Editorial

In Gaddafi We Trust?

Summary

We know that Gaddafi wanted to unite Africa and ditch the dollar. He was there for us when we needed it. That’s enough to never forget.

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Nine years ago today Sri Lanka lost a friend. Terrorists backed to the hilt by NATO sodomized and murdered Muammar Gaddafi on October 20, 2011.

Under Gaddafi’s leadership, Libya had the highest per capita income in Africa. It had free education, free healthcare, free housing, and free electricity. The only thing that wasn’t free was the market.

So, Libya got free doom. Courtesy Obama the bomber.

The United States’ first Black President bombed the wealthiest African country, murdered an African revolutionary, and created the conditions for chattel slavery to return.

Samantha Power, who backed this intervention, came to lecture us on human rights and democracy in 2015, and embraced Khema’s boy in 2019.

George Soros, who said US backing of terrorists in Libya would bring “tremendous improvement”, sat side-by-side with Ranil in 2016. He also pumped 4.5 million dollars into NGOs in Sri Lanka from 2016 to 2019.

Libya and Sri Lanka were tight.

In 2009, when our “traditional allies” in the West deserted us, Libya offered 500 million dollars for development. That’s more than the MCC. The kind of aid that strengthens sovereignty, rather than weakening it.

No one knows what the likes of Gaddafi, Chavez and Mahinda were plotting together in their frequent meetings and calls. We can only speculate how the world would look if Gaddafi had lived.

Perhaps Sri Lanka would not have lost a major trade partner and potential investor. Perhaps the economic crisis we had in 2013 could have been averted. Perhaps regime change would not have happened in 2015.

We know that Gaddafi wanted to unite Africa and ditch the dollar. We know he was there for us when we needed it. That’s enough for us to never forget.

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