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October 20, 2011      1405 GMT

For 42 years, Moammar Gadhafi ruled Libya with an iron fist, a mercurial leader who inspired fear in Libya and beyond.

But for the past two months he has been on the run, hunted by rebels who made a lightning advance into Tripoli. The rebels overran Gadhafi’s compound and scoured the country for signs of the leader.

He stayed out of sight for two months, broadcasting occasional defiant messages by radio and television, but on Thursday, Libya erupted in celebratory gunfire and the honking of horns at unconfirmed reports that he had been killed.

The country’s new information minister, Mahmoud Shamman, told CNN that Gadhafi was killed in an attack Thursday. Shamman said the NTC’s chairman or prime minister would officially confirm the death later in the day.

Gadhafi’s death would be a dramatic end to the career of the strongman who came to power in a bloodless coup against King Idris in 1969, when he was just an army captain.

By the end of his rule this year, Gadhafi claimed to be “King of Kings,” a title he had a gathering of tribal leaders grant him in 2008.

The fighting that dislodged Gadhafi started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a nationwide civil war. The protests started days after the fall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whom Gadhafi had supported. That month, Gadhafi vowed to never leave Libya and to “die as a martyr at the end.”

For months, rebel fighters — in control of the eastern city of Benghazi and other areas — had been trying to move closer toward Tripoli, in the west. Over the summer they cut off some key supply routes for Gadhafi, bringing them closest yet to their goal, and by August 21, they had broken through into the capital.

The following morning, raucous rebel supporters packed the city’s Green Square, the same place where the longtime leader’s supporters had gathered for months to voice their loyalty. The next day, Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound was being ransacked.

When Gadhafi assumed power, he fashioned himself as an Arab nationalist. The United States tried to work with him at first, but quickly found out that his brand of nationalism included opposition to the West.

By 1972 he was urging Muslims to fight Western powers, including the United States and Great Britain, and backing black militants in the United States as he pursued a leadership position in the Arab world. His “Green Book,” first published in 1975, envisioned a radically simple system of “People’s Conferences” that would replace political structures from tribes to parliaments.

Arab leaders largely shunned him, seeing him more as a “buffoon” and a “clown” than a potential pan-Arab leader, said Dirk J. Vandewalle, a Libya expert at Dartmouth University.

That rejection from Arab and African leaders, combined with his growing anti-Western sentiment, left him to turn to terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s, Vandewalle said.

In 1986, Libya was implicated in the fatal bombing at a West Berlin nightclub that left one American service member dead, prompting then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan to dub the Libyan leader the “mad dog of the Middle East.” Reagan ordered the United States to bomb Libya and imposed economic sanctions against the North African country.

Two years later, Libya was implicated in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Years later, Gadhafi appeared to moderate and seek rapprochement with the West. In 1999, he turned over suspects in the Lockerbie bombing, and in 2003 the country agreed to eliminate weapons of mass destruction.

In the years before the current rebellion started, Gadhafi even hired a public relations firm to burnish his global image as a statesman and a reformer. Starting in 2006, the leader spent about $3 million a year to execute a public relations strategy that included paying think-tank analysts and former government officials to take a free trip to Libya for lectures, discussions and personal meetings with Gadhafi.

In 2009, he addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the first and only time. In his 96-minute ramble, he denounced the Security Council as a “terror council,” suggested the H1N1 swine-flu virus was a military tool and called for renewed investigations into the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Earlier this year, as people around the Middle East and North Africa began to challenge their leaders in the so-called Arab Spring movement, Gadhafi found himself a target. But while longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted after a few weeks, and even after the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi fell to the rebels, Gadhafi fought on and blamed outsiders, “armed gangs” and others for the violence.

In the end, the Libyan leader sealed his reputation with his crackdown on protesters and attacks against rebels and civilians alike.

