not if you ask their women whom he would call in line up and choose from...or the burqa's he made them wear....or ask the business owners how much they liked himhard to say whether a 40 year rule like qaddafis was a good or a bad thing, he was a socialist like gamal nasser, he beleived in arab national socialism similair to assad and saddam. basically religous conservatism combined with socialist economic policy but Libya is a collapsed state from the ottoman empire with only a population of 6 million. And quite frankly between the ottomans, fascist italy, the short lived kingdom of libya, and its state of virtual anarchy today, qaddafi was the best thing that ever happened to Libya. The country is so small, that the coup that brought qaddafi into power was completely bloodless.
My final take on Gadhafi is he's dead.
Haven't considered his sorry ass since.
Good morning, CJ. :2wave:
Did you send all the snow we're getting here this morning? :naughty: :mrgreen: I woke up to find we're under an Alert - 3 to 5 more inches of snow on top of what was already here! Unbelievable, although I remember my Dad saying "don't put the snow shovel away until April 15." A few years ago I was planting my garden on April 20! Everything is screwy this year, and it doesn't look like it's gonna improve much, judging from what I'm reading about the 2016 POTUS election, and the problems both parties are having! Sheesh!
Al-Qaeda and their ally Hillary Clinton sure are glad he's gone. Now terrorists have another country to take over and Hillary Clinton can point to Libya as an example of what will happen throughout the middle-east.
hillary was president or the chef of CIA during the cold war ? No ,they were some other presidents who aided those islamists!reinoe;1065752007[SIZE=5 said:]Al-Qaeda and their ally Hillary Clinton[/SIZE] sure are glad he's gone. Now terrorists have another country to take over and Hillary Clinton can point to Libya as an example of what will happen throughout the middle-east.
Gaddafi is dead because he killed Americans and America remembered it unlike Asad who did not threaten or kill Americans.
I was living in Libya and working in the embassy up until the time of the revolution. The guy was a wack job but at the same time the people were relatively well off. Housing, food and fuel were very affordable. Though I certainly wouldn't call it a fun place to be. Us diplomats weren't allowed to leave the capital without permission from the host government and that was almost never granted, especially for lower level folks like me. I had 24 hr surveillance on me. They weren't trying to hide it. One time I came home and my wife wasn't home. She didn't drive so I knew she hadn't gone far. I walked out to the car that was always in front of my house and asked the two agents in the car where my wife was and they told me she was in the dvd store across the street. Sometimes I would give them bottled water or a slice of my pizza.
If you lived your life the way you were expected the regime left you alone. But if you pissed them off they would make you disappear. The protests, in Tripoli at least, started off peacefully. But they were met with violence and instead of caving in they fought back. Things escalated very quickly from there. It took us a week before we were able to evacuate. Scariest week of my life because my family was there with me. My oldest son at the time was five years old. He thought the sounds of combat outside were fireworks and was constantly angry at me that I forced him to lay down in the bathtub instead of letting him go outside to watch.
I personally supported the air support at the time, though I wasn't involved in policy. But in hindsight I would be lying to myself if I said the average Libyan is better off now than they were before the revolution.
I think Qaddaffi did a fine job of taking care of Libyans and that was his primary responsibility. His Nations was a shining jewel in Africa. He could be dead because he was teaching other African Nations how to deal with Corporatism acquiring African resources but maintaining African control. His United States of Africa plan was a threat to the NWO and he was financing that infrastructure. Just before his murder, he had stated that terrorists were invading Libya and wanted to eliminate them. He was right. The US, EU, UK and other Nations that have caused the disintegration of Libya were wrong and knew they were wrong. Qaddaffi was a thorn in their megalomaniacal plans to control the World's money and energy. Libya and Qaddaffi represent the shining example of flawed US policy in the MidEast, i.e., turn a reasonably successful independent Nation into a morass of death, chaos, and destruction.
Are you Libyan? Because you're the only one on here who knows exactly what really happpened. I was like everybody else here - I had thought Gaddafi was a maniac dictator BECAUSE I LISTENED TO WHAT THE MEDIA TOLD US. I was so shocked when I found out the truth because it revealed another truth much bigger than anything else we could ever discuss here. It appears we've underestimated the scale of the role that the media plays in deceiving the people and its effectiveness.
We all know the media lies. What we didn't know was the grand scale of it all. This means that control of the media is the #1 most important tool of the globalists. This makes me wonder if Assad is the maniac they say he is, and if Hussein or Khomeni were as well...after all, they all have one thing in common: they were leaders of the few remaining countries that were not under Rothschild banking control. This is so fkng sick it's amazing.