The Kabbalistic Potion that Saved Qaddaffi from Reagan's Attack
Kikar has an article that says that in the period before Reagan attacked Qaddaffi's compound in 1986, Rav Shimon Hayim Pinto, the current Chief Rabbi of Ashdod, gave Qaddaffi a potion for protection and success. Included in the potion was leftover Matzah from the Afikomen, pieces of Etrog, and oil from Hanukka candles - all stuffed into a tube.
The rav told this over in a Shabbat Hagadol Derasha this year in Kiryat Malachi. He said that he always carries a piece of Afikomen Matzah around with him as a Segula. He then explained that 25 years ago, a representative of the Lybian government asked him for an amulet for success to give to Qaddaffi. The rabbi first refused, saying that he doesn't deal with such things, but when pressed, he gave him this aforementioned vial of potion. The representative passed it on to the leader's subjects, who inspected it in a laboratory.
Weeks later, the representative returned to the rabbi, asking what was in the vial. After the rabbi described the formula to the representative, the information was passed on to Qaddaffi's [all-female] security detail.
The rabbi's students now say that it is this potion that Rav Pinto sent him which saved Qaddaffi from President Reagan's attack on his compound in 1986.