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Oct-20-2011 10:56printcommentsVideo

Video - Death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi

He did not go out silently, and Gaddafi's last words to a fellow Libyan were, "What did I do to you?"

Col. Gaddafi being dragged off to his death in the bands of so-called rebel fighters, who are financed by NATO.
Col. Gaddafi being dragged off to his death in the bands of so-called rebel fighters, who are financed by NATO.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Thugs tortured and publicly brutalized the leader of Libya near his hometown of Sirte, before killing him, in an absolutely show of barbarity committed in the name of the United States, NATO and western interests.

The ruler of Libya for more than 42 years, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is dead. He was tracked down to a drainage ditch and pulled out before being beaten and bloodied, and then executed with guns by 'rebel' fighters who have been working with NATO to bring an end to this Libyan leader's national rule.

Gaddafi's final words to his captors, whom he assumed to be Libyan, were, "What did I do to you?"

It is hard with this story, to separate truth from all of the negative reporting. We live in a world where governments commit atrocities on civilian populations but totally abscond from responsibility, countries like Israel, Rwanda and Sri Lanka, all friends of the U.S.

Gaddafi advocated for an 'independent Kashmir'

Gaddafi stood with the Irish Republican Army

Gaddafi allowed Gaza-bound aid convoys to traverse Libya.

The majority of Libyans did not seek this violent termination of their country's leader, but NATO is paying and the highest bidder possess the loyalty under those conditions.

Gaddafi supported resistance movements organized against colonizing western governments that have killed far, far more people than Gaddafi ever considered.

So, in a killing that in many ways is like the U.S. led Murder of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, national sovereignty died a little more today, and what you hear in western news reports, from agencies who have allied themselves with this brutal 'rebel' faction with not a hint of respect for the world's view of their national leader. We have a video that was published and quickly pulled down today, of Gaddafi's death.

The band of killers took Col Gaddafi's famous gold gun and paraded it in front of the camera. The thing is, what would possibly cause these so-called rebels to believe that the United States will remain loyal to them?

If there is one lesson we should all have learned by now, it is that the United States and it allies will be your friend one day, pour money into your coffers, and then send people like this in to take your life.

So for now, western media is celebrating things like "Libya before Gaddafi" which is a celebration of colonial rule.

Former allies of the United States include Saddam Hussein, Usama bin Laden and of course Muammar Gaddafi.

George Stephanopoulos on ABC News actually told viewers that these rebels were taking Col. Gaddafi to receive medical treatment, an absolute joke. In spite of the lauding and cheering of this man's death, Salem-News.com has been contacted by many in Libya who did not want to see this happen.


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Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer's Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club.

Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 91 Salem-News.com writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can write to Tim at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com




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Daniel October 22, 2011 3:15 pm (Pacific time)

Tim I am horrified and sickened when this government kills the innocent , something we both know happens too often . I thought it tragic when we killed his young daughter years ago in a Nato strike . But I have little pity for someone who plays with fire getting burned . Of course there is always two sides to every powerful leader , and those who are favored and those who are targeted by them . To me his was a spotty record at best , with a number of very dark areas concerning human rights . Yes the mainstream I am sure must be playing this as a blood fest , I get this from just seeing some of the headlines on Google news feed . I find that rather sick . But I am crying no tears for him .

Tim King: I have no disagreements at all, and I know it is really an intensely terrible situation all the way around.  Perhaps if things Gaddifi committed that you reference had not happened, neither would this have happened.  It's a roller coaster, this world military thing, again I do understand your point, thanks Daniel.


Daniel October 22, 2011 12:52 pm (Pacific time)

Go to The Telegraph , under Mohamed Mesrati , there is an account from someone who did live under Gaddafi . Also in the Leader Post under , Regina Libyans celebrate Gaddafi death . Editor I made a mistake the good Doctor lived in the area not the country . Therefore what he states must be invalid and should not be accepted as true according to your standard of living their .

Editor: Dr. Ezzat is a person I respect greatly; the fact that I see it differently has no bearing, nobody really knows everything about this situation, we provide different perspectives.  Ashraf is one of the brightest writers we have, and so is Franklin Lamb.  Sorry I happen to disagree with the rampant slaughtering of civilians in Tripoli, but that's obvious some readers disagree, others are actually cheering the deaths NATO is committing.  I'll say this, I believed this operation had potential when it began, but then Cynthia McKinney showed us the other side, Ken O'Keefe raised his objections, and one report after another from Dr. Lamb illustrated how things were going down - then he was shot and had to leave, and while nobody raised their hand to take credit, this happened when the rebels first infiltrated Tripoli.  Only scumbags shoot journalists.  I think a person can easily put the rest of that together. ..     One unforgettable moment was when the govt. representatives went to meet a NATO group for negotiations, and a NATO plane dropped a bomb on the govt. vehicles.  Those deaths are perfectly OK with some people, not me.  Western military intervention is respected by some people, not me.  That doesn't mean I don't respect other opinions.  As a final thought, a subject we cover frequently is circumcision, my position is that it is an unnatural event that should only take place with a person's consent, which an infant can't provide.  Ralph Stone, Dexter Phoenix and Daniel Johnson disagree, but that doesn't mean I don't respect their opinions. Thanks Daniel.


Daniel October 22, 2011 10:20 am (Pacific time)

Ano please read The Salem News story , Gaddafi ended with a whimper . The view from someone who actually lived under his rule .

