Colonel Khadaffy's Götterdämmerung Last Stand (with a wicked little flash back to Il Duce's bloody demise) raises two worthy quizes.
1st off - where were those hot! Praetorians like the amazing cherry intact Amazonian Guards?
"...The Amazonian Guard are put through rigorous training at a special academy and if they make it through the basic training ordeal are experts with firearms and martial arts making them trained killers. The women who qualify for duty are required to be virgins and must be hand picked by Qaddafi himself.
"...There are perks to swearing allegiance and life to Qaddafi. The Amazonian guard dress in western style fatigues, can wear make up, western hair styles, high heels, and other clothing not deemed acceptable in that bit of the world. Their very existence challenges the role of women in the m"Hammedist world"
Nothing so sexyful as the Colonel's desperate posse fled Sirte and got all interdicted by Armée de l' Air and drones gone wild
Two miles west of Sirte, 15 pick-up trucks mounted with machine guns lay burned out, smashed and smoldering next to an electricity substation 20 meters from the main road. They had clearly been hit by a force far beyond anything the motley army the former rebels has assembled during eight months of revolt to overthrow the once feared leader.
No bomb crater, indicating the strike may have been carried out by a fighter jet. Inside the trucks still in their seats sat the charred skeletal remains of drivers and passengers killed instantly by the strike. Other bodies lay mutilated and contorted strewn across the grass. Some 50 bodies in all.Gaddafi and a handful of his men appeared to have run through a stand of trees and taken refuge in the two drainage pipes. Fallen electricity cables partially covered the entrance to the pipes and the bodies of three men, apparently Gaddafi bodyguards lay at the entrance to one end. Four more bodies lay at the other end of the pipes. All black men, one had his brains blown out, another man had been decapitated, his dreadlocked head lying beside his torso. Army chief Jabr was also captured alive, NTC officials later announced he was dead.
Regardless about Amazonian Guard being AWOL during the Colonel's moment of extremis, there is a very cool message being internalized in Dr General President For Life Bashar al Assad's Suriya al- Kubra
"Qaddafi’s inglorious end sends a belated message that the Revenge of the Tyrants will ultimately fail, Courtney — a powerful reminder that, try as they might, the region’s despots cannot through blood and brutality forever hold off history’s harsh judgement. Assad’s head will rest far less easy tonight. The morale of the Syrian people will receive a much-needed boost to endure the difficult days that no doubt still lie ahead."
"And perhaps most importantly, the hard men around Assad who have continued to do his dirty work, will have new cause to save their own skins by reassessing their misguided loyalties to a leader who is dragging them and their community ever closer to catastrophe."
"With a strategic stake in Syria’s fate that dwarfs our interests in Libya, the Great Satan would be well advised to exploit the openings created by Qaddafi’s terminus to re-energize the effort to depose Assad, short-circuit the civil war that he is struggling mightily to ignite, and deliver a crippling blow to the Iranian terror machine that so threatens our interests and those of our allies."
Pic - "Amazonian Guard II"