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The Gadhafi File

THE DAILY News Gossip Opinion Arts & Life Apps & Games Sports THE GADHAFI FILE By Benjamin Carlson and Carl Franzen SWIPE TO SEE INSIDE THE FORMATIVE YEARS IT'S HARD TO ŠAY Graduates from the As a young admirer of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, is already dreaming up plans to seize power. military academy and begins a highly successful military career. 1956 1965 1940 1970 Major world press outlets and political organizations can't seem to agree on the best way to 1942 1963 Born in a tent in the Libyan desert to a Bedouin family. Enrolls at the Libyan military As a captain in academy in Benghazi – the the army. pulls epicenter of today's uprising. translate the off bloodless Libyan dictator's name. Here are some of the coup while Libya's king is abroad. commonly used spellings - all told, more than AUTHOR OF ATROCITIES 100 are in use: LAST NAME Qaddafi Dubbed a "mad dog" by President Ronald Reagan, Gadhafi has a lot of practice when it comes to murdering innocents. Qadhafi Hanging dissidents In the '70s, executed and mutilated Funding terrorists Funneled money to terror campaigns across the world - from the IRA to the Murdering prisoners In 1996, more than 1,000 inmates at Abu Salim prison were shot dead. Qathafi political opponents- on TV, rights groups Kadafi say. Basque ETA. Kadhafi Blowing up an airliner Strongly suspected of being behind the 1988 bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270, mostly Americans. Blowing up a nightclub Prosecutors blamed the 1986 Kazzafi bombing of West German disco packed with U.S. soldiers on Libyan "state terrorism." el-Qaddafi Gadhafi A DANDY DICTATOR Gadafi Gadafy Perhaps more than any other world leader in recent memory, Gadhafi has for decades been unafraid to take fashion risks on the world stag Ghaddafy Gheddafi Benito Mussolini Steal this look! Like an insecure teenager, Gadhafi is quick to bounce around among borrowed inspirations. Gadaffi Gaddafi Kaddafi Augusto Pinochet Khadafy Qadafi Qadafi Keith Richards Qaddafi Qaddhafi Qadhafi Michael Jackson Qadhdhafi Qathafi Rat in a hat Libya's sartorial chameleon knows no bounds when it comes to headgear – from Gilligan to Zaire dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, everyone with a laughable lid has been a potential inspiration. FIRST NAME Moamar Mo'ammar Mu'amar Muammar Muamar Moamer Fix my face According to U.S. diplomatic cables, Gadhafi uses Botox to Moammar maintain his, er, youthful appearance. He also had a prominent mole removed from his face recently. Mu'ammar Muammar TAP TO SEE GADHAFI'S FACE AFTER BEFORE GADHAFI WORTH %245.8 BILLION RELATED DAILY ARTICLE: Breakdown of Gadhafi's wealth SMALL INDULGENCES Over the years, Gadhafi has shown himself to be a man of taste – incredibly cheesy taste. "MISS NET WORLD" Invited "the world's most beautiful women" to compete in an online beauty pageant. AMAZONIAN GUARDS Famously employs a squadron of sexy all-female body- UNUSUAL ACCOMMODATIONS Stayed in a giant heated tent while visiting Paris; tried to do the same in New York's Central Park, but was rebuffed. guards. "VOLUPTUOUS BLONDE" NURSE Won't go anywhere without his shapely Ukrainian nurse, according to U.S. diplomatic cables. Getty Images and AP

The Gadhafi File

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Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi commonly known as Muammar Gaddafi, was the official ruler of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then the "Brother Leader" of the Libyan Arab Jamahiri...


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