Libyan rebel fighters step on a picture of Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint in Tripoli's Qarqarsh district August 22, After the overthrow of longstanding autocrats in Tunisia and Egypt this year, the demise of a third can hardly cheer other strongmen fighting popular revolts, as in Yemen and Syria. That was a big step for Arabs still scarred by the U. The far-off Gulf state of Qatar, which armed and funded the rebels, may be the best-placed to profit, with its national oil company poised to compete with U.
While a student at a secondary school at Sebha, Gaddafi was inspired by the speeches of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and became a committed Arab nationalist.
Gaddafi organized his fellow students into revolutionary study groups at Sebha; he continued the practice at the University of Libya in Tripoli, where he received a history degree in Following his graduation, Gaddafi entered the Libyan Military Academy in Benghazi, where he found many of the cadets were sympathetic to his anti-Western nationalism.
Commissioned into the Libyan army inhe began laying groundwork for an overthrow of the Libyan monarch, King Idris, whom he considered a pawn of the Western European nations.
Within four years Gaddafi took control of the army and on September 1,he seized power in a carefully planned coup. Gaddafi soon began implementing his long-dreamed plans for Libya by nationalizing all foreign banks and oil companies and insisting on closing down all European military bases in Libya.
Since assuming power, Gaddafi has given strong support to a wide variety of terrorist groups and regimes, including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Uganda, the Palestine Liberation Organization and its sub-groups, and the Irish Republican Army. Heavily supported by the Soviet Union, he fought an unsuccessful war against Egypt and a disastrous war against Chad and its ally France for control of the northern regions of the country.
In an attempt to drive French forces out of the country Gadaffi sent an invasion force into Chad, only to see it annihilated by the poorly armed, minimally trained but highly motivated Chadian army.
The survivors fled back to Libya, leaving behind large numbers of vehicles, equipment and weapons. Gaddafi has provoked several incidents with the US, one of which led to an American retaliatory bombing raid on his headquarters in Tripoli on April 15, Gaddafi escaped with only minor injuries but his infant daughter was killed.
In Libyan intelligence agents exploded a bomb on Pan Am Flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing over people.
After the September 11,terrorist attacks on the US, Gaddafi worked to improve his relationship with the West. In exchange for his help in tracking down Islamic militants his government received concessions from the West, including the easing of various restrictions placed against it due to his terrorism of the s.
Inas part of the "Arab Spring", major civil unrest broke out in Libya aimed at removing Gaddafi from power. Gaddafi began a violent and repressive campaign against his own people and a civil war ensued, with Gaddafi forces on one side and rebels--a combination of students, ordinary people and army defectors-with air and logistical support from NATO, on the other.
After an eight-month civil war, Gaddafi was captured by rebels in his hometown of Serte and soon afterward he was executed.Aug 22, · Libyans celebrated, Western leaders exulted, but Arab governments greeted Muammar Gaddafi's fall in near-silence on Monday, even though most had .
More than 30 countries yesterday recognised Libya's rebel movement as the legitimate government as they tried to end the war and unseat a defiant Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
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0. 2 0. more. now viewing. MUST READ: Muammar Gaddafi’s Prophecies before his death. I wonder what type of Leadership Democrats have!! . Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, who was murdered by Western-backed rebels on October 20, , planned to create a gold-backed African currency to compete with the dollar and euro.
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words 4 pages. The last government holdouts in Sirte finally fell to anti-Gaddafi fighters on 20 October , and, following the controversial death of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya was officially declared "liberated" on 23 October , ending 42 years of Gaddafi's leadership in Libya.