began launching strikes with aircraft and cruise missiles on targets in Libya late on Saturday in line with a UN Security Council resolution authorising any measures to stop Kadhafi harming civilians in a campaign by his forces to subdue an uprising.
US President Barack Obama said on Monday that Gaddafi must leave power, but stressed the United States would stick to the UN mandate in its military action in Libya. “Our military action is in support of an international mandate from the Security Council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by Colonel Gaddafi to his people,” Obama told a press conference. Obama said as part of the international coalition now enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya, he had “authorised the United States military to work with our international partners to fulfill that mandate”. “Now, I also have stated that it is US policy that Gaddafi needs to go,” Obama added after talks in Santiago with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.” source – The Age
So where is Gaddafi right now?
WASHINGTON — A cruise missile blasted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s residential compound overnight in an attack that carried as much symbolism as military effect. Fighter jets also destroyed a line of tanks moving on the rebel capital. The U.S. said the international assault would hit any government forces attacking the opposition.
Jubilant rebels said they expected to bring Gadhafi down in a matter of days. Meantime, U.S. military officials told NBC News that Gadhafi’s chief of staff has ordered that bodies be removed from morgues and placed at a bombing site in Bab al Azaziya to make it appear the dead had been killed by coalition air strikes. The site, which the U.S. insists was a legitimate military target, was bombed Sunday and military intelligence reported no sign of civilian casualties. According to intelligence reports, once the bodies are in place, international media will to be taken to the site to report the alleged atrocity. The reported effort to stage the deaths of innocent civilians comes after the head of the Arab League condemned the apparent killing of civilians in coalition airstrikes.
Attack on Gadhafi’s home
It was not known where Gadhafi was when the missile hit near his iconic tent late Sunday, but it seemed to show that while the allies trade nuances over whether the Libyan leader’s fall is a goal of their campaign — he is not safe.” source – MSNBC
“Who The Hell Do You Think Your Are?” Farrakhan Blasts Obama For Calling For Qaddafi to Step Down
FARRAKHAN: “I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world…Why don’t you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can’t order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are? source – HapBlog
NOTE: There was a YouTube video of Louis Farrakhan saying this in an interview, but YouTube, under penalty of account termination, forced me to delete the video from my account. In the past year, I have been “warned” by them 3 times, and all 3 videos were MUSLIM based content that they objected to. And in all 3 cases it was simply a clip of an interview, given by a Muslim, saying in their own words what they believe.