Libya Since 1969: Qadhafi's Revolution Revisited

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Dirk Vandewalle
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 M07 15 - 267 pages
"Since 1969 Libya has been a consistent thorn in the side of the United Stated and of the West. This volume traces the emergence of Muammar al-Qaddafi and his fellow officers within Libya's political system and details the ideological background that provided the energy for the country's self-styled revolution. It further chronicles how oil revenues fueled the regime's ambitions and how the country's increasing international isolation eventually tempered the revolution, resulting in Qaddafi's decision in December 2003 to rejoin the international community by agreeing to put a halt to his efforts at obtaining weapons of mass destruction. The final section of the book speculates in part on where labia may now be heading after almost four decades of revolution and authoritarian rules." -- Book cover.

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Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is the founding father of modern Libya. No Muammar al-Qaddafi, no modern Libya as it is now a days. His rule for more than 43 years in Libya is the cause of jealousy to the West, particularly, to the USA. The Shias in Bengasi and in other parts of that country are in great mistaken--they declared jihad against their benevolent leader Muammar al-Qaddafi. In fact, they are dolls in the hands of the USA and its alleys--only the oil is "be all and end all" to them. The West and its alleys are not friend to them; rather, they are fatal foe--they should mind it. When the purpose is over, then they will be kicked back as was before. Perhaps Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi may not be there in Libya--to whom they (the ediot Bengasi) would come for repentance and seeking forgiveness to him.
Really, the bombardment on Libya by the West and its alleys--is a symbol of day of reseraction as is mentioned in religious books that the whole world would be dominated by the Christians the other day, on the eve of Great Destruction (Kiamath) as was happened before the advent of Islam to the contrary.
I call upon the Shia brothers and sisters all over the world, specially, in Libya to bring to an end of struggle against administration in Libya for progress and prosperity of the country and to solve their internal problems by means of neotiations--not by arm struggle against their government, and that too taking illegal help of the West and its alleys.
I sincerely hope and trust that the people in Libya who naturally go astray sometimes, would realise the very truth as I call upon.
M. B. Faizuddin
Guwahati, Assam, India
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Diederik Vandewalle is Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College.

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