As Rachel described tonight, a lot has gone into try to translate Moammar Gadhafi’s name from its native spelling to Latin/English letters. The Atlantic has some of those details and makes the best case so far that the spelling should be “Gathafi” based on a glimpse of a passport in a video. This video.
I was curious if I could catch the same glimpe. Here’s my grab of :15 in the video, with contrast boosted and some of the color saturation removed:
I think I’d actually prefer the mystery not be solved because the Wikipedia diagram of the possible spellings is such a thing of beauty: