MAD DOG: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi

Christopher Olgiati + MAD DOG: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi
Friday, October 21 st, 2016 at 00:10 am Dr Joy Browne
Director (s):
Christopher Olgiati

Mad Dog: Inside the World Muammer Gaddfi, is a fascinating documentary with a look at one of the stranger phenomenon of the 20th century. First off, he was an incredibly attractive and charismatic young man, I think that most of us remember him for either newsreel footage when his fellow Libyans esstentially murdered him, or from some of the last pictures taken of him when he was at the UN. But apparently he was sort of a good guy that ended up living out the axiom that “absolute power corrupts absolutely”, and was clearly responsible for the bombing of PanAm Flight 103, which he actually admitted to. The west rehabilitated him, because he represented so much oil money, which is shameful, and at one point in the film they talk about a high level meeting where they are trying to discredit the families of the victims of Flight 103, but saying that they took money from PanAm and that means they are not to be credited so that they can resurrect Gaddafi. His own country turned against him, but it is a fascinating look at how power corrupts absolutely, and an interesting character, and it shows one of the more shameful aspects of American foreign policy, 4 stars