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Posted on Oct 25, 2011
AP / Richard Drew

Moammar Gadhafi addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York in September 2009.

Putting a ceremonial end to a 42-year era in Libya, the nation’s late leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi was laid to rest, along with his son Muatassim and his defense minister, Abu Bakr Younis, in an undisclosed location. The three died after their capture last Thursday and Gadhafi’s body had been put on public display in a meat locker until Tuesday’s burial.

Gadhafi may be gone, but the fate of his enormous fortune—reportedly in the astronomical realm of $200 billion—remains to be seen.  —KA

The New York Times:

Ibrahim Beitalmal, a senior official on the council, said relatives of the three men were permitted to attend the funeral, including a nephew of Colonel Qaddafi, Mahmoud Hamid. Cellphone photos of the ceremony showed three bodies shortly before the burial, wrapped in white shrouds in coffins of thin wood.

Mr. Beitalmal declined to specify on Tuesday where they were interred or how the location would be kept secret.

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By blogdog, October 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm Link to this comment

fat lady ain’t sang yet - no DNA confirmations cited - in the wake of so many
NTC lies and overwhelming NATO propaganda…e.g.


According to ”The Jamahiriyan Resistance”, An autopsy determined that the
identity of a body that rebels saying it’s Gaddafi is Ali Majid Al Andalus, who
lived in Sirte and who was famous in Libya for this resemblance.

Serious QUESTIONS arise about the “information” given by the NTC and the
media of NATO on the so-called death of the Guide. Evidence of video and
photo montages exists and is already published. Moreover the man shown on
these videos has been identified: he is not Gaddafi but a double named Ali
Majid Al Andalus, who lived in Sirte and who was famous in Libya for this


AND…  from Stephen Lendman -


Jamahiriya freedom fighters won’t quit until their mother of all struggles is
won. With or without Gaddafi, they’ll go on or die trying. Libya belongs to them,
not NATO. Exorcising NATO’s killing machine is job one.

On October 23, NSNBC called Gaddafi “larger than life,” believing sadly he’s
gone, adding:

“Today is one of the days where I am desperately looking for words.” They can’t
explain the depravity of murdering Gaddafi and his son Mutassim. It’s another
“outrage of the inhumanity of a war based on the betrayal of all who believe in
humanitarian principles and humanity.”

Taking him, however, fuels greater than ever resistance. Libyans want freedom.
Gaddafi’s spirit emboldens revolutionary passion.

Bigger than life, he’s with Lumumba, Marti, Fidel, Gandhi, Mao, Trotsky, Lenin,
Che, Allende, Marulanda, Aristide, MLK, Malcolm, Mandela, Attaturk, Zapata,
Bolivar, Frederick Douglas, and history’s many other prominent and lesser
known figures.

Unless somehow he survived, he remains only in spirit. He wasn’t found hiding
underground. Nor did he beg rebel rats not to shoot him. In Sirte, he fought
openly and valiantly on the front lines with fellow Jamahiriya loyalists.

Official reports of his capture were lies, first one account, then another. None
were believable. Nor were alleged liberation day celebrations. Loyalists call it
occupation day, a day of shame and mourning.

Video footage showed fake images of thousands assembled euphorically. Last
summer’s sham Tripoli liberation was produced weeks earlier in Doha, Qatar.
Perhaps this one as well.

On Sunday, hundreds of rebel rats rallied. Libyan loyalists wouldn’t come out
with no reason to celebrate a scourge they won’t tolerate.

Counterpsyops cited an unnamed reporter saying he “didn’t see a SINGLE local
out on the streets celebrating the ‘new Libya.’ ”

NSNBC believes tribal leaders elected Saif Islam Gaddafi their new leader. If he’s
killed, another will replace him. Loyalists have many heros, including two or
three remaining sons – Mohammed Saidi, Hannibal, and perhaps military
commander Khamis.

Reported captured or killed several times, he turned up alive and well. If in
custody or dead now, rebel rats would display him. No images suggests he
leads his Khamis Brigade in battle.

“Fighting in Sabah, Bani Walid, Sirte, Benghazi, Tripoli,” and other cities
throughout Libya show loyalists won’t quit until free. Gaddafi’s spirit in their
hearts and minds won’t tolerate less. Tribal leaders want revenge. So do
millions of Libyans.


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By tman, October 25, 2011 at 9:32 pm Link to this comment

Since Obama has made assasination legal in the U.S. the people now have the right to whack anyone who is deemed to be the enemy of the people. Another bonus is since the Supreme Court says that a Corporation is a person they can also be targeted. Anyone else who also gets killed is just colateral damage.Each state should have a commission to identify individuals or politicians who are to be whacked and given to the military to carry out with their drones. Its also a morall booster for the public.

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By Silence is Complicity, October 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm Link to this comment

Qaddafi’s secret burial is indicative of his assassins’ fears that he might continue to be a menacing revolutionary in his death as he was in his life. It is also indicative that those hired rebels are convinced that they will be a hated minority not only in Libya proper, but in surrounding African countries where Qaddafi was very popular because of all the good he has done in Africa.

Forget about democracy, human rights and a desire to right Qaddafi’s wrongs! These are just the false slogans necessary for camouflage.  Those rebels are guns for hire by the elite bourgeoisie from the time of the corrupt and pro-Western monarchy, which Qaddafi toppled in his socialist white revolution. This bourgeoisie class were living all this time comfortably in Europe and America, planning and plotting for a chance to get their revenge. This revenge came when their interests coincided with the interests of neocolonialist Europe and America. Another reminder that allies in evil can turn a relatively small,peaceful, but rich country, into a pile of destruction, requiring the devils of capitalism to get rich in the so-called rebuilding on the ruins of their destruction! 

I believe that Qaddafi’s fatal mistake was that he allowed the deposed king, his family and entourage to peacefully go into exile and live comfortably to work on their revenge.

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By Robespierre115, October 25, 2011 at 11:16 am Link to this comment

Why hasn’t Truthdig posted anything on the Tunisia elections?

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By Oceanna, October 25, 2011 at 10:04 am Link to this comment

Gadafi was raped along with his body dragged through the streets:

Yet the media frames it in the celebratory.  Mission accomplished.  That’s after
Libya’s infrastructure has been deliberately destroyed by bombing, like Iraq’s. 
In the victorious city of Sirte, there’s not anything left-no electricity, no food, no
water.  The Muslim clerics have given what’s left of the residents permission to
eat cats and dogs. 

The NTC, who never legitimately represented the movement, are in charge. 
They went on a homicidal rampage against the darker skinned Africans in a city
near Sirte.  Apparently, a certain amount of melanin over a threshold makes you
a moving target to be abused and/or killed.  A secularized and Westernized
country has become in a matter of months an Sharia Islamist state.  I feel
especially bad for the women remaining.

Not surprisingly, Gadaffi has become a major martyr in Africa.  But that
wouldn’t have turned his grave into a shrine. Muslim kings and royalty have
simple, non-shrined graves according to Islamic burial traditions. 

Had to get that off my chest.

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