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30 Gaddafi men found dead at Tripoli camp

2011-08-25 17:06

Tripoli - More than 30 men believed to be fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have been killed at a military encampment in central Tripoli and at least two were bound with plastic handcuffs, indicating they had been executed.

A Reuters reporter at the scene in the Libyan capital said he counted 30 bodies riddled with bullets in an area where there had been fighting between Gaddafi forces and rebels.

Five of the dead were at a field hospital nearby, with one in an ambulance strapped to a gurney with an intravenous drip still in his arm.

Comments
  • Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 17:22

    They have tried many tactics against Gaddafi, but all failed. Now, they want to make us hate him by seeing him as a monster. Why is the news24 not telling us about the thousands of people that have been slaughtered by the "revolutionary NATO" and their comrades in lies, the NTC?

      frankm - 2011-08-25 17:25

      He is a monster, ask any of the Libyan people who have lost family members over the past 40 years. YOu seriously need to stop listening to ANC propaganda

      dagwood4455 - 2011-08-25 17:27

      hi welcome to News 24, Colonel

      slg - 2011-08-25 17:30

      Who's us Hilary?

      slg - 2011-08-25 17:33

      Nato has not slaughtered anyone. They have prevented the slaughter of countless Libyans by Gadhafi's madness. That you still chose to blind yourself to this plain fact is disappointing, especially as a woman when thousands of Libyan women have been raped by Gadhafis forces with the intention to make them submit to Gadhafi's rule. I very much hope one day soon you'll see that you've been watching the world upside down, supporting the forces for evil and undermining the forces for good.

      Met - 2011-08-25 17:35

      I cannot believe that a person can be as naive as you. Sadly, the rebels will be as blood thirsty as Gaddafis murderers and both sides will claim to be angels. Just as Mugabes murderers and the ones of the ANC regime. That is the sad tale of Africa, the most beautiful continent, but mostly inhabited by murderous savages. It explains why they stand with a begging bowl and why the First World provides knowledge and expertise.

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 17:42

      slg, or is it allan? I know you must be feeling very bad now, after that false alarm of victory by the rapacious NATO and their criminal gang, the NTC, who are masquerading as revolutionaries. You know, there have been so many lies in this unprovoked attack against the Libya people by NATO and their criminal agents. First, General Younes was killed, they lied about it. Then, they told us that Khamis Gaddafi had been killed and after your celebration, how did you feel when you discovered that they lied? Then, they said they had taken Tripoli. Now, you know better. The worst part of was the lie that Saif and Muhammed Gaddafi had been arrested. And the despicable ICC had confirmed. Now you know that is also a lie. With all these lies and many more that would soon come to light, I am really disappointed that you continue to live in blind illusion.

      Anton - 2011-08-25 17:51

      Hilary, This madness and the killing, will only stop, as soon as RAT NIMBER ONE and RAT NUMBER TWO, give themselves up. gaddafi's 42 year game is over, but being the COWARDS that they are, they are the ones who don't care how many more lives will be lost

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 17:57

      Anton, it's not about Gaddafi having been in power for 1000 years. It is about the credibility of NATO and their criminal gang (the so-called revolutionaries) which has been battered and shattered. Trust me, the patriotic people of Libya will never allow the invading vultures to seize their land. You can wait and see ...

      Phaedioux - 2011-08-25 18:06

      @Hilary Ojukwu - your concerns are noted. When next I pass you standing on the corner in your 'Sally Ann' uniform brandishing your collection box, I shall put R5 in.

      john - 2011-08-25 18:10

      Hilary, if NATO has been "battered and shattered", then there is no danger of them "colonising" Libya or "stealing its oil"TM. So what are you worried about?

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 18:15

      I am worried about ignorant people who continue to sweep the truth under the carpet. I am worried about those who continue to stupidly follow the NATO nuisance. I am worried about Libyans who are today being slaughtered by NATO bombs. I am worried about Obama who might lose his re-election bid because of this ill-fated Libyan mission. I am worried about Africa who is affected by this whole madness being driven by NATO.

      Debra-Lee Boulter - 2011-08-25 18:17

      Hilary there is a saying that you should rather shut up and let people think you are stupid then open your mouth and confirm it!!! You sound foolish and pathetic, really you sticking up for a Military Dictator who has ruled unopposed for 42 years, has killed thousands of people who want basic human rights and FREEDOM!! What kind of a human are you, or are you so used to been abused that you see this as something normal???

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 18:21

      Who is stupid? The person who saw that the NATO countries are liars and believed it or the person who saw that NATO countries are liars and said it does not matter?

      Sven - 2011-08-25 18:23

      What is your stance on all the dirt the anc government has swept under the carpet, or for that matter Mugabe and all the other tyrants and dictators of African countries. When a government restricts internet access they have something to hide. That is why Libyan citizens have had a very restricted access to the internet for the past year. The "Carpet" that covers African countries must have so much swept under it that it is at least 30,000m above ground level.

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 18:25

      Let those who have problems with the ANC go and settle it. Here, we are talking about NATO and their evil operations in Libya.

      Anton - 2011-08-25 18:30

      Hilary, It is soo difficult to understand your facination with a tyrant. As it is not just a few Western countries, that believe this family must get out. Most of the world think so, including Russia, Turkey and the Arab Leaque today has also recognised the NTC . IS EVERBODY WRONG BESIDES A HANDFUL OF RADICALS ??? Why don't you just give up, these other radicals on these sites, have other issues than gaddafi. They just want to propagate their radical thoughts. Give up on this tyrant, and you will sleep bettern tonite !!!

      john - 2011-08-25 18:39

      Hilary, why would Obama lose his re-election bid because of Libya? It's getting more assured that he'll lose anyway, his ratings were even lower than Bush's even before this Libya thing happened. The economy is stuttering under Obama and US voters don't like that. Libya is largely irrelevant to them. If the Reps can find a remotely credible candidate, Obama is history.

