Libyans Celebrate 51st Anniversary of the Great Al Fatah Revolution, September 1, 2020

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Across Libya with the only exception of the terrorist controlled areas in and near Tripoli, all legitimate Libyan people celebrate the 51st anniversary of the great Al Fatah revolution. The bloodless coup that gave Libya her sovereignty for the first time in hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. The great tribes of Libya appointed Colonel Moammar Al Ghadafi to lead Libya into a new and prosperous era which he did in a spectacular manner. He created a government that shared the wealth of Libya with her people. Just a short list of his accomplishments is listed in the meme below the article

Ghadafi created the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya represented by the green flag. Most people don’t understand that this was a completely different form of socialism. Truly not the real socialism used by other countries. In Libya there was no tax, the money that was shared with the people came from the great rich oil assets of Libya. The Libyan government only required 49% of the oil riches of Libya to run the country, the other money was partitioned out to the people via cash and other benefits.

The govenment of Libya consisted of two houses, one elected (House of Representatives) and one made up of tribal leaders from all over Libya called the General Secretariat of the Tribes. There was also a Prime Minister. Ghadafi was not the leader of the country in 2011 when NATO lied and destroyed the country. Ghadafi had been required to step down according to the 2006 treaty signed with Condoleeza Rice. The Libyan people still considered him their “spiritual leader” as it was explained to us. So there was no dictatorship in Libya there was a duly elected government of the people and it was a pure democracy as the tribal leaders were in direct touch with their people all the time. This created a voice for the people unlike anywhere else in the world.

The dream of the Libyan people represented by the great tribes of Libya (all Libyans are members of tribes) is to hold a full country election and install a new government for the people of Libya using the great Jamahiriya as their guide reinstating many if not all of the principles written by their great leader in his famous “Green Book”.

The biggest problem they face are terrorists, radicals and mercenaries who run tthe country in the west by force. These are the criminal remnants of NATO, most of the Libyans involved with the terrorists (called rats by the legitimate Libyans) are traitors, thieves and criminals (less than 10% of Libyans are rats). The others are mercenaries brought in by Qatar and Turkey to save whatever hold they have on Libya.. There are 2 main groups of terrorists – one fighting with Serraj, the UN / Turkey puppet that is Muslim Brother hood and working with Erdogan who dreams of reinstating the Ottoman empire in Libya. The second group is made up of radical terrorists also, they are from Misurata and support Fathi Bashagha, the so called interior minister. The Serraj led GNA has fired Bashagha, blaming him for killing protestors last week. Bashagha is supported by the terrorists from the port city of Misurata that has its own gangs of terrorists. So, now you have the people of Tripoli caught between a war of two different factions both of them held up solely by gangs, terrorists and thugs; armed and funded by Turkey and Qatar.

For the above stated reason, there was very little celebrations in Tripoli as already 23 people in the streets (unarmed) have been shot and killed.

I have posted a link here to a video the city of Ghat in the south of Libya with the people celebrating. http://vimeo.com/453846879  There are many such videos from all over Libya.

God bless the Libyan people in their struggle to free themselves from the illegitimate, oppressors and occupiers of their beautiful country.

Prime Minister of Eastern Libya’s Government Resigns While Fayez al-Saraj Clings to Power

https://im-media.voltron.voanews.com/Drupal/01live-166/styles/google_amp_1280x720/s3/2020-09/000_8PV2D8.jpgLibyan youth block a road with burning tires in Libya’s eastern coastal city of Benghazi on September 12, 2020

Abdullah al-Thinni’s government in eastern Libya resigned, responding to the calls of protesters who took to the streets of Benghazi, al-Bayda, Tobruk, Shahat, al-Marj, and the marginalized areas of the south,  while the  government of Fayez al-Sarraj ignored the angry voices in the west of the country, appointing a number of warlords to sovereign positions, elaborating a policy of hiding behind the weapons of militias capable of suppressing anyone calling for the overthrow of the Tripoli authorities.

A tragic situation grips all of Libya. The people are suffering from a comprehensive collapse of basic services; there is no water, electricity, gas for cooking, fuel, financial liquidity in banks, no salaries that arrive on time, and  health institutions are collapsing in the face of the Corona virus. In addition, the western region is plagued by  unruly militias, mercenaries, in consecration of the Turkish occupation and the Brotherhood’s plots to achieve more penetration into state institutions.

