By Karl Gotthardt
The Libyan Dictator Muammed Gaddafi, according Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has been killed during the liberation of his hometown of Sirte. Reuters and the NTC (National Transitional Council) said that the dictator was killed after being found in a bunker. While the reports are still sketchy there are conflicting reports.
A video releases by Al Arabya seems to show the dictator alive and witnesses state that he had been shot in two legs and had a wound to his head. Afterwards it appears that there was a gun shot to his head and to his shoulder. This raises the question if the dictator was executed after his capture.
FOX News reported at 1:30 ET that Administration officials have confirmed that they believe Gaddafi is dead. NATO confirms that it has dropped ordnance on two vehicles outside of Sirte. President Obama addressed the death of the Libyan dictator at 2 pm ET. In a statement he said:
“Today we can definitively say that Gadhafi’s regime has come to an end. One of the world’s longest serving dictators is no more.” He called for an inclusive, tolerant and diverse Libya that would be the ultimate rebuke to the dictator. He acknowledged that it would be a long road.
“We are under no illusions, Libya will travel a long and winding road to democracy.”
The Lybian Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says that Gaddafi has been killed. Latest reports indicated that he was shot in both legs and a shot to the head. It is not clear if the shooting occurred during or after the capture.
This is good news, even though the world is deprived of a trial. Gaddafi had previously vowed that he would fight to his death. The NTC, after the capture of Sirte, declared Libya liberated. Celebration has broken out in the streets of Libya. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just completed an unannounced visit of Libya two days ago. Her purpose was to provide support to the NTC.
Protests started in Libya in February and the Transitional government took shape in September after meeting with world leaders.
RT YouTube Video Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTM7KxduPMo&feature=player_embedded The NTC says that this is a picture of the dead dictator. An NTC official says Col Gaddafi‘s son Mutassim has been killed, and his most prominent son Saif al-Islam is attempting to flee.