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 18:54

      Anton, which Arab countries support NATO?

      Met - 2011-08-25 19:01

      You have in fact confirmed with further utterences( cannot say comment) that you are indeed not only naive but also foolish. Nato may not be angels, but in comparison to Ali Gaddafi and his 40 thieves, they are- aided and abetted of course by the ANC regime and all their murderous allies throughout Africa

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 19:10

      Please, don't let me get the impression that your hatred of the ANC is on the basis that Libya under Gaddafi, like most African countries supported the ANC in the struggle against apartheid.

      slg - 2011-08-25 20:16

      Hilary are you aware there are just a few thousand armed Gadhafi loyalists, and this last stand is normal in uprisings like this where a brutal dictator is being removed power.

      slg - 2011-08-25 20:54

      Hilary, the Arab League supports Nato. It comprises: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. Turkey is the second-largest member nation of Nato. It is a country of 73 Muslims. Shouldn't you have found this out before jumping to the many conclusions you have about "western imperialism", "foreign invasions", etc.?

      john - 2011-08-25 21:22

      "The Arab League has given its full backing to Libya’s rebel NTC as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people and says it is time for Libya to return to its permanent seat on the League’s council." I'm guessing that, in the view of Hilary, JuJu, Floyd Shivambu, Eric Myeni and assorted others, this means that the Arab League are "Western imperialism sellouts".

      john - 2011-08-25 21:31

      Further to the above, Gaddafi was anti-West. And in the boilerplate Marxist revolutionary ideology of the ANCYL, anybody who is anti-West MUST be a noble principled upstanding "hero of the people" - even if he has to kill and rape thousands of them to prove it. Let's face it, many Africans know nothing about Gaddafi or his history at all. The mere fact that the West is against him is enough to convince them that he must be the hero in this story. Exactly the same applies to China. They can come here, exploit African workers ruthlessly, buy up land and other resources and use it entirely for their own gain, it doesn't matter. The mere fact that they aren't Westerners, and are competitors against the West in business, means that everything they do must be noble and pure and good. They're anti-West, how can they POSSIBLY do anything bad?? That is Africa's view.

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 22:11

      slg,let's look at the main point. The arab league supported the no-fly zone over libya. Now, everybody knows that the no-fly zone was used as a cover for an evil scheme against libya. UNSC resolution 1973 never authorised member states to orchestrate or stage-manage a revolution in libya. We now see what nato is doing in libya. Instead of protecting civilians from getting killed, NATO has been the one doing the killing. Many people have condemned nato, including the ARAB LEAGUE. *** I had meant that question for Anton. Next time, please follow the line of argument.

      slg - 2011-08-25 22:25

      That's your main point, but it's not the main point out there, Hilary. Would you like me to paste the full wording of UN Resolution 1973 so you can read that too, without having to Google it yourself? Did Nato also stage-manage a revolution in Tunisia and Egypt? And exactly when did the Arab League "condemn" Nato? Have you not read that the new Libyan dispensation has now been recognized as members of this League? Is the League recognizing a puppet organization? Do you know better than the League, in other words? Personally, I think Nato should have targeted Gadhafi and his inner circle immediately, seeing as they were the ones issuing the commands to harm civilians. Remember his rantings from his balcony?

      Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-25 22:41

      Of course, they did not have to stage-manage revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt because their men, Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak had no support. They lost support because their orders were no longer carried out. Then, they had to go. In Libya, even as I write, and despite the plethora of declarations of recognition for the so-called NTC, Gaddafi's orders are still carried out by his commanders and generals. That is the difference. Stop the noise about UNSC resolution 1973. It never authorized anyone to remove the government. "Any means necessary" to implement the no-fly zone does not mean change the government. The goal was to achieve a no-fly zone and not to cause a civil war and attempt to overthrow the government.

      john - 2011-08-26 00:23

      The question still stands, Hilary: the Arab League recognises the rebels as the legitimate representatives of Libya. Are they recognising a puppet body? I think you're confusing criticism of NATO with support for Gaddafi. They are not one and the same thing. Many countries around Iraq criticised the US for the 2003 invasion. That doesn't mean they believed Saddam was the legitimate leader of Iraq, nor that they were sad to see him go. In the same vein, criticism of NATO does not necessarily mean that they reject the rebels as representatives of Libya. They are two separate issues. If I witness a cop gunning down a known dangerous criminal who is defenseless, I might criticise the cop's action severely. That doesn't mean I support the criminal and consider him the good guy in the story. It is quite logical, philosophically, to censure the cop while still believing that the greater good was served. You seem to be taking the same view as the ANC on this: that NATO exceeding its mandate turns Gaddafi into the hero and the rebels into villains. The Arab League don't seem to view it that way.

  • Phaedioux - 2011-08-25 17:31

    The brutal manner in which these 'Gaddafi men' were treated sure as Hades indicates that there is no way the Libyans want Gaddafi to be allowed to participate in the transitional process.

  • slg - 2011-08-25 17:34

    All and any barbaric vengeful acts should be recorded and those responsible held accountable. This should be more possible during the Information Age.

  • Colin - 2011-08-25 17:36

    Seems the rebels learned something from the colonel

  • lungelo mpatho - 2011-08-25 17:45

    too much blood! blood and tears! i can hear deep inside my soul, that mother earth is weeping for her children, maybe the rain, sweet rain shall fall to wash our SINS off from her sweet bossom!

      slg - 2011-08-25 20:19

      Mother Earth does not concern herself with our human story, and the whole sin-thing is guilt and fear manipulations by religions to weaken and control as many people as possible. It's a lie of the highest order, with horrible outcomes.

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