Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pic from LBC97.3fm

Contrary to what we’ll hear in all the acreage of news to follow, there are some Libyans who aren’t celebrating his death. Many are concerned at the number of Islamists and al-Qaeda members in the National Transitional Council. We’ll see. The only thing for sure is that Britain will be pouring yet more aid, in one form or another, into the country.  Oh, there is one other certainty: the overwhelming majority of Libyans who have been given refuge in this country over the years will not bother going back home to create a better country.

PS First reports said he was shot in the legs; the second said “and also in the head”.   The pic above has been confirmed as authentic.

UPDATE:  First reports indicated that the convoy he was travelling in was hit by NATO bombs, that he was found, with others, hiding inside a pipe, a fight ensued and he was captured alive.  It’s all very muddled, as you’d expect.   Second report said said he was found in a house by NTC ‘troops’ and was killed a firefight.  I guess this is one of those things where we’ll never know the truth.  All I know is that if Gaddafi had been captured alive and sent to trial, it would have been very embarrassing for certain people.

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8 responses to “Dead Men Tell No Tales

  1. A rushed execution, GV. You know, he said he would fight to the death. Not many would, would they?

  2. They wouldn't, OR. Cameron definitely wouldn't – he'd come out with his hands up. On the other hand, for all we know, that's what Gaddafi did. The only certainty is that we'll never know the truth of it or of his dealings/agreements with western governments, and that's all I was interested in.

  3. The cynic in me says how convenient, no trial, no embarrassing questions to answer. Reminescent of Ceaucescu…….?

  4. How long will it be before they think he was better than whoever becomes the new dictator? Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss!

  5. I'd say you're on to something Miss Goodnight.

    I'd prefer they hanged him, after extracting loads of information. He had an easy death given all he is guilty of.

  6. For anyone who hasn't seen it, here's a complete looking story with a little video of quedaffy's last moments – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/10/20/confirmed-gaddafi-dead-colonel-gaddafi-killed-in-cold-blood-begging-for-his-life-115875-23502875/

  7. That's the worry, OR. For the sake of the Libyan people I hope our concerns are unfounded.

    I couldn't watch the video, Kid, just reading the url made me queasy.