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The Legacy of Muammar Al-Gaddafi

The late Libyan leader Muammar Al-Gadhafi’s 42 years legeacy can be outlined coulorfully. Some have depicted him as a brutal dictator, especially by western media outlets. Because he -in recent times – criticised leaders of oil rich gulf countries, the media in those countries as well some media outlets of other countries that managed to oust their leaders, keep describing col Gadhafi in the worst imaginable ways. But if you really look at who he managed to oust in 1969 without any bloodshed (unlike NTC who ousted him) and the contrasting situations before and after he came power, then you would start to have – at least – some positive thoughts about him.

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Gadhafi toppled king Idris in a bloodless coup in 1969

Media is a strong tool that can influence peoples’ minds. Easily when one-sided in covering a situation, the positives – often – are ignored. The same thing happened with the coverage of Libya and gadhafi. Rarely we hear world media talking about the achievements Col gadhafi and the accusations leveleld against him often don’t add up.

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Gadhafi throughout the years

First let’s look at his family. He married twice. His first son Muhammad, 41 (born in 1970 ) was the only child from his first wife Fatiha Al-Nuri. He graduated with a PhD in Engineering and Management from Liverpool University in 2006. Muammar Al-Gadhafi fathered six sons (Saif Al-Islam, 39 (born on 25 June, 1972), Al-Saadi,  38 (born on 25 May 1973), Hannibal, 36 (born on 20 September 1975), Mutassin, (born on 1 january 1977)- died aged 34 on 20 October 2011, , Saif Al-Arab, (born in 1982) – died aged 29 on 30 April 2011 and Khamis, (born on 27 May 1983) – reported that he died aged 28 on 29 August 2011 and one daughter (Aisha,  34 (born in 1976) with his second wife Safia farkash. Hi sadpted daughter Hana was killed durign teh US bombing of Tripoli in 1986. Status of his adopted son Milad is unknown.

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Gadhafi’s second wife Safia Farkash

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From left to right: Mohamed, Saif Al-Islam, Al-Saadi, Hannibal, Mutassim


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Saif Al-Arab Qadhafi


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Khamis Gadhafi (left) shaking hands with the Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika


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Aisha Gadhafi

Second, lets look at his rise to the leader of Libya. In his youth, Muammar Gaddafi was an admirer of Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. He first hatched plans to topple Libya’s monarchy as a young soldier. A charismatic figure, he received army training in the UK before returning to Libya to overthrow King Idris in a bloodless coup on 1 September 1969.

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Gaddafi was a huge admirer of Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser, who led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952

He developed his political philosophy known as the Green Book and took on foreign oil interests in Libya. He also played a key role in the Middle East oil crisis of 1973-74 and fostered links with fellow African and other regional leaders. His attempts to represent pan-African interests were not ultimately successful.

Col Gaddafi’s courting of militant groups, including the Irish Republican Army and the Palestine Liberation Organisation earned him the “mad dog” label from US President Ronald Reagan. The US responded to Libya’s alleged involvement in a terror attack in Europe with air strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi. Col Gaddafi’s adopted daughter Hana was killed in the as a result of bombing along with 100 Libyans.

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A monument of 1986 mombing by USA

The bombing of Pan-Am flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie was the next significant escalation in tensions. Libya was blamed for causing the deaths of 270 people in the air and on the ground, the worst single act of terrorism ever witnessed in the UK. Col Gaddafi’s initial refusal to hand over the two Libyan suspects to be tried resulted in a protracted period of negotiations and UN sanctions.

In 1999, two Libyans were handed over and tried in a Scottish court for the Lockerbie bombing, one was found guilty. The resolution of the case, along with Col Gaddafi’s subsequent admission and renunciation of a covert nuclear and chemical weapons programme, paved the way for a significant warming of relations between Tripoli and Western powers. With international sanctions lifted, Tripoli was back on the international political itinerary, allowing British Prime Minister Tony Blair, among other leading figures, to drop in at Col Gaddafi’s famously luxurious Bedouin tent erected in his palace grounds. Mr Blair visited in 2004 and again in 2007.

Inspired by events in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt and sparked by the arrest of a Libyan human rights campaigner, protests against Col Gaddafi’s four-decade rule began in February. Starting in the east, where he staged his coup more than 40 years earlier, they spread across the country. Col Gaddafi remained uncompromising and vowed to crush the rebellion. However, this was more than peaceful civilians protesting (despite NATO claims that their air campaign was to protect civilians). It was an aramed rebelion supported by NATO and Western countries along with some Gulf countries like Qatar and UAE. NATO gave full air backing for Libyan rebels. That was – perhaps – the reason the rebels succeeded in austing Col gadhafi from power. He was brutally killed bu rebel forces who captured hin on 20 October 2011 in Sirt, Libya, his home town and birthplace.

Those were some of the events the world noticed of him. However, when we look at his achievements and policies, the picture is much more colourful indeed.

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, equipments, 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.

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Libya’s Great Man-Made River Project


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Libya’s Great Man Made River


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one of the reservoirs of the great man made river

“The Truth About Libya, gaddafi, and the illuminati” is a four part documentary produned by RT News Channel of Russia shows the truth about Libya, Gaddafi, and the illuminati’s plans. This is why they attacked Gaddafi with all the lies, propaganda, and why the NWO has to shut Gaddafi down for good! Because he was a threat to them.

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