Tuesday, October 08, 2013

SteveLendmanBlog: Violence, Instability, Torture and Deaths in Libya

SteveLendmanBlog: Violence, Instability, Torture and Deaths in Libya
... 6 things Libyans lost. They include:

(1) free electricity

(2) interest free loans from state-owned banks

(3) homes considered a human right

(4) 60,000 dinars ($50,000) given newlyweds to begin married life, buy a home, and start a family

(5) free healthcare and education

(6) free land, facilities, equipment, seeds or livestock for Libyan farmers

(7) government funded education and healthcare abroad as well as $2,300 monthly for expenses

(8) 50% of cost subsidies for car purchases

(9) gasoline at 0.14 cents per liter (about 53 cents per gallon)

(10) freedom from IMF tyranny and other external debt bondage

(11) average salary compensation paid graduates until jobs were found

(12) a percent of oil revenue automatically credited to individual citizen bank accounts

(13) $5,000 given new mothers

(14) practically free bread; 40 loaves cost 0.15 cents

(15) 25% of Libyans have college degrees; literacy under Gaddafi rose from 25% to 83%

(16) his monumental Great Man-Made River (GMMR) project

It made the desert bloom. It provided free water. Gaddafi called it the 8th wonder of the world. He did so for good reason...