In the south, it is not possible to talk about the existence of a state. The suffering endured for nine years has been absolute. The local population live as if they are in another country, outside of time and space, and despite the vast wealth that is below and above the ground, none of it belongs to the people of Fezzan, which seems just tracts of quicksand and thirsty oases in a remote corner of the Sahara Desert, where only smugglers cross borders to steal gold and antiquities.

In the east of the country, the situation is different, as the army was able to rededicate the concept of the state, and found great support from the people of Cyrenaica.

But the politicians in Tripoli serve  their own interests, enjoying  profits they receive from corruption. This increased social tension has contributed to obstructing political solutions, and even the process of liberating the country from militias and terrorist groups.

A member in the House of Representatives and the State Consultative Council receives a monthly salary of 16 thousand dinars, along with housing, transportation, funds for travel and residence abroad, and a pension salary of 80 percent of the original salary, that is, more than 12 thousand dinars, and they obtain a privilege of exchange in foreign currencies at the same rate diplomats receive, while a teacher’s salary does not exceed 500 dinars, or about $ 90 at the parallel exchange rate, and they usually wait for months to receive it.

The rampant corruption in the joints of the Libyan state, and in the governments of the West and the East, is a systematic corruption from which non-politicians and the majority of people do not benefit, and it is the real reason for the continuation of the conflict. The current politicians do not want the country to arrive at a solution to the crisis, nor elections that they fear will push them out of power, influence and loose money that wanders easily between pockets and bank accounts at home and abroad.

As in Iraq after 2003, after 2011, Libya turned into a mafia state, which prompted the former UN envoy, Ghassan Salame, to say that it was witnessing the largest looting operation, which creates a new millionaire every day, while the people face poverty, destitution, disease, lack of services and insecurity, especially in the western region.

In 2019, Libya ranked No. 168 out of 180 countries on the Transparency International list, with only 18 points out of 100, according to the international organization’s standard. In the last four years, under the reconciliation government, the numbers ranged between 14 and 18 points, despite the fact that the government claims to be legitimate and is supported by the United Nations.

During the past few years, at least 200 billion dollars were spent without having any impact on the land or the lives of the people.  Services provided by the previous government, especially in the field of water, electricity and infrastructure, were completely destroyed.  From areas filled with life, Libya became a den of ghosts, as a result of war and the complete darkness that has become the new normal in a country that is supposed to be one of the richest countries in the region.

When demonstrators in Tripoli went out to denounce this situation and demand their rights, Fayez al-Sarraj directed his armed militias to terrorize them in Martyrs Square and the neighbourhoods and suburbs of the capital, and the Brotherhood assigned mercenaries to penetrate the movement,  to strike them down from within.  But in the eastern region the matter differed as the army recommended protection of the protesters, and therefore, there was no clash between security forces and the demonstrators except in a limited context, when infiltrators were discovered trying to utilize the spontaneous popular movement to serve the agendas of political Islam, which still has some supporters despite the elimination of its militias and armed terrorist gangs.

The most important lesson given by the eastern Libyan movement is that there is no alternative to the presence of a national army to protect the people, using its influence in the public interest, as well as the existence of a legislative reference to which the executive authority returns.  However,  in the west of the country, there is no army; only  conflicting militias, and no legislative institution. Al-Sarraj’s government did not gain the confidence of Parliament and governs under conditions of martial law.

Abdullah al-Thani submitted his resignation to the House of Representatives after realizing that there was no way for him to continue in his position, while al-Sarraj was still holding power, tied to militias, mercenaries and the Turkish occupier.

The Libyan people will not remain silent about their stolen rights and wealth, and will not accept the continuation of  living under the weight of the corrupt who turned  back decades of progress, overthrew their dreams of prosperity and robbed them of  hope for a decent life. They will take back the life their ancestors knew before the Nakba.

Al Arab

Source: https://libya360.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/prime-minister-of-eastern-libyas-government-resigns-while-fayez-al-saraj-clings-to-power/