MILLIONS of people around the world signed books of condolences for the late Muammar Gaddafi today.
Over 40 million people have already expressed their sympathies since the 69 year old lost his battle to revolution yesterday afternoon. A book of condolence was opened last night at the Libyan embassey in Dublin and people queued throughout the day to pay their respects to the Colonel.
Heads of state from around the globe have expressed their sadness at the loss of one of Libya’s greatest dictators.
American President Barak Obama said the sud0den loss had rocked the world and shocked a generation.
He said in a white house press conference today: “Muammar Gaddafi’s legacy will live on through the thoughts and prayers of his people. His untimely death has shown the world that even the strong and the brave must meet the inevitability of death. I give my most sincere condolances to his family, and I wish them peace in this delicate time of need.”
Another book of condolence at Government buildings was requested by Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier this morning to cope with the thousands of people here wanting to pay respect for the Libyan leader, who supplied our country with weapons for over 40 years.
The autocratic ruler is to be taken from a secret location in his home town of Sirte this evening for his removal to مُعَمَّر القَذَّافِي Mosk in the south east of the city before a public funeral prayer in the morning at 9 am.
Security forces say the town’s streets will be closed for the funeral parade, which is expected to attract over 500 million mourners.