Monday, February 21, 2011

Libya revolt

More then 200 people already been killed in a bloody crackdown on demonstrations and some activist have mention the figure was high as 300 people dead and thousands more injured across the country.

Pro-Gaddafi forces fired machine guns at mourners marching in a funeral for demonstrators killed in earlier clashes, with one Benghazi hospital reporting at least 15 further fatalities. Some of this was non-Libyan mercenaries which dictator Gaddafi uses to attack Benghazi, where an uprising against his rule is under way. Demonstrators have been attacked by sniper fire, automatic weapons and even heavy artillery.

The crackdown in Libya is shaping up to be the most brutal repression of the anti-government protests that began with uprisings that toppled the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt.

Libya’s autocratic ruler faces the public rage after having been in power for 41 years. He was the one who had brought ‘revolution’ in Libya by overthrowing the monarchy. During his youth days, Col Muammar Qaddafi was fond of being called as a revolutionary leader. But it is perturbing to think what he has given to his people over the past four decades.

Libya is a country which possesses huge oil and gas resources and one of the top 12 richest oil producing countries but unfortunately Gaddafi seem have make it as a private property for his own family and clan, as this moment, its was report that the rate of unemployment in Libya is about 30%.

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