Monday, August 22, 2011

Libya News: another mid-east domino topples

All this king's horses, and all the king's men (not to mention the long-faithful all-female guard [about which, see our earlier article here]. could not keep Muammar's regime intact.  From this morning's New York Times:

"Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's grip on power dissolved with astonishing speed as rebels swept the capital, declaring victory. Colonel Qaddafi’s precise whereabouts remained unknown and news reports said loyalist forces still held pockets of the city, stubbornly resisting the rebel advance. Overnight, in Tripoli’s central Green Square, the site of many manufactured rallies in support of Colonel Qaddafi, jubilant Libyans tore down posters of him and stomped on them. The rebel leadership announced that the elite presidential guard protecting the Libyan leader had surrendered and that their forces controlled many parts of the city, but not Colonel Qaddafi’s leadership compound."

Previously on Quaddafi on ATIT: The women a/k/a Amazonian Guards charged with keeping Muammar Qaddafi in one piece

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