GADDAFI FACTS OF A MASSACRE
In 2011, there was the Arab Spring Revolution in the Middle East which brought the fall of Arab countries such as Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Syria, and Libya. The Arab Spring is a dark history for Muslims because after these countries were destroyed, its people struggled with civil war and lived in chaos due to the intervention of the Western powers. In most of these countries, war and chaos are still happening until now. Libya is one of the countries involved in the historic revolution, which sadly costed the life of Libyan President, Muammar Gaddafi. Although the country was once rich in petroleum resources, the post-Arab Spring was not the alternative promised by the Western countries, with the hope of a more peaceful life and the offer of democratic developments. A country that was once peaceful, rich and its people lived in luxury, is now living with murder, rebellion, chaos, and poverty. In fact, several years after Gaddafi's death, the citizens of Libya have begun to miss him and hoped that the glory of Libya that had been enjoyed during his leadership could be rebuilt. This begets the questions of who exactly was Gaddafi and what was the relation between his execution, the country’s wealthy oil resources, and the Western involvement including the US, British, France, and Israel. This book unravels the important facts behind the execution of Gaddafi in the Arab Spring. Empirical studies on this revolution have shown that his assassination was strategically planned by the superpower countries through sponsorship and training of Libyan rebel forces against Gaddafi. Britain and France spent millions of dollars daily in their investments in Libya to eliminate Gaddafi by providing weapons and war equipment to the Libyan people who opposed Gaddafi. The plot to assassinate Gaddafi was carried out in retaliation on the basis of the anti-imperialism approach that he imposed. On top of that, the Western powers were also supported by other Islamic countries who acted as their proxies. Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE were among those Islamic countries that directly and indirectly provide assistance to Western countries to overthrow Gaddafi. The media, like Al Jazeera, also played an important role in the success of this mission. Gaddafi was a unique and great revolutionist. He held the reins of Libyan rule at a young age after successfully overthrowing King Idris al Sanusi who had long ruled the country according to the Western powers’ directive which only wanted to control the country's oil revenue. After he took over Libya’s government administration, Gaddafi expelled the British Army and USA’s troops based in the country. He also ended the oil concessions that were given to the foreign companies by the former King Idris Al Sanusi. Gaddafi continued to bully the Western countries by imposing foreign policies that are not in favour of the West and anti-imperialism. Interestingly, Gaddafi also had a similar character with Adolf Hitler, who was Anti-Semitic (Anti-Jewish and Anti-Israel). Though it seems hard to believe, Gaddafi was once feared by the Jews and the illegal state of Israel. He was the target of Israeli anger over his actions in sponsoring Palestinian rebel groups against Israel as well as openly criticising the Jews and Israel. In the name of religion and the unity of the Arabs and African countries, Gaddafi sought to unify the Muslim state leaders. However, his efforts were often thwarted by the West and equally compounded by the jealousy of the leaders of Arab states who did not want to see Gaddafi dominate the Islamic world. As a result, the Western countries, Israel, and the Arab countries which were hostile against Gaddafi had conspired to overthrow him. He was accused of sponsoring terrorism and was exposed to a few assassination attempts orchestrated by the West. Gaddafi was finally executed in the Arab Spring Revolution in 2011. This book elaborates on the rare facts that will make you feel the loss of an Islamic Commander once feared by the Wests.