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 Libyan freedom fighters had some serious DIY brilliance, but at least one of their toys was store bought—the Scout micro UAV. The tiny three-pounder provided aerial recon on Qaddafi's men, and helped kick their asses to Tripoli.
Libyan rebels are rejoicing in Tripoli by firing their guns in the air. Little do they know, this is one of the dumbest ways they could celebrate.
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.
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.
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."
Life imitates art—or at least, life imitates really preposterous super villain movies. Russia's special envoy to Africa tells The Telegraph that Libyan head of state/accomplished lunatic plans to "cover [Tripoli] with missiles and blow it up." Plan B!
When Colonel Gadhafi seized control of the internet and jammed cellular networks, it left 2 million Libyans without secure wireless communication to each other or the world. It also caused mayhem for the rebels, who were left coordinating their battle fronts with only hand signals, "a throw-back that proved…