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Gaddafi - We will live free or die

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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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Gaddafi - We will live free or die

heres a brief speech by colonel gaddafi broadcast on libyan national television on the evening of 29 April 2011.

the broadcast was just 24 hours before a NATO missile strike killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab and his 3 children 6 month old Mastura, 18 month old Saif Mohammed and 2 year old Carthage.

heres the transcript and translation

‘Today I have happy memories and at the same time I am sad because my grandfather died in the battle of Al Gadabia on this day.

My grandfather was killed there along with 400 other Libyans. Now, after almost 100 years, Italy returns to try to repeat the invasion. I’m sorry that I remember these events, it would be much better if I had forgotten them.

I want to ask Mr. Berlusconi, where is our friendship we have talked so much about? Where is the Italian Parliament? Where are our Italian friends? Italy has caused great pain to the Libyans. The Libyans are very offended by Italy.

And I have no veto to stop these feelings of Libyan people. We were told that we must restore our friendship, but they lied. Yesterday Italy bombed Sirte…

My friends, presidents of China, Russia, Nigeria, South Africa, Portugal – I’m asking you: was the UN Resolution 1973 accepted to establish no-fly zone or to annihilate Libyans?

Libya is being torn in pieces day and night. They are blocking our access to oil, destroying ports, bombing houses, cutting the supply of essentials for the civilians…

Talking about no-fly zone we presume that there should be no aircrafts of both sides! It does not mean that Libyans aircrafts wouldn’t fly while you can bomb whatever and wherever.

What do the rules of the United Nations serve for? To make Libyans die of starving or to stop the airstrikes? Do these rules allow killings? Or cutting communications?…
We need a meeting, we are asking Putin to be a mediator to put an end to this war.

You’ve talked about the need to stop bombardments of Libya and we are grateful for this. But Al-Qaeda do not respect any international law and do not cease fire…
Now I have to say something to NATO.
You are bombing a wall that was deterring criminals of Al-Qaeda.

The wall blocking the avalanche of African migration to Europe.
Because this wall is named Libya. I’m telling the truth.
There are four points that I want you to wipe off your minds: Libyan politics. Internal organization of Libyan politics is exclusive affair of the Libyan people.

Even I cannot change it. Only Libyans can change their internal political system. Gaddafi.
To stay or to leave – it is not you who decide.
Libyans are in charge of the country already for 40 years.
My parents and my grandparents were killed in Libya and never left the country.

My people love me because I do not love you.
I’m not the President of Libya, but there would be a possibility the people would elect me. Oil.
Do not dream of oil.
Do not dream of stealing the nutrition of our children. You can keep your business in Libya if we make a deal, but nothing else.
Libya.
We will never hoist the white flag.
In case of land operation all Libyans will take the arms and will fight!

WE WILL LIVE FREE OR DIE!’
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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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That was a beautiful speach. Too bad i don't know too much about him to tell if this is BS or not.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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It might help if he, himself stops bombing his own cities. Has he ever thought that miight solve a few problems?



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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"We will live free or die"

Not while he is in power. It's a rather bizarre way to end a speech from someone that does not allow true freedom to reign in his own country.

Until the Arab world decides to have their own reformation or sorts, I don't see much changing. He is part of the problem, not the solution. I keep waiting for the Arab world to accept that fact that not everyone believes what they do, and let them lead their lives as they see fit.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:38 PM
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Gaddafi is unique in the Arab world, he's ostracised by all Arab leaders because he's quite frankly crazy in their eyes. Though he is a dictator, his speech does has some weight to it and some legitimacy, NATO bombardment of Tripoli is NOT enforcement of a no-fly zone, neither is working as air support for rebel forces. The UN should be working towards peace, not preserving a stalemate by supporting rebel forces and dividing Libya.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:46 PM
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if you bothered to investigate yourself..your find it's infact NATO and the rebels,are the ones bombing the citys to the stone ages,the rebels are the ones with a fully functional central bank,before they even got control of the country,and are in control of most of the oilfields,and selling oil..that belongs to libya,not the rebels to buy bigger weapons to blow the citys and homes to another dimesion...

