Common ground has been reached between rebels and supporters of missing Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, with both sides agreeing that he is in need of a hiding.
A temporary ceasefire was called over the misunderstanding, with Gaddafi's supporters understood to have meant they wanted to provide the colonel with a hiding-place, and rebels wanting to whip the libyan leader. Hostilities recommenced when an understanding was reached between the sides.
Hidings are common in the Arab world.
Bin Laden: A Thorough Hiding
Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, underwent a very thorough hiding before he was captured and given a hiding. Bin Laden had been given a hiding by supporters in Pakistan. He was previously given a hiding by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and before that he was given a hiding in Sudan following exile from his native Saudi Arabia, where he would have been given a hiding if he stayed.
Bin laden was first given a hiding by the CIA during the Afghan-Soviet War. In the end he was given a hiding in the ocean for that.
Saddam: A Good Hiding
Former ruler of Iraq, the late Saddam Hussein, was given a hiding for eight months before he was given a hiding by US forces.
Now Gaddafi is thought to be being given a hiding. Rebels have called for his surrender and offered a reward. Gaddafi's whereabouts are unknown.
When asked what Gaddafi is thought to be hiding in, rebels said it was probably a hide-out.'He is hiding in a hide-out,' said a rebel spokesman. Rebels want Gaddafi to come out of the hide-out he is hiding in so that he can be given a hiding, along with those who are giving him a hiding who will be given a hiding for hiding him without giving him a hiding.
Hidings were common in Lybia under Gaddafi. Political opponents were given a hiding, sometimes by Gaddafi and sometimes by their supporters. Either way, they were given a hiding.
Whether Gaddafi is given a hiding remains to be seen. He may have fled the country.
It is not known what state would give Colonel Gaddafi a hiding, other than signatories to NATO.