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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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To: Retired Greyhound

I too can agree with you.

It appears to me dramatics at it’s best from 0bama. It is coming up on election year.

Same with Bin Ladin. At least ask them if they’re guilty first and then shoot them.


51 posted on 10/20/2011 12:55:11 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Genoa
They weren’t a big threat to our national interest before, but they are now.

Agreed and good point.

There is still the matter of all of the weapons that went missing. Who's hands are they in now?

It should also be noted that the dictators that are being brought down in the name of "democracy" are/were for the most part Israel neutral. That is, they were not on record as wanting to "wipe them off the map" and pretty much willing to live side by side in peace.

Looking down the road on this I don't see it as turning out well...JMHO.

52 posted on 10/20/2011 12:55:59 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Retired Greyhound

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


53 posted on 10/20/2011 12:56:28 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Retired Greyhound
How can Obama endorse a mafia-style whacking?

A) It's the Chicago way.

B) Some animals are more equal than others.

C) Bush lied, people died.

D) It's the Muslim way.

E) I don't got to show you no steenking badge!

F) It's the Black Panther way.

G) Cheney and Halburton is who you should be watching.

H) It's Lenin's way.

I) Eric Holder's memo cleared it.

J) It's Mao's way.

K) We were following a Gunwalked weapon.

L) Gadaffi failed to donate to the Won's 2012 campaign, praising lip service is not enough.

M) All of the above.

54 posted on 10/20/2011 12:56:54 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: crazydad

Exactly! We are in league with some unsavory characters.

These “rebels” are bad news.


55 posted on 10/20/2011 12:57:15 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“and it is also a prime example of why we can’t actually win wars anymore.”

Why is that?


56 posted on 10/20/2011 12:58:50 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ventanax5
The deposed despot was mercilessly shot to death,

Wrong adjective. Compared to the various ends that could have happened, a summary execution was probably the kindest end they could give.

57 posted on 10/20/2011 1:01:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Retired Greyhound

A French Mirage 2000 jet fired its cannon ahead of the suspect convoy to make it stop as the vehicles sought to leave Sirte, Longuet said at briefing in Paris. It did not fire directly on the convoy, he said.

“It was a suspect convoy and the goal was to stop it so it could be inspected,” he said. Libyan forces then attacked the convoy, he said.

LOL...revisionist history starting already. How can a fighter jet stop a convoy of trucks mounted with machine guns this way? From the pictures, it is obvious the French jets and probably predator drones took out the convoy and the Libyans mopped up. Madman MoMo would never stop his trucks and go running off on foot to escape, that is idiocy.


58 posted on 10/20/2011 1:01:39 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: Retired Greyhound
How can Obama endorse a mafia-style whacking?

Is that a trick question?

59 posted on 10/20/2011 1:01:48 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Navy Patriot

You forgot:

N) You’ll have to pass the bill to know what’s in it.

LOL! ;)


60 posted on 10/20/2011 1:02:06 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: twister881
I am old school and believe in slaughtering the enemy without mercy until they are begging you to surrender.

If we had dropped a daisy cutter and/or a couple of MOAB’s on Falujah 10 years ago, the war would of been over instantly, and thousands of American soldiers wouldn't be dead, and our treasury wouldn't be empty.

Life isn't a super hero comic, our actions or lack of action has consequences.

61 posted on 10/20/2011 1:02:06 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: milwguy

Yes, the revisionism is transparent.

They’re saying that, though he may have been captured, he died of wounds from prior to the capture.

I don’t know, that kinda looks like a hole in the head to me. He was executed.


62 posted on 10/20/2011 1:04:33 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: twister881

Americans also didn’t suffer under him for 40 years, watching friends and family members disappear, afraid to speak their minds for fear of their very lives.

He died the way many of his victims probably did, on his knees pleading for his life. Good. He deserved worse.


63 posted on 10/20/2011 1:05:00 PM PDT by Ace of Spades (Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: milwguy
LOL...revisionist history starting already. How can a fighter jet stop a convoy of trucks mounted with machine guns this way? From the pictures, it is obvious the French jets and probably predator drones took out the convoy and the Libyans mopped up. Madman MoMo would never stop his trucks and go running off on foot to escape, that is idiocy.

Bingo. And in the purported videos of Gaddafi being dragged out of the truck, he literally looks like he's already been blown to hell before they shoot him - which, apparently, he was.

64 posted on 10/20/2011 1:06:43 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: ventanax5
Arab seasonal change. It's like global warming.

Something tells me Obama is feeling like a little school girl feeling a new tingle.......

65 posted on 10/20/2011 1:08:01 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: PapaNew
What's with the dailymail.co.uk? Their pictures seem to revel in bloody death the way these dictators and Muslim extremists do.

They are reporting the news. That is what happened. Where are the pics and video of him being shot? Is that reality too much for the sheeple of the world?

