Video footage showed Gaddafi, dazed and wounded, but still clearly alive and gesturing with his hands as he was dragged from a pick-up truck by a crowd of angry jostling group of government soldiers who hit him and pulled his hair.
He then appeared to fall to the ground and was enveloped by the crowd. NTC officials later announced Gaddafi had died of his wounds after capture.
Muammar Gaddafi was fatally wounded by a bullet in his intestines following his capture, according to a doctor who examined his body[.]
"Gaddafi was arrested while he was alive but he was killed later. There was a bullet and that was the primary reason for his death, it penetrated his gut," doctor Ibrahim Tika told Al Arabiya television. "Then there was another bullet in the head that went in and out of his head."
The modern laws of war begin with the sympathetic consideration of wounded bodies. In 1859, at Solferino in northern Italy, the Austrians fought the French, and after the battle a young Swiss man named Jean Henri Dunant toured the battlefield. Some 30,000 men lay in the dust and mud—shrapnel wounds, gangrene, the violently dead—and in response to what he saw that day he went on to form the International Committee of the Red Cross. The first Geneva Convention was adopted in August 1864, for the "Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field": it holds that casualties shall be cared for, whoever's side they are from, and protects all those who treat them. In 1906, this provision was moved to the start of the Convention; in the 1949 Commentary, the ICRC called the inviolability of the wounded "the keystone of the whole Convention."
—Daniel Swift, "Conjectural Damage," November 2011 Harper’s
Wounded in both legs?
Sound like he took one in the nuts.
Rec’d for making me laugh.
People who celebrate the death of Gaddafi are not different from the Bushies who celebrated the death of Saddam. People who celebrated the 9/11 plane that flew into the Pentagon are not different from people who celebrate the death of Gaddafi.
They are the same.
Bertold Brecht said this:
"Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again."
Yes. In heat in every heart that beats with joy, at the suffering and death of a human being.