LIFE IN LIBYA BEFORE AND AFTER THE DEATH OF GADDAFI

This As You Can See When Gaddafi Was There, There Weren’t The Freedom To Vote But The Standard Of Living Was High And It Was Made Sure By Gaddafi Government Itself .

But , The Late Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi’s Death Is Still A Mysterious Circumstances As His Convoy Was Leaving His Hometown Of Sirte In Central Libya While Nato-Backed Rebels Closed In.

There Is No Reliable Account Of How Or Why He Died, But Human Rights Watch (Hrw) Believes That His Convoy Was First Bombed By A Nato Airplane, Forcing Him And Some Of His Most Loyal Companions To Seek Shelter.

Without A Doubt, Libya Today Is A Fractured Country Without Any Central Government. Instead, It Has Two Quarreling Governments

Tripoli Recognized By No Other State.

Another In The City Of El Bayada, Which Enjoys Useless International Recognition.

At The Same Time, Different Terror Groups Are Making Gains In Libya. The Most Dangerous Of Them Is The Islamic State (Is), Which Has So Far Expanded Into Three Cities: Derna In The East, Sirte In The Middle And Subratha In The West.

Is Launched Its Most Daring Attack In Libya On A Prison Compound At Mitiga Air Base, A Secure Location In Tripoli.

At The Same Time, Various Mercenaries Still Operate Outside Any Government Control With The Judiciary Hardly Functioning.

Random Arrests, Kidnappings, And Murders Still Occur, Although On A Lesser Scale Than Three Years Ago.

Random Gunfire, Roadblocks And Power Shortages Have Become A Routine.

After This The Situation Of The Libya Worsened More And More As, 

Benghazi, The Second Major City In Libya Has Been Almost Completely Destroyed In The Ongoing War Between The Libyan Army Of The Internationally Recognized Government, Based In El Bayada, And Different Islamist Factions Concentrating Mainly Near The Seafront North Of The City.

The Capital City Of Tripoli Is Under The Control Of A Government Recognized By No Other State; It Was Established After A Bloody War That Ended With The Destruction Of The Airport And The Capture Of The City That Forced The Internationally Recognized Government To Flee To Eastern Libya.

Life For Ordinary Libyans In The Capital Might Have Improved A Little, But It Is Still Far From Normal — And Normal Here Is In Comparison To What It Used To Be Under Gadhafi.

People Still Lack Security And Struggle To Make Ends Meet

Skyrocketing Prices And Little Subsidized Basic Food Available

Basic Medical Services Are Almost Nonexistent

Forcing People To Seek Treatment In Neighboring Tunisia

Those With Financial Means Seeking To Go To Europe For Whatever Reason Find It Even Harder, Since All Western Embassies Have Long Since Closed; To Apply For A Visa, Any Libyan Citizen Must Travel To Tunis, Tunisia.

Oil Production, The Main Source Of Government Revenue, Is Down By Three Quaters, And The Country Now Pumps Less Than Half A Million Barrels A Day, Denying The Treasury Much-Needed Cash To Pay The Thousands Of Civil Servants On Its Payroll.

Government Salaries Are At Least Three Months Behind Payment Schedule.

All Major Infrastructure Projects That Were In Progress When The Unrest Started Four Years Ago Have Been On Hold Since All Major Foreign Companies Left, Leaving Behind Rusting Building Cranes.

Thousands Of Libyans Are Still Displaced Inside The Country, With An Estimated 1 Million Citizens Forced To Seek Security Abroad — Particularly In Egypt And Tunisia.

Most Schools And Universities Have Yet To Open Their Doors , And Schoolchildren Are Spending Most Of Their Time Outdoors Playing In Unsafe Streets.

Many Western Leaders Have Called Him A Dictator. But Under His Rule Libya Was A Prosperous Country With People Happily Living There. Since 2011 Libya Has Been In A State Of Civil War. The Un-Backed Government Of National Accord, Headquartered In Tripoli, Operates In The Western Part Of The Country. The Eastern Part Of The Country Is Governed By Its Parliament, With Headquarters In The City Of Tobruk, Which Is Supported By The Libyan National Army.Thousands Of People Flee From Libya Every Year Trying To Escape War And Poverty.

Was Gaddafi A Dictator? Yes! However, He Also Had A Heart For His Country And The World Conveniently Skips That Part Every Time.

