by zunguzungu

Revolutionary flag on Libyan embassy in Cairo


Colonel Qaddafi’s last public appearance was on June 12, when he was photographed playing chess in Tripoli with the visiting president of the World Chess Federation, Kirsan N. Ilyumzhinov, an equally eccentric if less powerful personality from Russia who claims to communicate with aliens from outer space.


[A]s rebel leaders said they had arrested two sons of Colonel Qaddafi, the European Union said on Monday that it had begun planning for a post-Qaddafi era. Financial markets rose smartly in Europe and the United States, and oil prices declined on the expectation that Libyan production would quickly return to pre-war levels.


As fighting rages around Colonel Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, hackers have taken the fight online to the country’s domain name registry