Hours before Muammar Gaddafi was frightfully killed by NATO-sponsored Rebels on twentieth October 2011, the Libyan pioneer sent a sound message to his family anticipating his demise and encouraging them to cheer – not weep for his suffering.
The demise of Muammar Gaddafi, who served as pioneer of Libya from September 1, 1969 to October 20, 2011 ejected festivities in numerous parts of the world. A video footage likewise indicated numerous Libyans in celebration in light of the fact that as per them, their slave ace had at last been slaughtered and they were currently free.
Unknown to many of them, the picture of Gaddafi which was fed to them by the West was the direct opposite of the man in their midst; he was never the enemy.
Yes, he held on to power for so long and clamped on some human rights, but were these enough reasons for the West to stage his murder like a movie, and to provide cameras so the world could watch?
Did Gaddafi deserve what he got? Well, Libyans now think otherwise but it is too late.
The west and NATO had foreseen a day when Libya and indeed the whole of Africa would realize that killing Gaddafi the way they did was a mistake, so they made sure that they had nothing to directly do with the murder.
Gaddafi, who was criticized by some for ruling with an iron fist and being dictator was also equally loved by others, arguing that his leadership brought a lot of socio-economic reforms to the country.
They provided satellite images, audio, intelligence and weapons to the rebels, but did not allow any NATO personnel to be on the scene of the murder; so that it would be said that the Libyan leader and Pan-African crusader died by the hands of his own countrymen, and so it was.
However, hours before he was rounded up by rebels at his hideout and subsequently killed, Gaddafi sent an emotional farewell message to his family.
Here’s a transcript of what he told them:
“I am your father, Hana. I am your father, Hana.
I’m your father, Aisha. I’m your father, Aisha.
Tonight I will break into the siege of Sirte and I may be martyred in this operation.
So don’t be sad or cry. Rejoice, O Hana, rejoice, O Aisha, rejoice, O Safia.
I am martyred in a battled where I face 40 unjust countries…”
This says it all and shows the true heart of the man – Muammar Gaddafi.