Editor: Daniel is referring to this story: http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october212011/gaddafi-death-ae.php, this is by Dr. Ashraf Ezzat who lives in Alexandria, Egypt.  If you want to read a story from someone who lived there, visit: Targeted for assassination by NATO? -  by  Dr. Franklin Lamb, however this report is not favorable of the killing of Gaddafi.  We are not pro-Gaddafi, that is not my point in writing this article, but anyone who trusts the intentions of the US government and NATO has a degree of faith I no longer possess and that is strictly due to the historical record .    


Bub October 21, 2011 8:11 pm (Pacific time)

What a refreshing change from the bloodlust and cheering for murder we see in the corporate propaganda machine. Thanks for your perspective, Tim.


Anonymous October 21, 2011 1:28 pm (Pacific time)

Over the many years, I have come to have great respect for Adrian Sabuchi...He has much knowledge on current world events...another 10 minute video describing what I think is the truth..My research matches his research. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP89CTIPgn8andfeature=player_embedded#!


Anonymous October 21, 2011 10:23 am (Pacific time)

Kayode is correct, ANON 9:55 is correct..Daniel and others did not provide proof about how bad Ghadaffi is..NONE. How about I show YOU a bit of truth. http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-you-dont-know-about-gaddafi.html
Its a 7 minute video, find the truth..
Also, The number of innocent civilians being killed is coming in...30,000 civilians (men, women and children) have been killed by the al quada (backed by the U. S. and Britain) and NATO bombs..The entire country was bombed back to the stone age..
The footage of those celebrating the alleged death of Ghadaffi, are a fake, look at the flags..They are all India flags.
The majority of the people liked Ghadaffi, and the reason it took 8 months, is because the citizens of Libya were fighting back against the rebels..The rebels are mostly al quada who are CIA operatives, and have been for decades. NOW, we will see civil war forever in Libya. The people protecting their country against al quada rebels and more NATO intervention..This is FAR from being over..There will be hundreds of thousands of more deaths just like in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our tax dollars will pay for rebuilding and the carnage that will ensue.
I do not suport Ghadaffi, but he was the best dictator out there, and now the U.S. will occupy and promote a dictator even worse..My heart goes out to the people of Libya, they were doing pretty good before U.S. backed NATO started bombing them..
View the video, I know people all over the world,I dont watch tv, and I think the left/right paradigm is a hoax, and not part of either


kayode October 21, 2011 4:23 am (Pacific time)

Gadhafi was bad to some .Good to some.But how do we justify western murder of innocents (not Gadhafi though !What difference now is the west to tyrants that kill Saddam,Ghadafi and Osama that listen only to themselves !The west is now operating like erstwhile horrible third world tyrants they seek to demonise.You remove one tyrant and put in place a hundred untrained killers to let loose poverty,tyraanny and dsestruction -Somalia ! Iraq and Libya ! It 's sad.


Jewels October 20, 2011 10:10 pm (Pacific time)

Wow, this "news site" definitely slants to the left! Luckily you live in the U.S. where you can express your opinion freely.


Anonymous October 20, 2011 9:55 pm (Pacific time)

Hurray, another Country for the Muslim Brotherhood, welcome Sharia Law. They got Egypt and what's next? Kuwait, Saudi?


tyrone October 20, 2011 6:33 pm (Pacific time)

gaddhafi was a hero to millions, it is a shame he had to die this way.


David October 20, 2011 4:20 pm (Pacific time)

Didn't even look like him. Is this another fake like osama?


Chris October 20, 2011 2:32 pm (Pacific time)

Tim...and you call yourself a former U.S. Marine? C'mon Tim. This guy was a quack and often sanctioned murder. You expect his people not to be pissed? Please.

Tim King: Chris, it isn't what I 'call myself' -  it is just how it is.  And my other point is that just because the nodding news anchors tell you people in Libya backed the opposition does not make it true.  I had a reporter on the ground, but then why listen to an eyewitness right?  


Richard October 20, 2011 1:46 pm (Pacific time)

"Salem-News.com has been contacted by many in Libya"

This says all I need to know about you and your stories

Editor: Good, then you won't be bothering us in the future.  If you are so cannon headed that you can't appreciate that we had a first hand perspective of events through our reporter, Dr. Franklin Lamb, originally from Salem, Oregon, and information from France's Voltaire Network who were on the ground documenting NATO's carnage and slaughter of innocent civilians, then there is nothing left to say.  Dial up your FOX anchors who have never stepped foot in the Middle east and listen to them, hell, you have to as you're obviously one of so many people who can't exist outside of their comfort zone.  Final thoughts... don't believe even a fraction of what these sold out pharma peddlers on American TV are telling you, they work for the 1%, dig?


John McCain tweeted: October 20, 2011 1:35 pm (Pacific time)

@SenJohnMcCain:

(15 Aug 09) Late evening with Col. Qadhafi at his "ranch" in Libya - interesting meeting with an interesting man.
(My how his opinion has changed now that it's unpopular!)


Daniel October 20, 2011 12:01 pm (Pacific time)

Tim taken as a whole the rule of Gaddafi was brutal from his abolishing the Libyan constitution to his support of Idi Amin . His brutality toward the opposition has just come back to him . Am I surprised people engaged in a war act in a brutal manor , not really . I am surprised they did not cut him to pieces . I can not shed a tear for him because of his own record .

Tim King: Daniel, this is not about excusing the man's bad acts, it is about not being thugs, it is about NATO and Obama and the murder of world leaders, by harnessing Arabs that they will only turn around and bury later, like Hussain, bin Laden and now Gaddafi.  And no matter what, the majority of people in Libya wanted nothing to do with this, the men who killed Gaddafi were working for the west. 

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