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8:59 AM ET
October 21, 2011
photo # 9
This photo mistakingly identifies the fighter planes as "French built"... they were, in fact, made in the Good-Old-USA... they are 1960-era F-5s... ironically called "Freedom Fighters".
I believe most of the ones supplied to Libya ended up destroyed in training accidents.
7:38 AM ET
November 8, 2011
Weapon made ??in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, looks like a postcard, made in orwo steel
2:58 PM ET
November 14, 2011
Humanity is wild and inmoral
Humanity is wild and inmoral we? act like beasts killing one another trying to domínate and control, instead of getting along helping one another, respecting each other and living in peace, yep looking back at human history and i can say without a sport betting shadow of a doubt that human extinction is closer than i thought.
3:06 PM ET
I knew he had the new
I knew he had the new currency ready to go and the backing by the peoples, but was not aware of how well he? worked his position looking after the peple of libya. It seemed obvious that he was a made threat and from the little I saw of him, he just didn't seem omnibet a nasty dictator.
12:06 PM ET
November 16, 2011
Gaddafi’s strong military
Gaddafi’s strong military support and finances gained him allies across the continent. He was bestowed with the title “King of Kings of Africa” in 2008, as he had remained in power longer than any African king. Gaddafi was celebrated in the presence of over 200 African traditional rulers and kings, although his views on African political and military unification received a lukewarm response from their governments.
12:35 PM ET
Al military dictators have
Al military dictators have the army of their side. they wouldn't succeed without it. So its no wonder that dictators like sadam could rule for so long time. soviets and American are always selling gun to such countries and this may be a reason why they protect this countries. Worldwide Banking has a lot to do with these people
12:54 PM ET
I love this photos. I saw
I love this photos. I saw recently on tv some nice documentaries about the hidden life of these dictators. Its nice to see more and find out more
1:09 PM ET
Nice Photos show only the
Nice Photos show only the beautiful side of the things. Everything is made for the media. Impressing people and other dictators is a main point in their psychology.
6:23 AM ET
November 19, 2011
Nice pictures of the WMD being driven down the road. Shame that these weapons will end up in the wrong hands and destroy innocent peoples lives. The should consider investing prime tv down under. That would be more interesting.
11:45 AM ET
Gaddafi's Lesson for Other Dictators
I believe that there are two key reason Col. Gadaffi fell from power.
1) The oil is drained. In Egypt, peak oil production was achieved in 1996 and contains been falling steadily since. The Egyptian government have been using profits in the oil trade to subsidize food prices. The current crisis was largely driven because the Egyptian government had recently stopped the meals subsidies simply because they couldn't afford them anymore. Exactly the same can probably be said about local fuel prices. The Egyptian government have been “buying off” the folks after they couldn't longer achieve this, they revolted. Similar dynamics are occurring elsewhere. It's worth noting that within the immediate aftermath from the events in Tunisia and Egypt, the Saudi and Kuwaiti ruling ebony families gave out huge amount of money for their subjects for food.
2) The oil is drained. The folks of north Africa and south-west Asia happen to be very unhappy for any long time. They live over the greatest nature resource ever discovered. For many years, generations, they've watched as foreign interests took that resource when they live if in countries which are backward, undeveloped, and usually poor. In Fifty to one hundred years, they're going to have absolutely nothing to show its that oil but a lot holes in the earth and also the people know this. For this reason dictators and tyrants rule these countries to begin with. For this reason Hamas and Hezbollah win elections. For this reason al-Qaeda has lasted so long as it's. This why Iran’s influence keeps growing.
2:33 PM ET
Looks like post cards from
Looks like post cards from the past. Good old days for the colonel at his prime.
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