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BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi 'captured' as rebel forces take control of Sirte
Dailymail ^ | 10.20.11

Posted on 10/20/2011 4:39:01 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi 'captured' as rebel forces take control of Sirte Leader wounded in both legs prior to capture By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Last updated at 12:27 PM on 20th October 2011 Comments (0) Add to My Stories Share Muammar Gaddafi has been captured by revolutionary forces in Libya, it has been reported today. Gaddafi and his family have been on the run since Nato and rebel forces started closing the net on Tripoli in mid-August. The reports of Gaddafi's capture came on the same day that revolutionary forces said that they had taken control of Sirte - the leader's home town. Initial reports from CNN and the revolutionary council said Gaddafi was in custody, while Al Jazeera reported that a ‘big fish’ had been caught but did not provide a name. Sky News reported that Gaddafi had been wounded in both legs prior to his capture. A military official told Reuters via telephone: 'He's captured. He's wounded in both legs ... He's been taken away by ambulance.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabworld; bushhassers; dictators; doublestandard; executedwithouttrial; gaddafi; gaddafidead; hypocrites; libya; murder; notbreakingnews; obamaforeignpolicy; oup; torture; warcrime
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1 posted on 10/20/2011 4:39:05 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

This ought to be interesting.


2 posted on 10/20/2011 4:42:30 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Another dictator down.


3 posted on 10/20/2011 4:43:27 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: InvisibleChurch

When will Obama take credit?


4 posted on 10/20/2011 4:44:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: InvisibleChurch
He's a sticky commodity. What will happen now?

Can we hope that “O” will not embarrass us by taking credit for this?

5 posted on 10/20/2011 4:44:45 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Edmund Burke)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Now Libya can really reform just like Egypt. /sarc
6 posted on 10/20/2011 4:46:56 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When will Obama take credit?

In 3, 2, 1...

Another notch in his re-election belt.


7 posted on 10/20/2011 4:47:41 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I personally ordered the rebels to capture Khaddafi, and directed the entire operation from my Blackberry.”


8 posted on 10/20/2011 4:48:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Head of Gadaffie’s armed forces Abu Bakr Yonus Jabr killed.


9 posted on 10/20/2011 4:48:30 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: InvisibleChurch

Head of Gadaffi’s armed forces Abu Bakr Yonus Jabr killed.


10 posted on 10/20/2011 4:48:56 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: mark3681

When will Obama take credit?


OTUS ... Occupier of the United States ... will certainly give a shout out to the extreme muslim movement for this.


11 posted on 10/20/2011 4:50:14 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Raising Cain)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Buh Bye


12 posted on 10/20/2011 4:50:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I personally ordered the rebels to capture Khaddafi, and directed the entire operation from my Blackberry.”

LOL! thanks for the chuckle. sometimes you just have to laugh to stay sane while the world goes to hell in the proverbial hand basket


13 posted on 10/20/2011 4:53:08 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: InvisibleChurch

They better kill him quick before he starts talking about what he knows.


14 posted on 10/20/2011 4:53:18 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: SMARTY

“Can we hope that “O” will not embarrass us by taking credit for this?”

Surely you must be kidding. The world is now a safer place. Birds can sing in major, not minor keys. Lots of old pianos will spontaneously tune themselves. Droughts, volcanoes, and sinkholes will reverse themselves. And above all, mankind’s collision course with the global warming of his own making will diminish, although there is still much work to do and in case you’re wondering, no, he will not rest until his laser-like focus brings these problems to their rightful and just conclusions.


15 posted on 10/20/2011 4:53:42 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

TTIUWP


16 posted on 10/20/2011 4:53:58 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: InvisibleChurch; gleeaikin
Numerous links coming in via search.
17 posted on 10/20/2011 4:54:09 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: mkjessup

It has just been reported that Gaddaffi has been killed.

Unconfirmed.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 4:58:06 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

They killed one of the Yonus brothers?!


19 posted on 10/20/2011 4:58:24 AM PDT by Typelouder
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To: InvisibleChurch
Another link ... U.S. cannot confirm reports ... http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/20/us-libya-idUSTRE79F1FK20111020
20 posted on 10/20/2011 4:59:15 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Heard this before...


21 posted on 10/20/2011 5:00:56 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: InvisibleChurch

He’s dead.


22 posted on 10/20/2011 5:02:01 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: mark3681

Unlike on other occasions when Obama keeps everybody cooling their heels, Obama will will be early to receive his due praise.


23 posted on 10/20/2011 5:03:50 AM PDT by monocle
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To: All
Another link ... http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/10/al-arabiya-libyan-tv-reports-gadhafi-arrested/1
24 posted on 10/20/2011 5:05:50 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Gaddafi will be sent to Scotland, and then freed.


25 posted on 10/20/2011 5:11:12 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: monocle

Wouldn’t be surprised if he came off with a Bushism, “We got him”.


26 posted on 10/20/2011 5:11:21 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: InvisibleChurch

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.

National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters earlier that Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked.

“He was also hit in his head,” the official said. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”

There was no independent confirmation of his remarks.


27 posted on 10/20/2011 5:12:49 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: mark3681

“He was also hit in his head,” the official said.

I wonder if this was at point blank range?


28 posted on 10/20/2011 5:14:31 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
I especially like the way “O” policy statements against people like Mohamar are wishy washy and ambiguous.... yet he has NO COMPUNCTION about taking credit for hunting him down and hauling him away in a meat wagon!

