Before NATO invaded Libya, the media were trying to generate hatred for Colonel Gaddafi. One night while sitting in a WiFi cafe, I saw something on the news that got my attention. It was claimed that Gaddafi ordered some of his pilots burned alive after they refused his orders to bomb rebels.
My question is simple: Can you offer any details, particularly the date of the broadcast and the name of the channel or news affiliate that broadcast it?
A similar lie alleging that Iraqi troops removed babies from incubators was circulated before the invasion of Iraq. It is well documented by many sources online. However, a Google search doesn't reveal a single clear source that discusses the story about the Libya pilots who were allegedly burned alive. The story was broadcast on national TV, then fell off the map.
It's possible that this story is buried among the thousands of Google hits you get when typing in general terms like Libya + pilots + "burned alive." However, I've had no luck so far.
Anyway, do you know of any references to this story? If not, do you remember seeing this on the news? If so, would you remember any details, such as the approximate date or channel?