‘Muammar Gaddafi’ – A Great Nationalist, Hero or A Tyrant? [1 of 3 ]

Gaddafi was right or wrong, can be judged by the forces of aggression i.e. America, NATO and UN themselves had they had conscience?
In Gaddffi’s Libya, there had been no electricity bills to be paid by Libyans; supply of electricity had been free for all its citizens. No interest on loans, banks in Libya being state-owned gave loans to all Libyans at 0% interest by law. Provision of home to every Libyan wass considered a human right – Gaddafi vowed once that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home.
Gaddafi’s father died in the meanwhile, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent. Then all newlyweds in Libya received $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment to help start up the family.
Education and medical treatments were free too in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is 83%.
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A MAN OF MASSES

OR ACCORDING TO IMPERIALISTS’ JARGON A DICTATOR!

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by Dirgha Raj Prasai (Nepal)

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Late     Muammar Gaddafi was a great nationalist and a Hero. During his 42 years long regime he never surrendered to the foreign forces, which is why in the eyes of these forces, the imperialists of today, he was a dictator.

 The late Libyan leader could have been orthodox in his views as a religious-Muslim. May be, he indulged in luxuries, agreed he was by temperament a furious persona, BUT HIS was the person who provided every need to his people, his fellow Libyans.

The creators as well as the destroyers, both are always remembered in history. The creators become immortal and a subject of worship, while destroyers become a symbol of hatred.

The great mistake the US, NATO and the UN made was to intervene in Libya’s internal affairs. The result of killing the ‘dictator’ Gaddafi  in his own country, in his own home town is no good message to the world. The path for creator of any nation can never be obstructed. The creator creates the history, and the society is a mirror of that nation. Hence Gaddafi’s murder by foreign forces, NATO and the UN cannot be condoned either on moral or on legal grounds. Independent observers, be they in Libya or elsewhere cannot but condemn this atrocious act. These international forces ought to have reformed themselves, and for sake of peace and norms of a civilized behavior in international relations avoided the aggression.

Gaddafi was right or wrong, can be judged by the forces of aggression i.e. America, NATO and UN themselves had they had conscience? In Gaddafi’s Libya, there had been no electricity bills to be paid by Libyans; supply of electricity has been free for all its citizens. No interest on loans, banks in Libya being state-owned gave loans to all Libyans at 0% interest by law. Provision of home to every Libyan is considered a human right – Gaddafi  vowed once that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father died in the meanwhile, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent.

Then all newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment to help start up the family.

Education and medical treatments are free too in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is 83%.

Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they receive farming land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and livestock to kick start their farms – all for free.

Those Libyans who could not find education or medical facilities they needed in Libya, the government would fund them to go abroad for it – not only free but they get US $2, 300/- per month accommodation and car allowance.

If a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price. The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 per liter.  Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – now frozen globally. If a Libyan was 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. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.

A mother who gave birth to a child received US $5,000.

25% of Libyans have a university degree.

To make water readily available throughout the desert country, Gaddafi carried out world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man-Made River project, so, Gaddafi will always be known as a tall standing Libyan nationalist, a hero who became immortal in the history of the nationalists around the world.

Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi’s  42 year leadership prior to the uprising made him the fourth longest-serving non-royal leader since 1900, as well as the longest-serving Arab leader. He variously styled himself as “the Brother Leader” and “Guide of the Revolution”. In 2008, a meeting of all traditional African rulers gathered to bestow on him the title “King of Kings”.

After seizing power in 1969, Gaddafi abolished the Libyan Constitution of 1951. He established laws based on the political ideology he had formulated, called the Third International Theory and published in The Green Book.After establishing the jamahiriya (“state of the masses“) system in 1977, he officially stepped down from power and had since then held a largely symbolic role within the country’s governance.

Rising oil prices and extraction in Libya led to increasing revenues. By exporting as much oil per capita as Saudi Arabia and through various welfare programs, Libya achieved the highest living standards in Africa; though not as high as several similarly oil-rich Gulf countries, and  Libya remained debt-free during his rule.

The media in the west propped by multinational giants, the major banks and the US, accused Gaddafi and his relatives of taking over much of Libyan economy because Gaddafi’s system of real welfare for the Libyan masses did not fit in the frame work of the big money lending Banks and their interest based banking mechanisms in which these modern day shylocks always benefit at the expense of the masses.

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