LIBYA BEFORE AND AFTER
There Are Several Reasons NATO Wanted Gaddafi Stopped. He Was Building Libya Into A Modern, Prosperous, INDEPENDENT Nation. As Such, Libya Was Becoming A Threat To Western Hegemony and US Dollar Dominance In Africa.
ONE EXAMPLE OF GADDAFI’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Great Man-Made River was designed to deliver fresh water to Libya – as well as to Chad and Sudan. It was funded by the Libyan government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The largest construction project in history! The project was so well recognized internationally that in 1999, UNESCO accepted Libya’s offer to fund an award named after it, the Great Man-Made River International Water Prize, the purpose of which is to “reward remarkable scientific research work on water usage in arid areas”.
The article “Libya’s ‘Water Wars’ and Gaddafi’s Great Man-Made River Project” says:
It was Muammar Gaddafi’s dream to provide fresh water for all Libyans and to make Libya self-sufficient in food production. Libyans called it the eighth wonder of the world. Western media called it a pet project and the pipe dream of a mad dog. The “mad dog” himself in 1991 prophetically said about the largest civil engineering venture in the world: ‘After this achievement, American threats against Libya will double. The United States will make excuses, but the real reason is to stop this achievement, to keep the people of Libya oppressed.’
In the light of the current world developments, there is more to the NATO destruction of the Great Man-Made River Project than being an isolated war crime. The United Nations Environment Program 2007 describes a so-called “water for profit scheme” which actively promotes the privatization and monopolization for the world’s water supplies by multinational corporations. Meanwhile the World Bank recently adopted a policy of water privatization and full-cost water pricing, with one of its former directors, Ismail Serageldin, stating: “The wars of the 21st century will be fought over water”.
Why NATO Destroyed the Great Man Made River
The documentary Pipeline to Paradise (Gaddafi’s Gift to Libya) provides insight into the project to provide water to Libya which the West distrusted and opposed from the beginning.
In July 2011, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization not only bombed the Great Man-Made River water system and pipelines near Brega, but additionally eradicated the plant that created the concrete pipes that were used as replacements during repairs. They justified their actions by claiming that the pipeline factory was used as a warehouse for the military.
When NATO forces bombed that pipe building plant, more than five security officers were wiped out, along with the water supply system that supplied the general public with water for personal consumption and agricultural purposes – hitting Libya’s essential infrastructure.
The development of the final two stages of the river project were set to be finished within the next 20 years, but thanks to NATO’s ‘humanitarian’ war on Libya, the projects’ future is in great peril.
The article says the Great Man-Made River took 30 years to build – but was destroyed by NATO in just two days. It points out:
However, there is more to the NATO ‘humanitarian’ bombardments of the Great Man-Made River Projects. In 2007, the United Nations Environment Program mentioned the water for revenue program, which earnestly encourages water to be a privately owned business. And, on the other hand, the World Bank implemented a strategy for privatizing water.
See the 2011 article “NATO bombs the Great Man-Made River.”
The 2015 Ecologist article “War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya’s water infrastructure” says:
The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions.
The Multi-Faceted Vision of Col. Muammar al-QADHAFI
The video Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You to Know says:
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.
The price of dignity (part two): The destruction of Libya says: “King Idris’ Libya was underdeveloped, inhabited by starving people, mostly illiterate and under colonial rule. Gaddafi was able to instill a dream and make it real.” Gaddafi made education and medical treatment free. In addition, Libyans who could not find suitable education or medical care in Libya were funded to go abroad! Under Gaddafi, 25% of Libyans earned university degrees! My Vision traces Gaddafi’s political and ideological journey.
The 2014 article “Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You to Know” says:
- Under Gaddafi, a home was considered a natural human right.
- Education (through college) and medical treatment were all free
- Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project
- Free land, seeds, tractor, livestock, and farm house for anyone to start an organic farm
- The equivalent of US $5,000 was given to mothers at the birth of a child
- Electricity was free
- Cheap petrol: gas was US 14 cents per liter
- Gaddafi raised literacy levels from 25% of to 87%
- Libya had its own state bank which provided loans to citizens at zero percent interest
- Gaddafi proposed a gold dinar so African nations could get out of debt and poverty. It has been said that the gold dinar was the real reason for the NATO-led rebellion.
Imagine if Americans could go to college for free and have no college debt! Imagine if every American had a right to a home—so there were no homeless and no mortgages! Imagine if you didn’t have to pay for electricity! Imagine if American banks lent money with no interest! Imagine if every American mother received $5,000 at the birth of a child. Imagine if gas cost just 14 cents a gallon. Imagine if America had no national debt!
