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Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You To Know

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What do you think of when you hear the name Colonel Gaddafi? Tyrant? Dictator? Terrorist? Well, a national citizen of Libya may disagree but we want you to decide.

For 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa.

So despite what you’ve heard on the radio, seen in the media or on the TV, Gaddafi did some powerful things that are not characteristic of a “vicious dictator” as portrayed by the western media.

1. In Libya a home is considered a natural human right

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In Gaddafi’s Green Book it states: ”The house is a basic need of both the individual and the family, therefore it should not be owned by others”. Gaddafi’s Green Book is the formal leader’s political philosophy, it was first published in 1975 and was intended reading for all Libyans even being included in the national curriculum.

2. Education and medical treatment were all free

Under Gaddafi, Libya could boast one of the best healthcare services in the Middle East and Africa.  Also if a Libyan citizen could not access the desired educational course or correct medical treatment in Libya they were funded to go abroad.

3. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project

The largest irrigation system in the world also known as the great manmade river was designed to make water readily available to all Libyan’s across the entire country. It was funded by the Gaddafi government and it said that Gaddafi himself called it ”the eighth wonder of the world”.

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4. It was free to start a farming business

If any Libyan wanted to start a farm they were given a house, farm land and live stock and seeds all free of charge.

When a Libyan woman gave birth she was given 5000 (US dollars) for herself and the child.

6. Electricity was free

Electricity was free in Libya meaning absolutely no electric bills!

7.  Cheap petrol

During Gaddafi’s reign the price of petrol in Libya was as low as 0.14 (US dollars) per litre.

8. Gaddafi raised the level of education

Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. This figure was brought up to 87% with 25% earning university degrees.

9. Libya had It’s own state bank

Libya had its own State bank, which provided loans to citizens at zero percent interest by law and they had no external debt.

10. The gold dinar

Before the fall of Tripoli and his untimely demise, Gaddafi was trying to introduce a single African currency linked to gold. Following in the foot steps of the late great pioneer Marcus Garvey who first coined the term ”United States of Africa”. Gaddafi wanted to introduce and only trade in the African gold Dinar  – a move which would have thrown the world economy into chaos.

The Dinar was widely opposed by the ‘elite’ of today’s society and who could blame them. African nations would have finally had the power to bring itself out of debt and poverty and only trade in this precious commodity. They would have been able to finally say ‘no’ to external exploitation and charge whatever they felt suitable for precious resources. It has been said that the gold Dinar was the real reason for the NATO led rebellion, in a bid to oust the outspoken leader.

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Comment by El-Bull on June 1, 2016 at 6:28pm

Pearl Green ---FIRST OFF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM---WE DON'T USE THE TERM NEGRO, SECONDLY,M THE USA INVADED THE COUNTRY SO HOW WERE WE/THEY TO STOP THEM WHEN WE/THEY ARE NOT WARLIKE LIKE THE NEANDERTHAL WHITES---IT'S NOT A POINT OF ALLOWING IT'S A POINT OF A SCRIP TEHY HAVE LONG AGO WRITTEN OF WHICH QADDAFI BOUGHT INTO  AS A FRIEND OF THE WEST WHO TURNED AGAINST HIM BECAUSE HE WOKE UP TO THEIR AGENDA OF WORLD DOMINATION WHICH IS NO DIFFERENT FROM THE NAZI AGENDA OF THE SAME

Comment by Pearl Green on May 31, 2016 at 11:40pm

Fuckry, Negroes knew then what they know now.   Negroes let their leader be murdered like a wild animal the middle of the street.   Negroes will continue to allow their true leaders to be murdered and paraded in the street; because, niggers are cowards.   My Brother is dead f*** all of your comments, all of them.

Comment by conscious1 on April 27, 2016 at 4:31pm

His whole country to turn against him @Cheryl?  Don't believe all what you see on television.  TV technology can allow 10 men to appear as a crowd of people.  History also shows that rebels are BOUGHT and are more concerned with assuming power after Gaddafi was eradicated. 

@Cheryl, don't act like you don't already know how the US usually provide guns to one faction in order to eliminate/overthrow a government that does not support U.S. interest.  Gaddafi was definitely not supporting US interest and was more concerned with elevating the state of his own country and countrymen/women.

Comment by cheryl on April 26, 2016 at 10:02pm

Then what did he do that made it so easy for his whole country to turn against him?

Comment by Ab Gai on April 26, 2016 at 9:45pm
I grew up watching international news, that all we got honestly back home, so I knew all of this. It was so confusing coming to America and watching "American news" that I became confused. The reported news was so different; international news tell me the sky is blue but the American was trying to convince me that the sky is green and purple. So I learnt to look at the American news like reality tv; i.e. it is scripted "reality" that's not based on reality.
Comment by Kiwieez on April 26, 2016 at 1:49pm

We all know NOW...why they killed him.....if we only knew then....

Comment by GospelPan on April 25, 2016 at 5:20pm

@conscious1, well said....Gaddafi wasn't the monster the media made him out to be, it's clear the American government wanted him dead and other nations that would have been impacted by a United States of Africa.

Comment by conscious1 on April 25, 2016 at 2:25pm

And it's all TRUTH.  The media, @GospelPan?  This is why you can't trust the American government, which orchestrated the killing of Gaddafi.  Like me, Gaddafi understood the importance of a United States of Africa.  It's unfortunate that many African Americans/Caribbeans don't understand its importance, but will kill to be a part of their master's colony.

Comment by GospelPan on April 25, 2016 at 12:10pm
The truth is finally out...this is why we can't trust the American media if you want the truth.

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