Libya – 2011. Revolt or Revolution?
For the 8th anniversary of the counter-revolutionary rebellion inspired by NATO Alliance in the Libyan Jamahiriya (February 17, 2011)
Recall what the Libyan Jamahiriya was at the beginning of 2011.
Only numbers and facts:
1. GDP per capita – $ 14,192
2. For each member of the family, the state pays $ 1,000 in subsidies per year.
3. Education and medicine are completely free.
4. The rent is absent.
5. Unemployment benefit – $ 730 per month.
6. Newlyweds are given $ 64,000 for the purchase of an apartment.
7. Salary nurse – $ 1,000.
8. For each newborn, an allowance of $ 5,000 is paid.
9. To open a personal business one-time financial assistance – $ 20,000.
10. Credits to buy a car and an apartmentareinterest free.
11. There is no electricity charge for the population.
12. Education and internship abroad – at the expense of the state.
13. Chain stores for large families with symbolic prices for basic foodstuffs.
14. A part of pharmacies – with free dispensing of medicines.
15. Gasoline is cheaper than water. 1 liter of gasoline – $ 0.14
16. Buying a car up to 50% is paid by the state.
17. For the sale of expired products – heavy fines.
18. For counterfeit drugs – the death penalty.
19. Realtor services are prohibited.
20. Sale and useofalcoholis prohibited.
Having come to power in a revolutionary way, Muammar Gaddafi expelled international corporations from the country and closed NATO military bases. Africans in southern Libya have gained human rights, like all other citizens of the Jamahiriya. For forty years of the Libyan Jamahiriya: Libya’s population has tripled infant mortality has decreased by 9 times, life expectancy in the country increased from 51.5 to 74.5 years.
Here are nine more facts about the Libyan Jamahiriya, about which the Western media also do not want to talk …
In the Libyan Jamahiriya, the leader of the Libyan Revolution, Muammar Gaddafi, did some amazing things for the citizens of Libya. And at the same time, he repeatedly tried to unite and strengthen the economies of other Arab and African countries.
1. In the Libyan Jamahiriya, the right to housing was considered a natural human right.
The program theoretical work of the philosopher Muammar Gaddafi “The Green Book” says: “housing is the basic need of both the individual and the family, therefore no one else has the right to own their own housing.” This set ofpolitical philosophy of the Libyan leader was first published in 1975.
2. In the Libyan Jamahiriya, it was possible to create a better health care system in the Arab and African world. In addition, if Libyan citizens could not receive the desired education or proper medical care in the country, they were provided with funds for training and treatment abroad.
3. In the Libyan Jamahiriya, the world’s largest irrigation project has been implemented.
The largest irrigation system in the world, known as the “Great Man-made River,” was created to provide natural water resources throughout the country. She was called “the eighth wonder of the world.”
4. In the Libyan Jamahiriya, favorable conditions were created for the start of agricultural business.
In case any Libyan wanted to establish a farm, he would receive a house, land, livestock and seed fund without paying any taxes.
5. Mothers received social benefits for newborns.
Libyka, who gave birth to a child, received an allowance of $ 5,000 for herself and the newborn.
6. Electricity was provided free of charge to Libyan citizens. No electricity bills simply existed!
7. In the LibyanJamahiriya there was a high level of education.
Before the 1969 Libyan Revolution, 25 percent of Libyans were illiterate. In the Jamahiriya, this figure fell to 13 percent, with 25 percent of the population having higher education diplomas.
8. The Libyan Jamahiriya had its own state bank.
She was the only country in the world that owned a bank that was wholly owned by the state. Citizens could get interest-free loans from him. In addition, the country had no external debt.
9. Golden dinar.
The Libyan Jamahiriya planned to introduce a single African gold monetary unit. Following in the footsteps of the late great pioneer Marcus Garvey, who first proposed the United States term “United States of Africa”, Muammar Gaddafi sought to introduce a single currency, the African gold dinar. He decided to withdraw Libya from the global banking system, and other Arab countries wanted to follow his example.
Note that the introduction of the dinar was actively resisted by the pro-Western “elite”, which is now in power in Libya. Some experts believe that the idea of creating a “gold dinar” was the real cause of the war of NATO alliance against the Libyan Jamahiriya.
I am sure that some people will immediately repeat the Western clichés, that in Libya in the times of Muammar Gaddafi “there was no freedom, no human rights, no democracy”.
So where is the Truth, and where is the Lie?
And since we are simply obliged to separate one from the other in our Age of Total Information or Disinformation, then let me give the testimony of a German journalist. About who and how organized the “information war” against Muammar Gaddafi.
“The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ordered major Western newspapers and agencies to spread lies about Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the leader of the Libyan revolution, to” justify foreign intervention in Libya under the pretext of “protecting democracy and the Libyan people,” reports February 8, 2015 web portal “Global Research.
