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LIBYA BEFORE THE MURDEROUS US/NATO INVASION

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Submitted by BARBF (United States), Sep 13, 2011 at 08:52

Before the US/NATO and "rebels" began their murderous and destructive attacks on the Libyans and their government, people In Libya had the highest gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of all of Africa. The government took care to ensure that everyone in the country shared in the wealth. Libya had the highest Human Development Index of any country on the continent. In Libya, a lower percentage of people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands....Libya ranked 61st, with a lower incarceration rate than Czech republic. It had the lowest infant mortality rate of all of Africa. Libya had the highest life expectancy of all of Africa, less than 5% of the population was undernourished, In response to the rising food prices around the world, the government of Libya abolished all taxes on food. (Taken from "World Cheers as the CIA Plunges Libya into Chaos" by David Rothscum, Axis of Logic, 2/27/11)

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Before the current US/NATO military invasion, Libya was pumping one million 800 thousand barrels a day of excellent quality light oil, along with abundant deposits of natural gas. Such riches—because shared with the Libyan people--allowed Libya to reach life expectancy that is almost at 75 years of age and the highest per capita income in Africa. In December 1951, Libya became the first African country to attain its independence after WWII. Its harsh desert is located over an enormous lake of fossil waters, equivalent to more than three times the land area of Cuba; this has made it possible to construct a broad network of pipelines of fresh water that stretch from one end of the country to the other. http://www.countercurrents.org/cramer040511.htm


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1"That foul legacy" [447 words]IanusMar 24, 2012 14:37194735
1Why Qaddaffi? [445 words]ZeenaOct 21, 2011 02:35190231
Separating our hearts from our minds [108 words]Robert WOct 23, 2011 02:58190231
1Qaddhafi was a lesser evil for Israel [116 words]IanusMar 5, 2012 14:33190231
3LIBYA BEFORE THE MURDEROUS US/NATO INVASION [280 words]BARBFSep 13, 2011 08:52189302
1Assessing Qadaffi [251 words]sufi imdad ali soomroSep 5, 2011 06:56189118
crimes against humanity [207 words]moSep 11, 2011 08:28189118
What does "ugly" have to do with it? [44 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Paul RothbergSep 2, 2011 17:12189034
2What comes next query [179 words]Peter HerzSep 1, 2011 21:18189020
Oil prices [351 words]Boris ScheinAug 31, 2011 12:23188988
7The problem with Qaddafi is not that he is a bastard but that he is not "our" bastard. [764 words]IanusAug 30, 2011 17:13188973
THE COMPLACENCY OF THE WORLD AND THE LIBYAN POPULATION [156 words]JACQUES HADIDAAug 30, 2011 12:37188962
2Libyan rebellion was instigated by meddlesome Western powers [173 words]BamagujeSep 8, 2011 14:20188962
3Good article, one glaring error. [78 words]
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Ian McVayAug 30, 2011 08:03188957
1another glaring error [48 words]AdvocatusAug 31, 2011 10:35188957
1Another error [15 words]Peter HerzSep 3, 2011 13:48188957
Another error [13 words]AdvocatusSep 8, 2011 01:45188957
Did I count wrong? [14 words]Peter HerzSep 9, 2011 22:23188957
Ananda [56 words]AdvocatusSep 12, 2011 01:31188957

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