U.S.-Led NATO Forces Kill Gaddafi’s Son and Three Grandsons

Sunday, April 30, 2011

U.S.-led NATO forces have taken the extraordinary measure of killing Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, the youngest son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, as well as three of of Gaddafi’s grandsons. What exactly killing the four men has to do with enforcing the “no-fly zone” is unclear. Perhaps, President Barack Obama can take some time from his busy schedule of campaign fundraising and of course golf, to explain?

BBC reports the details:

A Nato air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has killed the son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, a government spokesman has said.

Colonel Gaddafi himself was in the large residential villa which was hit by the strike, the spokesman added, but was unharmed.

His son Saif al-Arab, 29, was killed, as well as three of his grandsons.

Journalists say the building was extensively damaged and one unexploded bomb remains at the site.

Saif al-Arab was the youngest of Col Gaddafi’s six sons, with a lower profile than his brother Saif al-Islam.

He had been studying in Germany and returned to Libya recently.

Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said the villa was attacked “with full power.”

It seems to me, the murder of four of Gaddafi’s immediate family members will do nothing but help catapult the Libyan dictator to greater martyrdom throughout the Muslim world.

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19 Responses to U.S.-Led NATO Forces Kill Gaddafi’s Son and Three Grandsons

  1. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    You better do what we say….. or we’ll fucking kill you! No wonder the World hates US

  2. Estacada says:

    I’m with you, Christopher. How does enforcing killing Kaddafi’s son and grandsons have anything to do with enforcing a no fly zone?

    If the intended target was Kaddafi himself, why won’t Barry just come out and admit it?

  3. Lentenlands says:

    Give the Rothschilds shoe shine boy another peace prize.

  4. Nigel Karsten says:

    What President Obama is doing in Libya has that awful ring of the Contras. Too bad your congress can’t or won’t step in and tie his hands before he has the US and the UK involved in a ten year civil war. The American are quite foolish to tolerate this. Aren’t two unresolved wars enough to satisfy your cultural thirst for blood lust? Apparently, no.

  5. babu says:

    There is no sensible government in the world to explain what is ‘enforcing no fly zone’.

  6. siraj says:

    I think America and your friends ur creating more enemies than friends i will soon say agood “American is adead one”

  7. Joe says:

    A despicable war crime committed by the filthy nato. All Khadafai’s grandchildren killed WERE UNDER 12. The western media are accomplices in not denouncing this crime. It’s like killing of children is something normal, no outrage, no nothing, absolutely despicable. You make hilter and the nazis jealous. Shame on you!!!

  8. TOM339 says:

    If Obama had asked Congress for approval to go to war with Libya, then the rules of engagement would’ve been different.

    But, Obama acted alone and when asked about the future of Gaddafi, he said “he must step down.” Nowhere was there any mention of joint US/NATO forces acting as an assassination team. Now we know different.

    There are moral and legal ramifications for what we’ve done. The American people must understand we’re engaged in a third war.

  9. feminazi says:

    I heard this morning one of the grandchildren the American/NATO attack killed was a 12 year old boy. Maybe I’m not seeing the larger security picture but, why are we killing children and how is this in our nation safer? I actually feel sorry for Qaddafi now as well as the entire family.

  10. This was a despicable act. The Nitwit in the White House said the US was not engaged in regime change but we now know better.

    It’s especially disgusting to me because last night, Obama attended the Washington Correspondents Dinner and did his comedy act before a packed house, looking like a grinning fool, as US forces were slaughtering innocent children in Tripoli.

  11. Brigadoon says:

    Under the Geneva Convention, murder is a criminal act and possibly a war crime. If the reports from the BBC are true and Gaddafi’s son and grandchildren were murdered by US military forces at the direction of President Obama, then he should be investigated for this stunt. I know killing innocent civilians makes some Americans feel superior to the rest of the world but I’m old school and hold even the United States isn’t above the law.

  12. ajihani says:

    I’ve watched the events in Libya unfold in stunned horror combined with a sense of dread. Obama is no military leader — he’s an Ivy League academic, and hardly suited to solve the dilemmas of joblessness and rising energy costs. So what makes him capable of deposing Qaddafi?

  13. Peace Nick says:

    Thanks for blogging this, Christopher. Most of the sites today are avoiding what took place in Tripoli, preferring to giggle like buffoons over Obama’s brilliant performance at the Washington Correspondents Dinner.

    With this action, Obama has lost any moral authority vis a vis Libya.

  14. Matteo says:

    What did killing Gaddafi’s son and three grandchildren accomplish? Well, for starters, an escalation of the violence President Obama lied about as the central reason we’re over there to stop.

    From the BBC:


    The UN is withdrawing all its international staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli following a mob attack on its offices, the BBC understands.

    UN buildings and some foreign missions were targeted by angry crowds following a Nato air strike that reportedly killed a son of Col Gaddafi.

    A UN official told the BBC its staff would withdraw from Libya and the decision would be reviewed next week.

    The UK expelled the Libyan ambassador after its premises were attacked

  15. joost says:

    This is a war of reelection. Barry can market himself to conservatives now as a Bush-like president, unafraid to send US troops into harms way and slaughter children. He’s no better than Johnson and Nixon and what they did in Southeast Asia, or Reagan arming the Contras, or Clinton bombing Kosovo, or Bush II starting a in Iraq which resulted in the deaths of 500,000 civilians and children. In fact, Barry is worse because he did this at a time when the USA is broke and he’s trying to cut Social Security and Medicare.

  16. VicoDANIEL says:

    Canadian Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard, who heads NATO’s Libya operation said the strike was part of NATO’s strategy to “disrupt and destroy the command and control of those forces which have been attacking civilians.”

    I had no idea Qaddafi’s grandchildren were in control of civilian attacks?

    Remember the warning about Iraq? “If you break it, you own it.” Obama is breaking Libya and the USA will own it. Trust me, a decade from now, America will have some military operation involved in Libya and gas will be $10 a gallon.

    This is Obama’s coming legacy.


  17. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Obama’s decision to send the U.S. military into Libya without congressional approval has managed to do something I thought was impossible.

    He’s turned otherwise antiwar, pacifist, Birkenstock-wearing, vegan liberals into baby blue Hawks. I didn’t think I would live long enough to see such a metamorphosis but Obama did it. All kneel to the power of Obama! Barry, Barry, Barry!

  18. Jake says:

    But isn’t it all justified..I mean gaddafi massacred his own people.
    What do you suggest the West do? Just stand back and wait for Gaddafi to march on towns and killed 10s of thousands?

  19. Milla says:

    America should mind their own business! Leave the people to solve thier own problems by themselves! Nato killed so many people in Kosovo for no reason!!!!!! and now this! So what is America trying to do!? They want to own the world? Remember: What goes around comes around! If there is any justice in this world America will got what it deserves, just wait! Too bad that a lot of inocent people will die..

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