International leaders accused Gadhafi’s regime of committing human rights violations and killing civilians. The U.N. Security Council subsequently issued a no-fly zone over Libya and approved “all necessary measures” short of invasion to protect civilians. Officials in the Gadhafi regime, in turn, repeatedly accused NATO of killing civilians in airstrikes.

In April, Gadhafi wrote a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to end the NATO bombing of his war-torn country. Gadhafi asked Obama to stop what he called the “unjust war against a small people of a developing country,” adding that those in the opposition are terrorists and members of al Qaeda.

The NATO operations continued, however. In June, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, and his brother-in-law Abdullah al-Sanussi. The warrants are “for crimes against humanity,” including murder and persecution, “allegedly committed across Libya” from February 15 through “at least” February 28, “through the state apparatus and security forces,” the court said in a statement.

However, the National Transitional Council now governing Libya never promised to hand Gadhafi over to the ICC to stand trial.

from:  http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/20/world/africa/libya-gadhafi-profile/?hpt=wo_t2

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The vice chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council confirmed that ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi had been killed on Friday and said the interim government would announce the liberation of Libya “within hours.”

That would be a landmark announcement, after which the interim government has said it would begin the transition to democracy in the North African state ruled by Gaddafi with an iron fist for 42 years until August.

“We announce to the world that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed at the hands of the revolutionaries,” Abdul Hafiz Ghoga told a news conference in Benghazi. “We will announce the liberation of Libya within hours, maybe sooner.”

from:  http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/10/20/uk-libya-gaddafi-ghoga-idUKTRE79J43C20111020

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Muammar Gaddafi was born on June 7th, 1942 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muammar_Gaddafi

June 7th, 1942

June 7th

6 + 7 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = his personal year (from June 7th, 2011 to June 6th, 2012) = Be realistic.  People are inspired.

17 year + 10 (October) = 27 = his personal month (from October 7th, 2011 to November 6th, 2011) = Extreme bursts of enthusiasm.

27 month + 20 (20th of the month on Thursday October 20th, 2011) = 47 = his personal day = Notoriety. Name recognition. Internationally known. High profile. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Legacy. Infamy.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Muammar Gaddafi

4314419 7144169       58

 

his path of destiny = 58 = Shunning.  Ostracized.  Outcast.  Banishment.  Enforced isolation.  Civil unrest.

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20 Mar 2011 08:43

Security forces loyal to longtime Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have arrested four Al Jazeera Arabic journalists who have been working in western Libya for several days, the network said early on Sunday.

The four journalists are:

  • Ahmed Vall Ould Addin, correspondent
  • Kamel Atalua, cameraman
  • Ammar al-Hamdan, cameraman
  • Lotfi al-Messaoudi, correspondent

The network holds the Libyan authorities responsible for their safety, security and well-being, and “regional parties” are helping to secure their release, Al Jazeera said in a statement.

“We’re doing everything possible to secure the release of our colleagues from the Gaddafi authorities,” Al Jazeera director general Wadah Khanfar wrote on Twitter. “We want them back immediately.”

from:  http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/03/201132082949535527.html

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24 February 2011 Last updated at 11:32 ET

Col Muammar Gaddafi: ”You should not listen to Bin Laden and his followers”

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has told state TV that Osama Bin Laden and his followers are to blame for the protests wracking his country.

In a phone call addressed to residents of the town of al-Zawiya, Col Gaddafi said young people were being duped with drugs and alcohol to take part in “destruction and sabotage”.

Col Gaddafi is battling to shore up control of Tripoli and western areas.

Protesters have been consolidating gains in cities in the east.

Opposition politicians and tribal leaders have held a key meeting in the eastern town of al-Bayda to show a united front against Col Gaddafi.

‘This is your country’

The telephone call addressed al-Zawiya, 50km (30 miles) west of the capital, where there has been renewed gunfire reported in the streets.

Col Gaddafi said the protesters had no genuine demands and were being dictated to by the al-Qaeda leader.

