Muammar Gaddafi Amazonian Guard: 'Entourage of Deadly Virgins'
Amazonian Guard: Moammar Gadhafi's Personal Virgin Bodyguards (Video)
Muammar Gaddafi's closest bodyguards are women. The Libyan dictator retains between 30 and 40 female guards, who are supposedly virgins. They are all trained killers and hand-picked by Gaddafi, whom they guard 24/7.
The Amazonian Guard is not a myth: the uniformed women are quite real, and are photographed all the time with Gaddafi, especially when he travels. Gaddafi is definitely happy to have the Amazonian Guard at the moment: units of his army are defecting, the rest of the world is accusing him of genocide, and Libyans from all walks of life are calling for an end to his four-decade rule.
We know that Muammar Gaddaffi (sometimes spelled "Moammar Gadhafi") has a thing for groups of women: the Libyan leader hosted a party in Rome in 2009, where he hired around 200 young women, whom he tried to convert to Islam. One Flickr user saw a photo of the Amazonian Guard at a museum in Tripoli. Another snuck a clandestine photo of a poster celebrating Gaddafi's female bodyguards.
His personal unit of female guards clad in blue camouflage uniforms, who will protect him around the clock, are trained killers.
Gaddafi's insistence on selecting female bodyguards apparently stems from the belief that women possess a sort of sixth sense that allows them to sense danger. That, or he's a fan of the Roger Moore-era James Bond films.