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Tei
24-08-2011, 05:55 PM
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/jsqzw/i_just_went_inside_his_room_gaddafis_bedroom_and/

http://i.imgur.com/cKeSE.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhoGNlWsObg

Also, good news. One less dictator. I hope good luck to the people of libya. Luck and freedom to take any choice that wanted to take.

Rinox
24-08-2011, 05:58 PM
I give it a month before it's in tf2. ;-)

Tei
24-08-2011, 06:11 PM
I feel dissapointed the interviewer has not asked "Do you play TF2?".

Also, I feel somewhat sad that the war as last this long, I can't imagine the suffering. War is not a nice thing.

NecroKnight
24-08-2011, 06:32 PM
Ha-ha! This is so awesome, I just hope Libia will become a stable democratic state after all this chaos.

Gotem
24-08-2011, 06:39 PM
Would that hat in TF2 make you shoot your own people?
glad that bastard is gone, hiding somewhere like the rat he is

Nalano
24-08-2011, 07:09 PM
I feel dissapointed the interviewer has not asked "Do you play TF2?".

Also, I feel somewhat sad that the war as last this long, I can't imagine the suffering. War is not a nice thing.

Newly planted graveyards pretty much all across the country.

God know how many years it'll take to make a stable democracy - especially since everybody and their mother's gonna be meddling with these guys' internal affairs from day one.

Tei
24-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Newly planted graveyards pretty much all across the country.

God know how many years it'll take to make a stable democracy - especially since everybody and their mother's gonna be meddling with these guys' internal affairs from day one.

It probably has ben a incredible dirty war, with war crimes from both sides of the war. On top the crimes of Gadafi. On top everything else.

Nalano
24-08-2011, 07:53 PM
It probably has ben a incredible dirty war, with war crimes from both sides of the war. On top the crimes of Gadafi. On top everything else.

Qaddafi's been threatening to kill pretty much everybody associated with the rebels, and before the rebellion began there were public executions of a particularly medieval bent. Western journalists that have been captured by pro-Qaddafi forces on the grounds that they were working for the rebels have reported being tortured.

The most the rebels have been directly accused of, thus far, is looting. They've actually being remarkably reticent in revenge-killing high-ranking members of the military and government that they've captured, though they've also been quite happy to report blatant falsehoods about the successes of their ongoing military campaigns, leading to quite a number of deaths due to miscommunication.

Both sides have been heavy on the propaganda, with rebels handing out free gasoline to civilians from the refineries they've captured and Qaddafi loyalists staging huge parades. The war's been ridiculously bloody, owing to an over-emphasis of small arms and rockets in the hands of ill-trained and unarmored combatants on both sides.

Jockie
25-08-2011, 11:22 AM
The most the rebels have been directly accused of, thus far, is looting.

Presumably you mean apart from the beheadings right? (I think they might constitute a slight human rights violation)

Nalano
25-08-2011, 12:42 PM
Presumably you mean apart from the beheadings right? (I think they might constitute a slight human rights violation)

I see one video that's circulated amongst a great deal of right-wing blogs where a lot of people are screaming "no, stop" when a guy beheads another. There's no context for the beheading, and each site just takes it for granted that the beheader is a rebel and the beheaded is a Gaddafi supporter.

You could say that the Western press have a vested interest in not showing this, but the Arab news cos haven't picked this up either, despite their usually not being squeamish about these things - they've shown similar of Saudi Arabia before, and got their asses handed to 'em for doing so.

Jockie
25-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Fair point, but even so there have been reports of worse things than looting taking place from the rebels on a number of occasions (torture, using landmines, executing POWS) - wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_violations_in_the_2011_Libyan_civil_w ar) has a decent summary of both sides behaviour. I'm not pro-Gaddafi or anything, but as you say, the West has a vested interest in showing an ideolised view of the rebels which isn't neccessarily accurate.

Nalano
25-08-2011, 01:36 PM
Fair point, but even so there have been reports of worse things than looting taking place from the rebels on a number of occasions (torture, using landmines, executing POWS) - wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_violations_in_the_2011_Libyan_civil_w ar) has a decent summary of both sides behaviour. I'm not pro-Gaddafi or anything, but as you say, the West has a vested interest in showing an ideolised view of the rebels which isn't neccessarily accurate.

It would be hilarious (and awful) if one side were abiding by Geneva conventions while the other wasn't. The biggest problem the rebels had six months ago was that, even after being armed by NATO with piles of Belgian rifles, none of them knew how to fight. Now their biggest problem is that, while a lot of them have gotten quite adept at fighting, there's no unified command: One brigade captures a Qaddafi army sniper and has to defend him from other brigades, the people in charge with guarding one of Qaddafi's captured sons let him escape, etc.

Revolutions are messy, which is why we should endeavor to find any possible alternative before resorting to 'em.

sinister agent
25-08-2011, 03:38 PM
That's great and all, but the important thing here is that a regular guy snuck into Gaddafi's room and stole his hat. We shouldn't lose sight of this.

Nalano
25-08-2011, 03:39 PM
That's great and all, but the important thing here is that a regular guy snuck into Gaddafi's room and stole his hat. We shouldn't lose sight of this.

I'm sure it was more "rushed it with guns blazing and a few dozen of his friends," but point well taken. :p

Jockie
25-08-2011, 04:42 PM
They stole his buggy too.. http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/8/24/1314173478753/Rebel-fighters-ride-in-a--011.jpg

Tei
25-08-2011, 05:42 PM
Is going to be very fun/sad to see what hidden richs hid the president of North Korea, if the northkoreans manage to get rid of him.

Nalano
25-08-2011, 06:39 PM
Is going to be very fun/sad to see what hidden richs hid the president of North Korea, if the northkoreans manage to get rid of him.

I'm guessing we're gonna end up rescuing a couple B-list Hollywood actors that we just plum forgot about over the years.

Tei
25-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Continue the looting in Gadafi house.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/25/7470058-in-the-ruins-of-gadhafis-lair-rebels-find-album-filled-with-photos-of-his-darling-condoleezza-rice

It seems he was fall in love with Condoleeza Rice. *raise eyebrow*

NecroKnight
25-08-2011, 07:53 PM
I don't really want to know what he did with them. Ugggh.

Tikey
25-08-2011, 07:59 PM
raised eyebrows indeed

Lukasz
25-08-2011, 09:48 PM
I don't really want to know what he did with them. Ugggh.

Long baths! very long baths.


but although i did not expect that (who did?) it fits the profile of a tyrant. Every single dictator was weird one way or another. whether the power made them "odd" or that oddity allowed them to become dictator in the first place i don't know.

I really can't wait for NK dictator to fall. So much lulz there will be from watching pics of his hidden houses being robbed.

Tei
25-08-2011, 10:15 PM
This comic is a interested read about the NK life and his dictator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyongyang_(comics)

Lukasz
25-08-2011, 10:44 PM
This comic is a interested read about the NK life and his dictator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyongyang_(comics)

oh. thanx. gonna order it.

Tei
26-08-2011, 12:10 PM
oh. thanx. gonna order it.

Is a great book. And If you like it, theres another one made by the same author, about he living in birmania (Chroniques Birmanes). Is a interesting read, since it shows things about the everyday life of the people of that part of the world.