Why Libya?

Seven years ago all Hell broke loose in Libya…..Libya was one of the most prosperous nations in Africa and yet it had to be destroyed ….why?

I understand that some had a hard-on for Qaddafi over his “terrorist” past….but he had tried to make amends for some of the past “bad behavior”……it was not enough that he renounced terrorism, gave up his nukes aspirations and turned over any WMDs that he had to the UN for destruction…

I seemed that no matter what Libya did they were going to be chastised……

Beginning March of 2011 the systematic destruction of Libya began…..

For seven months the warplanes flew tens of thousands of sorties over Libya, at the time the most prosperous state in Africa. Nearly ten thousand bombs were reportedly dropped inside the country resulting in an estimated 50,000-100,000 dead, many more injuries and the dislocation of several million people.

On October 20, longtime Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Gaddafi, was driving in a convoy leaving his home area of Sirte when the vehicles were struck. Gaddafi was later captured and brutally executed by counter-revolutionary forces which were led, armed and financed by the U.S., NATO and its allies.

France played an instrumental role in the destruction of Libya as a nation-state. The then President Nicolas Sarkozy praised the overthrow of the Jamahiriya political system and the execution of Gaddafi.


The West destroyed Libya and nothing it attempts will fix the problem they have created…..while they search for an answer the killings, the violence and the destruction continue.

15 thoughts on “Why Libya?

  1. Maybe they did it out of jealousy and spite. Perhaps because they wanted to control the wealth of the country.
    But mainly just because they could.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Because he was oppressing his people whilst trying to build an African Union, with a currency type Euro (or switching to gold instead of US$ for international trade). Oil. Timing. Lots of things converged simultaneously, international support was gained, and people’s attention span wouldn’t hold them responsible.

  3. I see where you’re coming from. Guess I’m a bit more optimistic. I also happen to believe in Libyans. What I can say is that it would be nice if countries who are so eager to step in to “free the people” would actually put their money where their mouths are, and help out in less selfish ways. There had been consensus among Libyans before, but meddling nations just can’t agree that Libyans just might be able to take care of themselves, if they were given a real chance.

    1. I agree with you completely…..but tha-t —is only a dream now and it will take a strong leader to bring about the unity the country needs…..the West see resources in Libya they can exploit…..chuq

      1. Does a strong leader necessarily mean a dictator? Too many people have died and suffered for the last seven years for them to settle for another G. I don’t think they’d stand for it.

      2. Thanks for your patience in replying to my every comment,, you are very gracious. Although I tend to agree with you that it’s the way things seem to turn out, I hope we’re in for a significant paradigm shift.

      3. You are very welcome for I appreciate your time and comments….I try to give every comment as much attention as I can…..please feel free to stop by as often as you like….chuq

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