Background on Legacy of Libya's
Col. Muammar Gaddafi (Khadafy)

  • Cynthia McKinney, Anti-War vs Libya Activities (May - August 2011)

  • "Why Did They Kill Muammar Gaddafi?" (26 October 2011) (provides background on the social justice projects in Libya under Gadhafi). See also his plan to replace the dollar with gold dinars, and his ability to travel safely without having a bubble top on his car, no fear of his own people, he was safe, he waved, people waved back! This safety and lack of fear of his own people is quite different than the fearful, secretive, high-security traveling methods of leaders in other nations.

  • "Gaddafi Family to File War Crimes Complaint" (26 October 2011) ("Marcel Ceccaldi, a French lawyer who previously worked for Gaddafi's regime and now represents his family, told AFP that a complaint would be filed with the Hague-based ICC because NATO's attack on the convoy led directly to his death. 'The wilful killing (of someone protected by the Geneva Convention) is defined as a war crime by Article 8 of the ICC's Rome Statute,'" he said.")

  • Gadhafi lynched by U.S.-NATO" (26 October 2011) (Col. Moammar Gadhafi, leader of the Libyan people for 42 years, was brutally targeted, tortured and executed in a series of events on Oct. 20 in the coastal city of Sirte. . . . 'Gadhafis legacy speaks for itself. He guaranteed the right to free education for everyone from elementary school right up to university and post-graduate studies, at home or abroad; free health care; 1:673 doctor-patient ratio, free electricity for all citizens; interest-free housing loans; and free land for farmers.'

  • William Blum, "It doesn't matter to them [anti-Gaddafiists] if it's untrue" (1 November 2011) ("this tragedy was the culmination of a series of falsehoods spread by the Libyan rebels, the Western powers, and Qatar . . . In fact, it appears rather likely that a majority of Libyans supported Gaddafi. How else could the government have held off the most powerful military forces in the world for more than seven months? . . . . under Gaddafi health care and education were completely free.")
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