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Tuesday · April 13 2004

How is it that Muammar Qahafi of Libya is only ranked a colonel?

Archived: Lint » April 2004
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April 15 2004

Nobody friggin knows? I'm not being flippant. Does he just like the term colonel better or what? You're chatty today, gimme ideas here.

April 17 2004

Alright, I just saw your question, and I don't know the answer, but what I think is this:

Qaddafi rose through the ranks of the military in Libya, to the rank of Colonel. At that time, staged a coup against the pro-western government of Libya, and became "president" of Libya. He stopped earning rank in a military position, and later renounced all titles. Thus, his last, and highest official rank was Colonel.

J Finn

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Moammar%20Al%20Qadhafi

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