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Colonel Gaddafi Dead: First Photo Of Bloodied Gaddafi Emerges (Picture)

Soaked in blood and looking empty eyed into the camera lens - is this the image of Colonel Gaddafi the world will remember? It is the first photo to emerge which claims to show the fallen

Soaked in blood and looking empty eyed into the camera lens – is this the image of Colonel Gaddafi the world will remember?

It is the first photo to emerge which claims to show the fallen dictator moments after he was apparently shot in the legs and lower abdomen.

Gaddafi’s hair looks lank and greasy and his clothes dripping with dark blood in the mobile phone image which has been distributed by Getty and AFP.

He appears to be flanked by numerous people who are also covered in red blood and seem to be dragging him along.

If it is Gaddafi, then data on the screen suggests he was still alive today at 12.23pm Libyan time – 10.23am UK time.

At this stage the source remains unconfirmed.

A senior National Transitional Council official, Abdel Majid, told Reuters by telephone that Gaddafi has died of wounds suffered during his capture in Sirte.

Reuters reported that he was wounded in both legs as he “tried to flee in a convoy which Nato warplanes attacked.”

An NTC spokesman told Sky News that Gaddafi “is dead and his body is being taken to Misratah”. He said that Gaddafi was “shot in the legs and in the head”.


Review overview
  • Barentu October 20, 2011

    Poor Ghadafi’s last days:
    “According to reports from multiple sources, Gadhafi was fleeing a NATO-led rebel attack on the former leader’s hometown of Sirte, which had been a last remaining stronghold for Gadhafi forces. According to the Reuters report, the rebels found the former Libyan strongman hiding in a hole in the ground; the rebel fighter who found Gadhafi said that the Libyan leader repeated “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot” upon his capture. The BBC reported that the same rebel fighter was “brandishing” a golden pistol which he said belonged to the Libyan strongman.”

  • kozami October 20, 2011


    I would take your realpolitik dictum with the only proviso that you replace the word “nations” with “corporations” The current ‘sanction on Eritrean mining’ frenzy is stalled not for some diplomatic feat achieved by Eritrea in that regard, rather to the involvement of the “corporations” in the whole saga. If the sanction goes ahead, then there will sure be a follow up aggression procedure built into it in order for the ‘corporation’ to recoup its investment assets in a short possible time. If the sanction only dealt with Eritrean issues as 2% and others, it would have passed in no time. To your surprise I always considered the mining boom in Eritrea as a curse in disguise. The ‘shot gun clause’ is the mother of spanners in the works when corporations are run in partnerships. This clause deals with exit procedure when partnerships are no longer desired by the partners. Accordingly, one party can buy out the other by offering a figure, say 5 billion dollars, to buy out the other. If the other partner comes up with an offer that is a dollar greater would retain the corporation else hands it over. If the mining companies pull that trick and GoE back tracks on contractual agreement in retaliation then the ‘corporate’ mafia have all the fire power to to settle up out of court. This is where things can go pear shaped. Otherwise, your illogical contrast of apples and oranges is of no starter to say the least.

    • Temesgen Medhanie October 20, 2011


      You sure are spinning off a tangent or digressing as you seem to have exhausted your otherwise run-of-the-mill and at times convoluted ‘rebuttal’ to the issues posed to you. At times you assert that, Isaias doesn’t bow down to the ‘greedy interest’ of the West and other times you jump here and there with a conspiracy theory of “it is corporations not nations running the world” clap trap. First of all, in my last post, I was not talking about the looming sanctions, rather I was talking about the fate of pariah states where dictators are on the run as the oppressed people are taking matters onto their own hands. But again, when pariah states or renegade leaders take on the West, they sustain for a while as they have a bargaining chip to maneuver things around. That is, oil seems to have a considerable leverage in controlling the power of the West. Iran and Venezuela come to mind. The question then remains, when the said nations have the means to pull plugs at whim, what do our own Isaias, Kim Il Sung, and Mugabe have? Nothing but to keep their people out in the cold. Leaders in a sober moment; leaders who have a keen sense of understanding about their ephemeral reality would opt to work with the powerful so that, they could better their respective nations where the age old Tigrigna adage comes into effect: “Z’b’Ei (Hyena) k’sab z’H’z y’H’nikis”. Hope you got my drift.

