Skip to comments.Dictator begs for his life after being dragged from a drain
Posted on 10/20/2011 12:31:51 PM PDT by ventanax5
Wounded, weakened and covered in blood and dirt, the fallen dictator was dragged from a truck to meet his unceremonious end. In front of a baying mob, Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan leader, begged the revolutionary soldiers for his life. Becoming increasingly desperate, he asked one rebel fighter: 'What did I ever do to you?' But his pleas fell on deaf ears. The deposed despot was mercilessly shot to death, his spilt blood heralding the end of a terrible 42-year epoch in Libyan history.
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Thus always to tyrants.
Sic semper tyrannis.
Burial at Sea?
I can tell you this, they didn’t kill him because of Lockerbie.
Yeah....'cause from here on in, it's gonna be all rainbows and unicorns in that corner of the world. Just check the Lybian rebel ranks and those waiting to take over in neighboring Egypt. Meet the new boss......WORSE than the old boss.
How can Obama endorse a mafia-style whacking?
I think it is a disgrace, no matter how rotten a bastard Momo was.
There are no winners in this mess , unless it’s Al Quaeda.
I doubt the new bunch will be any better than the old bunch. They’ll probably be worse.
The old tyrant is dead, make way for the new tyrant...
...and what of the epoch that now begins? What words will describe it forty years hence?
He got his just desserts --Live by the sword, die by the sword.
It’s the Chicago way...
“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
I was thinking the Ayatollah Khamenei and his gang of thugs.
Libyan gangsters dragged Daffy from his hidey-hole and summarily executed him.
This is a prime example of why the USA is superior to every other country on planet Earth, especially those populated with SandMonkeys who live by the dictates of a 7th Century death cult.
I wonder if they’ll go out of their way to give Momo a proper Muslim burial?
Note to “all” wannabee dictators . . .
do not p’off your subjects . . .
and it is also a prime example of why we can’t actually win wars anymore.
I didn’t hear our glorious leader condemn the brutal execution. He is Soooooo clueless. As someone pointed out to me on another thread, murder is ALWAYS illegal and immoral and if anyone cheers this execution (even though the guy was a scumbag) then shame on them.
By Jack David
Muammar Qaddafi is dead. What significance does that fact have? Several observations and questions come to mind.
First, few in Libya and virtually no one elsewhere will mourn his passing. Libya is rid of its vicious tyrannical leader and the world is rid of a terrorist and sponsor of terrorism.
Second, will the defeat and death of Qaddafi be instructive to other tyrants say, those in Syria, Iran, or North Korea? What lessons will they take from Qaddafis demise? An optimist might say that one lesson for the tyrants is that oppressed people may rise up if given a chance, with lethal consequences for the oppressor. But a more likely response of the tyrants still in power would be to prevent the oppressed from ever having the chance of rising up against them. And, of course, the tyrants in Syria, Iran, and North Korea must ask themselves whether the oppressed Libyans would have had a chance of toppling Qaddafi without Western support air cover and intelligence and aid and whether that support would have been forthcoming had Qaddafi had WMD and the means of delivering it. More likely than not, the tyrants of the world will see Qaddafis defeat and elimination as more evidence that he was foolish to give up his nuclear and other WMD programs in the middle of the last decade.
Third, the defeat and death of Qaddafi cannot be viewed as a triumph of Western policy in general and U.S. policy in particular. President Obama called for Qaddafis ouster early in the conflict and then did nothing about it, never asking Congress for authority to use force, refusing to target Qaddafi himself, and then refusing to acknowledge that he was being targeted when NATO clearly was doing so even insisting that the U.S. was not engaged in hostilities in Libya. The dallying and confusion of the Western response will be remembered just as much as the fact of Qaddafis demise.
Finally, Qaddafis death is not relevant to whether the so-called Arab Spring really is a spring in Libya. Reports that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb secured Qaddafis weapons for their own future terrorist efforts and related reports that they are seeking a role in Libyas future are worrisome. Libyas transitional authorities this month prevented exiled Libyan Jew David Gerbi from reopening Tripolis synagogue and then forced him to flee the country. This too is very discouraging. And the Draft Constitutional Charter of the Libyan opposition promises in Article 1 of its general provisions that the principal legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia) also discouraging. It suggests that the Qaddafi dictatorship may well be followed by a new authoritarian regime that is hostile to the West, not a liberal, democratic one.
In short, while Qaddafis demise without a torturous trial is cause to be pleased, it is no evidence that we can be less vigilant about threats to U.S. and Western interests from post-spring Libya.
