(Source: Guardian, via guardian)

"If he (Gadhafi) was taken to court, this would create more chaos, and would encourage his supporters. Now it’s over."

Salah Zlitni, owner of a pizza parlor in downtown Tripoli

Despite international concerns, particularly those from the ICC, it’s becoming increasingly clear that many Libyans do not care about how Muammar Gaddafi died. They are happy to be free.

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(Source: Washington Post, via manicchill)

currenteye:

Al Jazeera English live stream
"More than any of the region’s autocratic leaders, perhaps, Gaddafi was a man of contrasts. He was a sponsor of terrorism who condemned the Sept. 11 attacks. He was a brutal dictator who bulldozed a jail wall to free political prisoners. He was an Arab nationalist who derided the Arab League. And in the crowning paradox, he preached people power, only to have his people take to the streets and take up arms in rebellion."

— The Associated Press • In a lengthy piece glancing over the long rule of Muammar Gaddafi. It’s a good read that goes a long way to explain the often-confusing nature behind a man who gave North Africa fits for decades, and even occasionally showed up in the West to offer up a little bit of fresh weirdness. No place was that more obvious than when he went to the United Nations to speak in 2009. It was a weird, rambling speech that left more that a few world officials bewildered. In some ways, though, it proved the leader’s last big gasp. Less than two years later, it appears that his regime has been all but taken away. source (viafollow)

(Source: shortformblog)

newshour:

It’s been more than five months since the Arab Spring first swept into Libya, shaking Colonel Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year grip on power and spawning a deadly civil war that has killed up to 15,000 people.

We take a look back at some of the pivotal events that have led to this moment.

Video by PBS NewsHour’s Mike Fritz 

ontologicalterrorist:

NATO STRIKES: Smoke rose from central Tripoli, Libya, early Tuesday after a series of NATO airstrikes. The increasing frequency of daytime attacks are intended to squeeze Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, which is already shaken by a four-month rebellion, sanctions and high-level defections. (Yang Guang/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

ontologicalterrorist:

NATO STRIKES: Smoke rose from central Tripoli, Libya, early Tuesday after a series of NATO airstrikes. The increasing frequency of daytime attacks are intended to squeeze Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, which is already shaken by a four-month rebellion, sanctions and high-level defections. (Yang Guang/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

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badkidd:

Tripoli, Lebanon

badkidd:

Tripoli, Lebanon

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