> Gaddafi is NOT some misunderstood revolutionary. He's just another
> petro-gangster who pumped out oil for First World corporations while
> starving his people of resources, all while pretending to be anti-US.
> -- DRR
The Gaddafists will tell you that it´s all lies invented by the CIA and MI6. That Gaddafi didnt participate in the Lockerbie bombing, that Gaddafi gave his people the best living standards in all of Africa, and that he distributed oil profits to all the people, which they were able to pick up monthly from their local banks
"Libya has the highest GDP in .Africa, less than 5% of the population is classified as poor and it has fewer people living below the poverty datum line than for example in Holland.·
"Life expectancy is 75 years and is the highest in Africa and I0% above the world average. With the exception of the nomadic Bedouin and Tuareg tribes, most Libyan families possess a house and a car.
There is free health care and education and not surprisingly Libya has a literacy rate of 82%. Last year Gadaffi distributed $500 to each man, woman and child (population 6.5 million).". http://ronabbass.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/true-or-false-colonel-gaddafi-mad-dictator-bloody-tyrant/
I haven´t been able to verify the above... which has been repeated ad-nauseum down here.