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Colonel Gadhafi: Palace of Secrets
He was the eccentric leader of Libya, putting forward a gentler face to the world. But behind the walls of his fabled palace -- lay the brutal, horrifying truth.It has only been a few short months since the uprising against Libya's ruthless dictator began. Not long ago, Colonel Gadhafi was confidently proclaiming he would crush Libyan rebels like rats. And then, to the astonishment the world, the Gadhafi clan fled Tripoli and went into hiding, leaving behind shocking evidence of his predatory 42-year rule.
In "Colonel Gadhafi: Palace of Secrets," the fifth estate's Gillian Findlay goes inside the dictator's gilded palace, to reveal the story of Gadhafi's rise to power and to infamy -- from those who knew him, feared and loathed him.
"Colonel Gadhafi: Palace of Secrets" features rare video and powerful interviews with people who have visited Libya since the regime collapsed. Fred Abrahams' Human Rights Watch team located secret intelligence documents in Tripoli highlighting close relations between Libya and the West. New York Times Magazine reporter, Robert Worth witnessed first-hand the depths of depravity of the Gadhafi regime, at a warehouse attached to a police station. "I walked over and took a look, the door was open, and inside, were dozens and dozens of skulls and vertebrae, bones, human bones, some of them broken. Someone had set this whole thing on fire."
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