Gaddafi: Facts of a Massacre
In 2011, there was the Arab Spring Revolution in the Middle East which brought the fall of Arab countries such as Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Syria, and Libya. The Arab Spring is a dark history for Muslims because after these countries were destroyed, its people struggled with civil war and lived in chaos due to the intervention of the Western powers. In most of these countries, war and chaos are still happening until now. Libya is one of the countries involved in the historic revolution, which sadly costed the life of Libyan President, Muammar Gaddafi. Although the country was once rich in petroleum resources, the post-Arab Spring was not the alternative promised by the Western countries, with the hope of a more peaceful life and the offer of democratic developments. A country that was once peaceful, rich and its people lived in luxury, is now living with murder, rebellion, chaos, and poverty. In fact, several years after Gaddafi's death, the citizens of Libya have begun to miss him and hoped that the glory of Libya that had been enjoyed during his leadership could be rebuilt. This begets the questions of who exactly was Gaddafi and what was the relation between his execution, the country’s wealthy oil resources, and the Western involvement including the US, British, France, and Israel. This book unravels the important facts behind the execution of Gaddafi in the Arab Spring. Empirical studies on this revolution have shown that his assassination was strategically planned by the superpower countries through sponsorship and training of Libyan rebel forces against Gaddafi. Britain and France spent millions of dollars daily in their investments in Libya to eliminate Gaddafi by providing weapons and war equipment to the Libyan people who opposed Gaddafi. The plot to assassinate Gaddafi was carried out in retaliation on the basis of the anti-imperialism approach that he imposed.