Gaddafi was setting an example that could have inspired the world!
15 Things Gaddafi Did For Libya
The 2017 video 15 Things Gaddafi Did For Libya shows why under Gaddafi, Libya would have been the envy of the world if other nations had known about the vision he implemented there.
The video THE TRUE STORY OF THE GREAT MAN-MADE RIVER IN LIBYA provides insight into Gaddafi’s vision for Libya and north Africa.
NATO Destroyed One of the Richest African Nations
Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when they were defeated in World War II. Libya then passed to UN administration and achieved independence in 1951.
Following a 1969 bloodless military coup, Colonel. Muammar al-QADHAFI assumed leadership and began to espouse his political system at home, which was a combination of socialism and Islam. His name is spelled several ways, including “Gaddafi”.
The video 10 Things About Libya Under Qaddafi’s Dictatorship explains how empowering Gaddafi’s philosophy was for Libya and Africa. The 2016 video Libya 5 years after NATO intervention: From one of richest nations in Africa to most troubled discusses the impact of the NATO assault.
The video Why Was Gaddafi Overthrown? interviews Horace Campbell, professor at Syracuse University and author of Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya. Campbell says NATO caused many civilian deaths and destroyed Libya’s infrastructure. He explains that NATO is the instrument the capitalist class of North America and Europe use to impose their increasingly-outmoded neoliberal form of capitalism on the rest of the world. He says the assault killed 50,000 people! Compare that to the 3,000+ deaths on 9/11 at the World Trade Center for which the decades-long War on Terror has been waged on the Middle East.
Libya: Before And After NATO Bombs
President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize shortly after taking office in 2008. However, in 2011, he joined NATO in destroying Libya in an unprovoked attack – which is defined as a war crime in the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Obama never received congressional approval for the attack – a violation of the US Constitution as well as the 1973 War Powers Resolution.
Obama’s father was from Kenya, but he showed no compassion for Gaddafi who was uniting Africa through his leadership in the African Union. Gaddafi’s plan to have Africa adopt the gold dinar as the continental currency would have empowered Africa – but threatened the dollar. Gaddafi’s Man Made River Project was an incredible vision and achievement.
We can build United States of Africa, Gaddafi says discusses Gaddafi’s ultimate goal. The 2017 video Libya suffers severe water shortages shows Libya’s current state after NATO’s destruction of the country in 2011.
So, why did Obama and NATO attack and destroy Libya? One reason is that the Man-Made River Project was an obstacle to the World Bank’s plans to privatize water worldwide.
The International Monetary Fund and Bechtel Corporation tried to privatize Bolivia’s water in the late 1990s, but were kicked out by massive protests. Americans need to be aware of these steps to privatize water around the world because we are not immune to them here.
Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya
In a video interview, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State in the Obama administration, triumphantly joked about the murder of Muammar Gaddafi by paraphrasing Julius Caesar’s famous statement “Vini, Vidi, Vinci” meaning “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Hillary laughingly gloated. “We came, we saw, he died!”
The 2015 book Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya is by Peter Hoekstra and Teri Blumenfeld:
Pete Hoekstra, the former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, tells the real story behind the tragic events in Benghazi and the Obama Administration’s disastrous foreign policy catastrophe in Libya. ARCHITECTS OF DISASTER documents the role played by an inexperienced president and a politicized US State Department under Hillary Clinton in turning a stable North African country into a failed jihadist state spreading terrorism throughout the Middle East and releasing a flood of fearful immigrants onto the Mediterranean and into Europe.
In his new book, Pete Hoekstra cuts to the core in identifying how a radical Islamist agenda left to its own devices cannot reconcile with Western ideals of tolerance and acceptance. Architects of Disaster creates the necessary framework in which future administrations can apply lessons learned to better inform critical foreign policy decisions.” — Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican Presidential nominee.
“A graphic autopsy of what went wrong in Libya and why.” — James Jay Carafano, Heritage Foundation
Putin: “Who Gave NATO The Right to Kill Gaddafi?”
The video Putin: Who gave NATO right to kill Gaddafi? reports that Putin said the Western powers wanted to get rid of Gaddafi and install people who are more favorable to the European Union so the European companies can control the oil reserves. He pointed out that the bombing was destroying Libya’s infrastructure built over generations.
The video Gaddafi dead – Barack Obama reaction says: “US President Barack Obama says Gaddafi’s death ‘marks the end of long and painful chapter for people of Libya’. He said it was a momentous day in the history of the country and the Libyan people now had a great responsibility ahead.” This is typical deception from US politicians – just the exact opposite of the truth.