Young Muammar al-Qaddafi And King Idris


If the news from Libya has captivated your attention, and you find yourself digging back through books on your shelves or combing through the internet for a deeper understanding of how Muammar al-Qaddafi  came to power than this post is for you.

I have been caught up in the Libya story and found what I think is a gem.  I was looking at Foreign Policy and came across rare photographs of the young colonel and the ruler he overthrew.  Enjoy.

Below is a photo of Qaddafi sharing a laugh with Nasser, his longtime hero, who died a year after Qaddafi seized power.  Nasser–now there was an interesting man.

Below is a picture of a  frail-looking King Idris reviews Libyan troops in Western-style sailor uniforms during the later years of his rule. Qaddafi overthrew the king while he was receiving medical treatment in Turkey.

2 thoughts on “Young Muammar al-Qaddafi And King Idris

  1. Çek

    Libya had eliminated a dictator Gaddafi.Now let’s people build a new Libya after war.

    This is great photo of King Idris and Dictator Gaddafi.

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