“Bin Laden… this is the enemy who is manipulating people. Do not be swayed by Bin Laden,” he said.

“It is obvious now that this issue is run by al-Qaeda. Those armed youngsters, our children, are incited by people who are wanted by America and the Western world.

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“Those inciting are very few in numbers and we have to capture them.”

He said the young protesters were “trigger happy and they shoot especially when they are stoned with drugs”.

He said that Libya was not like Egypt and Tunisia, which have seen their leaders deposed, because the people of Libya had it in their own hands to change their lives through committees.


The fact that Col Gaddafi chose to speak on the telephone to Libyan TV has raised the most serious questions yet over his whereabouts. He gave no indication that he was in the country, whereas on Tuesday he was seen speaking from the ruins of the building in Tripoli bombed by the US in the 1980s.

This latest rant by the Libyan leader has provided the first confirmation of serious fighting to the west of the capital. That could be a clear indication that his powerbase is shrinking, as many observers have speculated. Today’s broadcast was a rallying call to the people of al-Zawiya. Col Gaddafi again played the al-Qaeda card to invoke fear of a possible Islamist insurgency led by supporters of Osama Bin Laden.

The telephone call to state TV ended suddenly as Col Gaddafi hung up. Some will say he remains defiant. Others will interpret the latest utterances as a further show of desperation and instability on the part of the Libyan leader.

“This is your country and it is up to you how to deal with it,” he said.

Calling the situation in al-Zawiya a “farce”, he urged families to rein in their sons, saying many of the protesters were underage and beyond the reach of the law.

But he also vowed that those carrying out violent protests should be put on trial.

This was Col Gaddafi’s second live TV appearance since the protests erupted on 15 February.

On Tuesday he said he would die a martyr in Libya and fight to the “last drop” of his blood. The latest broadcast was a lot shorter – about 20 minutes compared with 75 minutes on Tuesday.

Heavy gunfire has been reported in al-Zawiya and there are reports of a police station on fire.

One civilian leaving through the Tunisian border told Reuters: “It is chaotic there. There are people with guns and swords.”

An eyewitness told Associated Press that soldiers had opened fire on protesters holed up in the city’s Souq Mosque, while a doctor at a field clinic told AP he had seen 10 bodies and 150 wounded people.

Information from Libya remains difficult to verify and many reports cannot be independently confirmed.

Zuara, 120km west of Tripoli, was said to be in the hands of anti-government militias and defence committees of civilians, with no sign of police.

British oil worker Bryan Richards describes scenes of ‘mass hysteria’ at Tripoli Airport (The amateur video accompanying this interview is purportedly recent footage of the scene in Libya)

Fighting is reported between pro- and anti-government forces in Misrata, Libya’s third-biggest city, 200km east of Tripoli.

Pro-Gaddafi forces are said to have also launched attacks in Sabratha and Sabha.

But Tripoli, under government control, and cities in the east, held by the protesters, are generally said to be calm.

In Benghazi, protesters were building defences against a possible counterattack by pro-Gaddafi forces.

Oil prices climb

Opposition tribal leaders and politicians met in al-Bayda in the east to demonstrate a united front against Col Gaddafi in one of the first signs of organisation for a bigger fight against the government.

Help for UK nationals

  • The Foreign Office is advising against all but essential travel to Libya
  • UK nationals in Libya wishing to get on the charter flight are advised to call the following numbers:
  • 020 7008 0000 from the UK or 021 3403644/45 from within Libya

Pictures broadcast by al-Jazeera showed delegates giving speeches in a conference hall, amid loud chants against Col Gaddafi.

Former justice minister, Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, who recently resigned in protest at the violence against anti-government demonstrators, said there would be no talks with the Libyan leader and called for him to step down immediately.

The total number of deaths has been impossible to determine. Human Rights Watch says it has confirmed nearly 300 deaths, but the International Federation for Human Rights says at least 700 people have been killed, while Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said estimates of 1,000 dead were “credible”.

