The Premier of the Premier
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.
Seen by various interests as a supporter of the revolution and a supporter of terrorism, Qaddafi managed to have conflicts with a significant percentage of the world’s nations.
His end would come in 2011 with the Arab Spring, in a coup much more bloody than the one that brought him to power over forty years before.
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- January 15, 2021