There's an odd thing about dictators and terrorists (some of whom happen to be both at the same time) and that is we all seem uncertain as to whether they are actually dead when they are dead. There are some who thought Hitler survived the bunker. Others have speculated about the death of Stalin. Mussolini got strung up and Ceausescu got riddled with bullets, alongside his delectable wife, so there was some certainty there. Now Bin Laden is being gossiped about, much to the annoyance of the Americans.
So what of Colonel Gaddafi of Libya? Is he dead? Or just playing possum somewhere, hoping to skidaddle to somewhere better? NATO doesn't know of his whereabouts. Some reporters think he might have been killed in a bombing raid. NATO spokesman Brigadier General Claudio Gabellini said, "We have no evidence about what Gaddafi is doing right now. To tell you the truth, we're not really interested in what he's doing." Sounds rather vague. The whole reason for going into Libya was to protect the civilian population from his madness. I know we don't want a running commentary on his daily routine but wouldn't it be nice to know if he is still around?
It may suit the Libyan government to keep up a charade but the Western democracies could be wasting valuable time by not knowing. This isn't even in conspiracy theory territory. It's just not bothering much.
Gaddafi has vowed to die a martyr. Better that than dying in unknown circumstances with all the rumourmongers in full cry. We are told that his youngest son got killed in a raid, but even questions are being asked about that. Definitely a war of words as much as bombs.
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