Muammar al-Qaddafi's Lipsticked Virgin Bodyguards

Since 1969, Colonel Gaddafi has had a firm grip on the leadership throne in Libya. He is one of the longest serving rulers in history although he is more famous for his flamboyant and unusual sense of style that makes him stand out like a sore thumb in a room full of politicians in suits.

It’s no secret that every man loves being surrounded by beautiful women and Gaddafi is no different – check out his staff of virgin bodyguards fondly referred to as the Amazonian Guard.

Narrator: When the leader sleeps, the soldier stays awake, and it's the women who do the fighting. Gaddafi trusts his security to ladies only. The head of the Libyan Jamahiriya has a total of 300-400 girls on his security detail. According to the official story, all of them are virgins. Selection is done by Gaddafi himself. This whim has an explanation for it: In ancient times, they believed that the best guards were either virgins or lesbians, the underlying belief being that they could sense threats, the so-called wind of death. The girls were even sterilized to make them more aggressive toward men. There can be different views on these stories, but it was the girls with Kalashnikovs who saved Gaddafis life several times. During the assassination, they shielded him from gunfire and grenades. One died, two others were wounded. The bodyguards are with Gaddafi day and night. Each of them can handle several strong men. According to some sources, most of the girls are Cuban.

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