On 15 January 1970 Muammar Qaddafi was named Premier of the Libyan Arab Republic. A military revolutionary who looked to Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser as a personal hero, Qaddafi’s future as the dictator of the oft-renamed country the rest of the world would know in shorthand as Libya would never be anything less than interesting. …

  • January 15, 2021
  • History
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There was an Amazonian Guard, an American airstrike, Pan-Arabism, Pan-Africanism, a terrorist bombing in a disco, a terrorist bombing of a Pan-Am airplane, the founding of the African Union, and a final violent gasp that resulted in his overthrow.  There was always a story about Muammar Qaddafi. Various dates have been given for Qadaffi’s birth …

  • January 1, 2021
  • Libya
  • Comments Off on The Man Who Funded the Revolution


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