how many rebels are there..do you even know ??

you do know this it's not a humanitarian mission right.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by lifeissacred
reply to post by Ultraman2011
 


Gaddafi is unique in the Arab world, he's ostracised by all Arab leaders because he's quite frankly crazy in their eyes. Though he is a dictator, his speech does has some weight to it and some legitimacy, NATO bombardment of Tripoli is NOT enforcement of a no-fly zone, neither is working as air support for rebel forces. The UN should be working towards peace, not preserving a stalemate by supporting rebel forces and dividing Libya.


Yes instead they should get out of libya so daffy can continue to bomb snipe and flank his way to a "peaceful end"
do you not remember what it was like just 2 months ago when the rebels were up to their necks in it benghazi was about to get owned then the french stepped in thank god and us brits as well as the USA, so sure if you want to go back to then continue to spout your views about NATO and i think you'll find shelling of misuratah isn't a cease fire. -.-



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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Yes instead they should get out of libya so daffy can continue to bomb snipe and flank his way to a "peaceful end" do you not remember what it was like just 2 months ago when the rebels were up to their necks in it benghazi was about to get owned then the french stepped in thank god and us brits as well as the USA, so sure if you want to go back to then continue to spout your views about NATO and i think you'll find shelling of misuratah isn't a cease fire


can you provide proof that gaddafi was targeting civilians,because official reports say he infact went to great lengths to not target civilians.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by TheMaverick
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Yes instead they should get out of libya so daffy can continue to bomb snipe and flank his way to a "peaceful end" do you not remember what it was like just 2 months ago when the rebels were up to their necks in it benghazi was about to get owned then the french stepped in thank god and us brits as well as the USA, so sure if you want to go back to then continue to spout your views about NATO and i think you'll find shelling of misuratah isn't a cease fire


can you provide proof that gaddafi was targeting civilians,because official reports say he infact went to great lengths to not target civilians.



civilian was the polite way of saying rebel when the conflict first broke out. there were rebels all over the place attempting to bring down the state. any sane leader of any nation would have broke out the army and riot squads too.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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Fair point, I just don't want to see people die needlessly. All the current situation is doing is prolonging conflict in Libya, the UN should be enforcing a No fly zone strictly as a measure of protecting civillians from air attacks from Gaddafi forces, they should also work to stop Gaddafi shelling these towns, though this should be the limit to their intervention, enforcing the peace, enforcing a cease-fire from both the rebels and gaddafi forces. I'm not sure if it's entirely ethical that they should be providing air support for rebel forces to advance on Tripoli and carry on this bloodbath. It's a tricky situation, I just don't want to see us get drawn into another full on military conflict, resulting in countless deaths.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by TheMaverick
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if you bothered to investigate yourself..your find it's infact NATO and the rebels,are the ones bombing the citys to the stone ages,the rebels are the ones with a fully functional central bank,before they even got control of the country,and are in control of most of the oilfields,and selling oil..that belongs to libya,not the rebels to buy bigger weapons to blow the citys and homes to another dimesion...


Gadaffi is sending rockets into Tunisia, which is a breach of international law. The rebels are doing what they can to defend themselves with the assistance of NATO. I do not agree with what is happening, but what can anyone do about it. The rebels want Gadaffi out, what do you suggest, they lay down their arms and get annihilated?


how many rebels are there..do you even know ??


Not enough to level cities...15,000 - 25,000 maybe, if not more.


you do know this it's not a humanitarian mission right.


What is the mission? you tell me since you obviously know whats going on over their. enlighten me....



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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Rebels? When they serve western interests for plunder they're rebels and when they impede western interests for plunder they're terrorists or insurgents.



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