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Libya: 11 Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You to Know [+Video Documentary]

What do you think of when you hear the name Colonel Gaddafi? Tyrant? Dictator? Terrorist? Well, a national citizen of Libya may disagree but we want you to decide.

For 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa.

So despite what you’ve heard on the radio, seen in the media or on the TV, Gaddafi did some powerful things that are not characteristic of a “vicious dictator” as portrayed by the western media.

Here are ten things Gaddafi did for Libya that you may not know about…

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1. In Libya a home is considered a natural human right

In Gaddafi’s Green Book it states: ”The house is a basic need of both the individual and the family, therefore it should not be owned by others”. Gaddafi’s Green Book is the formal leader’s political philosophy, it was first published in 1975 and was intended reading for all Libyans even being included in the national curriculum.

2. Education and medical treatment were all free

Under Gaddafi, Libya could boast one of the best healthcare services in the Middle East and Africa.  Also if a Libyan citizen could not access the desired educational course or correct medical treatment in Libya they were funded to go abroad.

3. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project

The largest irrigation system in the world also known as the great manmade river was designed to make water readily available to all Libyan’s across the entire country. It was funded by the Gaddafi government and it said that Gaddafi himself called it ”the eighth wonder of the world”.

4. It was free to start a farming business

If any Libyan wanted to start a farm they were given a house, farm land and live stock and seeds all free of charge.


5. A bursary was given to mothers with newborn babies

When a Libyan woman gave birth she was given 5000 (US dollars) for herself and the child.

6. Electricity was free

Electricity was free in Libya meaning absolutely no electric bills!

7.  Cheap petrol

During Gaddafi’s reign the price of petrol in Libya was as low as 0.14 (US dollars) per litre.

8. Gaddafi raised the level of education

Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. This figure was brought up to 87% with 25% earning university degrees.

9. Libya had It’s own state bank

Libya had its own State bank, which provided loans to citizens at zero percent interest by law and they had no external debt.

10. The West Planned it all

There is a clear growing conspiracy theory and belief that America planned all these, now Africans are starting to believe this.

11. The gold dinar

Before the fall of Tripoli and his untimely demise, Gaddafi was trying to introduce a single African currency linked to gold. Following in the foot steps of the late great pioneer Marcus Garvey who first coined the term ”United States of Africa”. Gaddafi wanted to introduce and only trade in the African gold Dinar  – a move which would have thrown the world economy into chaos.

The Dinar was widely opposed by the ‘elite’ of today’s society and who could blame them. African nations would have finally had the power to bring itself out of debt and poverty and only trade in this precious commodity. They would have been able to finally say ‘no’ to external exploitation and charge whatever they felt suitable for precious resources. It has been said that the gold Dinar was the real reason for the NATO led rebellion, in a bid to oust the outspoken leader.

So, was Muammar Gaddafi a Terrorist?

Few can answer this question fairly, but if anyone can, it’s a Libyan citizen who has lived under his reign? Whatever the case, it seems rather apparent that he did some positive things for his country despite the infamous notoriety surrounding his name. And that’s something you should try to remember when judging in future.

This quirky video documentary spells out an interesting, if rather different, story from the one we think we know.




Source: Globalresearch


Written by How Africa


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  1. he also hijacked and bombed planes when he could not beliefs to be accepted.killed many thousands of innocents.say whatever you want about his acomplishments,but hus murdmake all the achievements null.

  2. No Human is perfect and while not appreciated so to say..during thier earthly lifetimes,This man is great,a hero..stood for what he loved and bellieved in,with dignity and honor,perhaps,his sin ..African,president of oil rich country,His country_a free,prosperous
    libya and Africa was at his
    at his heart,,Unimaginable unthinkable Unacceptable,to the other world aross on the other side of the world.

  3. A great insight that has really taught me how the beauriocratic west has always wanted Africa to remain beggars and indebted to them forever, I think we need visionary leaders like the late Gaddaffi who stood for Africa.

  4. it is high time we emacipate our self from mental slavery,we cant keep on leavin in the cluthes of the westen world..Cos their selfishness dwell only in high tym we act n think fast..long live Africa long live the world.

  5. A very visionary man he was. unfortunately other African heads were and are still blindfolded by the West. To me he was a hero who wanted but the best for his people as well as the whole continent.

  6. The terrorists here are blood thirsty David Cameron and Nicholas Sarkozy for going over and killing Gadafi .
    However African rulers should be ashamed of themselves for not protectining their own .

    All these bigoted blood thirsty Europeans doing whatever they want in Africa is a big slap on the stupid African leaders.
    Gadafi said it that the so called rebels were terrorist but no one listened to him

  7. I’m a strong Christian and it’s so unfair how these nations rise against some of our Muslim countries and their leaders by brain washing the people .. Leave us alone US , EU and fuck the USA government , the media will be burnt in hell FUCK PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA , fuck the United Nation , FUCK NATO , FUCK the new world order and May fire burn every devil involved in the killings of these leaders .. They did the same thing to our leader Kwame Nkrumah and our country is still paying dearly for their betrayal ..

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