Saturday, October 22, 2011

Future of Green Book studies uncertain

Another puffed up tyrant bites the dust.
Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi led Libya through 40 years of erratic, authoritarian rule before being toppled by a rebellion that seized power in August 2011 after a bloody six-month campaign.

On Oct. 20, the head of the Libyan military council said that Col. Qaddafi had been killed as fighters battling the vestiges of his fallen regime wrested control of his hometown of Surt.

His final moments were as violent as the uprising that overthrew him.

In a cellphone video that went viral on the Internet, the deposed Libyan leader is seen splayed on the hood of a truck and then stumbling amid a frenzied crowd, seemingly begging for mercy. He is next seen on the ground, with fighters grabbing his hair. Blood pours down his head, drenching his golden brown khakis, as the crowd shouts, “God is great!” [...]
G-d is great.

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