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He's behind you

How Colonel Gaddafi and the Western Establishment together created a pantomime world - new blog post by Adam Curtis
posted by Cloud King on Oct 24, 2012 - 16 comments

Muammar Gaddafi killed in gun battle.

Muammar Gaddafi killed in gun battle. With multiple news sources now confirming, and Reuters now re-stating Al Arabiya's claims that the body is in Misrata, and with news that his hometown of Sirte has finally fallen, it appears that this phase of the revolution may be drawing to a close.
posted by TomMelee on Oct 20, 2011 - 262 comments

Documentary mistakes videogame footage for genuine terrorist footage

Last night, British ITV broadcasted "Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA", a documentary which included this 1988 Provisional IRA footage the filmmakers found on YouTube. Unfortunately, the footage is actually and blatently from videogame ArmA 2. ITV has stopped streaming the documentary.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Sep 27, 2011 - 25 comments

The Surreal Ruins of Quaddafi's Never-Never Land

[...]There was still talk of snipers, of a counterattack by Qaddafi’s men, of a fifth column of “sleeper cells” lurking inside the capital. Victory had come too easily. Only weeks earlier, the rebels seemed in disarray, and Qaddafi’s forces, having withstood more than four months of NATO air strikes, seemed poised to hold out for many more. Then, on Aug. 20, a planned uprising broke out in Tripoli, as the ragged rebel army converged on the city from various directions. The final battle, expected to last weeks, was over in two days. Qaddafi and his top lieutenants fled almost immediately. Now it was hard to know who was a killer and who a mere dupe.[...]
The Surreal Ruins of Quaddafi's Never-Never Land, Robert F. Worth (Note: nytimes. Via longform.com)
posted by JHarris on Sep 22, 2011 - 13 comments

How do you spell Gaddafi? Regex to the rescue!

Stackoverflow grapples with the many spellings of "Gaddafi." Thank God programmers are on the case, because everyone else is confused by the 112 possibilities (even with this chart)! Even Dr. Demento weighed in.
posted by grumblebee on Sep 21, 2011 - 54 comments

Didn’t you notice the palpable difference between what is happening in Libya and what is happening elsewhere?

"[T]he real target of Western bombers and soldiers is in no way the wretched Gaddafi...For the target of the bombers is definitely the popular uprising in Egypt and the revolution in Tunisia, it is their unexpected and intolerable character, their political autonomy, in a word: their independence." Philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the left's support for the NATO intervention in Libya. Background: Europe's economic entanglements with Gaddafi's Libya in the Irish Left Review.
posted by Pastabagel on Apr 6, 2011 - 44 comments

Draw me a tank!

For many years, the inhabitants of the Corsican village of Vezzani have been entertaining visitors with a curious legend: the actual father of a certain embattled dictator is rumoured to be a local boy. Like Saint-Exupery, Albert Preziosi once fell from the sky. According to local lore, he wandered in the desert until he met, not a Little Prince, but a princess. Like father, like son? No one has tried yet to get a DNA sample from the Colonel, but who knows what the future holds?
posted by elgilito on Mar 24, 2011 - 9 comments

A Rommel Christmas: every day

Gary Brecher-ne-Dolan, better known as The War Nerd, has switched from bimonthly articles to a daily blog. First stop? Why Lybia! Where else? [more inside]
posted by clarknova on Mar 23, 2011 - 24 comments

Gaddafi does the Zenga-Zenga

Gaddafi does the Zenga-Zenga (youtube) Video featuring a Gadhafi speech paired with the rap music track 'Hey Baby'. Despite being created by a Jewish Israeli music journalist, reactions around the Arab world have been largely positive. [more inside]
posted by Lanark on Mar 1, 2011 - 26 comments

I'll put a Jihad on you

President Gaddafi Calls for Jihad Against Switzerland SLYT "Let us wage jihad against Switzerland, Zionism and foreign aggression. Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against Muhammad, God and the Koran." Previously
posted by fiestapais on Feb 26, 2010 - 88 comments

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