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The curious path to the end of Moammar Gaddafi
Flopping Aces ^ | 11-05-11 | DrJohn

Posted on 11/05/2011 5:12:03 PM PDT by Starman417

Barack Obama said this about Muammar Gaddafi's death:

For four decades, the Qaddafi regime ruled the Libyan people with an iron fist. Basic human rights were denied. Innocent civilians were detained, beaten and killed. And Libya’s wealth was squandered. The enormous potential of the Libyan people was held back, and terror was used as a political weapon.

The path to Gaddafi's end has been a very strange one.

Gaddafi seized power in Libya in 1969 and has ruled Libya with an iron fist.

Dissent has been ruthlessly crushed and the media remains under strict government control.

Libya has a law forbidding group activity based on a political ideology opposed to Col Gaddafi's revolution.

The regime has imprisoned hundreds of people for violating the law and sentenced some to death, Human Rights Watch says.

Torture and disappearances have also been reported.

Ronald Regan twice struck at Libya in 1986.

Soon after the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 it was believed that the Gaddafi regime was behind it. The US and the EU imposed sanctions on Libya to force it to turn over those responsible for the bombing.

The EU and UN Security Council ended their arms embargo in 2004 when Libya handed over the two suspects in bombing.

Libya also agreed to compensation for the victims of the Lockerbie bombing.

US sanctions were lifted in return for a series of Libyan concessions.

“In the last two months," the White House said, "the government of Libya has removed virtually all elements of its declared nuclear weapons program, signed the IAEA Additional Protocol, joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, destroyed all of its declared unfilled chemical munitions, secured its chemical agent pending destruction under international supervision, submitted a declaration of its chemical agents to the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, eliminated its Scud-C missile force, and undertaken to modify its Scud-B missiles.”

In 2008 Libya paid $1.5 billion into a US fund aimed at compensating the victims of Pan Am 103 and the 1986 disco bombing.

Since the 80's, Libya has been awarding the "Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights." The award, accompanied by a sum of $250,000, has been awarded to Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez among others.

The UN elected Libya to the Human Rights Council in 2010, to the UN Security Council in 2009 and made Libya President of the General Assembly in 2009.

Human Rights Watch declared that although slow, Libya was making progress on Human Rights in 2009.

In 2009 Barack Obama became the first US President to shake hands with Muammar Gadaffi.

Gaddafi referred to Obama as "our son."

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; libya; obama

1 posted on 11/05/2011 5:12:08 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Europe may come to regret their involvement in this Soros operation.

It is highly unlikely that the Islamacist government will have the same interest in preventing African refugees from fleeing into Europe.

2 posted on 11/05/2011 5:28:10 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Starman417

What’s up with this picture?
This as reported on a web site several weeks ago.....Is it true?

Col. Khadaffi’s Libya

1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all
its citizens.

2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and
loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.

3. Home 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 are still living in a

4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the
to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.

5. Education and medical treatments are free in
Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans are literate. Today the figure
is 83%.

6. Should Libyans want to take up farming
career, they would receive farming land, a farming house, equipments,
seeds and
livestock to kick- start their farms
— all for free.

7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need
in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it —
not only free but they get US $2, 300/mth accommodation and car

8. In Libyan, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of
the price.

9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0. 14 per liter.

10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves
amount to $150 billion — now frozen globally.

11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state
would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is
employed until employment is found.

12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank
accounts of all
Libyan citizens.

13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US $5 ,000

14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15

15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree.

16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as
the Great
Man-Made River project, to make water readily
available throughout the desert

3 posted on 11/05/2011 5:46:29 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: hapnHal

I read Obama’s description of Ghaddafy, and it read likehis wish book for us.

Squandering money, making his own laws, Ruthlessly squelching dissent, Holding back the enormous potential, of America,by pissing away money on green projects and regulating coal companies nout of business and taxing oil companies.

Obama match’s his description of Ghaddafy. The only difference I see is Ghaddaffy’s choice of clothes really sucks, but it does match the Wookie’s choice of clothes.

4 posted on 11/05/2011 6:48:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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