      • kozami October 20, 2011


        No digression here, just an illustration that the whole ho ho about Qaddafi now PIA next…none sense is born of crass stupidity. No dictator or otherwise is on the run, just a corporate fallout. Your earlier assertion that GoE supporters are wetting their pants is a pipe dream. Meles has a lot more likely to be the next inline than PIA as I explained. Could you please give me an example of a dictator savagely attacked by the west solely for that reason? I thought you wouldn’t. So, my clarification above was merely meant to highlight the real mechanics of what is happening in Libya now before one wets their pants out of sheer glee and excitation. “keep their people out on the cold” reminds me of woyane’s Ethiopia where a 6% minority is keeping the majority out in bitter cold.

        • Temesgen Medhanie October 20, 2011


          Let’s leave Meles to Ethiopians to worry about him or wish him face the same fate as Gadafi. I couldn’t care less. Sure enough, the West are coming after Isaias or as you put it savagely attacked by the West simply because, Isaias is a menace to the region. It is as simple as that. During the Presidency of George Bush, the modus operandi was to turn the whole world into a sea of democracy where the mission statement of the US has always been to cross the oceans in search of monsters to destroy. However, now as the tone of providence beyond the horizon is less exercised, the West and particularly the US is holding Isaias accountable for his role in destabilizing the Horn much less for ruling his people under the grip of an iron fist. As you seem to capitalize more on the down fall of Meles in a bid to salvage Isaias, it is just a matter of time ’till the Eritrean people rise up against Isaias as they are feeling the burnt way beyond one can tolerate cruelty and an abject misery.

    • Haqqi Nezareb October 20, 2011


      Which big corporations are you talking about. You mean Nevsun? A very small company somewhere in Canada. For your information, the big money for this company comes only from Bisha in Eritrea. Can you give us the names of other big corporations from USA, Germany, British, France, Russia etc. that have stake in the mining industry in Eritrea? You are trying to connect “Coporation Interest Vs the looming Sanction” at the UN? Try to be smart, Zombie.

      • kozami October 20, 2011

        haqqi n
        The gold rush in Eritrea has attracted many Western companies, among them Canada’s Nevsun Resources Ltd. and Sunridge Gold; Britain’s Andiamo Exploration and London Africa; and Australia’s South Boulder, Sub Sahara Resources, Chalice Gold Mines Ltd. and Gippsland Ltd. And this doesn’t tell all that there is to the involvement of Western companies, for there are many subcontracted companies rushing to get in too, such as AMEC of Canada doing engineering study and Capital Drilling and Geo Drilling of Australia and Boart Longey of Canada doing drilling and many others.

        • Haqqi Nezareb October 20, 2011


          Yosief Ghebrehiwot is back. He just posted an article@

          • Temesgen Medhanie October 20, 2011

            Haqqi N’zareb,

            Thanks for the info hawey. Can’t wait to read him. The guy is one of a kind.

          • Temesgen Medhanie October 20, 2011

            Haqqi N’zareb,

            I just checked Asmarino and there is no new article by Y.G. Hope you weren’t pulling my prosthetic legs.

        • Haqqi Nezareb October 20, 2011


          I was googling about effect of sanction on mining, Yosief’s article came out in my search. I did not pay attention to the date. It must be an old one. Sorry for spoiling your elation. Yosief’s articles are more relevant now as the sanction is becoming real.
          Have a good one my friend.

          • Temesgen Medhanie October 20, 2011

            Haqqi N’zareb,

            True. His input would have been more relevant today than ever as the much needed sanctions are holding ground.

        • Haqqi Nezareb October 20, 2011

          I am still confused with size of the mining companies that are operating currently in Eritrea. I am surprised they are many of them. All the companies in your list are tiny ones focusing only initial stage of exploration, except Nevsum. I can assure none of them are big enough to have a dent in their respective countries economies. They are not comparable to Wal-Mart, Exxon, Chevron, General motors’ etc. None of the companies are in the top 100 mining industries. Your argument “corporate interest” influencing the draft resolution circulating in the Security Council does not fly. I believe the council is massaging the draft to make more lethal to the regime of Issais.
          By the way if you have a capital of $500,000 UD, you can have a mining license in Eritrea ( unless it is changed in the last few years). That is way we have so many o themf in Eritrea. So hurry up Kozami to secure one. Time is ticking

  • Kemal October 20, 2011

    Today is one of my happiest days and i am waiting and keep fighting to see the demise of the next dictator Tegaday neber crowned him self a president mr. Afeworki of Eritrea. Viva Libyans and wish us good luck to repeat the victory in Eritrea.

