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"recollections of my life" - muammar gaddafi

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  1. jamahir

    jamahir ELITE MEMBER

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    "In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful..

    For 40 years, or was it longer, I can’t remember, I did all I could to give people houses, hospitals, schools, and when they were hungry, I gave them food. I even made Benghazi into farmland from the desert.

    I stood up to attacks from that cowboy Reagan. When he killed my adopted orphaned daughter, he was trying to kill me; instead he killed that poor innocent child.

    Then I helped my brothers and sisters from Africa with money for the African Union, did all I could to help people understand the concept of real democracy, where people’s committees ran our country.

    But that was never enough, as some told me. Even people who had 10-room homes, new suits and furniture, were never satisfied. As selfish as they were they wanted more, and they told Americans and other visitors, they needed ‘democracy’, and ‘freedom’, never realising it was a cut-throat system, where the biggest dog eats the rest.

    They were enchanted with those words, never realising that in America, there was no free medicine, no free hospitals, no free housing, no free education and no free food, except when people had to beg or go to long lines to get soup.

    No, no matter what I did, it was never enough for some. But for others, they knew I was the son of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the only true Arab and muslim leader we’ve had since Salah ad-Din. When Nasser claimed the Suez Canal for his people, as I claimed Libya for my people, it was in his footsteps I tried to follow, to keep my people free from colonial domination - from thieves who would steal from us …

    Now, I am under attack by the biggest force in military history. My little African son Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country: to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American-style thievery, called ‘capitalism’.

    But all of us in the Third World know what that means. It means corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer.

    So there is no alternative for me; I must make my stand, and if Allah wishes, I shall die by following his path - the path that has made our country rich with farmland, with food and health, and even allowed us to help our African and Arab brothers and sisters to work here with us, in the Libyan Jamahiriya.

    I do not wish to die, but if it comes to that, to save this land, my people, all the thousands who are all my children, then so be it.

    Let this testament be my voice to the world: that I stood up to crusader attacks of Nato, stood up to cruelty, stood up to betrayal, stood up the West and its colonialist ambitions. And that I stood with my African brothers, my true Arab and muslim brothers, as a beacon of light.

    When others were building castles, I lived in a modest house, and in a tent. I never forgot my youth in Sirte. I did not spend our national treasury foolishly, and like Salah ad-Din, our great muslim leader, who rescued Jerusalem for Islam, I took little for myself …

    In the West, some have called me ‘mad’ or ‘crazy’. They know the truth but continue to lie. They know that our land is independent and free, not in the colonial grip; that my vision, my path, is and has been clear and for my people, and that I will fight to my last breath to keep us free. May Allah almighty help us to remain faithful and free."

    Translated by Professor Sam Hamod.
    5 April 2011

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    Gaddafi's story is the story of any man who gets ultimately corrupt and clings to power for so long that he is ready to do anything for it. Ultimately killed by his own people. Should have build democracy and given up power to his worthy colleagues but seduction of power does not allow that.
     
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    1. how did thousands of foreigners plus former libyan qaeda terrorists plus local ikhwaani terrorists become "his own people"??

    2. how should he have given up power since he was not in the "general people's congress" ( the equivalent of parliament )?? since 1979 he simply had the moral authority of being the "guide of the revolution"[1]...
    libyan jamahiriya was the only true democracy in the modern world... the late hugo chavez was a student of "green book" and started the process to adapt the jamahiriya theory for venezuelan conditions[2]...

    come on, all this was discussed a thousand times and not only by me... i don't see why the nato/bbc/the-guardian narrative should continue to be "the truth" about libyan jamahiriya or dprk or cuba or syria or venezuela any other place that is not a vassal of the usa government. :)

    as i have been saying, every society must adapt the jamahiriya theory ( or "third universal theory" ) for bringing true democracy... let the world be green.


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    [1] Libya: From Africa’s Wealthiest Democracy to US-NATO Terror Haven

    [2] Building Socialism from Below: The Role of the Communes in Venezuela | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
     
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    its very convenient for people to assert they are merely servant of people while remaining a very dominant center of power. 'Main to bas janta ka sevak hun' lol
    Reminds me of another hypocrite, Sahara guy who is in jail now for fraud had the designation of 'general worker' as if he can fool anybody who was really running the sahara group('I am not CEO or general manager, I am a humble general worker' .. lolz).. these rhetorics worked when white topi congress people in 80s used to pretend their innocence infront of public'
    Sonia Gandhis too was only mere party chairman.. the power used to flow from her not PM. Gaddafi was ruling by having key members of his family and tribe in powerful position, not that he was ruling by 'moral force'.. and people were merely asking his advice. I cant believe you dont even realize how things work in the world.