Masses of foreigners are still struggling to leave Libya with the situation at Tripoli airport described as mayhem.

Briton Helena Sheehan, arriving back in London, said: “The airport is like nothing I’ve ever seen in my whole life. It’s absolute chaos. There’s just thousands and thousands of people trying to get out.”

Oil prices have hit their highest levels in two-and-a-half years.

Brent crude hit $119.79 (£74.08) a barrel in early Thursday trade, before falling back to $115.04. Oil firms – including Total, Repsol, OMV and Wintershall – have been suspending all or part of their production in Libya this week.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12570279

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Muammar Gaddafi was born on June 7th, 1942

June 7th, 1942

June 7th

6 + 7 +2+0+1+0 = 16 = his personal year (from June 7th, 2010 to June 6th, 2011) = Shocks.  Suprises.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

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US destroyer USS Barry launches Tomahawk missiles on Libya (19 March 2011)

19 March 2011 Last updated at 21:14 ET

The UK, US and France have attacked Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in the first action to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone.

Pentagon officials say the US and the UK have fired more than 110 missiles, while French planes struck pro-Gaddafi forces attacking rebel-held Benghazi.

Col Gaddafi has vowed retaliation and said he will open arms depots to the people to defend Libya.

Missiles struck air defence sites in the capital, Tripoli, and Misrata.

A French plane fired the first shots against Libyan government targets at 1645 GMT, destroying a number of military vehicles, according to a military spokesman.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that British planes are in action over Libya.

Analysis

image of Paul Adams Paul Adams BBC News, Washington

Despite the fact that it was French war planes which launched the first attacks, it’s clear that this early phase of the operations is an overwhelmingly American affair – all but a very small number of cruise missiles have been fired from American ships and submarines.

Only they have the capability to inflict the sort of damage to Libya’s air defences that’s needed before a no-fly zone can be safely patrolled, a point alluded to by President Obama even as he repeated the limits of American involvement.

President Obama has launched these attacks with great reluctance and seems anxious that this not be interpreted as yet another American-led foray into the Arab world.

But for all his desire to be seen to take a back seat, he and everyone else knows that this sort of thing doesn’t happen unless Washington is deeply involved.

US President Barack Obama, speaking during a visit to Brazil, said the US was taking “limited military action” as part of a “broad coalition”.

“We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy,” he said.

He repeated that no US ground troops would take part.

After the missile bombardment and the air strikes, Col Gaddafi made a brief speech calling on people to resist.

“Civilian and military targets in the air and sea will be liable to serious danger in the Mediterranean,” he said.

“Arms depots are now open and the masses are being equipped with all sorts of weapons in defence of Libya’s independence, unity and honour,” the Libyan leader warned.

Later, state TV said 48 people were killed and 150 wounded in the attacks. There was no independent confirmation of the statement.

‘Necessary’

Britain’s Ministry of Defence said a British submarine and a number of Tornado jets fired missiles at Libyan military targets.

Mr Cameron said that launching military action against Libya was “necessary, legal and right”.

Libyan state TV reported that what it called the “crusader enemy” had bombed civilian areas of Tripoli, as well as fuel storage tanks supplying the western city of Misrata.

Sources in Tripoli told BBC Arabic that the attacks on the city had so far targeted the eastern areas of Sawani, Airport Road, and Ghasheer. These are all areas believed to host military bases.

After midnight on Sunday, heavy bursts of anti-aircraft fire arced into the sky above Tripoli and several explosions were heard.

The strikes on Misrata targeted a military airbase, the Reuters news agency reported, quoting two residents who denied the state TV reports that fuel stores were hit.

