The son of an impoverished Bedouin goat herder, Gaddafi became involved in politics while at school in Sabha, subsequently enrolling in the Royal Military Academy, Benghazi. Founding a revolutionary cell within the military, in 1969 they seized power from the absolute monarchy of King Idris in a bloodlesscoup. Becoming Chairman of the governing Revolutionary Command Council (RCC), Gaddafi abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the Republic. Ruling by decree, he implemented measures to remove what he viewed as foreign imperialist influence from Libya, and strengthened ties to Arab nationalist governments. Intent on pushing Libya towards "Islamic socialism", he introduced sharia as the basis for the legal system and nationalized the oil industry, using the increased revenues to bolster the military, implement social programs and fund revolutionary militants across the world. In 1973 he initiated a "Popular Revolution" with the formation of General People's Committees (GPCs), purported to be a system of direct democracy, but retained personal control over major decisions. He outlined his Third International Theory that year, publishing these ideas in The Green Book.
"Libyans do not know Denmark, they do not hate Denmark. They know Italy and they hate Italy."
"People would have killed the consul and his family if live ammunition had not been used."
"They said: 'so what if the consul and his family are killed. Italy killed some 700 000 Libyans'."
"There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet."
"The protesters were determined to kill the consul and his family when they attacked the Italian consulate in Benghazi. These protesters did not target Denmark because they have no idea about Denmark."
Backpage .. VIEW FROM THE GALLERY By MAHMUD JEGA ... Bazoum, his wife and son have been detained for five months now ... I can only speculate as to the reasons why ... But this needs not be so ... person from the North ... Never mind that French and American bombing of Libya that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 created the terrorist situation in the first place ... .
QUESTION ...ANSWER ... I declined ... After a few months of tracing all the various layers of shell corporations, it turned out I was managing money for none other than Muammar Mohammed AbuMinyar al-Gaddafi ... On top of that, what I thought was a company turned out to be a secret partnership between Gaddafi, Khashoggi, and FerdinandMarcus of the Philippines.
Let’s take a brief look at the origin of the term “dictator.” It was not a negative term in its original use ... (READ MORE ... Dictators such as Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong Un, and Fidel Castro were cursed because they did not step down throughout their lives, even though they established a state or ensured stability through dictatorship ... .
The oil-rich country is seeking stabilization after the NATO-backed overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi more than a decade ago ...Turmoil has plagued the once-prosperous African country since 2011, when longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown with the help of NATO ... Read more Russia to provide scholarships for Libyan students ... .
The motion, which was submitted to parliament last Friday, extends the mandate of Turkish troops beginning Jan. 2 ...Libya has been torn by civil war and instability since the ouster of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. .
So, Amin needed arms to counter Obote’s forces, but Israel and the US refused military support because they wanted Amin’s government to pay upfront, so naturally, Amin turned to President Muammar Gaddafi of Libya and promptly ended his relationship with Israel and the U.S.
A representational image shows a gravel and a weighing scale. — Pixabay. ISLAMABAD. Trial in absentia is a “criminal proceeding in a court of law in which the person who is subject to it is not physically present at those proceedings” ... Specifically, the rule pertaining to trial in absentia in the U.S ... Muammar Gaddafi was tried in absentia ... .
Rome wants Tunisia and Libya to facilitate the return of illegal migrants ... The NATO-backed overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi opened a so-called 'corridor of misery' in Libya through which many thousands of migrants have poured. Piantedosi made the proposal in Rome on Friday with his Tunisian counterpart, Kamal Feki, and Libya’s Emad Trabelsi ... .
Since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in the NATO-backed uprising in 2011, oil production has been repeatedly hit in the OPEC member and third largest producer in North Africa by groups blocking facilities, sometimes to demand material benefits but also as a tactic to achieve wider political ends ... Our Standards. The Thomson ReutersTrust Principles ... ....