New Videos Help Piece Together Qaddafis' Last Minutes
An examination of several brief video clips that have emerged since Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and his son Muatassim were killed on Thursday seems to suggest that both men suffered their fatal wounds some time after they were captured. Their dead bodies were later put on display in the city of Misurata.http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/new-videos-piece-together-qaddafis-last-minutes/NATO says it didn't know Kadafi was in targeted Libyan convoy
NATO said Friday it was not aware that Moammar Kadafi was in a convoy targeted by NATO warplanes as it headed out of the former Libyan leader's hometown of Surt. The alliance said in a statement that it dropped bombs on the convoy of Kadafi loyalists because the vehicles were "carrying a substantial amount of weapons and ammunition" which could be used against civilians.http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/libya-nato-kadafi-convoy-airstrike.htmlMuammar Gaddafi's 'trophy' body on show in Misrata meat store
Bloodied, wearing just a pair of khaki trousers, and dumped on a cheap mattress, Muammar Gaddafi's body has become a gruesome tourist attraction and a macabre symbol of the new Libya's problems.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/21/muammar-gaddafi-body-misrata-meat-storeHow the West won Libya
They are fighting over the carcass as vultures. The French Ministry of Defense said they got him with a Rafale fighter jet firing over his convoy. The Pentagon said they got him with a Predator firing a Hellfire missile. After a wounded Colonel Muammar Gaddafi sought refuge in a filthy drain underneath a highway — an eerie echo of Saddam Hussein's "hole" — he was found by Transitional National Council (TNC) "rebels". And then duly executed.http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MJ22Ak03.htmlA Revolutionary Spirit
He died while valiantly fighting in defence of Libya against the combined forces of NATO and Wahhabi reactionarism.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29471.htmLion of Africa Killed in Combat
Today, Friday October 21st, our beloved Brother Leader and one of the world's greatest freedom fighters, revolutionary pan-Africanist, Muammar Al Qaddafi was martyred in combat by the North Atlantic Tribes, organized under the banner of NATO, bolstered by the Arab sheikhdoms, including Al Jazeera's boss, the Emir of Qatar, the pseudo Islamic House of Saud and the US's own hideous creation, Al Qaeda. These North Atlantic Tribes constitute the same forces that have murdered our leaders, invaded our lands and plundered and ransacked our resources for more than 500 years. Muammar Qaddafi bravely stood against them all, making his last stand today, after a lifetime of struggle, in Sirte.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29478.htmEngineering Consent For Future Military Actions
Qaddafi Is Gone But Other U.S. Foes Remain
Libya--Muammar Qaddafi now joins the ranks of powerful foreign figures who have battled the United States only to come to a bad end. But even with the demise of the Libyan dictator, plus Osama bin Laden, Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic, there are still autocrats around the world hostile to the U.S., notably in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29480.htmGaddafi death: Envoy slams 'sadistic' triumphalism
Russia's NATO envoy has written in his microblog that the Western elation over the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could have sadistic grounds. "The faces of the leaders of ‘world democracies' are so happy, as if they remembered how they hanged stray cats in basements in their childhoods,"
Russian envoy to NATO and the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities, Dmitry Rogozin, wrote in his twitter status on Friday.http://rt.com/politics/blasts-western-leaders-gaddafis-417/Gaddafi's death breached the law, says Russia
As politicians in Western capitals were taking quiet pleasure in the capture and killing of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi yesterday, opinions elsewhere were divided. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Geneva Conventions had been breached with the killing of Colonel Gaddafi.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/gaddafis-death-breached-the-law-says-russia-2374250.htmlGaddafi burial delayed amid calls for probe
Slain leader's body to be kept in cold storage before secret burial as UN calls video of his last moments "disturbing".http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/10/2011102184243875476.htmlGaddafi's Last Words as Rebels Dragged Him Through Street
Video has emerged of the former Libya leader still alive and being bundled through Sirte by a group of rebel fighters.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29470.htmRobert Fisk: You can't blame Gaddafi for thinking he was one of the good guys
We loved him. We hated him. Then we loved him again. Blair slobbered over him. Then we hated him again. Then La Clinton slobbered over her BlackBerry and we really hated him even more again. Let us all pray that he wasn't murdered. "Died of wounds suffered during capture." What did that mean?http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk...Rebels accused of executing former Libyan leader and son Mutassim
Libya's rebel army has been accused of executing both Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mutassim in cold blood as the United Nations suggested their deaths amounted to war crimes.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean...Eldest son Saif critically injured and 'captured close to Tripoli'
Colonel Gaddafi's favourite son Saif al-Islam has been captured close to Tripoli after suffering critical injuries in a bombing raid, officials claimed today. The eldest son of the dead dictator and heir-apparent escaped the clan's final showdown in Sirte that claimed his father and brother Mutassim yesterday.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051503/Gaddafi-dead-Dictators-sons-Mutassim-Saif-killed-fled.htmlIraq rejects US request to maintain bases after troop withdrawal
Obama announces the full withdrawal of troops from Iraq but fails to persuade Nouri al-Maliki to allow US to keep bases there.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/21/iraq-rejects-us-plea-basesMoscow slams Western draft resolution on Syria
The Western draft resolution on Syria could provoke a Libyan scenario in the country, Russian Prime Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. He underscored that Russia is opposed to Syria sanctions.http://en.rian.ru/russia/20111021/167958394.html'Gaddafi murder - international crime'
There's growing international pressure for an investigation into exactly how Libya's ousted dictator Moammar Gaddafi died. The UN expressed concern over video footage taken following his capture which shows Gaddafi taken alive, before he was killed. Meanwhile, NATO said it's winding down its bombing campaign in the country. London-based journalist and author Afshin Rattansi says that killing Colonel Gaddafi is an international crime.