In the last moment of authority the Kings of Kings of Africa Gaddafi ended up in a rubbish drain. Fate cannot be more tragic and cruel. The last moments of Gaddafi stretched to a million years.
Gaddafi assassination after being pulled out of a drainage rubbish pipe reminds me of the other fox hole the one from which of Saddam Hussein was disgorged. Two tragic holes turn out to be the ultimate palaces of the despot and tyrants! The twosome had most opulent palaces both ended up in small holes. Lessons for those other tyrants who close their eyes to the reality check of the political temperature of their nations. ‘Karma is a bitch’ my friend said today.
Initially Libyan National Transitional Council said Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn today as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked. “He was also hit in his head.” the official said. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”
The Ministry of Defence in London confirmed that Nato warplanes today attacked a convoy of vehicles fleeing Sirte.
Twenty of Gaddafi’s most senior supporters were killed in this attack. The leader of his armed forces, Abu Bakr Younus, Gaddafi’s son Mutassim were killed, while Ahmed Ibrahim, a cousin and adviser, and Moussa Ibrahim, his official spokesman, are captured. Saif al-Islam, the son Gaddafi the heir apparent has been captured, after his convoy was hit in a separate strike from an RAF jet near Sirte.
In a single blow Gaddafi and his entire coterie was wiped out. It was not known whether Gaddafi was in any of the vehicles. “It was targeted on the basis that this was the last of the pro-Gaddafi forces are fleeing Sirte.”
Charred remains of 15 pickup trucks lay burned out on a roadside where Gaddafi’s convoy tried to pass through NTC early morning after prayers; this particular convoy was hit by French Nato air strike. Gaddafi and few of the remaining loyalists who escaped direct hit and death escaped and were hidden in two drainage pipes choked with rubbish. The drain where he was found has been immortalised in blue aerosol paint. Today someone painted in graffiti : “The hiding place of the vile rat Gaddafi.” The end for Gaddafi came not with fighting to “its last bullet”.
Instead, when “the king of the kings” of Africa was cornered, Gaddafi crawled into a rubbish drain; Salem Bakeer, a fighter who was on the scene described the last moments before arrest “One of Gaddafi’s men came out waving his rifle in the air and shouting surrender, but as soon as he saw my face he started shooting at me,” he told Reuters. “Then I think Gaddafi must have told them to stop. ‘My master is here, my master is here’, he said,’Muammar Gaddafi is here and he is wounded’,” said Bakeer. “We went in and brought Gaddafi out. He was saying ‘What’s wrong? What’s wrong? What’s going on?’
Then we took him and put him in the car.” A revolutionary fighters beat him with a shoe. He pleaded for pity and compassion after being dragged out of a hiding place inside a concrete drain. According to one fighter, the dying demanded: “What have I done to you?” 18-year-old Ahmed Al-Shebani, who was pictured brandishing Gaddafi’s famous golden gun, was the one who claimed his life. Mr Al-Shebani said Gaddafi had said simply “don’t shoot” before he opened fire. He was subsequently hoisted on to the shoulders of his fellow fighters.
MUAMMAR al Gaddafi called the rebels “rats” when they rose up against his 42-year tyranny, but in the end he was the one found cowering by a drainage pipe amid the rubbish and filth.