Recent revelations about Libya's newest frozen food entrée indicate that insanity may have been a contributing cause to Qaddafi's death. You have to be insane to have $200 billion stuffed in your mattress and still risk a sweet, sweet retirement party by scurrying from one sandtrap to another chased by the Sharia mafia. You end up getting capped by some kid with yellow teeth who just stole your gun.
Muammar Gaddafi secretly salted away more than $US200 billion ($A196 billion) in bank accounts, real estate and corporate investments around the world before he was killed, according to senior Libyan officials.The kid wearing the Yankees cap allegedly shot Muammar in the head.
That's about $US30,000 for every Libyan citizen and double the amount that Western governments previously had suspected.
The new estimates of the deposed dictator's hidden cash, gold reserves and investments are "staggering", one person who has studied detailed records of the asset search said Friday.
If the values prove accurate, Gaddafi will go down in history as one of the most rapacious as well as one of the most bizarre world leaders, on a scale with the late Mobutu Sese Seko in the Democratic Republic of Congo or the late Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines.
Revelation of the stunning size of the portfolio may stir anger among Libyans-about one-third of whom live in poverty.
Would you have stuck around Libya with that kind of money available to support you and your family in exile? I'd be on a beach somewhere looking at building a cabana half the size of the island and ordering a few dozen thongs for my bodyguards.
Qaddafi's unemployed bodyguards in happier times.
For a short time Qaddafi hired Michael Jackson as a bodyguard.