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So Gaddafi’s playboy son Saadi is living it up in Niger.
2005 photo by Tim Wimborne (Reuters)

So Gaddafi’s playboy son Saadi is living it up in Niger.

2005 photo by Tim Wimborne (Reuters)

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"And then he said, ‘I have Libya’s best composer — most famous composer — write this song for you,’ and it was called ‘Black Flower in the White House.’ … What was going through my head was ‘How long do I have to sit here and how quickly can I get out of here?’"

Condoleezza Rice on her “eerie” 2008 meeting with Moammar Gaddafi.

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"Do you know right from wrong?"

Moammar Gaddafi's last words.

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"It used to be that time, amnesia and ideology helped a nation forget the oldest rule of politics: In the beginning was violence. But that was before the indelible, perpetual infinity of the digital image."

— culture critic Philip Kennicott on the immortal images of a mortally wounded Gaddafi.

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A Libyan National Transitional Council fighter carries the gold-plated gun purported to belong to the recently slain Moammar Gaddafi.

A Libyan National Transitional Council fighter carries the gold-plated gun purported to belong to the recently slain Moammar Gaddafi.

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Moammar Gaddafi is dead.

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Rebels have breached Gaddafi’s compound and mounted the Fist Crushing U.S. Fighter Plane monument. Image from Al Jazeera English. The latest is here.

Rebels have breached Gaddafi’s compound and mounted the Fist Crushing U.S. Fighter Plane monument. Image from Al Jazeera English. The latest is here.

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"We are coming for you, frizz-head!"

rebel fighters in Tripoli on Sunday, in reference to Gaddafi. The latest on Libya is here.

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theatlantic:

Qaddafi with Mubarak and Ben Ali, One Year Ago

 
Taken less than a year before, the photo captured the ear-to-ear smiles of the leaders of several autocratic regimes. At the center of the photo stood Gaddafi, smiling and resplendent in his golden-brown robes and trademark sunglasses.
To his far left stood then-Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, laughing, and looking for all the world like he was invincible. To his right stood then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with Gaddafi’s elbow jauntily on his soldier.

 
Via The Washington Post

Via us.

theatlantic:

Qaddafi with Mubarak and Ben Ali, One Year Ago

Taken less than a year before, the photo captured the ear-to-ear smiles of the leaders of several autocratic regimes. At the center of the photo stood Gaddafi, smiling and resplendent in his golden-brown robes and trademark sunglasses.

To his far left stood then-Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, laughing, and looking for all the world like he was invincible. To his right stood then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with Gaddafi’s elbow jauntily on his soldier.

Via The Washington Post

Via us.

(via npr)

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A Qaddafi supported holds a portrait of the Libyan leader on a soccer field in a suburb of Zawiyah, where government minders took foreign journalists to witness a staged celebration. Photo by Moises Saman (The New York Times)

A Qaddafi supported holds a portrait of the Libyan leader on a soccer field in a suburb of Zawiyah, where government minders took foreign journalists to witness a staged celebration. Photo by Moises Saman (The New York Times)