Qaddafi's death predicted by cheesy 80's sitcom

Colonel Qaddafi's death today has brought about waves of relief, and has raised questions about the future of Libya, but his fall may have been seen by an unexpected source a long time ago.

The pilot of Second Chance, a little known Fox sitcom from the 1980s starring actor Matthew Perry in his first role, featured Colonel Qaddafi being shot by machine gun fire and showing up in heaven, where he was promptly greeted by St. Peter. Colonel Qaddafi's portion begins at 2:18 in the video below:

While we don't know if Second Chance had knowledge of Arab Spring, or any of the comings in Libya from this past year, we can definitely say that they were off by a little over 2 1/2 months.


Never-before-seen photos from the Qaddafi files

Today, FP is featuring a never-before-seen collection of photos of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi and his family, taken from the late libyan leader's private homes and state ministries. The photos feature young images of the man himself, and his sons, along with meetings with world leaders like Saddam Hussein and Gamel Abdel Nasser. They were collected and re-photographed in Libya by  Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and freelance photojournalist Michael Brown. Bouchaert tells the story of how he found the images here