Gaddafi’s Socialist Libya: Some UNTOLD Facts

Sharing an older but important to know fact of the history compiled by Ibn-e-Umeed after Gaddafi was overthrown from Libyan power.

With Gaddafi now removed from the political make up of Libya what will the economic future hold for the ordinary person there? I have come across the facts below which detail the benefits afforded to the people under Gaddafi and we are obviously left with the NATO supported NTC now in complete control will these benefits be extended or will they be taken away in order to re-pay for NATO’s military backing for the overthrow and ultimate demise of Gaddafi?

The media has successfully painted Gaddafi as a hard-core dictator, tyrant whatever you want to call him. However, the media as usual has also failed to show the kind, giving Gaddafi we never heard of. Gaddafi unlike most dictators I will refrain from naming them has managed to show his humane side, the very side we dream of seeing in other dictators who just talk and talk.

I consider Libyans lucky to a certain extent and one wonders with the new democratic rule they cry for will it improve or worsen life for them? Yes, Gaddafi has spent millions of Libya’s money on personal ventures but is the average Libyan poor? We know others who take a country and destroy it until you feel like there is no hope of restoring this country… looting some prefer to call it. Did Gaddafi loot Libya in any way?

Now let us get to the untold / unknown facts about the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi:

  • There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.
  • There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.
  • 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 tent.
  • All newlyweds in Libya receive 60,000 Dinar (US$50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.
  • Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is 83%.
  • 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.
  • 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/month accommodation and car allowance.
  • In Libya, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price.
  • The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 per liter.
  • Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – now frozen globally.
  • 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.
  • A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
  • A mother who gave birth to a child receive US$5,000
  • 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15
  • 25% of Libyans have a university degree
  • 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 country.

Which other dictator has done so much good to his people?

This is how Gaddafi thrased the imperialist powers from taking over the resources of Libya and this is what they did with Gaddafi. Let’s decide, WHO IS A DICTATOR/TERRORIST?

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