Hiding in a spiderhole in his hometown of Sirte, former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was discovered by rebel troops and screamed “don’t shoot, don’t shoot” before the troops mowed him down. Celebrating troops kicked his body up and down the street while shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
At least that’s one version of the story. Several other versions have also emerged this morning, each of which conflicts with the others, and each of which seems to be presented in the media as an absolute fact.
Another story had Gadhafi fleeing Sirte in a military convoy before being killed by NTC troops that were chasing after him. Still other stories have him dying in the convoy when French warplanes bombed it. US officials supposedly “confirmed” that a US Predator drone actually attacked the “large convoy” fleeing toward Bani Walid. French officials are saying the strikes didn’t actual hit the convoy but “stopped” it.
Most of the stories have Gadhafi being slain in a bombing or firefight that led to his capture, but videos show a wounded Gadhafi after his capture being loaded into a car. Other reports claim a near-dead Gadhafi was loaded into an ambulance and died in it.
Somewhere between being loaded in the car and arriving wherever he was being taken, however, he was killed somehow (some reports say he was mysteriously shot in the head) and his body was slapped around by a bunch of troops. Or in some stories he was still alive while being dragged down the street.
And after the obligatory corpse desecration, the NTC is now saying his body is being taken “to a secret place for security reasons.” But again, this isn’t an unquestioned report, as other reports say his body is being taken to Misrata for some more celebratory desecration.
Gadhafi’s death is being loudly celebrated by the various Western officials involved in the recent civil war, with President Obama terming his killing a “momentous day.” The mysterious circumstances around his death and the fact that those same Western officials desperately wanted to avoid an embarrassing trial if he was captured alive are likely to raise even more questions about the killing going forward.
16 thoughts on “Moammar Gadhafi Slain, But How?”
It's pretty obvious what happened.
Ghadaffi was wounded in the airstrike, captured by the rebels, beaten/lynched, and then shot.
There were also reports of the NTC fighters pulling himby his hair toward the truck and of "His own loyalists" firing the killing shot….
Shame on our civilization for looking benevolently on the murderers of their political rivals.
We are a nation of sick people.
The United States holds itself up as a light unto the nations, but practices the foulest deeds, including murder as official state policy.
In name only. It was always in name only check americas history bathed in blood with the genocide of 43million native americans for starters,and it goes on and on.But then the average american only cares about cheese in their hamburger not the millions their govt murders.
It's gotta end sooner or later. And I have a feeling we will be seeing a revolution in America where it is BADLY needed.
Not likely. By the time we wake up and open our eyes, the police state will be right there waiting with a can of pepper spray. We'll all be Gazans someday…
The worst criminals are in the White House.
Amen to that. OWS is doing great things. As long as they stay peaceful.
Darn it – how come it seems like those with the most goods on the US (Bin Laden, Gaddafi) are always killed before they can squawk?
Of course like Bin Laden I'm sure the US didn't want Gaddafi captured alive.
They also kept a lid on Saddam so he could never really spill the beans on what he knows about American hijinks in the Middle East
There is no limit as to evil demostrated by america britain and france not to forget that %%*# licker bankeemoon that agreed to the carnage at the UN.they have murdered Saddam Hussein now Gadaffi that posed no threat.It is my fervent hope that the same shall befall them before they die such wretched specimens we allow to live among us.
That'll teach him to sell his oil to somebody Washington doesn't approve of!
The new era of whatever corrupt dictatorship takes over has begun for Libya. Hooray! Meanwhile back in the U.S. the economy is still a mess.
the guy went down fighting, don't think any of the NATO leaders would have the jam to do that
Who gives a shit? Seriously. The butcher of Libya is dead and that's all that matters. As things go these days, had they walked him the ICC, he might have got off with an apology and an offer to relocate to Washington or Florida.
NATO murdered Gadhafi they bombed the country night and day for 8 months ,armed the so called REBELS to the teeth. all you see in rebel areas is lunartics waving weapons. now they have served there purpose NATO will rescue the Libyan people. NATO the UN the USA EUROPE they are all rats.
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