Thursday, October 20, 2011
While CNN is “working to confirm,” I can now confirm Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan dictator, is dead.
Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte.
“He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head,” National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters.
He had been found hiding in a hole in the ground and had said “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot” to the men who grabbed him.
Gaddafi’s killing strikes me as just desserts. He ordered the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103.
The Boeing 747 named “Clipper Maid of the Seas” was en route from London to New York when the bomb planted in the cargo section exploded killing 270 people.
The death toll included thirty-five students from Syracuse University.