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.