Gaddafi

When Muammar Muhammad Gaddafi became ruler of Libya, he took advantage of everything he could, leaving Libya in a horrific state of poverty.  This was all because he wanted wealth and he wanted power. Libya is now left to pick up the pieces and start again.

Muammar Muhammad Gaddafi, who we know by the name of Gaddafi was born in Surt, Libya in 1942. Libya gained independence in 1951 under a Western leader, King Idris. Gaddafi joined the military. After graduating, Gaddafi slowly rose through the ranks of the military. King Idris became a man who many disliked so Gaddafi became involved with a movement of young officers who tried to overthrow the king. On September 1st, 1969, Gaddafi staged a coup to seize control, King Idris was overthrown. Gaddafi was named commander in chief of the armed forces and at the age of 27, Gaddafi had become the ruler of Libya. He gained support in the early days of his rule but his corruption, military interference in Africa and human rights abuse turned a lot of the Libyan population against him, as he was accused of supporting terrorism. In the last decade of his rule, after Gaddafi and his government were nearly overthrown they he spent months on the run, until October 20, 2011 when Gaddafi was killed in his hometown.

This man was in power for 42 years, he lived the majority of his life as a ruler. He was a wealthy man who let nothing stand in his way. For many of these years he abused the rights a leader should have, he took advantage of his power. Libya was a place great for oil, Gaddafi knew this and he soon took it away from other countries, when he did this he did it for himself. Gaddafi was a selfish man, and the income that he received from this oil he used for his own good. Libya was struggling, for food, for water for the bare necessities but Gaddafi would not give them these things. The country had the money, they had more than enough but Gaddafi saw it as his and would not share.

He shut down American and British military bases in Libya, has he thought they would be better off on their own and he wanted to be fully independent. He did not want help from anyone; Gaddafi had a mindset that he would be able to do all things himself, with the help of his close friends and family. He made sure of this by making his government only friends and family, these where the people in power, these where the people he trusted and believed in, the people who would never betray him no bad things got.

A man with great power that turned monststrous just like Gaddafi had no right to be in power, I believe that to be a ruler you need to lead your country into victory not into poverty. Gaddafi didn’t quite get his country to victory and I don’t believe that what he did to his country was fair at all. He was a human being who misunderstood what it meant to be in power. Gaddafi’s body was put on display in a meat room, it was open to the public, this is disgusting and no human being deserves that no matter what they have done.

– by Ally Reid, 10ENG

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13 thoughts on “Gaddafi

  1. Some Facts About Libya

    Please READ EVERYTHING before you comment about this post!

    Libya and Libyan “dictator” Muammar Gaddafi:

    1. Electricity is free for all Libyans.

    2. Loans in Libya are free with 0% interest as banks are state owned.

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

    4. All newly married people in Libya receive US$ 50,000 by the government to buy their first home to help the new family.

    5. Medical treatment and education are free in Libya. Before Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled the country, only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is around 83%.

    6. If Libyans wanted to take up farming as a career, the government funded people from equipment to seeds, all for free.

    7. The government subsidised 50% of the price of a new car if a Libyan citizen wanted to buy their first car.

    8. Petrol price in Libya is around $0.14 per litre.

    9. Libya has no debt externally and its reserves amounts to $150 billion – now globally frozen.

    10. The Libyan government would fund anyone who got a degree and if they could not get employment, and they would receive income as if they were employed until they got a job.

    11. The sale of Libyan oil is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens in proportion.

    12. A family would get US $5,000 if they had a new baby to support the childs upbringing.

    13. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs around $0.15.

    14. 25% of Libyans have a university degree.

    Do you still think Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was really a BAD leader?

    • The thing with Gaddafi was that he really isn’t good but he really isn’t bad either.
      It depends on your perspective.
      He did good to the Libyan people as a whole, growing the economy and providing Libyans with necessities, but he did in fact kill his opponents and was also quite racist.

    • My dear stop all of these lies what point of reference do you have, ghadafi was a core dictator in school in lybya you can’t critisize him or else your whore family would be in problem. Lybya was one of the few country that it’s wealth was more than it’s population imagine a country of just 4 million in control of more crude oil than country like Nigeria of over 180milion yet they are considered as one of Africa wealthiest nation. Google and see wikiliss new release cable of all ghadafi curruption I bet you won’t doubt this as it is coming from someone who is like a rabel to the west. Stop being decive by African leaders that lead their country into poverty and come up with their propaganda for blaming their failure on the west.

    • My dear stop all of these lies what point of reference do you have, ghadafi was a core dictator in school in lybya you can’t critisize him or else your whore family would be in problem. Lybya was one of the few country that it’s wealth was more than it’s population imagine a country of just 4 million in control of more crude oil than country like Nigeria of over 180milion yet they are considered as one of Africa wealthiest nation. Google and see wikiliss new release cable of all ghadafi curruption I bet you won’t doubt this as it is coming from someone who is like a rabel to the west. Stop being decive by African leaders that lead their country into poverty and come up with their propaganda for blaming their failure on the west.

    • I learned about gaddafi when my mother gave me a assailment about him for summer learning, the main purpose was to tell if he was good or not and give evidence, so far form the 35 slides I have made, I say no, he is not a bad leader, just a unordered one. he did bad and he did more good and the good made his country a safe place for his people.

  2. The facts are there. They had no debt. He did more good to his people than American presidents have ever done to theirs. Of course American politicians didn’t want us to know how well off they were, they are totally corrupt proven liars busy squeezing every penny they can from us, thinking of new ways to keep us in poverty and under their control, spraying us with poisons every day from planes using our tax dollars to do this saying the next generation will have to deal with the debt from this. Who will be left from this slow kill? They believe there are too many “useless eaters” in the world and want to bring the population numbers down, using ‘climate change’ as an excuse to spray us. Kaddafi was a saint compared to our leaders. People have different ways of dealing with death, putting a body on a table in the house for all to come by and pay last respects is part of the culture in many countries.

  3. This article Is poorly written, biased and does Not talk about any of the good things that Gaddafi did, only the bad. There is barely any quotes or sources, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was written by someone who was hired by the government to tell lies on the Internet as propaganda.

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