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Gaddafi Unleashes Weapon Of Mass Destruction – Libya’s Tribalism

by | 23rd, October 2011

TODAY is officially the first day of Libya’s After Gaddafi independent existence.

A bright new future awaits.

Perhaps, maybe…they just might do it.

Unlikely. This is a huge and fractured desert tribal state with the only vestige of urban civilisation in the coastal cities.

Times is hard for your average jobbing war correspondent. Any militant with a charged up mobile phone can make an idiot of you in seconds.

Classic examples were spitting from the plasma screens last Thursday morning as a (probably) very shocked Libya National Transitional Council tried to keep the lid on the fact Muammar Gaddafi had been bumped off. Slaughtered by a rabble militia milling around a Sirte exit road drainage pipe and arguing among themselves whether Gaddafi and his also captured son lived or died.

As it turned out, an argument easily settled with a 9mm pistol and an out of control screaming (God Is Great) militia from the East of Libya which offed Gaddafi and dragged him around the desert sands for a short while. They then bundled the body over to the the West Libyan militiamen who had also been screaming “we need him alive” with the ultimate military throwaway line….”there you can have him we’re done.”

There was no footage of the death of his son Mutassim, 34, who had been charge of Sirte’s defences.

Image: A Libyan rides his horse to welcome revolutionary fighters coming back from Sirte at Al Guwarsha gate in Benghazi, Libya, Saturday Oct. 22, 2011. Libya’s new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Meanwhile, back in Misrata battered anti-aircraft utility trucks were shuddering to a halt next to the broadcast camera teams and anchormen, the gun crews were praising Allah and blasting the International Space Station with 50mm cannon.
The anchormen wearing the only helmets and body armour around were quoting the NTC Orwellian line for the day and saying it was not yet confirmed but the injured Gaddafi was being transported to Misrata.

If you stand close enough you know when ammunition is being wasted there may be something not right about the party line and soon reporters were adding the stock “as yet unconfirmed” tag.

Wrong. It was confirmed, the truth was already out there with those mobile phone shots of the militia pack abusing Gaddafi (the last time he was seen alive) and even captured sounds of the off-camera shooting. Everyone has seen the bullet holes including the head gunshot wound since coyly hidden by laying the decomposing body on its left side in an unchilled meat locker.

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