“O” never made vigorous enough statements AGAINST either al Qiada or Osama (NOT for my money)... yet when our military took him out, “O” shamelessly stepped up to the plate and basked in the glow of having caught public enemy #1!!!! Our President is a punk

29 posted on 10/20/2011 5:18:04 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Edmund Burke)
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To: mark3681

I’m sure he just accidentally ‘jumped’ in front of the bullet.


30 posted on 10/20/2011 6:46:23 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I have just seen a video of Gaddafi laying in the street in home town of Sirte.


31 posted on 10/20/2011 6:55:10 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well that depends, has he gotten his teleprompter back?

Otherwise it may be more like this, “Well uh look I did it. Uh look whatever uh uh it is”


32 posted on 10/20/2011 6:57:37 AM PDT by LBG11
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To: Cardhu

GW Bush had the troops hand over Saddam for trial by his own people. Obama assasinates and has a body dump. Something smells.


33 posted on 10/20/2011 7:04:48 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: exnavy

Obama to Press: “Well...it seems we’ve made a mistake. I apologize to all the kids out there, but it seems that we took out Daffy Duck. But if you look at it this way, Mr. Duck was just a part of that capitalist system which we hate. We weren’t kidding when we backed OWS. We will continue to go after Quadaffi. Thank You.


34 posted on 10/20/2011 7:19:04 AM PDT by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: mark3681
Wouldn’t be surprised if he came off with a Bushism, “We got him”.


More like: "Leading from behind really works!"
35 posted on 10/20/2011 7:21:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: GunPkrBkr

Gaddafi laying in the street of his home town Sirte

36 posted on 10/20/2011 7:25:25 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: TomGuy

More like: “Leading from behind really works!”

I think that’s a Barney Frankism.


37 posted on 10/20/2011 8:04:45 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: Cardhu
It has just been reported that Gaddaffi has been killed.
Unconfirmed.


It's confirmed. Dead body on the news channels, with reports that whoever is in charge allowed observers to strike the dead body with SHOES (the ultimate Islamic insult).

Comrade 0bama taking credit and doing a victory lap in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
38 posted on 10/20/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Other reports say that Gadaffi was murdered.Now they are realizing what the Bedou will do, they are backing off the truth?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2795467/posts

Gadaffi is dead according to the Daily Mail, and the traditional capture / ransom scenario has not been followed, so the whole Bedou tribe is about to rise in a war which will last for generations.

Its a very bad scene. And this article appeares to be spin.


39 posted on 10/20/2011 9:20:15 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2.009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: InvisibleChurch; no-to-illegals; SunkenCiv; FARS; Pan_Yan; Marine_Uncle; All

Well, it looks as if the end that some of have been following fairly closely has finally come.

Now that he is gone as appears likely the rush will intensify to find the missing $billions. A few weeks ago there were reports he had asked banks in England and NY to transfer his funds/gold to Venezuela. Anyone know if this happened?

http://news.yahoo.com/libya-moammar-gadhafis-billions-may-unaccounted-154537573.html

Here is a rather detailed account of the end, with several videos, including the Al Jazeera cell phone feeds.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/20/muammar-gaddafi-killed_n_1021462.html?ncid=webmail1

Here is the official Libyan statement about his death, with interesting details about his life and psyche.

http://news.yahoo.com/libyan-dictator-moammar-gadhafi-dead-libyas-prime-minister-122438217.html

Finally, a summary story on his life and bad influence in world affairs.

http://news.yahoo.com/moammar-gadhafis-life-king-kings-dead-dictator-120252149.html


40 posted on 10/20/2011 10:36:13 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Cardhu

I wonder if Katie Couric will cry?


41 posted on 10/20/2011 10:37:10 AM PDT by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: no-to-illegals

Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, at that hour of the morning I am comatose. Strictly a night person. Hope you enjoy the multiple links at Comment 40.


42 posted on 10/20/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
I am comatose

You are welcome ... and LOL at the comatose comment. There are reports of quddafi's tribe being, should one say, a little more than upset. Wonder where all those missing weapons went and wonder if both sides shared in the missing weapons? (imho) things could get worse before they become better. Praying it will not happen yet there goes another unknown on that huge pile of unknowns.

On another note ... Have you viewed any of the links regarding our troops massing on Pakistan border and Pakistan massing their troops on their border? Dang, this fall or winter could turn nuclear? Prayers for it not to happen (a nuclear fall or winter).

43 posted on 10/20/2011 1:12:41 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: gleeaikin
RE: "A few weeks ago there were reports he had asked banks in England and NY to transfer his funds/gold to Venezuela. Anyone know if this happened?"
Can't help you on that one. I have not been following any of this stuff for some time.
44 posted on 10/20/2011 1:31:34 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: All
No doubt Mr. Nobel Peace Prize will be spiking the ball and taking the credit.

From another piece, "Gaddafi" tried to surrender according to a named witness and was murdered.

45 posted on 10/20/2011 1:41:42 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: gleeaikin

They captured him with a hail of hot lead, from the sound of it.


46 posted on 10/20/2011 3:59:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: angcat
I wonder if Katie Couric will cry?

That's only when a Republican is in the White House....she's likely to come out with her Pom Poms for this one.

47 posted on 10/20/2011 4:00:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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48 posted on 10/20/2011 4:21:13 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Once again, the power of the eleventh universal commandment is on display. Thou shall not slaughter your own people or you will be found cornered like a small animal in a hole. Thank you France.


49 posted on 10/20/2011 6:31:46 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: InvisibleChurch; Revolting cat!
I wonder if Nelson Mandela shed a little tear today.
50 posted on 10/20/2011 6:35:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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