Exerpt from "Recollections Of My Life" by Muummar Qaddafi
I tried to keep my people free from colonial domination and from thieves who would steal from us. Now, I am under attack by the biggest force in military history, my little African son, Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country, to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American style thievery, called capitalism.
But all of us in the Third World know what that means. It means
corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer.
So, there is no alternative for me, I must make my stand, and if Allah
wishes, I shall die by following his path. The path that has made our
country rich with farmland, with food and health, and even allowed us to help our African and Arab brothers and sisters to work here with us, in the Libyan Jammohouriyah.
I do not wish to die, but if it comes to that, to save this land, my people, all the thousands who are all my children, then so be it.
Let this testament be my voice to the world, that I stood up to
crusader attacks of NATO, stood up to cruelty, stood up to betrayal, stood up the West and its colonialist ambitions, and that I stood with my African brothers, my true Arab and Muslim brothers, as a beacon of light.
When others were building castles, I lived in a modest house, and in a
tent, I never forgot my youth in Sirte, I did not spend our national
treasury foolishly. Like Salahadeen, our great Muslim leader, who rescued Jerusalem for Islam, I took little for myself
In the West, some have called me mad, crazy; they know the truth but continue to lie.
They know that our land is independent and free, not in the colonial grip. That my vision, my path, is, and has been clear and for my people and that I will fight to my last breath to keep us free.
"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi