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March 21, 2011

Gaddafi: Asking for Shrapnel

It might as well read: hit me.

Inspired by the ’86 bombing of Libya, it keeps popping up in news vids and in the background of news photos, but the two-and-a-half decade old statue outside Gaddafi’s compound depicting a fist crushing a U.S. fighter plane could be the world’s poster child for irony right now. I like the scale here, though from this screen grab, it seems a lot more golden and shiny.

By the way, this piece of shrapnel collected from Gaddafi’s compound last night offers a fitting companion, if not a down payment.

(photo: Amr Nabil/AP Photo via Esquire)

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