The editor of the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Udo Ulfkotte, said that at that time he was working for a German newspaper, one of the largest in Germany. He received and then published an article written for the CIA against Gaddafi.
This reporter stated that “all German news agencies receive orders from the CIA to write and publish materials and even the“ news ”directly from the CIA. In case of refusal to publish, Udo Ulfkotte testifies, “they will leave their jobs or worse, will be threatened.”
So what happened in Libya on February 17, 2011? Revolt or revolution?
Version one. On February 17, 2011, an armed insurrection began in Libya, inspired and prepared for many years by the secret services of the West and Arab monarchist regimes, against the legitimate government of the Libyan Jamahiriya and personally Muammar Gaddafi, the leader of the Libyan Revolution. The Libyan people themselves spoke in support of its leader. Among the “opposition insurgents”, a significant number were the militants of Islamist terrorist groups abandoned in Libya, primarily al-Qaida, created by the CIA secret services for the war against the Soviet Union .. “Oppositionists” attacked government buildings, institutions, police stations and military installations. Only in February-March 2011, according to various estimates, up to several thousand people became victims of such attacks, and many of them died from terrible harassment …
The actions of the “oppositionists” were coordinated with the disinformation campaign in the western pro-American media.
On March 17, 2011, NATO Allies pushed their anti-Libyan resolution through the UN Security Council, promising not to interfere in the internal affairs of the Libyan Jamahiriya with the words of the Russian leadership.
But since March 19, NATO aircraft began bombing and rocket attacks on US warships on Libyan cities …
A bloody rebellion always begins with a “peaceful protest”!
And what was real?
On February 15, in the evening, the second largest Libyan city of Benghazi, a small “protest action” took place in the evening. The reason for the unrest was the detention of a human rights activist. BBC News clarified: “one lawyer was detained for criticizing the authorities”. Later, the authorities themselves released him, however, nothing could stop the extremists who were off the chain.
On February 17, bloody attacks on individual Libyan police, attacks on police stations and military barracks began.
According to Agence France-Presse, only 14 people were “injured” in the first clashes. Who first started shooting was not yet known. But, as in the situation in Tunisia, the Western media have already received and in one voice began to assert that “they first started shooting at the people” … “the dictator Gaddafi himself”.
Today there are facts that the bastards-mercenaries were the first to start shooting at unarmed policemen!
But there is still a very interesting fact. How the American senator blurted out!
On February 15, two days before the insurrection, “heavy artillery” of American propaganda opened fire on Libya. And not only in Libya, but also in … Russia and China!
Senator John McCain then argued that events in North Africa “would provoke the growth of movements for democracy and human rights “in other countries” He brazenly stated that this is a “reason to think” for the leadership of such countries as Russia and China.
The wave of riots that swept through the states of the Maghreb, and got to Iran. On 14 and 15 February, popular protest rallies were held in Tehran and several other cities. Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets of the Iranian capital with the same slogans that sounded during popular unrest in Tunisia and Egypt.
So which country was the American target in 2011? Iran!
The Iranian opposition did not sleep! And its time has come! “They can, but we can not? We want a demonstration! We want to express our opinions! We want to be heard! ”
Someone somewhere pressed the buttons, someone threw green dollars, and the “masses” rose en masse and began chanting: “Degazhe!”
And here is how America is through the mouth of state secretary Clinton: “Freedom to all Iranian Protestants!”
Iran has become overwhelmed ..
The events that followed in Iran, Libya and Syria shed new light on the “Obama scenario”.
On November 13, 2011, the United States Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, in a fit of inexplicable frankness, told BBC that the possibility of a military invasion of Iranian territory is not only being discussed, but is also a “real course of action.”
Facebook as an organizer of unrest
Let’s go back to Libya. February 15, 2011. The first riots began in Benghazi. Calls to oppose the “Gaddafi regime” began to spread on the Internet long before that. According to AFP, the “demonstration”, which was to be held in Benghazi on February 17, was called by anonymous bloggers, “members of a number of groups” on the social network Facebook.
The agency reported that the organizers of this “peaceful demonstration” were going to honor the memory of the victims of the 2006 riots, at the Italian Consulate. Then more than ten people died, almost 70 were injured. The reason for the unrest was the actions of the Italian minister for reforms, Roberto Calderoli, who put on a T-shirt with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.
February 16, thousands of demonstrations of Libyan citizens swept across the Jamahiriya. In support of Muammar Gaddafi! They were shown on Libyan television.
Western agencies immediately responded, but in their own way, saying: “a popular uprising began in the east of Libya.” TV channels did not disdain even to show demonstrations of Libyans waving STATE GREEN FLAGS, arguing that “the people are against the dictator.” Western politicians, as well as the media, as if on cue, spoke of “numerous protests” against the “Gaddafi regime.” Gaddafi himself, as if on cue, began to be called “dictator”, “bloody tyrant”, “illegitimate” and so on …
By Nikolai Sologubovsky