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because gaddafi was afraid of coups and abolished all military ranks above colonels.
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What does a colonel do?

A Colonel is a mid-senior commisioned officer's rank. What they do depends upon what their job is. For instance, a Colonel in the Finance branch will manage money and military pay as would his civilian counterpart. Generally they are staff officers who do planning or manage stuff. They also can comm (MORE)

Does Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard get promoted to general in Stargate?

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Where did Muammar al-Gaddafi live?

He and his immediate family live in the south of Tripoli . Bab Akkarah is the name in Google Earth. You can see his tent in the image.

Was Custer a general or colonel during the Battle of Big Horn?

Custer was a colonel during the Battle of Little Big Horn, as a regiment is normally commanded by a colonel, while a general commands multiple regiments. I think the confusion over Custer's rank is because during the Civil War he was promoted to brevet general (sort of a temporary general, promoted (MORE)

How did muammar gaddafi become a leader?

Muammar Kadaffi seceded in over throwing KingIdris in 1962. So as to present himself in a better light tothe rest of the world he declared himself to be "president" ofLibya. The facts show quite clearly he was NOT, by definition a"president" but a dictator who despised everything relating tomodern (MORE)

Why did Robert E. Lee wear colonel insignia while he was a general?

He was important. Lee wore only the three star insignia of a Confederate colonel, which was the highest rank he had earned in the US army before the civil war began. He wanted to receive a peacetime promotion to general after the Civil War was one, assuming it would be the Confederates that were th (MORE)

Was Custer a general or a colonel?

Custer was a colonel, although during the Civil War he attained the rank of a brevet general. Brevet means a temporary promotion to general. Although Custer kept his brevet rank for a time after the war, it was later taken away from him, and he was a colonel when he died. [If Custer had been a gener (MORE)

Who is Muammar al-Gaddafi mother?

she was the daughter of a Jewish woman who left her Jewish husband for a sheik and took her then nine year old daughter and converted to Islam (based on Gita Boaron who claims to be a cousin)

Is gaddafi a bad guy?

He was responsible for a bunch of bombings and selfish murders look it up at www.just freaking google it dude.com

Why is Muammer Gaddafi killing protesters?

Gaddafi does not believe in the existence of the opposition. He has this crazy and wild megalomania that he believes he is the King of Libya. He said in a speech that "anyone who opposed me is a "rat"". His wild megalomania drives him to go out and order his army and followers to kill the opposition (MORE)

When will gaddafi die?

There is no possible way of determining when a person will die. Muammar Gaddafi was shot and killed on October 20th, 2011 in Sirte, Libya. He later died of his wounds.

Who is Muammar Gaddafi?

The ex leader of Libya and dictator for over 40 years Muammar al-Gaddafi is the leader of Libya he was probably most hated by the USA for nationalising the oil industry of Libya which was then under US control.

Was Muammar Gaddafi a Muslim?

Yes, he was a Muslim but he wasn't a great one in my opinion. Answer: No one who does what he did can be called a Muslim. We judge by outward behavior, and it is clear that a person who shows such outward hatred for Islamic teachings - and persecutes Muslims even just for going to pray at the m (MORE)

How did muammar gaddafi achieve his position?

Muammar Kadaffi seceded in over throwing KingIdris in 1962. So as to present himself in a better light tothe rest of the world he declared himself to be "president" ofLibya. The facts show quite clearly he was NOT, by definition a"president" but a dictator who despised everything relating tomodern (MORE)

Is Gaddafi dead?

Yes. Muammar al-Gaddafi was killed Thursday, October 20 in Sirte. His hometown fell to Libyan fighters in a bloody battle. Al Jazeera posted a video showing the dead body of Gaddafi surrounded by celebrating Libyans.

How many son's does Col Gaddafi have?

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's has 10 children (8 biological - 7 son's and 1 daughter) - Mohammed, Saif al-Islam, Al-Saadi, Hannibal, Moatessem-Billal, Saif al-Arab (dead), Khamis (could be dead), Milad (adopted), Ayesha, Hanna (adopted - could be dead).

How many sons and daughters does Gaddafi have?

Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi had 7 sons, 1 daughter, 1adopted son/nephew and one possible adopted daughter. Muhammad Gaddafi - son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi - son Al-Saadi Gaddafi - son Moatassem (Mutassim)-Billah Gaddafi - son Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi - son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi - son Khamis (MORE)

What crimes did Muammar Gaddafi commit?

At the beginning of September, 1969, a 27-year-old Gaddafi successfully staged a military coup against King Idris, while the King was out of the country. Immediately he abolished the monarchy, expelled most foreigners, and established the anti-Western Libyan Arab Republic. He allowed any rogue group (MORE)

Has Muammar Gaddafi been killed?

Yes, Muammar al-Gaddafi was killed Thursday, October 20 during a gunbattle in Sirte. His hometown fell to Libyan fighters in a bloody battle. Al Jazeera posted a video showing the dead body of Gaddafi surrounded by celebrating Libyans.

Why was colonel gaddafi so hated?

Gaddaffi was hated because he used to possess chemical weapons, and he was opposed to his people having a normal amount of human rights. He officially stepped down from power in 1977, but kept un-oficcially ruling until his death at the hands of the Libyan rebels in 2011.

When did Muammar al-Gaddafi die?

Muammar al-Gaddafi was killed Thursday, October 20 in Surt. His hometown fell to Libyan fighters in a bloody battle. Al Jazeera posted a video showing the dead body of Gaddafi surrounded by celebrating Libyans.

How did Muammar al-Gaddafi die?

Muammar al-Gaddafi was killed Thursday, October 20, 2011 in Surt (Sirte, Libya). His hometown fell to Libyan fighters in a bloody battle. Al Jazeera posted a video showing the dead body of Gaddafi surrounded by celebrating Libyans. Reports are still being confirmed but one Libyan fighter is quote (MORE)

How was gaddafi killed?

there were soldiers that were ordered to only capture Gaddafi not kill him but later on they beat him up then one soldier shot him with a gun.

Why did muammar gaddafi get killied?

He was killed because he was a cruel , arrogant dictator, and he was responsible for killing and torturing his own people. He was also involved in terror attacks in various cities around the world. The world is a better place without people like him.

What is the taller colonel or general?

Well, what height a person achieves is dependent primarily upon genetics. Rank won't increase someone's height. As for which rank is higher of the two, it's General.

What did Colonel Gaddafi set out to do?

Answer 1 all he wanted to do was be in control and kill everyone Answer 2 Muammar Kadaffi seceded in over throwing King Idris in 1962. So as to present himself in a better light to the rest of the world he declared himself to be "president" of Libya. The facts show quite clearly he was NOT, (MORE)

What effect did Gaddafi have on the world?

Muammar Muhammad Gaddafi (1942-2011) was the official ruler of Egypt and Tunisia from 1969-1977. He was peaceful and wanted peace treaties signed between different countries. Some people did not like his ruling, but others tried to follow him by being more peaceful to themselves and others.

Who was gaddafi?

Muammar Kadaffi seceded in over throwing KingIdris in 1962. So as to present himself in a better light tothe rest of the world he declared himself to be "president" ofLibya. The facts show quite clearly he was NOT, by definition a"president" but a dictator who despised everything relating tomodern (MORE)

Who was Gaddafi the leader for?

Muammar Gaddafi was the leader of the Libyan Arab Republic and later the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. He was killed in October 2011 by NTC fighters during a conflict.