In the News: Muammar el-Qaddafi

Week of September 28, 2009

News Item: De facto Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Quaddafi (sometimes spelled “Muammar al-Gadaffi”) recently made headlines when he spoke during a United Nations General Assembly session for 90 minutes, at least 75 minutes longer than his allotted time. The speech covered a wide variety of topics including swine flu (H1N1 Flu), the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Taliban. Quaddafi has been in power for 40 years and, according to Western intelligence, was involved in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

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Call Number: E183.8 .L75 L34 2008

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Call Number: HV6431 .D665 2006

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Call Number: E183.8 .L75 S726 2003

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Call Number: DT236 .T74 1993

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Call Number: DT236 .V35 2006

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Call Number: DT227 .S56 2003

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Call Number: DT236 .C66 1982

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Call Number: HV6431 .W35 2001 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

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Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

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Call Number: DT236 .A77 1996

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Call Number: PN4784 .D57 D46 1994

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Call Number: DT236 .B59 1987

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Call Number: E183.8 .L75 D38 1990

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Call Number: DT236 .B42 1986

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Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary