Gaddafi: Our Best Villain

Gaddafi: Our Best Villain

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Gaddafi: Our Best VillainMuammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi (born 7 June 1942) is a Libyan politician and revolutionary, who has led the Libyan state since he overthrew King Idris in a 1969 bloodless coup and established the Libyan Arab Republic.

He went on to survive revolts, military strikes and embargoes while showing a knack for playing to Western interests, namely geopolitical security and oil reserves.

It’s no surprise many of the interviews about hidden dealings are tainted by realpolitik. These personal accounts from key players are a fascinating foray into the diplomatic world of riddles, theatrics and hidden agendas.

In early February 2011, major political protests, which were inspired by recent protests in Tunisia, Egypt and other parts of the Arab world, broke out in Libya against Gaddafi's government and quickly turned into a civil war. Gaddafi vowed to die a martyr if necessary in his fight against rebels and external forces, saying that those rebelling against his government deserve to die.

On 17 May 2011 the International Criminal Court issued a request for an arrest warrant against Gaddafi for crimes against humanity.

This insightful essay-style documentary by Frenchman Antoine Vitkine puts current events into perspective by examining the motivations behind the actions of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, a man whose peculiar appearance belies savvy negotiation skills.

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Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

This doc was created by the Pentagon.

Laura
Laura
5 years ago

I think it's a good starting point to get a glance at the complexity of Gaddafi's regime.

Peter
Peter
6 years ago

Stupidest documentary I ever watch, ,the commentators talk so much cunt,, them say Gaddafi wanted power as a young man then he became a lunatic after trade towers bombing and they say he condemned the bombing he was alright, , was crazyyyyy or mad any more, , that's white ppl for you or the west

ridiculous
ridiculous
7 years ago

So, Ghadafy helping the IRA fighting against 400 years of brittish occupation and atrocities is financing terrorists, but Ronald Reagan bombing a palace and killing civilians while at the same time financing death squads that killed tens of thousands in guatemala isn't... This documentary is appaling by its partisanship. One life = one life, france US and brittain have way more innocent blood on their hands than Lybia ever had, least this film could have done was to mention it...

michael
michael
7 years ago

I watched it to the end. it's a biased documentary where Qaddafi is depicted as evil and the Americans as heroes as always. for example, under Reagan, Libya was attacked by the US, the military bases and Qaddafi's home in Tripoli were targeted, you can see blood in his home but yet no death toll is claimed. However, a plane exploded over lockerbie (allegedly Qaddafi's responsibility which will be denied later in the documentary) and this time, the number of people killed is stated.
What's the difference between both? Why British and Americans lives matter more than Libyans ? it's just an example among others of how this documentary is only a piece of propaganda from the Western countries. You'll find no real investigations, no real objective look at the life of a guy who was deeply and genuinely involved to improve the lives of his people, a social revolutionary leader just like Thomas Sankara (leader of Burkina Faso between 1983 and 1987) and who was killed too because of his refusal to comply to the Imperialists demands and corruption.

A shame that these techniques are still used to discredit an entire people for money. We're lost in the middle of a war made up of disinformation and propaganda and we are the ones who have to be careful to make sure not to be influenced by those who are in power whether in political or economic system.

michael
michael
7 years ago

I watched it to the end. it's a biased documentary where Qaddafi is depicted as evil and the Americans as heroes as always. for example, under Reagan, Libya was attacked by the US, the military bases and Qaddafi's home in Tripoli were targeted, you can see blood in his home but yet no death toll is claimed. However, a plane exploded over lockerbie (allegedly Qaddafi's responsibility which will be denied later in the documentary) and this time, the number of people killed is stated.
What's the difference between both? Why British and Americans lives matter more than Libyans ? it's just an example among others of how this documentary is only a piece of propaganda from the Western countries. You'll find no real investigations, no real objective look at the life of a guy who was deeply and genuinely involved to improve the lives of his people, a social revolutionary leader just like Thomas Sankara (leader of Burkina Faso between 1983 and 1987) and who was killed too because of his refusal to comply to the Imperialists demands and corruption.

A sha

michael
michael
7 years ago

Reagan lied just like bush did, he lied about Qaddafi so that they could intervene in Libya
according to him, Qaddafi had bombed a German club, my ass, what would have been the point, none. he was an easy prey for easy money to destabilize the whole country and make the Libyans their bitch while easing the oil market for petrodollars.

No wonder why nobody likes America.

the USA is a shameless country that will stop at nothing to silence the voices of social revolution against this capitalism responsible for the death of millions of people and the overthrowing of government that were bound to become really financially independent and real democracies and hence, were a threat to the United States.

the worst is that they've been rewriting history from Columbus and the genocide upon the natives to the Indians war , the real founding father's background, who were slave owners and land holders part of the establishment, to 2001, a war declared under a false pretext that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction which was not the case and allegedly hiding Ben Laden. They are the perpetrators of lies and death and still claim themselves as Christians, embedded in fundamentalism.

this country is a shame for the rest of the international community and we all have to suffer the consequence of this stupid and selfish country influenced by the Israel lobby, the AIPAC to which any congressmen and presidential candidates have to swear allegiance.

dark knight
dark knight
8 years ago

You so called american's kill me with terrorist;s talk look at what bush did to Iraq.

AlfBeta
AlfBeta
12 years ago

uh-oh it's no longer available lol

AlfBeta
AlfBeta
12 years ago

After reviewing my many and lengthy comments of last year, and others' posts, I'm getting the idea that this doco is NOT the customary hypnosis session, and I'm gonna WATCH it!! They killed him like a mad and murderous dog, but who are the mad and murderous dogs?

grace o'connor
grace o'connor
12 years ago

I was going to watch this one as I have seen some good ones on youtube about Gadhafi, but after reading over these comments I've changed my mind. Figure I won't waste the time.
Look up truth about libya on youtube. They explain the real motives for the "humanitarian aid" we gave Libya.

elena syrianni
elena syrianni
12 years ago

not available??

LodoKreshno
LodoKreshno
12 years ago

NH

SuzanneVrieze
SuzanneVrieze
12 years ago

At the Berlin disco bomb trial, the prosecution was unable to prove that Libya's Colonel Gaddafi was behind the attack. The court blamed this failure on the "limited willingness" of the German and US governments to share intelligence.

Rainmaker
Rainmaker
12 years ago

I couldn't watch more than 4 minutes of this BS "documentary".

Charli Bryant
Charli Bryant
12 years ago

Of course a Frenchman would represent why we attacked Libya. If you do a little research you come to find that France has some interests that are not humanitarian

Drew Gregory
Drew Gregory
12 years ago

This documentary lists all of these "crimes" committed by Gaddafi's regime, but really the only reason the west gives one shit about Libya is because Gaddafi nationalize his oil fields. End of story, book closed , send in the F-16s

PavolvsBitch
PavolvsBitch
12 years ago

Propaganda Alert; viewer beware you cannot trust a document which starts on a false premise of 'turned tanks on his own people'. No, lawfully and legitimately defended his country and people from communist/jewish infiltration and massacre. The UN cover the Libyan 'rebels' (jews) atrocities. They are slitting the throats of the people like kosher sacrificing of animals, they are hanging people, impaling children's anus' with pole, cutting off their rape victims' breasts and enforcing canabalism on captured Libyan soldiers. US and UK Corp are consumed by the virus and Israeli Jews are taking revenge for the rightful expulsion of and cancelling the extortionate debts to the Jews. They never forget. You should see the revolting footage of thier Kosher fest in action. The people love their leader, the leader loves the people. Typical of the jew-created communist psychopolitcal strategy, their press defames by slurs of 'insanity' and then the British faction does it damndest to pin the label 'terrorist' on a man and his people for their own actions in Lockerbie and the Libyan Embassy killing of Yvonne Fletcher. From what I have read and seen, we, in the west have never experienced such benevolent guardianship.

The narration and script are hugely biased and quite frankly, highly irritating. Had hoped for a more balanced, informative viewing.

Raw_Justice
Raw_Justice
12 years ago

On one hand Real Africans, don't consider Gaddafi as an African, of course he never consider himself one, he live in African soil, yet his people are Arabs. Now, he expect 'Real' Africans to come to his aid (Which they are doing, because of their humane and forgiving nature), when his so called Arab brothers, abandoned him as they always do. While, many Africans think he and his Arab terrorists are not worth being in African soil, the hypocrisy of the West tend to win him some sympathy. The same West that supply him and his likes dangerous weapons to kill their own people are suddenly claiming to be bombing Libya in other to protect 'civilians'.
What business has NATO in Africa, are they now military wing of UN??
They myopic greed of the West when it comes to money will end up costing them their very existence. They are willing to sell their souls to the devil just for a quick gain. They are willing to form alliance with Islamic terrorists against their fellow Christians, for a short term gain, even when they know that those people will never like them..
God help us if they US and their new romance with the same terrorists Taleban/Al Queada, succeeds in bringing them back to power!
Now we wonder where to stand, since the same US that proclaimed that anyone not with them is with the terrorists, now secretly going to dinner with the same terrorists, while we foolishly stand there shouting at terrorists a' bad ...
Are US now with them??? What an Irony!

Hlöðver Sigurðsson
Hlöðver Sigurðsson
12 years ago

This documentary, bullshit pro-NATO propaganda.

