muammar gaddafi

France Sold Gaddafi An Electronics-Blasting Stealth Mercedes SUV

What do you buy when you’re an incredible rich, incredible paranoid, oppressive dictator? No, not Scud missiles — you already have those! How about a luxury truck that can’t be tracked and scrambles everything around it? Bien sur!


Tripoli Was Brought Down By A Caterer With Flash Drives

In reporting on the Fall of Tripoli, Reuters tells the inside story of Abdel Majid Mlegta, a caterer who supplied the victuals for Gaddafi’s regime. Putting key inside information on a series of memory sticks, this man was instrumental in bringing Gaddafi down.


International Tech Companies Helped Gaddafi Spy On Libyans

Muammar Gaddafi was a desperate man even before the civil war, and it shows more since the recent fall of Tripoli. the Wall Street Journal reports that Gaddafi had the Libyan people systematically spied upon online for years. And international tech companies helped.


The Tech That Took Out Gaddafi

With rebel forces in Tripoli and Muammar Gaddafi on the run, the end could be near for the Libyan civil war. Sporadic fighting continues in the capital city of the oil-rich North African nation, NATO warplanes are still patrolling overhead, and there’s always the danger of Gadhafi true-believers launching a fresh insurgency.


Inside Gaddafi's Secret Underground Labyrinth

Oh, Gaddafi, you eccentric old creeper. Of course you have a gigantic network of tunnels under Tripoli so you can sneak around and do dastardly shit. Yeah, well, all your tunnel are belong to rebels.


Nobody Knows Who Has Control Of Libya's Deadliest Weapons

The Libyan rebels are winning. But nobody knows who has control of Libya’s massive stockpile of chemical weapons and nuclear material. Wait, what?


Google Legitimises Libya's New Government On Google Maps

As Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year reign comes to an end, Google Maps has followed the rebellion’s lead by renaming Green Square, Tripoli back to it’s pre-Gaddafi name. The former seat of the regime now goes by Martyr’s Square. This is change. [Maddow Blog via BuzzFeed]


Someone In Tripoli Keeps Trying To Turn The Internet Back On

Ever since rebels more or less seized control of Tripoli this weekend, there’s been something else on the verge of liberation besides the embattled city’ residents: their internet.


Gaddafi Reportedly Flees As Mobile Phone Rebellion Spreads Across Tripoli

Reports are coming in from the regions that Muammar Gaddafi and his sons have fled Libya. Al Jazeera reports that Pro-Gaddafi residents in Tripoli have gotten texts telling them to “eliminate agents with weapons”.


Libyan Rebels Hit With Scud Missile For First Time Ever

So you’re Gaddafi, a bloody-handed dictator, and the rebels are advancing steadily toward your capital. What do you do? Bring out the Cold War weaponry! The AP says scud missiles are now officially in counterrevolutionary battle.