Libyan Free Press – EDITORIAL STATEMENT – OCTOBER (2015), marks the four-year anniversary of the disappearance of Libya’s leader, Muammar Gadaffi, and the decline into chaos of one of Africa’s greatest nations.
The position of this network is (and always was) that brother Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, born the 7 June 1942, never physically died: he is alive. He will live forever in the hearts of millions of people in Libya, in Africa and in the whole world, and will remain forever the worst nightmare for Libya’s enemies, that one after the other will be overwhelmed by their evil actions, and by themselves and between themselves each other they will be eliminated and eternally damned.
Libya was burnt, its countrymen were decimated and their land was ravaged, while we were made to think that people who were long deprived of their freedom, were finally liberated from the bigotry of ‘Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gadaffi’. Yet again we were fed with lies and this time it was so massive and aptly overseen, that it engulfed the entire world.
Governments of America and United Kingdom together with their colonialist instincts and all other NATO members, hid behind the veil of the United Nations and rampantly devoured a helpless country to serve their petty purpose. People in the rest of the world remained unaware of the real reasons behind this intervention and were rather encouraging to bring the so called dictatorship to end, as of those who spoke against it, their voices fell upon deaf ears.
Global ignorant media was successful in providing a cover to these savages and made them look like the saviour of all humanity. Libya’s determination to move forward on the path of growth, prosper in challenging geographical conditions, going debt-free by using its own oil-resources by the people for the people, without kneeling to the western powers, finally brought this doom on its doorsteps, proving that an essential check will always ponder over every thriving nation as to see if it is serving and benefiting its illegitimate father countries in the west.
The Crime against this great country, who vowed to unite the whole of Africa, is the greatest crime of the 21st century, where a developing nation in its truest sense was destroyed, where people’s direct democracy that prevailed despite many dissimilarities among them, was overthrown to establish a colonial rule, where its greatest leader after independence Muammar Gadaffi was inhumanly tortured and then brutally murdered by cowards.
Libya Under Gadaffi
Much has been said about Muammar Gadaffi, whether lies or truth we may never know but there are certain facts and changes that happened in Libya under his rule and it’s very essential that we must know about them. As it is the best way to judge anybody is to see what he did when he was in power:
• Before he overthrew the previous monarchy, of King Idris, leading a bloodless coup, the literacy rate in Libya was 25% which under him went up to 87%. As of today 25% of Libyan’s have a university degree and 15% have advanced degrees.
• Education and medical treatments were free in Libya. If Libyans were not able to find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funded them to go abroad and also provided $2,300/month accommodation.
• Electricity was provided free to all its citizens.
• Housing was considered a human right in Libya and Gadaffi vowed that his parents would not get a house until every Libyan had his own home.
• Banks in Libya were state owned and loan was given to its citizens at 0% interest rate by law.
• Libya had no external debt and its reserves amounted to $150 billion which is now frozen globally.
• Gadaffi 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. It cost around $27billion.
• A portion of Libyan oil sale was credited directly to the bank account of all Libyan citizens.
• If a Libyan was unable to get employment after graduation the state gave him/her a salary until an employment was found.
• Should any Libyan want to take up a farming career, they used to receive farming land, a farming house, equipment, seeds and livestock to kick-start their farms, all for free.
• All newly-weds in Libya received around $50,000 by the government to buy their own apartment, so to help start a family.
• A mother who gave birth to a child received $5,000.
• 40 loaves of bread in Libya cost $0.15.
• If a person bought (there is no word ‘buys’) a new car in Libya, government subsidised 50% of the price.
• The profit on oil belonged to the people and not to Rothschild’s BP and Rockefeller’s Standard Oil.
• Richest in Africa with the highest living standard and at one time – GDP per capita $11,314 higher than Japan, Libya was known as the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East’.
• Women in Libya had equal rights, not only in mere theory, but also in practice. However, under the Shariah-Law-based ‘Transitional National Council’ this has changed quickly now.
• Libyans had a direct participatory democracy based on People’s Conference that put other so called ‘democracies’ to shame.
• Being an Islamic country Libya was the only one in North Africa and the whole world where fundamentalist and radicals were not accepted at all.
