Gaddaffi’s Last Formal Speech To the People of Libya

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Libya: Gaddafi’s Last Testament

~ by Muammar Gaddafi, April 17, 2011 ~

In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful…

rescuedFor 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 Ronald 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.

I 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. 

They told Americans and other visitors, that they needed “democracy” and “freedom” never realizing it was a cut throat system where “the biggest dog eats the rest”, but they were enchanted with those words, never realizing 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 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-al-Deen, when he claimed the Suez Canal for his people, as I claimed Libya, for my people, it was his footsteps I tried to follow, to keep my people free from colonial domination – from thieves who would steal from us.

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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.

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, stoop up to betrayal, stood up to 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.

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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-al-Deen, our great Muslim leader, who rescued Jerusalem for Islam, I took little for myself…

In the West, some have called me “mad”, “crazy”, but they know the truth yet 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.

— Mu’ammar Qaddafi.

Facts about Libya under Muammar Gaddafi
• There was  no electricity bills in Libya; electricity is free … for all its citizens.
• There was  no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.
• If a Libyan is unable to find employment after graduation, the state would  pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until employment is found.
• Should Libyans want to take up a farming career, they receive farm land, a house, equipment, seed and livestock to kick start their farms –this was all for free.
• 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.
• A home was considered a human right in Libya. (In Qaddafi’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.”)
• All newlyweds in Libya would receive 60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start a family.
• A portion of Libyan oil sales is or was  credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
• A mother who gives birth to a child would  receive US $5,000.
• When a Libyan buys a car, the government would  subsidizes 50% of the price.
• The price of petrol in Libya was  $0.14 per liter.
• For $ 0.15, a Libyan local could  purchase 40 loaves of bread.
• Education and medical treatments was all  free in Libya. Libya can boast one of the finest health care systems in the Arab and African World. All people have access to doctors, hospitals, clinics and medicines, completely free of charge.
• If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government would fund  them to go abroad for it – not only free but they get US $2,300/month accommodation and car allowance.
• 25% of Libyans have a university degree. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is 87%.
• Libya had  no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – though much of this is now frozen globally.

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    Garkuwa Umar 11 August, 2014 at 09:27 Reply

    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, NO MATTER HOW BETTER IS THE TRUTH. TODAY ARABS HAVE NO RIGHT. AND AFRICA IS MISSING IN ACTION, TODAY ISRAEL ARE KILLINGS INNOCENT LIVES AND DESTROYING WITHOUT FEAR OT THINKING OF THE UNITED NATION LAWS OR RIGHT OF LIVING IN THE WORLD. FINALLY THERE'S ALMIGHTY ALLAH FOR HUMAN WHO IS POWERFUL THAN ALL CREATORS BECAUSE HE IS THE CREATOR OF HUMAN BEINGS, ONCE AGAIN HE PROMISE TO PROTECT THE ISLAM ON HIS ON WISH TIME BEFORE THE ENDING OF THIS WORLD!!! MUSLIMS AND ISLAM IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME. BE PATIENT AND PRAYERFUL!!!

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    Ezindu Stanley 11 August, 2014 at 12:46 Reply

    We lost a visionary and a great man. They painted you red just to slaughter you, now you are gone, the Libya of the West is evidently what we now have-Chaos!!! RIP Col Gaddafi

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    Muhammad Salisu 12 August, 2014 at 19:44 Reply

    Libyan should learn from their mistakes and the they are reaping what they saw, a word is enough for a wise

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    Mela Adamu Tal 18 August, 2014 at 23:48 Reply

    When a people lack self identity, they are bound to be destroyed by the believe of others. Africans have bestowed so much confidence in the western world and here we are. Bravo to most Asian countries and that is why they are excelling.

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    Offiong Esua 28 August, 2014 at 04:06 Reply

    Gaddafi actually apprised a few of his confidants that he wished he had the moral rectitude to have left at the onset of the crises but he lacked that will to effectuate his convictions to his corrupt / indolent sons; who wanted a monarchial dynasty. He had stayed too long in power.

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    justin musiza 28 June, 2015 at 20:17 Reply

    Each one should learn from libya comflicts……..for their own hands destroy better life they had before

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    justin musiza 28 June, 2015 at 20:17 Reply

    Each one should learn from libya comflicts……..for their own hands destroy better life they had before

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