Gadhafi Captured?

Supposedly he was found inside a lion costume in Ohio…

Update: You think I kid?

(Reuters) – Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered in his capture near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, a senior NTC military official said.

7 Responses to “Gadhafi Captured?”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    It says “U.S. working to confirm”, so why does my head say, “days not weeks”…?

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Tweet of the Day:

    @dandrezner: OK, I think I can clarify what’s going on in Libya: Gaddafi has been captured, Qaddafi has been killed, and Khadafy is still at large.

  3. JeffS says:

    Qaddafi died of wounds suffered during his capture near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, Reuters and Sky News reported.

    And, a little further down, then there’s this nugget:

    “Qaddafi is dead. He is absolutely dead … he was shot in both legs and in the head. The body will be arriving in Misrata soon,” media spokesman Abdullah Berrassali told Sky News.

    He definitely died from his wounds, but that’s a variation on the double tap, so I’d bet good money that Qaddafi was executed on the spot, after some gloating by his captors. Frankly, I can think of only a few people who deserved it more, but jeez, let’s call it for what it is, huh?

    And double standards exist, even on Fox — if US troops had executed even a lowly private like this, the headlines would be a lot different.

    But a bunch of Muslims/rebels/freedom fighters? Hey, Qaddafi died of his wounds!

  4. major dad says:

    And now what of Libya? Chaos, stable state or hotbed for terrorist wanna be’s?

  5. Yojimbo says:

    Hotbed for terrorist wanna be’s gets my vote. All hail this shift to diversity. From a single autocratic dictator to a diffuse set of autocratic dictators. And let’s not forget that “redistribution” of military assests from the Sinai to Afghanistan. What’s not ta like here?

  6. Yojimbo says:

    And just thank God we got his nukes or we might have al Qaeda with nukes in Afghanistan Thank you President Bush.

  7. JeffS says:

    What Yojimbo said. Both times.

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