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Fighter Jets: Still the Coolest Way to Escape a Murderous Dictatorship

Col. Hassan Hamada of the Syrian air force decided to fly out of Syria and land in a Jordanian airbase instead of going home on Thursday. The airman made his stylish escape yesterday without a hitch in his MiG-21, and is now an official rebel forces hero. Read More >>

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The Real-Life Libyan Ocean’s Eleven

The treasure was kept mostly in two wooden chests, and locked away in a bank vault: thousands of coins, jewellry and figurines, some around 2,600 years old. For decades it sat in the bank, unattended despite the historical and monetary value. Then, as a popular uprising erupted around the downtown bank last winter, someone entered the vault and made off with the trove. Read More >>

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This Is Why You Shouldn't Land a Helicopter Next to a Giant Tent

When landing a helicopter, I guess there are a few basic rules to follow. Make sure you don't land on people likely comes first, but a close second is probably to avoid landing near things that stand a good chance of getting blown away. This pilot didn't remember that part. Read More >>

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Wikileaks Uncovers a Global Network of Surveillance Companies for Hire

If you're a wealthy, militant despot of a nation and your sovereignty is slipping away, Wikileaks has discovered that you can attempt to prevent an uprising by hiring a network of spies who operate in the private sector and will keep tabs on citizens who threaten your reign. Read More >>

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Libyan Rebels Channeled the A-Team With This Anti Sniper Dozer

The Libyan rebels that helped overthrow Gadaffi's regime may not have had the most advanced weaponry at their disposal. But they were resourceful and used what they had available, including converting a bulldozer into a rolling, bulletproof battleship. Read More >>

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NATO Commander Posts End-of-Libyan-War Facebook Status

Hey, what was the last update you posted to Facebook? That's nice, everyone loves a good cat video. Admiral James Stavridis of NATO just posted his intention to end the war in Libya. Possibly the first war to be ended via social media and definitely the first one to show up next to a Farmville request on your wall. Read More >>

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Holy Crap Gaddafi's Corpse Is Being Stored in a Freezer at a Mall

Muammar el-Gaddafi, the former dictator of Libya, was killed yesterday but the Libyans don't know what to do with his body just yet. Right now, Gaddafi is being stored in a room-sized freezer. Read More >>

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Meet the Gun in the Sky that Ended Gaddafi

It might have been a pack of brave Libyans who captured Qaddafi on the ground today, but his demise was started by a single French jet. Details are sparse, but a Mirage 2000 stopped Gaddafi's getaway in its tracks. Read More >>

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Gaddafi Died Packing a Giant Golden Gun

Gaddafi: dictator, despot, dead, man of immense style. If you knew your reign of shitty terror was moribund, wouldn't you want to go out in style? And so he did, wielding this gold pistol to the very end. Read More >>

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Gaddafi Has Been Killed

The new Libyan government has confirmed that Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former dictator of Libya, has been killed after his hometown of Surt was taken. Here's a look back at the search and pursuit of Gaddafi, and some of the more extreme tools that have seen action in Libya since February. Read More >>

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There Is Still Heavy Fighting In Libya

As much as the news cycle would want to move on and declare "victory" in Libya there is still very much a war going on there. Read More >>

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