As you probably heard, Qaddafi was killed.
It is sort of offensive, that people are celebrating his death. It’s wrong to celebrate someone’s death, even for someone who deserves it.
Qaddafi’s was leader of Libya for a long time. Why did he suddenly become public enemy #1?
This story is probably the real reason for Qaddafi’s death.
The Libyan leader proposed the nationalisation of U.S. oil companies, as well as those of UK, Germany, Spain, Norway, Canada and Italy in 2009.
Qaddafi proposed nationalizing US oil wells. Shortly after, he was killed. What a coincidence?
Before Iraq was invaded in 2003, Saddam Hussein was planning to sell oil for Euros, instead of US dollars. That threatened the US oil dollar monopoly. For a long time, the international oil markets were 100% oil-denominated, forcing other countries to acquire dollars if they wanted to buy oil.
Iran also has plans to sell oil for something other than US dollars. Is that the real reason Iran’s government is being targeted now?
Are the people in Libya free now? Of course not. They’re still going to have to pay taxes/tribute to their owners. They may get “democracy”, giving them the illusion that they’re picking their ruler from a list of pre-screened candidates.
Are the same group of people still ruling Libya? Yes, mostly. Many of Qaddafi’s advisers saw the way things were going, and decided to side with the rebels. They’re in good shape now, to continue looting the Libyan people.
Even in a dictatorship, Qaddafi isn’t sole absolute ruler. He’s dependent on his advisors and police and military.
Qaddafi was killed. People in Libya still aren’t free. The same group of insiders still control Libya. In Egypt, people are starting to realize that, even though they ousted the figurehead ruler, they still weren’t free.