Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sucks to be you ...


Commanders for Libya's transitional authorities say they have captured ousted leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

The reports came after transitional forces claimed control of Sirte, Col Gaddafi's birthplace, following weeks of fierce fighting.

Col Gaddafi is said to be wounded. There is no independent confirmation of the reports.


Starting a pool to see how long it is before he "succumbs to his injuries".


Five minutes later, Auntie Beeb says Muammar is now dead.

Update Zwei:

Seems he's alive again.

Update Trois:

Dead again.

Update Quatro:

Looks like he's gonna stay dead.


And a question that's been bugging me since I was in Third World toilets with the Air Force 30 years ago: Whose bright idea was it to celebrate by shooting into the air? Did somebody think, how many years ago, that this was a good thing, and why haven't people learned that gravity works just as well on bullets as it does on 'Newton's Apple'? I'm watching these Libyans discharge more ordnance in a half hour than a Marine infantry division does in a year. Hopefully, we're not paying for it.


CAFKIA said...

That shooting into the air thing is seriously stupid and to be honest, scares the shit out of me. I have been known to hide in a bullet proof corner of whatever structure I was in on NYE just in case my local idiots decide that style of celebrating would be good.

Gordon said...

On NYE the cops all park under bridges at midnight.