I have always thought that Muammar Qaddafi is one of the most interesting world leaders. Not the sanest, friendliest, or most stable, but most interesting. His choice of bodyguards is just another fascinating aspect of his strange and kaleidoscopic personality. This is not news--it's been written about before, but with Libya in the front of the news these days, why not take another look and dig up some photos?
In some ways, this cadre of female bodyguards reminds me a little of Kill Bill.
The guards are trained in martial arts, trained to kill, and to die for Qaddafi if it comes to that. As I mentioned, it has come to that. And it could come to that very soon again if things disintegrate at the pace they've been in Libya. Some reports say that many of these women are of Cuban decent (due to Castro's friendship with Qaddafi) as well as Libyans.