Allied forces

  • UK: Providing Typhoon and Tornado jet fighters; surveillance planes; HMS Westminster and HMS Cumberland; submarines
  • France: Carried out mission with at least 12 warplanes including Mirage fighters and Rafale jets; deploying aircraft carrier, warships
  • US: Firing guided missiles from USS Barry and USS Stout; providing amphibious warships, and command-and-control ship USS Mount Whitney
  • Italy: Nato base at Naples understood to be central hub; other Mediterranean bases made available
  • Canada: Providing six F-18 fighter jets and 140 personnel

The cruise missiles were fired from one British submarine and a number of American destroyers and subs, said a Pentagon official.

The missiles hit more than 20 air defence sites along the Mediterranean coast, said Navy Vice Adm William E Gortney.

The action came hours after Western and Arab leaders met in Paris to agree how to enforce the UN resolution, which allows “all necessary measures” to protect civilians from forces loyal to Col Gaddafi.

Benghazi battle

Earlier on Saturday, pro-Gaddafi forces attacked Benghazi despite declaring a ceasefire a day earlier.

Reports from the city said that government tanks and artillery had bombarded the city and there was fighting around the university.

Rebels in the city said thousands of people were fleeing the attack, heading east, and the UN refugee agency said it was preparing to receive 200,000 refugees from Libya.

Journalists later said the bombardment ended in the later afternoon and that rebel forces were in control of Benghazi.

The Libyan government blamed the rebels for breaking the ceasefire and said its forces had fought back in self defence.

French planes are reported to have hit government tanks and armoured vehicles around Benghazi.

French planes also flew reconnaissance missions over “all Libyan territory”, military sources in Paris said earlier.

In addition, Canada is sending warplanes to the region, while Italy has offered the use of its military bases. A naval blockade against Libya is also being put in place.

The international community was intervening to stop the “murderous madness” of Col Gaddafi, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.

“In Libya, the civilian population, which is demanding nothing more than the right to choose their own destiny, is in mortal danger,” he warned. “It is our duty to respond to their anguished appeal.”

Shortly after the airstrikes began, Libyan state TV said a French plane had been shot down near Tripoli. However, French military officials said all their planes had returned safely.

Col Gaddafi has ruled Libya for more than 40 years. An uprising against him began last month after long-time leaders of neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt were toppled.

Libya airstrikes map

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12796972

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Libya was born on December 24, 1951 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya#Independence_and_the_Kingdom_of_Libya_1951.E2.80.931969

December 24th, 1951

December 24th

12 + 24 +2+0+1+0 = 39 = Libya’s personal year (from December 24th, 2010 to December 23rd, 2011) = The story is only half told when one side tells it. 

39 year + 2 (February) = 41 = Libya’s personal month (from February 24th, 2011 to March 23rd, 2011) = Viability.  Opening up.

41 month + 19 (19th of the month on Saturday March 19th, 2011) = 60 = Libya’s personal day = Outsiders.  Foreigners.  Foreign involvement.

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Galyna Kolotnytska - undated file pic
28 February 2011 Last updated at 04:15 ET

A Ukrainian nurse described by a US diplomat as a “voluptuous blonde” confidante of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has flown home to Kiev.

Galyna Kolotnytska returned to Kiev on Sunday morning on a plane with 185 other Ukrainian evacuees, including other medics, Ukrainian media reported.

Neighbours quoted by Segodnya news said she went shopping with her mother in Brovary, just outside Kiev.

A leaked US embassy cable said Col Gaddafi “relies heavily” on the nurse.

The description of Kolotnytska, 38, emerged in the WikiLeaks revelations on the internet.

Ukraine has sent several transport planes to evacuate hundreds of Ukrainians from Libya, where Col Gaddafi is clinging on to power despite a widespread uprising.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12595117

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Galyna Kolotnytska

713751 26362572121           61

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 61 = Fleeing.  Escaping unharmed.  Getting away.  Exiting.  Doing the unexpected.  Plans fall through.

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the first name.

Galyna Kolotnytska

25 (y is the 25th letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) = 40

So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four she has the number 40 going on.

40 = Help.  Help me.  Rescue.  Assistance.  Helpfulness.  Helper.

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