What the dictator and tyrant Gaddafi did to his people only became known after his assassination by rebels financed and supported by the West. Here is a list of his atrocities under which the Libyans had to suffer for 4 decades.
1. there was no electricity bill in Libya. Electricity was free for all citizens.
2. there was no interest on loans. The state banks gave loans to all citizens at zero percent interest by law.
3. having a home was considered a human right in Libya.
4. all newlyweds in Libya received $50,000. This money was supposed to enable people to buy their first home. The government wanted to contribute to the start of a family.
5. education and medical treatment were free in Libya. Before Gaddafi came to power, only 25 percent of Libyans could read. Today, the number is 83 percent.
6. if Libyans wanted to make a career in agriculture, they received farmland, a farmhouse, implements, seeds, and livestock as a quick start for their farms, all for free.
7. if Libyans could not find education or medical facilities they needed, they had the opportunity to go abroad with the help of government funds. They were paid 2,300 USD a month for housing and car.
8. When a Libyan bought a car, the government subsidized 50 percent of the price.
9. the price of gasoline in Libya was $0.14 (12 centimes or about 0.10 euros) per liter.
10. if a Libyan did not get a job after graduation, the government paid the average salary of the profession in which he was looking for work until a professionally adequate job was found.
11. Libya has no foreign debt and her reserves of $150,000,000,000 are now frozen worldwide and probably lost forever.
12.A portion of every Libyan oil sale has been credited directly to the accounts of all Libyan citizens.
13. mothers who gave birth to a child received $5,000.
14. 25 percent of Libyans have a college degree.
15. Gaddafi launched The Great Man-Made River Project (GMMRP or GMMR) in Libya It is the world’s largest drinking water pipeline project for improved water supply to the population and agriculture.
Thank God Nato and rebels have liberated the Libyan people from this…
As a reminder of Gaddafi’s accomplishments, here is a brief overview:
On September 1, 1969, Muammar al-Gaddafi and his “League of Free Officers” coup against the monarchy of the corrupt King Idris and proclaim a republic. He himself becomes head of state. He immediately begins to build a secular people’s socialist state. The military bases of the USA and Great Britain are closed, many foreigners and Jews are expelled from the country. Alcohol is banned.
The following year, nationalization of foreign property, especially the oil industry, begins. Gaddafi invests the profits from this in free state education and health care. He creates an irrigation system that allows the desert state to be agriculturally self-sufficient.
In 1973, he declares Islam to be an alternative to both capitalist materialism and communist atheism (“3rd International Theory”). In 1976/77, direct democracy is proclaimed on the basis of the Koran and Gaddafi’s “Green Book.”
The head of state takes far-reaching sociopolitical measures: Housing construction, raising minimum wages, subsidizing basic foodstuffs, electricity, gas and fuel. Since 1973, workers have been given a share of company profits.
Thanks to these measures, Libya had the lowest wealth gap and, at the same time, the highest gross domestic product in all of Africa: $9400 per inhabitant annually. In Tunisia it was $3400, in Egypt $1700. Moreover, Libya was debt-free.
Libya had no civil wars, no refugees or internally displaced persons, and no child soldiers, as was the case everywhere else in Africa. Libya was the country with the lowest HIV infection rate, the lowest infant mortality rate and the highest life expectancy in all of Africa. (We take this information from the “dtv-atlas Weltgeschichte,” Munich 2010, pp. 618-626).
Libya’s prosperity also allowed it to build an adequate national defense. Its quality was demonstrated by the fact that the NATO aggressors only succeeded in breaking Libyan resistance after almost eight months and thousands of air strikes.
As is well known, this war had a prelude: After incidents during U.S. maneuvers due to American provocations, the American air force flew attacks against Tripoli and Benghazi as early as 1986. In 1988, Libya was accused by the West of an airplane attack. UN sanctions and an economic blockade were imposed in 1992-93. So everything was prepared long in advance.
Universität Wien Diplomarbeit: „Libyen: Eine Dritte Welt – Revolution in der Transition“