Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gaddafi reported killed (or at least captured) by rebels in Libya; story developing

Various news sources report that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed by rebels in his hometown of Sirte, Libya. Some sources say he was “merely” captured.

The Huffington Post report is here

Reportedly he died of gunshot wounds to both legs, which sounds medically unusual, unless, say, a femoral artery were hit.

This is what people “suspected” on May 1 before the announcement of bin Laden’s death.

ABC's early announcement Thursday.

WJLA has a graphic photo here.  Early Thursday afternoon, major media sources confirmed the Gaddafi's death.

Could this overthrow have happened without social media (Facebook and Twitter) used anonymously (a controversy since Facebook now forbids anonymity or false identities, necessary to oppose authoritarian regimes). Is "Arab Spring" migrating into "Arab Autumn"?  This had all started with the beating of a street vendor in Tunisia, and look how it expanded.

CNN has a graphic video of Gaddafi's last moments alive"

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