  • ahmed Saleh October 20, 2011

    Keddafi seemed to complicate matters by himself. Although in the view of his country men
    it should no have to go that way. Once he declared war against the Libyans uprising, he was
    their enemy, pure and simple. Now he is killed not only he deserved to be, but because he
    should be. As they say what goes around comes around.

  • arcobaleno October 20, 2011

    The rat of asmara will make the same end, he will be caught hiding in a hole full of his own shit, unless he repents
    and comes to his sense the wrath of the people will hunt him and his followers down. This will be a matter of few days. We don´t want to see the face of a liar self elected president anymore.

  • beyene October 20, 2011

    ወግዓዊ መልእኽቲ ሓዘን ናብ መራሒ ነበር ሙዓመር ገዳፊ
    ካብ ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ መማኽርትኻ

    ቀዛፊ ሓወይ አኽቲሙ ግዜኻ
    ተፈላሊና ደሓን ኩን ከይበልኹኻ
    አይከኣልኩዎን ናብራ ብዘይ ብኣኻ
    አነውን ክንደይ ከይድቅስ ብድሕሬኻ

    ብሓደ ከምዘይመኸርና
    ብሓደ ከምዘይሰመርና
    ጠላም ዓለም ፈላልያትና

    ዓለም ጠሊማትካ
    40 ዓመት ከምዘይረገጽካ
    ን40 ዓመት ከምዘይተራኣኻ።
    ዕምሪ አርኪባትካ
    ሕሱር ሞት ሜትካ

    ብሓደ ከምዘይነበርና
    እቲ ከክፍኡ ሰጊርናዮ እናበልና
    በኒኑ ሕልምና
    እወ ኣብቂዑ መዋእል ከይሰመረልና
    ኣብቂዑ ክብርና
    ተዓዊቱ ህዝቢ እቲ ተጻይና
    በኒኑ ዝናና
    ክልተ ጊዜ ተራኢና

    በየነ ዘ

  • truly, Truly i say to you October 20, 2011

    This point we have to take care! The un responsible mad dog man in Asmara just to save his power and to deceive his cult worshippers as a destruction manoeuvre, he may will open fire against the Ethiopian army, as if our nation has got a new special threat from Ethiopia side, in order our people not to think Arab nations like uprising against him. The man is too selfish and power greedy. His motto is like the Amharic say called “ENE KEMOTUK SERDO AYBEKEL” እኔ ከሞትኩ ሰርዶ አይብቀል!

    • ahmed Saleh October 20, 2011

      You can’t predict IA next move to avert the attention. It is possible he may try
      to initiate confrontation against Ethiopia. He don’t and never gave a damn
      about safety of our people. If it happen don’t be surprised. Eritreans have
      not government to look up to, only one ruler.

  • Barentu October 20, 2011

    Enjoy the video link below, they made a song to Gadafi’s speech. In the speech-turned song, Gadafi says “I have millions of supporters all over the country and the Sewra will hunt them house to house, inch by inch, house to house, corner to corner, “zenga to zenga” person to person … ”
    This is what Sadam Hussien boasted before they pulled him from the rat hole like Gadafi, and this is how Jamal Abdel Naser, Ghdafi’s mentor used to bark before,
    They all died in humiliation. wurdet si ntEbit tQdma: dyu zbehal?
    What a shame! Enjoy the song, called Zenga zenga:

    ኣንታ እንታይ ውርደት እዩ፤ እዞም መራሕቲ ዓረብሲ ጉሮኦምን ፈኸረኦምን ዘይንጽንቀቕ።
    ንዓመታት ብምርዓድን ምእሳርን ብምሕቃቕን፥ ብዘይተኣደነ ስልጣንን ሃብትን ይነብሩ እሞ፤

  • Haileyesus October 20, 2011

    After 42 years in power finally the dictator is gone .The problem Gadiffe killed almost people who is going to take responsblity about innocent people daying in the hand one man rule .I hope it is clear message to a lunatic leader of Asmara .All dictators have the same fate at the end

  • petros October 20, 2011

    Congratulations for Libyans for taking back their country and future! I wish the next dictator to leave power and face the same, if not worst, fate is the worst, delusional and brutal leader of our country Eritrea.