The aftermath of the American-led conflicts show that the common people are not the ones who benefit from American-led wars across the globe. While the military and politicians may say they are liberating them and protecting them, but in reality, they are not.
There have been a great deal of Libyans to express their regret over having Muammar Gaddafi overthrown in 2011.
One Libyan, Mohammed (age 31) said: “I joined the revolution in the first days and fought against Gaddafi. I hated Gaddafi more than anyone. But now, life is much, much harder, and I have become his biggest fan.”
We were told back in 2011 that Gaddafi was going to commit grave bloodshed against his own people and that as a result the international community needed to intervene and protect Libyan civilians, but according to an analysis done by Human Rights Watch this proved to be false.
It seems a number of claims against Gaddafi were actually fabricated. Before the NATO onslaught, Libya had the highest standard of living of all the countries in Africa. The people who lived there enjoyed state sponsored healthcare, high literacy rates, and other benefits.
However, according to recent data, in 2015 the country has fallen 27 places on the U.N. human Development Index ratings. There are now two million Libyan children out of school according to UNICEF. Libya itself even had an inclusive and progressive democracy where decision-making was conducted at local levels, while you might find that hard to believe.
Gaddafi, former leader of Libya was able to provide stability and good governance to the people of his country. He was responsible for torturing a great deal of insurgents, but we should keep in mind that the United Kingdom sent these insurgents to Gaddafi knowing without a doubt they would be tortured. The people living in Libya are now being forced to feel as if they are prisoners in their own country.
We should not be playing games with the lives of others, something needs to be done here. Below you will find videos with more information on this issue.