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Apr. 29 2010 - 12:06 pm | 2,549 views | 0 recommendations | 2 comments

Gadaffi’s army of all-female, all-virgin bodyguards

Dressed to kill: Gadaffi's bodyguards on duty

Libyan leader Muammar al-Gadaffi is a one of a kind dictator.

The Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya is guarded by an elite corps of beautiful female bodyguards.

The bodyguards, who allegedly number over 200, are all trained in firearms and the martial arts.

Gaddafi also claims that the bodyguards are all virgins. We can’t verify the veracity of that one, unfortunately. But it does make for some killer PR.

In fact, a documentary was even made about them back in 2004:

You might have seen the guards; the eye-catching, gun-toting women in paramilitary uniforms. Some are knockouts. And they will knock you out, too, if you mess with their supreme leader. Some wear lipstick, jewelry, polished nails, even high heels. Last month, the Western world got a few glimpses of them as they backed up Colonel Qaddafi when he visited European Union officials in Brussels.

The mind conjures up all sorts of fantastical images, like the Libyan dictator as the singer Robert Palmer, the suave pop Romeo whose hit “Addicted to Love” had him backed by a band of deadpan sleek women in little black dresses.

But Ms. Ajami, who is of Lebanese origin, will have none of this nonsense during a chat the other day. She hopes to dash simplistic ideas with her new film, “Qaddafi’s Female Bodyguards: Shadows of a Leader.”

Of course, there are plenty of photogalleries online.

But, in our opinion, nothing highlights Gadaffi’s special charismatic something-something like these videos of the female bodyguard corps:


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    Gadaffi has these female “virgin” body guards so he can take them with him to heaven just in case Muhammed is lying about the promised 72 virgins. What a sicko.

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