Who was Gaddafi? How did he benefit Libya? What was the view of the western population on Gaddafi’s deeds? Let’s look at the few facts we won’t see in the media.
Muammar Gaddafi, a soldier with the rank of colonel, was the leader of the Great Revolution and the ruler of Libya from 1969 to 2011. He was also one of the longest ruling leaders in the world.
During his 41-year long presence in Libya, Gaddafi did truly beneficial things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite, strengthen and improve Africa. He described his political philosophy in Green Book.
Education, Health Care and Social System
Libya provided one of the best healthcare services in the Middle East and Africa. If needed, and the Libyan citizen had no access to the required education or proper health care, the government paid him the cost of meeting those needs abroad. The number of literate people increased from 25% to 87%. One of his main and basic thoughts was that the house is a basic need for the individual and the family, therefore it should not be owned by others. Each Libyan woman was given 5000 US dollars for herself and her new born baby. Novice famers were given a house, farm land, livestock and seeds. Electricity was absolutely free of charge in Libya and the price of petrol was 0.14 US dollars per liter.
Other Gaddafi’s Projects
The worldwide largest irrigation project, the great ‘manmade river’, was designed in such a way that water is easily accessible to all Libyans across the country. Gaddafi called that the eighth wonder of the world.
Libya had its own State bank, which provided loans to citizens at zero percent interest by law and they had no external debt. Gaddafi was trying to introduce and only trade a single African currency – gold Dinar. African nations would have finally had the power to bring itself out of debt and poverty and only trade in this precious commodity. This project could not be completed. This step would have thrown the world economy into chaos. 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.
How the Western World Looks at Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi is considered a dictator and terrorist. He was prosecuted by the International Criminal Court for charges of committing crimes against humanity. It does not change the fact that he contributed to the development of Libya. Libyans would probably disagree with the western world elite opinions.
Credits: Collectively Conscious, Urban Times, whydontyoutrythis.com/2017/04/10-things-about-gaddafi-libya-they-dont-want-you-know.html
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