sábado, 21 de abril de 2012


They would have ruled the entire nation with irons fist and created an era of tyranny, which befell a deathblow to the human race, but these rulers at the end were found in places unknown, cooped up in hideouts right under the common mans nose or in enclosures at the heart of the city but under veils that remain anonymous to the world outside.

The secret operations to capture would have involved tracking the whereabouts of these infamous rulers for months or even years after they are on the run and deploying innumerable military operations to have them captured, but did you know that for some of the tyrants death came calling in a very disgraceful manner, either with shower of bullets or being poisoned in the hideouts they had built for themselves from angst of public or the jaws of government justice.

So here is a rundown of the hideouts of four most dreaded tormentors, mankind has known in the recent history.

They would have ruled the entire nation with irons fist and created an era of tyranny, which befell a deathblow to the human race, but these rulers at the end were found in places unknown, cooped up in hideouts right under the common mans nose or in enclosures at the heart of the city but under veils that remain anonymous to the world outside.

The secret operations to capture would have involved tracking the whereabouts of these infamous rulers for months or even years after they are on the run and deploying innumerable military operations to have them captured, but did you know that for some of the tyrants death came calling in a very disgraceful manner, either with shower of bullets or being poisoned in the hideouts they had built for themselves from angst of public or the jaws of government justice.

So here is a rundown of the hideouts of four most dreaded tormentors, mankind has known in the recent history.

Adolf Hitler

Wolf’s Lair (Wolfsschanze)

Who Was He: Remembered less as the decorated veteran of World War1 and more as the dictator of Nazi Germany, Hitler eliminated all powers to rule as sole leader of Germany and became infamously famous for fanatical nationalism and deep hatred of the Jews. The concentration and extermination camps termed as ‘Factories for murdering Jews’ wiped away a large part of the Jewish community.

His Hideout:The Wolf’s Lair, was Hitler's main headquarters between 1941 and 1944. Hitler’s henchmen built this huge bombproof bunker which could hold up to 2,000 members of staff and security personal.

This bunker had multiple quarters including a casino and cinema located in the central part of the compound. It is said that this bunker was so sophisticatedly built that it had its own electric power generator, railway station and an air strip. Although retreating German forces blew up and destroyed most of the bunkers in November 1944, their shattered shells and remains in Poland became tourist attraction, drawing up to 200,000 visitors a year.


How he was killed:Hitler attempted "Pistol-and-Poison Method" of combining a dose of cyanide with a gunshot to the head and killed himself on April 30, 1945 just days before Germany accepted defeat and surrendered unconditionally.Hitler killed his dogs before he committed suicide with his mistress Eva Braun to avoid capture by the Red Army, and their corpses were later burnt.

Mummar Gaddafi

Bunkers under children’s playground and The Drainage Hideout

Who Was He

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was a dictator for imperialists who wanted to capture Libya and was branded as a tyrant and terrorist. He styled himself as the ‘Leader of Revolution’ and ruled Libya for 41 years prior to the civil war which made him the fourth-longest-serving non-royal leader since 1900, as well as longest-serving Arab leader.

He deployed some of the gory purification laws which were put into effect in 1994 like punishing theft by the amputation of limbs, and fornication and adultery by flogging. In the 1980s, Gaddafi had acquired chemical weapons, leading to some calling Libya under Gaddafi a pariah state.

Hi Hideout:

Bunker in Tripoli: Gaddhafi had built a command bunker in his capital, Tripoli below children’s playground and sometimes used kids playing above as human shields. This Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli has miles of hallways and bunkers built below ground. All the rooms in the bunker are air-conditioned and the network is so extensive that it is reported as “where it all leads, no one knows."

Drainage near Sirte: Moments before Gaddhafi was humiliated and shot near his home town of Sirte, he was caught hiding in like 'rat’ in a drain. He had taken refuge in the drain while fleeing from rebel fighters pursuing them on foot. When caught, Gaddhafi was found with a golden gun in his hand holed inside the drainage from where he was pulled.

How He was killed:

It was a cold blooded murder at the hands of rebel fighters who pulled him out of the drainage hole and shot the already wounded fugitive until he bled to death.

Saddam Hussain

Spider Hole Hideout

Who was He

Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with a brutal hand and used fear, terror to stay in power as President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003 when US troops attacked Iraq and Saddam fled Baghdad.

His Hideout

Located in a small town named Al-Dawr, this spider hole hideout of Saddam Hussein was a hole with a depth of 6 to 8 ft. (2 to 2.5 m) that was wide enough for him to lie down in. Two AK-47s, a pistol and $750,000 worth in $100 bills were found in the hide out which was barely six-foot long chamber in which a man could lie down or crouch.

How was he killed:

Saddam was captured after a prolonged investigation in which intelligence officers questioned bodyguards and lower rungs of the family members close to the overthrown leader. Saddam Husain was pulled from the shallow spider hole hideout. He was accused for multiple heinous crimes committed over the period of time and was tried in Baghdad for crimes against humanity during his 23-year rule. Found guilty in November 2006 Saddam was hanged till death the following month.

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