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 Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa.
2022 marks the 11-year anniversary of NATO’s violent intervention in Libya and the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi. As was suspected at the time and was later shown in the published emails of Hilary Clinton – NATO acted to prevent Gaddafi founding an African central bank with its own gold-backed currency.
That institution would have challenged the power of the dollar and finally allowed Africa to escape its colonial shackles, writes Ellen Brown. It was thanks to the 2016 publication of Hillary Clinton’s emails that the reason behind NATO’s entry into Libya was revealed. It was to prevent the creation of an independent hard currency in Africa that would free the continent from its economic bondage under the dollar.
The IMF and the French African franc. That hard currency would have allowed Africa to shake off the last heavy chains of colonial exploitation. A Nato air strike killed Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan official in Tripoli said. Gaddafi was buried in the desert because Libya rejected him.
Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mo’tassim were buried in a secret desert location five days after the deposed Libyan leader was captured, killed and put on grisly public display. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sharply criticized the Western coalition attacking Libya, saying it had neither a right nor a mandate to kill Muammar Gaddafi.
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. Education and medical treatment were all free, Electricity was free, The West Planned it all.