October 28, 2011

Do the Americans want complete anarchy in the Middle East to justify their massive defence budgets?

After seven odd assassination attempts over the last four decades, it was on October 20, 2011, that one of the most successful Libyan leaders Muammar Gaddafi kissed the most brutal and disgraceful death. Libyan fighters snapped him out of his ‘hole’ and shot him to death. His body, half naked, completely wounded, shambled hairs and bloodied was then delivered as prized possession to Misrata (a city near Sirte) where it was put on public display as a token of victory for the rebels. And with it came an end of the era, which Gaddafi built over 40 years. And with his end, the US again proved its double standards to the world!

Yes Gaddafi was a ruler who made a lot of personal wealth the way perhaps many other rulers in India and many other countries try to do. He ruled with an iron fist but then many other rulers across the world do the same. But here are some facts about Gaddafi. Under his rule and his economic policies, Libya’s human development indicators improved so much that it was ranked as a nation that had highest per capita GDP in Africa, best education index and also an exceptional human development index.

During his rule, women had the best of access to equality in the whole of Arab world. Yes, many people did revolt against him due to his iron fist rule, but that doesn’t necessarily make him the kind of evil that the western media has been trying to portray in the last few months. The ire of the west lies actually in the fact that Gaddafi was the real mastermind behind OPEC that virtually transferred billions of petro dollars from the western coffers to the Arab world. And that is something that the west hasn’t been able to forget or forgive.

Let me state clearly that this is no way an attempt to defend Gaddafi or his iron fist policies. The attempt is to bring forth the American double standards by taking a simple look at the three regimes which have been overthrown in Libya, Egypt and Iraq because there can be nothing more shameful than what US is doing to the entire Middle East and Africa. Not only they have been supporting the dictators with arms but with this act, they have overthrown three most successful regimes of the region to quench their lust for oil.

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13 comments:

preeti said...

oh God... Gaddafi's death was so brutal.

simran said...

US govt. have no right to target any culprit in this bloody way...

sailaxmi said...

Oh... so badly he was killed by fighters .. not even show a little mercy on him.

mohit said...

Gaddafi was killed for US selfishness to suppress the lust for oil... and very cleverly US govt. proved that the sinner culprit was finished.

ANUP KUMAR said...

US govt. already planned to target those countries who try to improve their capitalism... & grow financially as happened in Libya from last four decades...

Mukesh said...

Gaddafi reform the condition of Libya in last 40 years by improving women's equality to educate & earn, standard of living of Libyan people ... etc. That is the reason he ruled 40 years.

subhash said...

US govt. showing his power on the world and betrayed face behind the mask & try to show them as peace-maker.

pramod singh kandasi said...

We can not blame complete US govt for everything. Some lope hole exist in Gaddafi's side also... this is the reason that he has to face huge public ire & his own people not supporting him.

harvinder said...

On one hand US makes Obama the president of the United States... On the other side adopts dictorial attitude towards other countries such as Libya, Egypt & Iraq.

Brijesh Chaudhuri said...

US provoked Pakistan govt. against India and encouraged terrorist activities. They provided financial support & weapons for these activities and at last they got back counterattack themselves.

dsanjit said...

Arindam, you are kinda simplifying things. You cannot, in one simple sentence, conclude that the "US has double standards and helped dictators" especially when that "help" lasted for several decades. The stuff is more complex than that. When a middle eastern nation throws up a dictator who runs a govt, all other countries will be forced to engage in trade, talks, politics etc with him as he is the head of state - When Indira Gandhi declared emergency and the govt was dissolved she was still the head of state till elected out (or in her case assassinated). Remember India too had strong links with Gaddafi - we had an embassy/ambassadors there and we are friendly with Iran. Thats the way the world works - its human nature. Dont blatantly blame the US. When the people revolted the world including the US took sides - thats not double standards, thats how politics plays. India did that to a small extent in SriLanka ! We have to take sides eventually. Blaming the US for all the woes of humanity is crazy and naive !

dev said...
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dev said...

Same on you iipm guys. Though I m an IIPM allumini but still I m requesting u to stop your fraud game.... and think of a proper settlement with the govt bodies for the betterment of the students and you too....and also stop lying in front of whole nation in national media.

consequences can be devastating if you don't care my words..REMEMBER

Education is not a real business though u taking it as ... and if so your price and placement is ok but products are far bellow standard to meet your expectation.

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