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Oil was discovered in Libya in 1959, and what had been one of the world's poorest countries became extremely wealthy. The United States enjoyed a generally warm relationship with Libya and pursued policies centered on interests in operations at Wheelus Air Base and the considerable U.S. oil interests. In September 1969 King Idris I was overthrown by Muammar al-Gaddafi. Gaddafi demanded that Wheelus, which he saw as a vestige of European colonialism, be closed and its facilities turned over to the Libyan government. While the U.S. wished to retain Wheelus Air Base, the strategic value of the facility had declined with the development of nuclear missiles that had effectively replaced many bomber bases. Indeed, Wheelus had primarily served as a tactical fighter training facility in the 1960s. The Wheelus base agreement had just two more years to run, and in December 1969, the U.S. agreed to vacate the facility by June 1970.
Although the king died in exile and most Libyans were born after his reign, during the current 2011 Libyan uprising, many demonstrators opposing Colonel Gadaffi use the old tricolour flag of the monarchy and carry portraits of the king, especially in the traditional Sanussi stronghold of Cyrenaica.
Britain, France and the United States have dispatched hundreds of military advisors to Libya to set up military bases in the country's oil-rich east, reports say.
I can see no evidence that the American government in partnership with the British have deliberately started this uprising in Libya.
started this uprising in Libya.
When I balance the evidence it is clear to me that the Arab Spring is a organic movement
That is bias towards the “NWO is behind everything in the world because it’s evil”
I fail to see the downside to this unless your Ghaddafi.
Why do you believe a puppet government would be bad for the people of Libya?
Meanwhile, Gaddafi and the RCC had disbanded the Sanusi order and officially downgraded its historical role in achieving Libya's independence. He also attacked regional and tribal differences as obstructions in the path of social advancement and Arab unity, dismissing traditional leaders and drawing administrative boundaries across tribal groupings.
The press, already subject to censorship, was officially conscripted in 1972 as an agent of the revolution. Italians and what remained of the Jewish community were expelled from the country and their property confiscated in October 1970.
As early as 1969, Gaddafi waged a campaign against Chad. Part of his hostility was apparently because [[President of Chat|Chadian President François Tombalbaye was a black African and a Christian.
“Women, like men, are human beings. This is an incontestable truth… Women are different from men in form because they are females, just as all females in the kingdom of plants and animals differ from the male of their species… According to gynecologists women, unlike men, menstruate each month… Since men cannot be impregnated they do not experience the ailments that women do. She breastfeeds for nearly two years.”
It’s obvious you’re a disinformation agent
I feel you owe us both an apology, but I won’t hold my breath.
If The Rebels Do Win, Libya Will Be A Puppet State As It Once Was
For example do you know that currently he is being inedited by the UN for supplying Viagra to troops for the propose off rapping women to install fear in the public after the uprising and for crimes against humanity for ordering the murder of his own people.
Speaking of terrorism, Gaddafi was a major sponsor of Irish republican groups, anti-zaniest groups such as the Black September, movement and as well as sponsoring the PLO, FARC and MILF. During the 1980’s Gaddafi’s government where behind a number of high profile terrorist attacks such as, the 1985 Rome and Vienna Airport attacks, the shootings in London that killed a police woman and wounded others, then there was the 1992 bombing of Pan Am 103. And all before I get into his human rights volitions.
terrorist attacks such as, the 1985 Rome and Vienna Airport attacks, the shootings in London that killed a police woman and wounded others, then there was the 1992 bombing of Pan Am 103.
Arab spring was the brainchild of western intelligence services.
That simply cannot be true, sure there may be many examples where the MSN could be found lying or being misinformed but that is not always the case.