By Markab Algedi
Before 2011, Libya was the paradise of Africa. One might say it was the country with the highest standard of living in the entire continent. Then in 2011, a mysterious outburst of opposition to the government occurred, and from there it was decided that Libya had to be destroyed. A coalition of over a dozen countries and NATO decided to wipe the regime off the map and install their own UN-backed regime.
Initially in March 2011, the attack on Libya was committed by a coalition of the US, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Canada, France, Spain, Norway, Qatar, and Italy. Then, it was expanded to include Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Jordan, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates. 19 different countries and the NATO alliance all decided to destroy the sovereign state of Libya at the request of the powers that truly pull strings in all these countries.
Libya was destroyed because Muammar Gaddafi very boldly called out Saudi Arabia, the US, Israel, and of course he wanted to create a gold backed currency called the Dinar for all of Africa to possibly latch onto as a defense against the hegemony of the petrodollar.
People knew Libya was destroyed because of the disagreements between the NATO side and Libya, but for those who want more solid evidence, a couple years ago declassified emails proved that NATO took out Gaddafi specifically for the purpose of stopping the creation of that gold backed currency.
In its full perspective, the move to take out Gaddafi was no doubt for a wide range of reasons that would benefit the different countries and powers who participated, from Norway to the UK, Qatar to France. Apparently the formation of ISIS and foundation of things that would culminate in the Syrian “civil” war could have been precipitated by the events in Libya, and it is believed that weapons and things like that flowed from Libya to ISIS.
As with the Arab Spring and other supposedly organic protests, people suspect the February 18, 2011 beginning of the Libyan “civil” war also got heated because some people in high places wanted that to happen. For some info on that, you could read through these 54 pages of declassified info.
These photos put it in perspective. Libya was an absolute oasis, a paradise in the middle of the desert but now it is sadly the site of terrorism, human trafficking, and so much worse.
This is what Libya once was.
Today, the West tries to ignore the fact that its military intervention in Libya which was brutal enough is responsible for the rise of militia groups in the region, ranging from Salaf, Takfiri, and Al Qaeda to ISIS. It’s so obvious though, even mainstream media is forced to recognize it.
Nowadays things happen in Libya that never would have been possible before. Dark haired Libyans seem to be specifically targeted by murderous terrorists, and “ethnic cleansing” campaigns against them are running rampant.
African men and women are being sold into slavery, adults and children alike are being kidnapped and sold into slavery and due to the fact that the military action against Gaddafi was a gigantic mistake, no one wants to talk about it.
An article by a Norwegian anti-war author noted the extent to which Norway participated in the destruction of Libya, which was actually was quite intense. A total of 588 bombs were dropped onto Libya by the military of Norway. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed in total.
However before all the destruction, Libya was the richest state in Africa, if people require that type of evidence to know Libya was a nice place. While it’s true that they had a socialist type of system, it may have been the most positive of its kind that the world had ever seen. Free health care was provided to people, and the definition of medicine was not exclusive to pharmaceutical, fake medicine, but included knowledge of nutrition and true human health.
Education that didn’t fail to recognize the faults of Western society was provided for free, and for over 40 years prior to 2011 Libya was in a state of peace. Women participated in the education system of Libya and in the military, unlike how it is in the country of US ally Saudi Arabia where women were only recently, finally permitted to operate motor vehicles.
Who hated these features of Libya? Not just the West, but the terrorists who now occupy Libya. Apparently they despised the freedom and culture of Libya for years, until the friends of Saudi Arabia finally ousted Gaddafi from power.
Just about all Libyan families could afford a car and gas in the country prior to 2011, and loans were provided to citizens free of interest.
Electricity was provided to citizens via state subsidy in Libya, not that it’s necessarily the way things should be, (personally I don’t believe in any government).
This was to some extent possible because their central bank was fully independent from the banking system that rules the rest of the world. Without dependency on loans from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, or any of those other institutions they thrived.
The highest life expectancy in Africa, 78 years, with a child mortality rate of 20/1000 infants born was how Libya functioned prior to 2011.
The literacy rate of Libya was incredibly high relative to other countries as well. One survey suggested that 82% of Libyans could read and write, and according to the CIA if you really consider them a trustworthy source, the literacy rate could have been as high as 94%.
A bit of Libyan history can be garnered from a Norwegian report on what happened to the country, translated into English:
“The country had cleared up the Lockerbie scandal and opened it before then closed the country to the West. It was Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi’s son, who became instrumental in resolving the Lockerbie case where significant compensation payments were paid to victims’ families. It was also under the leadership of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi that the military was built down, dismantling the nuclear weapons program and privatizing the economy to approach the West and end the hostile relationship.”
That’s right: long before 2011, the Libyan government fully cooperated with the Western attempts to defeat Sunni Muslim terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda. Gaddafi has even been called the “great enemy of Al Qaeda,” and they have tried to take his life on multiple occasions.
Libya has long been a multi-ethnic state, with different ethnic groups bearing darker skin than others. Today, the terrorists who have seized control of the region thanks to the US and NATO are killing off the people with darker skin, and putting men and women into slavery.
This is what Libya looks like now, including the victims of human trafficking who were caught in the crossfire there: a living hell.
Today, a much different regime occupies Libya. It’s a regime openly put in place by the UN, and soon they’re going to have an “election” as if that matters. Whatever the UN backed regime is and actually serves to do, their priority must not be stopping the booming human trafficking nightmare that now occupies the country.
The new Libya is a place you don’t want to be. Since the UN took control, not only is human trafficking rampant but things happen like this.
Last week, about 7 people were killed by a car bomb in Benghazi, Libya. Last week, 4 Libyan soldiers were killed by landmines in Libya’s Darna region. That’s Libya today, and Libya was nothing like this 10 years ago.
I don’t know if most people can fully or even partially grasp how it felt to be the Libyan people during the destruction of their state and country, but if you’ve ever met a person who fled that crisis you’d be surprised. Personally I met a man from Libya who was in his early twenties last year because he was the driver of an Uber vehicle, and he passionately understood that Libya was intentionally destroyed. He witnessed it as a young teenager. The entire world was watching and those people are never going to forget what happened.
Everyone could benefit from understanding what those people felt and have experienced. That’s the world we live in.
This article (Amazing Photos Prove Libya was a Paradise before 2011: Now it Looks like This) was originally published on The Mind Unleashed and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.