66 posted on 10/20/2011 1:08:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
So I did!
67 posted on 10/20/2011 1:11:20 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: bboop; Retired Greyhound

It is a disgrace. The fact that the US is involved in any way,shape or form with these awful animals and their despicable affairs - shame on us.

Yes, our media cheerleads what they believe is a foreign policy for their chosen Demi god - now. What will they say when it’s their turn?

Won’t be so lovely then, will it?

Unseemly an most definitely un Christian.


68 posted on 10/20/2011 1:11:43 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Can't say I disagree. The issue is whether we pursue a hearts-and-minds counter insurgency strategy or a punitive counter-terrorism strategy. Like you, I'm more in the punitive camp...flatten them and then get out...let the UN, NGOs, aid organizations pick up the pieces. Wasn't the strategy chosen for either AOR, so gotta back the mission and our troops until we get them home.
69 posted on 10/20/2011 1:12:03 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Genoa
No good guys in this mess, ...yep, only bad ones and worse ones.

I'm not losing any sleep over his death. Only negative thing that I can take out of it is that he was scared to death of America (Reagan took care of that in '86, Bush reinforced it around '04).

Having enemies that are terrified of us is a good thing, IMHO. A new regime was unavoidable, but I doubt that they'll have that same fear. (I also doubt that they'll be all too friendly....)

70 posted on 10/20/2011 1:18:12 PM PDT by wbill
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To: twister881
"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."

Really? We did this and Obama will be bringing street violence and alleged street justice to the US in the run up to the 2012 election. The OWS movement is being spread by the Obama machine and the fires are being stoked for widespread violence to be exploited to try and bring about a second Obama term.

71 posted on 10/20/2011 1:19:55 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: New Jersey Realist
He is Soooooo clueless

No he is not - this is his way! He'd rather you believe he is clueless than to know what he is all about.
72 posted on 10/20/2011 1:22:52 PM PDT by presently no screen name (NO OBAMITT in '12)
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To: Leep
Did they declare war on us or another country?

Pretty gawd-damned close.
He blew one of our passenger planes, with several hundred people on board, out of the sky over Scotland.

73 posted on 10/20/2011 1:23:43 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Truth29
Whoa! I'm making a distinction about the superiority of Americans, particularly those in our armed forces and the overwhelming majority of decent, hard-working, God-fearing men & women in this country, to the lawless SandMonkeys in the Middle East and Africa. Zero and his OWS dirtbag allies are a different case. Apples and oranges.
74 posted on 10/20/2011 1:26:47 PM PDT by twister881
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To: tet68
"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.

Personally, I prefer the Obama approach.
Let the Mulslims get rid of their own dictators with our air support, but without our boots on the ground.
I don't see that either has more or less honor or is more or less bloody.
At least Libya didn't cost us $500 Billion and tens of thousands of American casualties.
This is a good template to follow in the future.

75 posted on 10/20/2011 1:30:24 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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76 posted on 10/20/2011 1:32:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Riodacat
Let the Mulslims get rid of their own dictators with our air support, but without our boots on the ground.

At least in Iraq, with Bush's approach, Iraq has a fighting chance to be a stable country, albeit not perfect by any stretch, but it sure beats what would have happened had Saddam been overthrown without US boots on the ground.

Libya is headed for anarchy, and most likely Civil War.

77 posted on 10/20/2011 1:34:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ventanax5

II guess the UN will have to rename the Kaddafi prize for human rights after someone else.


78 posted on 10/20/2011 1:39:47 PM PDT by shoff (Environmentalists are the 21st century’s luddites.)
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To: dfwgator
I can tell you this, they didn’t kill him because of Lockerbie.

I'm sure you're right, but I do find it interesting that they put a round in his stomach (which is where WPC Yvonne Fletcher was shot) and let him writhe around a while before the old double tap to the head.

79 posted on 10/20/2011 1:42:45 PM PDT by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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To: ventanax5

The man had a sense of humor to the end:
“What did I ever do to you?”


80 posted on 10/20/2011 1:44:58 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: ventanax5

Thats why, after careful consideration, I decided not to become a dictator. It never works out in the long run (except in North Korea).


81 posted on 10/20/2011 1:45:45 PM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: dfwgator
At least in Iraq, with Bush's approach, Iraq has a fighting chance to be a stable country, albeit not perfect by any stretch, but it sure beats what would have happened had Saddam been overthrown without US boots on the ground.
Libya is headed for anarchy, and most likely Civil War.

You gotta be kidding.
Iraq is no more likely to be a stable country than Libya - and vice-versa.
Both are a bit of a crap shoot.
The ONLY diff is that we didn't have to bankrupt this country (further) and suffer 37,000 dead and wounded American soldiers (so far in Iraq) to get rid of Mommo...

