There was no shortage of crappy, short-lived genre shows in the 1980s, but only one of them accidentally predicted the death year of a newly deceased Libyan strongman.
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.
The Wall Street Journal takes the first look since the fall of the regime inside Col. Gaddafi's security headquarters. You know, the one with all the tech purchased from international security firms. The complete photo journal is available at WSJ.com.
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.
With rebel forces in Tripoli and Moammar Gadhafi 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…
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 its pre-Gaddafi name. The former seat of the regime now goes by Martyr's Square. This is change.
TANGO ZULU, TANGO ZULU, THIS IS RED NINER, CAN YOU HEAR ME? GOD DAMNIT, YOU'RE BREAKING UP. WE'VE GOT HOSTILES ON THE GROUND, NEED AIR COVER NOW! DO YOU READ ME? Oh forget it, I'll just tweet at you.
Libya's air power is destroyed. Its ground power is (largely) blasted. All because of a persistent storm of aircraft enforcing a strict no-fly zone—planes like this French Super Etendard fighter, dumping a plume of fuel across the sun.