Qadaffi: What was NATO really afraid of? (in Debates)


Untouchable November 1 2011 6:52 PM EDT

http://investmentwatchblog.com/under-qaddafi-libyans-had-fee-health-care-free-utilities-free-education-including-college-the-lowest-price-gas-in-the-world-and-the-highest-literacy-rate-in-africa/

Im not taking sides, I just want to know your opinion.

Untouchable November 1 2011 6:55 PM EDT

Are they afraid that if a United Africa existed it would threaten the U.S.'s power? http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/is-libya-being-bombed-because-gaddafi-wants-to-introduce-gold-dinar/question-1611257/

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 1 2011 6:58 PM EDT

were there any negative issues during his rule perhaps?

Untouchable November 1 2011 7:02 PM EDT

This may be from a questionable source, but I've seen this on various other sources.

1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free
for all its citizens.

2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are
state-owned and loans given
to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.

3. Home considered a human right in Libya ヨ
Gaddafi vowed that his parents
would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a
home. Gaddafiメs father has
died while him, his wife and his mother are still living
in a tent.

4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$
50,000 ) by the government
to buy their first apartment so to help start up the
family.

5. Education and medical treatments are free in
Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25%
of Libyans are literate. Today the figure is 83%.

6. Should Libyans want to take up farming career,
they would receive farming
land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and
livestock to kick- start their farms
ヨ all for free.

7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical
facilities they need in Libya,
the government funds them to go abroad for it ヨ
not only free but they get US
$2, 300/mth accommodation and car allowance.

8. In Libyan, if a Libyan buys a car, the government
subsidized 50% of the price.

9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0. 14 per liter.

10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves
amount to $150 billion ヨ now
frozen globally.

11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after
graduation the state would
pay the average salary of the profession as if he or
she is employed until
employment is found.

12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to
the bank accounts of all
Libyan citizens.

13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US
$5 ,000

14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15

15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree

16. Gaddafi carried out the worldメs largest irrigation
project, known as the Great
Man-Made River project, to make water readily
available throughout the desert

Untouchable November 1 2011 7:03 PM EDT

WWNATORAO.

Untouchable November 1 2011 7:07 PM EDT

I admit I do need to do more research on his "issues" but as of right now it seems to me he was only a benediction being Libya's ruler. Just because it's a different government never meant he was evil. Or was he?

AdminTitan November 1 2011 7:28 PM EDT

being Libya's ruler

I didn't do any research, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that if all of your people hate you, there's probably a good reason for it.

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] November 1 2011 7:35 PM EDT


His people killed and sodomized him for crimes against fashion.

Demigod November 1 2011 7:55 PM EDT

You mean that hat is, like, to die for?

QBOddBird November 1 2011 8:08 PM EDT

Wikipedia:

During the 1980s and 1990s, Gaddafi openly supported international terrorism

Typically the kind of thing that causes diplomatic problems

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_reactions_to_the_2011_Libyan_civil_war

According to wikipedia, he made use of military force against civilians, including air strikes and bombings, to put down protests.

That being said, yes, he did a lot of good things for the country as well. Free and compulsory education, free medical care, and increased prosperity across the board.

Also, Anti-Blender, the author of your linked article seems to hold a really tough grudge against the use of proper grammar.
That took all of like 30 seconds to look up

QBOddBird November 1 2011 8:16 PM EDT

Oh, also, initial article invoked Godwin's Law something like five times.
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