Middle East

Oct 21, 2011

The death of Gaddafi

Crikey media wrap: Muammar Gaddafi, the dictator that ruled Libya for over four decades, is dead. What now for Libya?

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

Muammar Gaddafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for more than four decades, is dead. The circumstances surrounding Gaddafi’s death remain slightly unclear, but rebel fighters shot Gaddafi near his home town of Sirte, Libya.

Videos screened on Al Jazeera showed an injured but alive Gaddafi, with later videos — including this graphic video on YouTube — showing rebels celebrating next to the dead body of Gaddafi. It’s not clear if Gaddafi died from injuries sustained before he was captured or after.

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12 thoughts on “The death of Gaddafi

  1. Peter Ormonde

    Crikey: The Gadaffi Brand takes a hammering (Bernard Keane).

  2. Andybob

    One can only hope the uniforms were saved for posterity

  3. TheTruthHurts

    Next up…. Iran and Syria.

    Oh yes your turn is coming.

  4. Policeman MacCruiskeen

    Troofie …

    What about Gillard? When will NATO intervene????

  5. TheTruthHurts

    Policeman, don’t worry about Dillard… her party will take care of her shortly.

    A swift knifing in the back when she least expects it is usually the way it happens.

  6. ace ventura

    why iran and syria?

  7. Policeman MacCruiskeen


    Shhh shhh… o’w d’yer spect ‘er to unsuspectin’ when even yer unederkated yobbos are barking’ it from the roof o’ dere kennels, let alone the likes of Bernie O’Keane in on the action wid ‘is megaphone? Sly ‘n sneaky, that’d be the go.

    Takes my mind wandering back to another politickle moider case a few years back when it was some bloke in a monk’s habit wieldin’ an axe on a nice clean-cut fella called Turnbull if me notebook’s up to scratch. No warnings there boyo… no dogs barking… all quick, quiet and sneaky.

    Dat’s one’s probbly what ye’d be thinkin’ on ‘n gettin’ yerself all mixed up agin.


  8. John Reidy

    How about
    The Australian: Gaddafi dead – ALP leadership tensions.

  9. Oscar Jones

    Can we now go back to talking about : Peter Andre / Lara Bingle /Julia Gillard /Kevin Rudd /Jordon’s t*ts.

  10. Venise Alstergren

    JOHN REIDY: Off topic but couldn’t resist

    Herald Sun:

    T O N Y ‘S T R E C H

    Informed sources today revealed Tony Abbott has decided to support a Republic.

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