So ... he got the Mussolini treatment.
You know, I think it is a disgrace too.
His last words were, “Not in the face!!!! Not in the face!!!”
Who cares? We need to drill drill drill. We need to build new refineries. And then tell the Arabs to screw off. I’m tired of hearing about the Arabs and their oil and the stupid moslem so-called “religion”. Let them rip each others throats out while we have $1.50 a gallon gas and money flows like water again in America.....
He left out Cuba and Venezuela.
But the fact remains .. ozero has empowered the evil to rampage and accomplish their oft stated goal ... world domination.
We need a serious hawk in 2012
I must admit to not having a full handle on the Libyan situation.
Other than I thought the rebel who will likely replace him are probably worst than he was?
Is Libya a threat to our national interest. Did they declare war on us or another country? Is this a war? Did we break Libya and do we have to fix it?
Is this about the oil?
Is Obama officially a war monger?
Does he have to give back his Nobel Peace Prize?
Although, a good tyrant is a dead tyrant.
The caliphate continues. Savage animals, all.
I’m sure Obama will be taking credit for this when he heads back out on the campaign trail.
He got his just desserts —Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Agreed. How many people were summarily executed by the late and not-so-lamented Colonel I wonder?
He got what he had coming to him.
Plus he is probably just getting us ready for what he wants to do to us. Summary executions in the streets for any citizen who speaks negatively of Der Furher.
Wither the protestors now?
At least with Bush, Saddam was captured and brought to
justice by a court of his peers, not so with Obama
and his minions this time.
Obama wants to wear it on his sleeve but it’s a
bloody thing with little honor to it.
Don’t get me wrong, Momo needed killin’.
I am a big fan of KIA, as with bin Laden.
I don’t think executing a wounded 70 year-old in the streets is something that the POTUS should be celebrating.
We should probably try to encourage western values.
They weren’t a big threat to our national interest before, but they are now.
America had no business being involved in Libya for any reason.
Much to be thankful to the Lord for and much to feel sadness for in this broken world.
You mean like the “proper Muslims burial” old Ayatollah Khomeini got?
I still remember that one....he got the human pinata treatment.
I agree, we’ve stirred up a hornet’s nest.
If it’s like anything else since the Nobel Peace Prize winner became president, the UK papers are the ones you have to depend on to write and show the truth.
We seem to lose sight of the fact Momo was suppling intel on Al-Queda and other terrorist groups. Bush effectively nuetered the Momo. Now he was killed by a bunch of Al-Queda. Well Thanks Obama. Momo is a dirt bag but the new crop is going to haunt us for years and years.IMHO
couldn’t fit in a spider hole?
Many of the “countries” in that part of the world were “created.” Their “creators” mainly countries in Europe, knew exactly what they were doing.
They made sure the country they created included several groups that despise each other. Than the occupying country plays the game as follows: to group A, “you know, if we leave, group B and C will gang up and destroy you, better be thankful we are hear.” This is then repeated with groups B and C, with suitable substitutions of the antagonists. And it worked perfectly. This is how a relatively small country like England could have an “empire.”
The problem is, when the empire leaves or is driven out, you still have a bunch of groups that hate each other. Civil war immediately breaks out. Eventually a ruler, usually a dictator, rises up and puts a stop to it. All of the people are now all united because they all hate him. And besides, they remember the bloodshed that occurred before he showed up.
But people forget. And then the whole process must be repeated.
My favorite thing to tell the Arabs would be “We used to use a goodly portion of our food crops to make a substitute for an oil based product called ethanol. Maybe you can figure out how to use some of your oil to make a substitute for food.”
If we can get Zero out of office and a true conservative in, completing the job in Iraq is possible, and will count as a win. Ask GEN Petraeus; believe he would agree.
Same for Afghanistan, only the goals are pared back. The issue is going after the sanctuaries in Pakistan with boots on the ground and getting the Pak ISI dismantled. Ask GEN Allen; also believe he would agree.
All messy, inter-generational business. Like the Cold War, this will take decades to resolve. And there never will be a shortage of tyrants to defeat. Evil is afoot in the world. China, North Korea, Iran next.
Unfortunately, war is more a natural state for humans than peace, the exceptions being the United States and a handful of Western democracies. Which is why our defense budget needs to be tied to an appropriate percentage of GDP and doubled at this point...not slashed as is occurring (typical Socialist 'Rat maneuver).
"The price of peace is eternal vigilance."
It took 15 posts...we are getting loooong in the tooth. LOL!