82 posted on 10/20/2011 1:47:12 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Riodacat
He blew one of our passenger planes, with several hundred people on board, out of the sky over Scotland.

And the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing. Libya was blamed for the bombing after telex messages had been intercepted from Libya to the Libyan East Berlin embassy congratulating them on a job well done. Reagan retaliated by ordering airstrikes against Tripoli and city of Benghazi (Operation El Dorado Canyon).

83 posted on 10/20/2011 2:01:46 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ventanax5
The was an earlier report that a 100 vehicle convoy leaving Sirte came under NATO air attack and it was believed he was injured at that time. Anything to it??
84 posted on 10/20/2011 2:02:55 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ventanax5
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.

They already have demonstrated their hostility by refusing to return the Lockerbie Bomber in exchange for NATO help.

85 posted on 10/20/2011 2:09:44 PM PDT by olezip
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To: VanDeKoik

Thus always taken out by the revolutionary tyrant wannabes.


86 posted on 10/20/2011 2:10:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Riodacat

“The ONLY diff is that we didn’t have to bankrupt this country (further) and suffer 37,000 dead and wounded American soldiers (so far in Iraq) to get rid of Mommo...”

Actually, those costs weren’t to get rid of Saddam. Like Mommo, that happened cheap.

The cost and loss of life was all spent trying to manage the “peace.”

Something the people celebrating about Libya (hopefully NOT us) will soon find out.


87 posted on 10/20/2011 2:10:47 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: ventanax5
The deposed despot was mercilessly shot to death

ZERO going to the funeral? After all, Gadaffi did endorse him in '08. What are buddies for?

88 posted on 10/20/2011 2:12:54 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: I cannot think of a name
The cost and loss of life was all spent trying to manage the “peace.”

Great. How's that working for us?

89 posted on 10/20/2011 2:25:52 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Riodacat
“Great. How's that working for us?”

Fine now.

Why not, zero has already announced his intention to pull out. No sense wasting ammo on Americans since they'll be gone soon. And as soon as we leave, the ensuing conflagration will make it obvious that it was all for naught. As will what happens next in Libya.

I just hope I can keep from discharging a full clip into the TV set when that idiot zero announces, “for humanitarian reasons, we must sent troops to Libya to help the brave Libyans achieve the stable peace they deserve.”

90 posted on 10/20/2011 2:38:13 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: ventanax5

May they be reunited soon (and in the same manner).

91 posted on 10/20/2011 2:39:58 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: ventanax5

May they be reunited soon (and in the same manner).

92 posted on 10/20/2011 2:40:08 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: bigfootbob

Libya whose economy has no foreign debt, was not amoung the African countries whose economy depends on foreign aid. But now that NATO has dropped hundreds of thousands of bombs on libya and ruined their economy they will be getting so called foreign aid from NATO which actualy is mostly from America. We should just concentrate on getting our own oil and stay out of the Middle East and Africa.


93 posted on 10/20/2011 2:40:27 PM PDT by Luther1917
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To: ventanax5
The fashion world has lost an icon. I do think that bullet hole to the temple takes him from the category "mostly dead" to "all dead".

I have no particular dog in this fight nor do I think my country ought to. But if, by this, every tyrant in power sleeps a little less easily I can't say nothing good has come of it. I mean every tyrant everywhere. Draw your own conclusions.

94 posted on 10/20/2011 2:47:45 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ventanax5

The more things change, the more they remain the same. The Arab Spring will turn out to be our Arab nightmare as more and more Arab countries are taken over by Muslim Fundamentalists who have no respect for life and use Islam as a way to enforce their rule. Even Turkey, the once secular country now is being turned into an Islamic state by its Prime Minister Erdogan. Ataturk must be rolling over in his grave. All is bad news for the U.S.


95 posted on 10/20/2011 2:52:08 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: PapaNew
What's with the dailymail.co.uk?

Actual in-depth news reporting?

96 posted on 10/20/2011 2:58:34 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: Retired Greyhound
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.

I agree with both sentiments.

97 posted on 10/20/2011 3:03:12 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: Retired Greyhound
We should probably try to encourage western values.

You can lead a horse to water...

98 posted on 10/20/2011 3:04:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, but Obama isn’t even trying to lead the horse to water. He’s perfectly fine with Islamists kneecapping the dictators and implementing Sharia.

Obama really shouldn’t be celebrating the manner in which Momo was whacked.


99 posted on 10/20/2011 3:12:11 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: SunStar

What’s the grisly picture quota of legitimate “in-depth” reporting? Where do you cross the line from serious reporting (used to be “All the news that’s fit to print”) into enjoyment of blood and guts? This kind of thing like the sex stuff the UK newspapers are noted for, appeals to the lowest common denominator in people, IMO.


100 posted on 10/20/2011 3:13:58 PM PDT by PapaNew
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