What the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know about the Libyan Leader
Civil Unrest in Libya. Allegedly the war was sparked by Libyan leader or as the press prefer, “dictator” Mumaar Gaddafi who is said to have murdered hundreds of civilians who were protesting against his government.
However the Media’s unbalanced coverage of the events and the startling lack of proof led many to question, what’s really going on in Libya?
Freedom Fighters – Muammar Gaddafi developed a close frienship with Nelson Mandela after supporting him and his ANC in their battle against apartheid in South Africa.
The common understanding of the situation in this country, is that the people of Libya have risen up against the injustice of Gaddafi’s regime and that NATO led by Britain, America and France are supporting the people in their battle for liberation.
However, deeper analysis of the situation shows that there is much more happening than the public are being made aware of.
Firstly who is Muammar Gaddafi? What kind of man is he? He has been demonised by the press and politicians such as Prime Minister David Cameron, who referred to him as a monster. However his history in Libya and across the African continent tells a different story. Gaddafi led a bloodless revolution and came to power in 1969, at which time Libya was one of the poorest countries in the world. There were 65,000 homeless families and a further 120,000 lived in shacks.
Within 5 years of his office, 110,000 homes were built and prior to the NATO bombings this year, there were no homeless people in the country. The standard of living in Libya under Gaddafi was the highest in the whole of Africa.
Libyan Citizens also received free education and health care (something which is not provided in the United States to this day) and interest free loans. Just 1/5th of the population was literate in 1969 but under Gaddafi’s leadership the literacy rate has risen to 83% and according to the CIA world fact book, the life expectancy of a Libyan citizen is 77 years which is just one fewer than the United States of America.
With the aim of ensuring that all Libyans have access to clean water he oversaw the development of the Great man made river; the world’s largest irrigation project which transfers water from un- derneath the dessert to various cities across the country.
His work has not been constrained to Libya either. While Britain and America ignored the injustice in South Africa due to their economic assets in the country, Gaddafi supported Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress party financially and militarily helping them to end the thirty six year racial segregation of the country.
For a number of years he has been pushing for a United States of Africa which would mean, “A single African military force, a single currency and a single passport for Africans to move freely around the continent”. Calls between African countries were previously extremely expensive since they had to go through European Satellites as Africa had no satellite of its own. The Europeans charged $500million a year to lease their satellites; the price of a brand new one.
Gaddafi helped put a stop to this exploitation by paying $400million toward the first African satellite that went up in 2007. Libya also put $70 billion in the African development bank, allowing African nations to borrow money without the crippling interest rates currently being charged by the West. At a huge rally in Harlem, New-York last month, Nation of Islam leader Minister Farrakhan ex- plained that Gaddafi’s drive and productivity in Africa are the reasons why he’s being attacked.
“Muammar Gaddafi is dangerous to western hegemony, he is dangerous to imperialists, he is dangerous to Western oligarchies that want to suck the resources of the world”
“He (Gaddafi) saw that Africa produced tremendous Iron ore, the iron ore would be shipped out of Africa to Europe. Europe would take the iron ore turn into to steel send back prod- ucts to Africa at exorbitant prices. Now Muammar Gaddafi says, Africa you’ve got to take the raw materials and make the products you desire, then put your product on the world market and keep the profit for Africa.”
“He’s so dangerous they (NATO) feel he must be destroyed”
The Minister explained that NATO have bombed The Great Man Made River and Libyan infrastructure to ensure the country will no longer be in a position to push the development of Africa, as their money will have to be spent rebuilding.
There have also been numerous reports that Gaddafi planned to introduce the Gold Dinar, a single African currency made from Gold and many believe that this is part of the reason for the hasty military action.
This currency would be used instead of the dollar in oil and resource trading, which would shift the balance of the world economy toward African and Middle Eastern
countries as wealth would be based on the amount of Gold a country has, not the trading price of the US Dollar.
“If Gaddafi had an intent to try to re-price his oil or whatever else the country was selling on the global market and accept something else as a currency or maybe launch a gold dinar currency, any move such as that would certainly not be welcomed by the power elite today, who are responsible for controlling the world’s central banks,” says Anthony Wile, founder and Chief Editor of the Daily Bell.
“So yes, that would certainly be something that would cause his immediate dismissal and the need for other reasons to be brought forward from moving from power”.
This has happened before.
In the year 2000, Sadaam Hussein announced that Oil would be traded in Euro’s rather Dollars and many believe that the sanctions and invasion (which is still in progress today) were desperate attempts by the American Government to prevent other OPEC members ( the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) from changing currency.
During his speech, Minister Farrakhan explained that the attack on Libya is in actuality an attempt to prevent Africa and consequently those of African descent from rising up;
“When Africa rises, when Africa shows the world what she can do and contribute to the onward movement of world civilization, When Africa takes her rightful place, all Africans in the diaspora, nearly 500million of us will rise in every society where we are. So the threat to Africa is a threat to every son and daughter of Africa wherever they may be found on the planet”
These are the kind of truths the public have not been made aware of. Through the media we have heard countless stories of the injustice in Libya brought about by Gaddafi, causing many to vilify him. Vicious and unproven accusations such as mass murder and rape have been heavily publicised in the media to to justify the west’s military action.
However the facts concerning Gaddafi’s decades of hard work in rebuilding Libya and the African continent have been completely neglected. I t has become increasingly clear that the mainstream media cannot be trusted or relied upon as they have their own agenda. So before we can judge anyone or any situation on home soil or foreign territory, we must start researching for ourselves.