Many people might not recognize ths young military officer as Muammar Gadaffi. Although he later seemed a villanous character cut straight from a Hollywood casting studio, he looked quite different during the early days when he seized power
Post 1969 picture of Libyan Head of State Colonel Moamer Kadhafi (L) shaking hands in Tripoli with the President of Mauritania (1961-78), Mokhtar Ould Daddah. Kadhafi, born in 1942, formed in 1963 the Free Officers Movement, a group of revolutionary army officers, which overthrew 01 September 1969 King Idris of Libya and proclaimed Libya, in the name of 'freedom, socialism and unity,' Socialist People's Jamahiriya.
"If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don't." // Attributed to Jimmy Carter. Also attributed to John Fugelsang.