Is Muammar Gaddafi really a nice guy

A recent State Journal Register Letter to the Editor seems to portray Muammar Gaddafi as a really nice guy and a victim. All of us are being misled – it’s really Britain & the United States who are the mass murdering terrorist. Gadhafi is the one who saved the people from these imperialist destroyers. The letter writer would have you believe Gadhafi is some mythical savior who has done nothing but good for the people of Libya.

There is truth in the fact that Britain & the United States together have manipulated governments behind the scenes for decades. In many cases this hasn’t produced the desired effect. Libya is one example how trying to influence a political situation went wrong. Unfortunately there are countless similar stories throughout recent history.

I would agree with the letter writer that news media have glanced over these facts. No matter what country you live in news organizations all have an agenda – no matter how many times those sources claim to be unbiased and following a code of ethics. I can’t think of any traditional or non-traditional media that are honest about having an agenda.

The letter writer for someone who wants all the facts and truths known – sure seemed to ignore both. Solid evidence exist in regards to Muammar Gaddafi’s support of terrorist organizations, oppressing murdering Libyan citizens and depending on whose version of events you choose – support of an American gang.

I guess some people might argue since education is free and mandatory up to a certain age that Gaddafi is a great guy. Of course those citizens don’t have the freedom to speak their mind and say what they want. It’s pretty much a given that the doctrine of the dictator is taught and hammered into the school children’s heads. Literacy rates are listed as the highest in North Africa. Medical care is free for Libyans. I have no information on the quality of this free health care. Providing homes for everyone is a task that hasn’t been accomplished but was promised.

Unemployment rates are reported to be the highest in the region. Oil wealth hasn’t filtered down to everyone. Once again we have a country where the population got told what they wanted to hear only to have a dictator take over. Once that person was is in power they sucked up all the wealth and resources for their own personal gain. Anyone who gets in the way is tortured and in many cases executed. I’m sure some would argue as long as you don’t step out of line – Libya is a great place to live.

The letter claimed the recent revolution was started so NATO, Britain and the United States could pillage the oil resources of Libya. From my reading it seems large oil corporations were coming back to the country before the recent uprising.

“Authorities have privatized more than 100 government owned companies since 2003 in industries including oil refining, tourism and real estate, of which 29 are 100% foreign owned.”

“Many international oil companies have returned to the country, including oil giants Shell and ExxonMobil.”

While there may be some truth to the oil conspiracy theory. I think what we are seeing is a cleanup project. The United States has a history of taking decades to clean up the messes it has made. With the recent revolution of the people this gave the US and others the chance to correct a wrong. It’s interesting how the letter writer made no mention of how Italy and France have been involved in the manipulation of Libya for their own gain.

Not sure how someone can claim a mass murderer, terrorist supporting dictator is a great person. There is a reason the people of Libya have taken a stand and rose up to gain control of their country. It’s not because they live where they can say and do what they want.

The letter writer should be given some credit for using their right to free speech here in the USA. It takes some courage to publicly express support for a terrorist supporting dictator in this day and age. I’d be surprised if such comments don’t have that person ending up on a watch list.

Last I checked good people don’t support the bombing of airliners ( Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie bombing ). I’m sure that was all just a conspiracy frame up in the writers mind. Even though Libya admitted responsibility.

“On 22 February 2011 during the Libyan protests, the ex Minister of Justice Mustafa Mohamed Abud Al Jeleil stated in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Muammar al-Gaddafi had personally ordered the bombing.”

“On 16 August 2003 Libya formally admitted responsibility (but did not admit guilt) for Pan Am Flight 103 in a letter presented to the president of the United Nations Security Council.”

I’m sure the letter author would claim it’s all propaganda against Muammar Gaddafi and Libya.

Keep in mind the United States has started to import more oil from Canada. So our need for Middle East oil resources might not be as great as what it once was.

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