• Gadaffi planned to introduce a single African currency made from gold, which would have eradicated the US$ and Euro as trade currencies for Africa, in consequence freeing them from the bullies like Rothschild.
Far from being authentic, the so-called revolution uprising in Libya comprised of Al Qaeda led armed rebels backed by NATO forces. Libyan people who supposedly led the revolution against their present regime were on the contrary against the rebels and the presence of NATO in their country.
It all started when a prison filled with pro-al-Qaeda fundamentalists was usurped and they were all set loose with arms. Gadaffi, who himself had been closely working with the west to suppress Al Qaeda, was toppled and mercilessly killed by the same organisation that brought war on the soil of America in 2001, and believe it or not, it was from the support of America. In short US armed Al Qaeda to overthrow Libya’s Gadaffi.
While every true Libyan supported Gadaffi and they proved it on July 2011, when 1.7 million Libyan’s (95% of the population of Tripoli and one third of the population of Libya) gathered in Tripoli in favour of revolution against the Al Qaeda rebels and NATO intervention in their country.
And even after the full-fledged war was declared on the civilians, they still came and crowded streets of Benghazi, Sabha, Al-Ajaylat, Zilten, Zawiyah, AL-Aziziya, Sirte, Al-Khums, Zaltan, Tarhuna, Bani Walid. Well, you should not go with my word and take a plunge on internet and you shall find the truth.
(Try avoiding the western media, you probably have seen it already).
Last Statement From Colonel Muammar Gadaffi
‘FOR 40 years, or was it longer, I can’t remember, I did all I could to give people houses, hospitals, schools, and when they were hungry, I gave them food. I even made Benghazi into farmland from the desert, I stood up to attacks from that cowboy Reagan, when he killed my adopted orphaned daughter, he was trying to kill me, instead he killed that poor innocent child, then I helped my brothers and sisters from Africa with money for the African Union, did all I could to help people understand the concept of real democracy, where people’s committees ran our country.
But that was never enough, as some told me, even people who had 10 room homes, new suits and furniture, were never satisfied, as selfish as they were they wanted more, and they told Americans and other visitors, they needed “democracy,” and “freedom,” never realising it was a cut-throat system, where the biggest dog eats the rest.
‘But they were enchanted with those words, never realising that in America, there was no free medicine, no free hospitals, no free housing, no free education and no free food, except when people had to beg or go to long lines to get soup.
‘No matter what I did, it was never enough for some, but for others, they knew I was the son of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the only true Arab and Muslim leader we’ve had since Salah’ a’ Deen, when he claimed the Suez Canal for his people, as I claimed Libya, for my people.
‘It was his footsteps I tried to follow, to keep my people free from colonial domination – from thieves who would steal from us – now, I am under attack by the biggest force in military history, my little African son, Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country, to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American style thievery, called “capitalism”.
‘But all of us in the Third World know what that means, it means corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer, so, there is no alternative for me, I must make my stand, and if Allah wishes, I shall die by following his path.
‘This is the path that has made our country rich with farmland, with food and health, and even allowed us to help our African and Arab brothers and sisters to work here with us, in the Libyan Jammohouriyah.
‘I do not wish to die, but if it comes to that, to save this land, my people, all the thousands who are my children, then so be it. Let this testament be my voice to the world, that I stood up to crusader attacks of NATO, stood up to cruelty, stood up to betrayal, stood up to the West and its colonialist ambitions, and that I stood with my African brothers, my true Arab and Muslim brothers, as a beacon of light.
‘When others were building castles, I lived in a modest house, and in a tent, I never forgot my youth in Sirte, I did not spend our national treasury foolishly, and like Salah’a’deen, our great Muslim leader, who rescued Jerusalem for Islam, I took little for myself…
‘In the West, some have called me “mad,” “crazy,” but they know the truth but continue to lie, they know that our land is independent and free, not in the colonial grip, that my vision, my path is, and has been, clear and for my people and that I will fight to my last breath to keep us free, may Allah almighty help us to remain faithful and free.’
Colonel Muammar Gadaffi