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Libyan Rebel Chief’s Death Questioned After Rumours He Was Shot By Own Men

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 29, 2011

Some head of the state and head of the government also killed by their own people. So this does not give any surprise if he was killed by one of the members from his group.
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Libya War: Where Gaddafi Remains In Charge, Residents Publicly Voice Loyalty

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 24, 2011

Voice against the power: before NATO people were against Gaddafi and mow against NATO.
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40 Lipsticked Virgins: Gadhafi’s Best Bet for Survival

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 24, 2011

By Lauren Frayer


Moammar Gadhafi reviews an honor guard at the presidential office in Kiev in November 2008 during a state visit to Ukraine.

With Moammar Gadhafi in hiding as coalition aircraft bomb his country, he’s counting on protection from a unique bodyguard corps he’s been training for decades — an all-female, gun-toting posse of virgins.

About 40 lipsticked, bejeweled bodyguards surround the Libyan dictator at all times. They wear designer sunglasses and high heels with their military camouflage. But they’re purported to be trained killers — graduates of an elite military academy in Tripoli that’s solely for women.

Gadhafi established the Tripoli Women’s Military Academy in 1979 as a symbol of women’s emancipation. “I promised my mother to improve the situation of women in Libya,” he reportedly said at the time. His mother, a Bedouin tribeswoman born when Libya was an Italian colony, was illiterate.

The few foreign visitors who’ve been granted a glimpse inside the academy describe a spartan cement-block complex where 100 handpicked women drill in elite killing techniques, day and night, for three years. They’re awoken by bugle call at 4:30 a.m. and jog for one and a half hours, before branching off into classes. Some train to fly MiG fighter jets, while others learn martial arts or how to fire rocket-propelled grenades. Read the rest of this entry »

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