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."
Analysed too is the mainstream media’s support for Suharto. *** ... Saudi Arabia themselves constitute the most extreme fundamentalist regime on earth ... A similar story with Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi – once a trusted ally of the West, but ousted and killed when he was no longer needed. Gaddafi’s crimes are a mere footnote in comparison to Suharto ... .
A local LibyanNGO has called for suing the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar for the crimes they committed during their military offensive on the capital, Tripoli, in 2019 ... A total of 2,180 families are registered in the association ... Libya has been torn by civil war since the overthrow and killing of long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
LONDON... 24. But, according to Asma Khalifa, a Libyan peace activist, there remains no consensus on the core question between officials from the era of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and institutions in a post-Ghaddafi Libya ... This lack of clarity over the law, Khalifa said, exists in all legal texts since 2012 and “is the biggest problem.” ... 24.
A Sudanese migrant was beaten, shot and killed in Libya after escaping from a government-run detention centre in the North African country, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday ... Libya has been engulfed in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 ... ....
NICOSIA (Reuters) – U.S. federal agents are in Cyprus inspecting a light aircraft, Cypriot police said on Wednesday, suggesting continuing international interest in a plane believed by U.N ... U.N ... Libya was racked with violence between rival factions since the 2011 uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, drawing in foreign powers ... March 2021 report ... .
“They killed all who refused to cooperate with them. They left no children or women ...MASS GRAVES. Since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, most of Libya has been held by armed groups that control territory, economic institutions and criminal rackets, sometimes switching between the warring sides in the conflict ... .