Following the brutal lynching of Gaddafi by Libyan rebels, some in the corporate media and political establishment have claimed, that this proves that Gaddafi was a bad leader, hated by 'his own people'. But this bold-faced claim ignores reality and is childish. No leader, anywhere no matter how good he or she may be is loved or supported by everyone. In every country, there are people or groups of people, who for their own reasons and if the right conditions existed, would not hesitate to take the life of the leaders of their own country and many other people. Why do some senior political or corporate leaders have security details, if all 'their own people' love or support them? Let us imagine our own country. What if a foreign airforce had bombed our military and their equipment for months, destroying most of it and their equipment and there was chaos in the country. And our leaders lost their security details and had to protect themselves, and their was no police to call or protect anyone. How many American leaders, past and present, could survive for 24 hours on American streets, among fellow Americans or 'their own people'? Nato bombed Libya for about seven months destroying it's defence and security capabilities, paving the way for Libyan rebels or 'his own people', who couldn't fight and win by themselves, to capture and excute Gaddafi. The term 'his own people' can mean whatever you want it to mean. Any number of people, small or large can constitute 'his own people'. 'His own people' doesn't mean everyone! How many people does it take to kill one man or woman? How many of 'his own people' actually took part in the killing of Gaddafi? Did all Libyans or all 'his own people' participate in his death? Gaddafi resisted American and Nato agression for seven months. Who was fighting for him or with him? Didn't many of Gaddafi's 'own people' fight and die for him? Why would some of 'his own people fight and die for him, for that long, if all 'his own people' hated him? If the Libyan rebels, had popular support, they could have brought down the government by themselves. Many rebel groups have come to power by themselves, because the people were with them. Anyone can be killed by 'their own people'. Infact, most people are killed by 'their own people'. There is nothing new or unusual about it. In the past, some American leaders have been victims of assasinations or attempted assasinations by 'their own people'. Does this really mean that all 'their own people' hated them?