Muammar Qaddafi

January 5, 1989 - The Second Gulf Of Sidra Incident.

It wouldn't be the end of the Reagan Years without some good old Libyan saber-rattling. News on this day in January of 1989 (also a Thursday) was mostly about the U.S. downing of two Libyan Air Force MIG's in what became known as the "Second Gulf

McCain Declares Libyan Rebels His Latest "Heroes"

On Friday, Senator John McCain became the highest ranking American political figure to meet with the Libyan rebels. But while his declaration that "they are my heroes" doubtless was well received in by the anti-Qaddafi fighters in Benghazi,