Image 1 of 16: Husband and Wife pose for a Kodak moment, costumed out as always in readiness for the family album. Wife Safia was
last said to be in hiding with three of her children in Algeria.
Image 1 of 16: Condy 'Leezza' Rice. Seems that Gaddafi appreciates America's former leading lady- Secretary of State-- a whole album's worth
of appreciation. Many shots snapped surreptitiously during a state visit, Gaddafi met Condoleezza Rice in 2008,,and took to
calling her 'leezza'.
Image 1 of 16: When he's not fawning over Condy Rice, he's canoodling with this grandchildren. Much more befitting, to be sure, for 'good guy'
Gaddafi promotion, this glimpse of the
human, (less creepy) side of the Gaddafi 'zenga' man.
Image 1 of 16: Aisha, his only daughter, the apple of his eye: There's nothing he wouldn't present her with, though it seems she's quite
the gift-giver too, posing here as Mrs. Santa Gaddafi Claus.
Image 1 of 16: His Golden Child: Not just for her blond locks, but for her predilection for the gilded metal- a whole sofa's worth and a
of hair in a vanity fashioned 'mermaid' furniture center-piece.
Image 1 of 16: Other rooms in Aisha's humble abode. Evidence of child-play by the pool-side, suggesting
that this ostentatious show-case of suites, while uninhabited now, was part of a family home.
Image 1 of 16: Brother Saadi Gaddafi's home doesn't escape publicity. Is his play pad neighboring younger Sister's, we wonder?
Business man and former professional football player, Saadi, doubtless enjoyed a healthy share of sporting amenities at home base.
Image 1 of 16: Father Gaddafi's very own rustic retreat: Here, images of his farm house. A nomadic tribesman at heart, he was Lord of the
Manor when it took his fancy, and would switch between city palace, country villa, and desert-side tent, according to whim.
Image 1 of 16: Hannibal's home: still toy-strewn, the play pad for junior Gaddafis: When not being beaten on pain of 'burning torture'
by Ethiopian Nanny, at the command of mother Aileen, (see last slide),
Hannibal's children had their pick of play areas.
Image 1 of 16: 9Father of the Bride: Every Dad's proud dream is to see their daughter - particularly an only daughter- married. Here,
wedded in all the Gaddafi glory bestowed upon her. She also gave birth to a granddaughter to Daddy Gaddafi just last month
while on the run...She named her after mother, Safia.
Image 1 of 16: Mansion of Muatassim: fitted out with a private salon. Whatever happened to politics as the preserve
of the people's welfare, and not for the benefit of an individual, a family, a group or clique.
The elected leader's service should satisfy the will of the people, as well as ensuring a good hair and spa facility for the
Image 1 of 16: The house of Muatassim Gaddafi is another luscious leafy family retreat to the fancy collection. Gaddafi family’s luxury mansions in Libya were not all above ground so to speak. These made up the tip of the iceberg when you consider Gaddafi had a Chinese-built underground whole other strata of snazzy accommodation in an intricate tunnel system.
Image 1 of 16: Medical leaks: What once private, now open to public gaze. Rebels pry through records of medical staff at a private hospital in Gaddafi's main military compound. A symbolic victory spot,
fast turning tourist attraction, to plunger & pillage. Family portraits are of more interest than medical records, unless those unearthed are of the Gaddafis.
Image 1 of 16: Aisha's house: This is where loyal daughter and legally trained spokesperson, nicknamed the
‘Claudia Schiffer of North Africa’ because of her bleached blond hair and European education, spent her down time.
Image 1 of 16: Another leaked relic of the regime: Burnt, blistered and left to rot in the plush Gaddafi house, Ethiopian nanny. She escaped Libya
& Gaddafi hell this weekend, offered sanctuary in Malta after heart-rending ordeal 'at the Gaddafi's'. Nanny to
Hannibal's tribe, she was abused with scolding hot water for not complying with wife Aline's demands.
Image 1 of 16: Family album documents Gaddafi children from cradle to grave, in Saifs al-Arab's case: A special milestone moment,
mother and newborn,
celebrating Saif's circumcision ritual-- much like a
Christening. Saif is rumored to have died April 30, 2011, together with some members of the junior Gaddafi tribe, in a
Since Gaddafi left our screens to only enter the picture through mythical reports of his legendary flight details, The Colonel - considered now to be the most wanted man on earth - has reappeared to us only in the form of Kodak moments. We have been seeing the emergence of an intimate family portrait of his direct tribe, replete with special and ordinary dictator-family memories, from circumcision to wedding, baby pictures and snap-shots of lives lived in luxury.
On top of these leaked albums, courtesy of the rebels' plundering of the Colonel's Tripoli headquarters at compound, Baba al Azizia, we can now add to the public record some contemporary shots of the deserted family homes. A range of plush villas furnished as mansions and palaces of regime riches, uncovered.
In the knowledge that Libya earns a vast amount of wealth through oil export. it is quite apparent that Gaddafi siphoned off most of the revenue and riches on his family and tribe elites. Setting aside the decadent lives led by his offspring abroad, (in London, Saif al-Islam, besides donating alarge sum to the London School of Economics, had a Multi-Million Pound-worth mansion) we peer closer at the internal lavish lives in Libya where the population didn't touch this oil money, unless they had access to Gaddafi.
Muammar Gaddafi and offspring in all their stolen splendor: compiled in one picture show for easier viewing.