While the world celebrated Gaddafi’s downfall and removal, the response by many that saw through the Western media’s propaganda about Gaddafi was somewhat muted, even whilst acknowledging the man’s deep flaws.. The question remains though, was Gaddafi bad?
It’s hard to believe now, but Libya in the 1950s and early 60s was pro-Western, and the Western media absolutely loved it. Then Gaddafi seized power in 1969, shut the American and British bases and partly nationalised the foreign oil and commercial interests.
He then made a point of praising and supporting anyone the Americans and Brits didn’t approve of: the Japanese Red army, the IRA, Palestinian groups, Idi Amin, the Soviet Union, and so on. American and British media reacted by demonising and ridiculing Gaddafi every chance it got, and helped people in the West form their opinions of him as this camel-riding lunatic in the desert.
Sadly for Gaddafi his downfall was simply down to the fact he wouldn’t play ball and sell his oil in dollars, and he said no to a Central Bank, that just simply would not do, so he had to go as far as the American government were concerned…
Gaddafi’s “evil” policies… Was Gaddafi bad?
1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.
2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.
3. Home considered a human right in Libya – Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has
died while him, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent.
4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.
5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans are literate. Today the figure is 83%.
6. Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they would receive farming land, a farming house, equipment, seeds and livestock to kick- start their farms – all for free.
7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it – not only free but they get US $2, 300/mth accommodation and car allowance.
8. In Libyan, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price.
9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0. 14 per liter.
10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – now frozen globally.
11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until employment is found.
12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US $5 ,000
14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15
15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree
16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man-Made River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country.
If Gaddafi had succeeded in creating an African Union backed by Libya’s currency and gold reserves, France, still the predominant economic power in most of its former Central African colonies, would be the chief loser. …
Obama moved swiftly to support French plans to frustrate Gaddafi’s African initiative with his unilateral declaration of a national emergency in order to freeze [steal] all of the Bank of Libya’s $30 billion of funds to which America had access. It’s pretty clear the motivation to overthrow Gaddafi was economic.
It’s really quite scary that leaders of governments in the USA and UK who have killed thousands of people, invaded countries for reasons that have since turned out to be false, have not been charged for war crimes? How can they get away with it?
What we see in Syria now to combat ISIS is identical to the military intervention in Libya, this is just smoke and mirrors to hide the fact the real reason is to overthrow Assad than combat ISIS which many believe was created by the CIA, but why?
Well….. Can you handle the truth?
This is the first time Russia and the US has been bombing the SAME country since WW2, and the reasons are largely the same when one looks beneath the rhetoric: influencing areas of strategic importance, and resources- as is the real reason for nearly every conflict. Syria just happens to be in a very strategic position.
You see, this coalition between the US, NATO, Qatar and Saudi Arabia arises just as the Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline was being discussed; the pipeline would have eventually reached Europe, and allowed Europe to diversify its reserves away from Russia- reducing Russia’s influence on Europe and allowing the US to fill the void. Another pipeline to Europe ALSO depending on Syria’s cooperation was the Qatar-Turkey pipeline.
Assad refused to allow the Turkish-Qatar pipeline through his borders, ‘to protect the interests of [his] Russian ally, which is Europe’s top supplier of natural gas.’” Turkey and Saudi Arabia get pissed, and fund “rebels” (ISIS). Putin has finally remembered this friendship, as well as his country’s monopoly on the European market, and sends jets to bomb the “rebels”… and so the rest, as they say, is history.
Was Gaddafi bad? Let us know what you think…