Mohammed Gaddafi Captured While Speaking With Live TV

By: Chris Richardson - August 22, 2011

The incredible video that’s coming up in this article comes courtesy of The Telegraph, and while it’s only in the audio format, it’s very clear what’s going on. Simply put, it’s the live feed of Libyan rebels capturing Mohammed Gaddafi, the son of (soon-to-be ousted?) Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi.

To say “the revolution will not be televised” is no longer accurate:

Naturally, the situation in Libya (and Yemen) have been hot topics on Twitter, and that’s what lead me to The Atlantic article the lead image comes from. The article itself is a gallery of “homemade” weapons used by the Libyan rebels, and it, like the video, is incredible.

There’s really no doubting the fact the Libyans are tired of the Gaddafi rule and willing to do just about anything to end it.

As indicated, the Libyan situation is a hot commodity on Twitter right–thankfully, no “Promoted Tweets” are present–with “Tripoli” and “Gadhafi” being two of the bigger related trends. The “Gadhafi” trend also shows the various ways to spell the last name of person in question. With The Telegraph and other British publications, the “Gaddafi” spelling is used, but in the United States, the alternate spelling is used.

For what it’s worth, Wikipedia uses the “Gaddafi” spelling, so we’re sticking with that.

With regards to Twitter, instead of focusing on the various tweets, instead, I’d like to draw your attention to the Twitter accounts of Omar Mashjari (@OmarMash) and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi (@SultanAlQassemi). Both of these accounts have been absolute founts of knowledge concerning the chaos going on in Libya. For instance:

Libya rebels: NATO will bomb Bab al-Aziziya after sunset prayer. 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Which maybe one of the most powerful tweets I’ve ever read, and:

Al Jazeera: Mohammed Gaddafi flees house arrest with the help of Gaddafi battalion members 18 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

If you’re at all interested in keeping up with the story and you’d like to go beyond CNN, I recommend following both of these accounts. Again, these–the video and the Twitter accounts–are just another example of the strength of social media, even in regards to the overthrowing of despotic leaders whose time has finally come.

Chris Richardson

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  • Moshe aron kestenbaum,Williamsburg ODA

    Death to dictators, Gaddafi FU you bastard retard murder rat shit head

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    • Abdul

      Death to Zionist terrorists, Zionists and you Moshe the stinking Zionist pig FU you bastard retard murder rat s**t head

      • John

        F—k you Gaddafi. Which Africans are you talking about. You are now irrelevant to the new Africa. You Gaddafi, Mugabe, Mubarak, Museveni must go to hell. We do not need you. You are like cancer to the body. You have caused more harm than good to your fellow Africans. GO go go quickly before you contaminate the rest of us.

        • Abdul

          There are many braindead Zionist parrots like you John who invent baseless fairy tales to slander and demonize Gaddafi and I really pity you. The undeniable fact is the West used to install its puppet King Idris to rule Libya on behalf of the West and Zionist oil companies were busy plundering petroleum of Libya while Libyan people live in poverty. On the contrary, when Gaddafi becomes the president of Libya, he nationalizes petroleum to ensure Libyan people live better than people of other nations. The reason why the US regime of terror and the barbaric NATO attack and destroy Iraq and Libya is OIL and OIL not democracy! The US and NATO terrorists are simply the international terrorists who invade and occupy foreign countries to terrorize innocent people and plunder natural resources such as oil of the countries. The terrorists are not interested in the welfare of people for they always ignore the poor people of Africa, India, South America etc.They don’t care about your welfare but your oil etc ! They bomb your house and kill your family because of oil. In fact they worship oil as their god! And who are behind the terrorists? Answer: the barbaric and brutal Zionist masters who love killing non-Jews!

    • Abdul

      הציונים הם טרוריסטים.

  • Abood

    The Arabs are getting weaker and more weaker by the minutes and thanks to the people who call themselves Arabs rather to be called Arabs westernize in the heart of the whole Middle-East.

  • Abdul

    Only Libyan traitors conspire with the barbaric and brutal US-UK-French-Zionist terrorists to attack and destroy Libya so that the the Zionist capitalists can plunder the petroleum of Libya. Those traitors are the most moronic disgusting brain-dead terrorists who shamelessly sell their souls to the satanic masters !! Long live Gaddaffi and his government!

  • african-r-people-choose-byGod

    I don’t agree with gaddafi been in power forever but I hate when western attacking african countries and destroying what we have pay them to built for us. To those arab people that working with the western to destroy their own country, wait n see : western will only bring gay mentality , alcoholism , and suck all the fuel out of lybia. Westerns don’t help if is not Bcos of their interest.
    Long life to gaddafi and his troops. God is with them even if they loose

  • african-r-people-choose-byGod

    To all the lybians ; kick westerns out of lybia after their help before they get drunk and start fucking lybians in their ass like they do in their countries. Their gays.homosexuals n God hate that.
    U guys choose wrong way to fight gaddafi. And to the young african generation : stop to be use by the western against ur leaders like the did before 1960 ; in time of slavery. Like the did to Patrice lumunba like to king menelik 2 , like the king behanzin of Benin republic. I’m calling Africans to wake up there eyes and say no no no no to this colonialism again.
    When u become a leader n u don’t agree with them, u will become their ennemie and they will use ur own people again u on lies. Africans please let’s stay together and say no to the colonists please my blood brother I’m so hurting for my continent that I love so much.they almost destroy everything in africa to built their countries. Please … please… please Africans.

    • Abdul m usman

      Why people of libyan and much so rebels. This ting when u do one the u make u cry and remember this goodbye,

  • sotdjisot

    Paul biya of cameroon should not be forgotten. The up coming elections kept secret will be the start of bloodshed and his downfall.