Libya Under Gaddafi Was Not Entirely Hellish As The World Has Been Made To Believe. The Citizens Did Not Have The Luxury Of Voting But Gaddafi Made Sure They Had A High Standard Of Living To Compensate Them For Shortened Freedoms. Was This Enough? That Is A Debatable Point But The Fact Remains: Libya Was A Great Place To Stay Under Gaddafi Provided One Did Not Try To Usurp Power.

Education And Medical Treatment Were Free

Under Gaddafi, Education And Health Care Were Free For All. A Response To This Claim By Masareef Edareeya, A Libyan Citizen Claimed The Quality Of Education And Health Was Appalling But That Does Nothing To The Fact That It Was Free. No System Is Perfect But Most Are Imperfect And Still Expensive. Gaddafi Made Sure His System Was Subsidised .

Newlyweds Received U.S $50,000 From The Government

Gaddafi’s Government Had Legislation Providing For A Grant To Newlyweds To Buy Their First Apartment So As To Help Start A Family. Claims Are That The Process Was Tiresome And Technical To The Extent That Not Many People Bothered To Follow It Through But The $50,000 Was There If One Followed Through. Again Mercy Corps Confirmed Gaddafi Provided Housing For Newlyweds. Criticizing The Grant On Grounds Of Tedious Processes Is A Malicious Trial At Attacking Every Good Gaddafi Stood For. It Is A Personal Attack Rather Than An Attack On Policy.

Gaddafi Carried Out The World’s Largest Irrigation Project

The Gaddafi Regime Embarked On One Of Modern Man’s Edifices Of Development: The Great Man-Made River Project To Make Water Available To The Whole Country. As Is Known, Libya Is In A Desert Region And Gaddafi’s Plan To Ascertain Every Citizen Of Access Was The Great Man-Made River Project.

 

Libya Had No External Debt And Had Reserves Of $150 Billion Most Of Which Were Frozen Globally

Libya Was A Well-Endowed State. To Put This Into Perspective, The Self-Acclaimed Champion Of Democracy And Capitalism, The Usa Has A Debt Of Over $18 Trillion. Libya Had None.

Newlyweds Received U.S $50,000 From The Government

Gaddafi’s Government Had Legislation Providing For A Grant To Newlyweds To Buy Their First Apartment So As To Help Start A Family. Claims Are That The Process Was Tiresome And Technical To The Extent That Not Many People Bothered To Follow It Through But The $50,000 Was There If One Followed Through. Again Mercy Corps Confirmed Gaddafi Provided Housing For Newlyweds. Criticizing The Grant On Grounds Of Tedious Processes Is A Malicious Trial At Attacking Every Good Gaddafi Stood For. It Is A Personal Attack Rather Than An Attack On Policy.

Gaddafi Carried Out The World’s Largest Irrigation Project

The Gaddafi Regime Embarked On One Of Modern Man’s Edifices Of Development: The Great Man-Made River Project To Make Water Available To The Whole Country. As Is Known, Libya Is In A Desert Region And Gaddafi’s Plan To Ascertain Every Citizen Of Access Was The Great Man-Made River Project.

 

Libya Had No External Debt And Had Reserves Of $150 Billion Most Of Which Were Frozen Globally

Libya Was A Well-Endowed State. To Put This Into Perspective, The Self-Acclaimed Champion Of Democracy And Capitalism, The Usa Has A Debt Of Over $18 Trillion. Libya Had None.

People Had Enough Food

This Does Not Need To Be Qualified. The Food And Agriculture Organization (Fao) Confirmed That Undernourishment Was Less Than 5% With A Daily Calorie Intake Of 3144. This Was One “Teaser” Whose Subjects Had Enough. With The Great Man-Made River Project, Gaddafi Was Securing An Even Brighter Agricultural Future To Feed His Nation. Naysayers Claimed He Was Feeding Citizens For The Slaughter.

 

Privatization Of All Libyan Oil To Every Citizen

On 21 February 2011, Gaddafi Launched A Programmed To Privatize All Libyan Oil To Every Citizen Of Libya. This Would Initially Provide $21,000 To Every Citizen From A Total Of $32 Billion In 2011 And Effectively Lead To The Dissolution Of The Ministries Of Health, Education And Others To Eliminate Corruption, Theft Of Oil By Foreign Companies And To Decentralize Power.

Was Gaddafi A Dictator? Yes. Did He Violate The Human Rights Of Some Citizens? Yes. Did He Keep His Dead Victims In Coolers As Trophies Of His Macabre Exploits? So They Say! However, He Also Had A Heart For His Country And The World Conveniently Skips That Part Every Time. How One Man Could Be Such A Contradictory Figure Is A Wonder.

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