Photos of Libya

As Gaddafi holds on to power in Libya, anti-government forces have now captured just about every other city in the country. Meanwhile, the US is offering “any kind of assistance” to anti-government forces. In all of this, you can color me shocked that Britain’s (typically trashy tabloid) The Daily Mail has some of the best pictures all in one article on the changes taking place in Libya.

    Inside Gaddafi’s mountain lair: Tyrant’s tacky holiday home is trashed by defiant Libyans – Gaddafi’s mountain villa has been ransacked and its tacky luxury (which ain’t got nothing on a decent hotel in Dubai) is viewed with shock and horror by the locals visiting the place. Most fascinating is the underground vaults and caverns, protected by blast doors and reinforced tunnels, where equipment and supplies were sufficient for a whole team to live for months.

About Curzon

Lord George Nathaniel Curzon (1859 - 1925) entered the British House of Commons as a Conservative MP in 1886, where he served as undersecretary of India and Foreign Affairs. He was appointed Viceroy of India at the turn of the 20th century where he delineated the North West Frontier Province, ordered a military expedition to Tibet, and unsuccessfully tried to partition the province of Bengal during his six-year tenure. Curzon served as Leader of the House of Lords in Prime Minister Lloyd George's War Cabinet and became Foreign Secretary in January 1919, where his most famous act was the drawing of the Curzon Line between a new Polish state and Russia. His publications include Russia in Central Asia (1889) and Persia and the Persian Question (1892). In real life, "Curzon" is a US citizen from the East Coast who has been a financial analyst, freelance translator, and university professor; he is currently on assignment in Tokyo.
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One Response to Photos of Libya

  1. The SAS returns to Libya, land of its birth.

    I wonder if the training of Libyan forces by the SAS in 2009 was really a reconnaissance by the Brits for contingencies like this one?