Omar Merhi
Omar Merhi
12 years ago

other ahadith talk about the weapons they come to iraq with are never before seen

other ahadith say O group of muhaajireen, 5 practices - if your afflicted with them ... and i seek refuge in Allah from you reaching them (!)evil does not spread throughout a people to the extent that they proclaim it openly except that plaque and hunger will spread among them, to such a degree that was previously unknown to them before; (2)people will not reduce in measurement ie by cheating with scales when buying and selling except that they will be overtaken by drought in the lands, by burdensome obligations,and by the oppression of the ruler upon them; (3)they will not refuse to pay zakaat on their wealth except that they will be prevented rain from the sky, and were it not for there livestock,they would not receive rain altogether(4)they will not break Allahs covenant of his messenger peace be upon him except that there external enemies will be given reign to subdjugate them, enemies that will take something from their hands and as long as their imams do not rule by Allahs book and they mock what Allah revealed, Allah will make their strength to be used among themselves - Against one another. this is talking about the muslims.

Omar Merhi
Omar Merhi
12 years ago

these are over 1400 years old and the one ontop is even considered weak lol and its still happening

Omar Merhi
Omar Merhi
12 years ago

Abdullah ibn Al haarith said,''i was standing with Ubai ibn ka'ab in the shade of haassans high house,and he said,'people will continue with their differing necks to seek out the world.'i said yes. He said indeed i heard the messenger of Allah say, 'The time draws near when the Furaat will lay bare a mountain of gold. When people will hear about it they will proceed to it, and the one beside it will say, 'if we leave the people to take from it, all of it will depart.' And so they will fight over it with 99 dying from every 100.

REFERENCE SAHEEH MUSLIM
we thought actual gold but lol black gold i didnt think of that growing up

midtownhm
midtownhm
12 years ago

It's amazing how Kaddafi has survived since the 60s. I find it very shameful that the West has pandered and played his games all those years.

GoughLewis
GoughLewis
12 years ago

Well Canada has declared war on Libya, the paaaaarrrtyy is on. Haha, god NATO & the UN are scumbags. ....and Libya just happens to have oil! Wow That Was Fast! Libyan Rebels Have Already Established A New Central Bank Of Libya.

Perhaps when this conflict is over those rebels can become time management consultants. They sure do get a lot done. What a skilled bunch of rebels – they can fight a war during the day and draw up a new central bank and a new national oil company at night without any outside help whatsoever.

0zyxcba1
0zyxcba1
12 years ago

It is, of course, not possible to know how history might have gone, if only. BUT:
I'd bet my last petrolbuck that if Eisenhower's CIA had not overthrown Iran's democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh in 1951, the situation in the Middle East and North Africa would be more than just a 'little' different (and, right now, any kind of 'different' translates to 'less bad', maybe even a peek-a-boo of 'good'. If only...

Theanarchaist
Theanarchaist
12 years ago

No mention of Mandela choosing to visit Qaddafi after he stepped of of prison? and Mandela refusing to meet with bush... Now the west are supporting those very Al quaeda to overthrow qaddafi... only a small part of libya has revolted and they are holding only because of the support of the west not the the libyan people revolted??? ... strange conclusion... no insurrection in the south of libya

Theanarchaist
Theanarchaist
12 years ago

Was there no libyans to comment in that doc ...

a b
a b
12 years ago

another propaganda bullshit documentry funded by west

a b
a b
12 years ago

i never knew french can kill innocent people dictated by usa

a b
a b
12 years ago

another propaganda documentry from west against who want to use his own countries resourses for its people

a b
a b
12 years ago

BULLSHIT TRUTH IS . GADDAFI WAS ABOUT TO DITCH US PETRO DOLLAR FOR GOLD BACKED CURRENCY . AND HE SUCCESFULLY UNITED AFRICAN UNION AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO USE GOLD AS TRADING CURRENCY . USA DOLLAR IS IN DECLINE AND FRENCH , BRITISH, USA COMPANIES EXTRACTING OIL FROM LIBYA WOULD HAVE BEEN NATIONALIZED SO GADDAFI IS NOW WESTERN ENEMY

AlfBeta
AlfBeta
12 years ago

delhibiguy. "international community" is helped in its bombing of an inhabited city of 2 million people, the capital Tripoli, and kill its leader, because you millions of docile "news" guzzlers dont even bother to take their mouse cursor all the way up to the search bar, and find out a little bit of the history of this country, and instead gobble up the surface story that's been prepared for years for them (under my watchful eye), and burp some lazy lie back out like "pity gaddafi didnt do something for his people" Shame on your laziness. It kills, it is killing innocent Libyans today, otherwise I wouldnt be so impertinent as to criticise it

John Marus
John Marus
12 years ago

What I find interesting is that we get another glimpse behind the golden curtain - our own greed is truly our own worst enemy, and no one is watching the store.

delhibiguy
delhibiguy
12 years ago

The more of this documentary I watch, the more I'm beginning to admire Gaddafi's political sense. It's amazing how he played the biggest world powers for so many years. If only he had used his skills for the benifit of the Libyan people.
What I find hilarious is how this documentary spends so much time analysing Gaddafi as a terrorist turned anti-terrorist while glossing over how yesterday's Mujahideen "freedom fighters" are today's terrorists.

His Forever
His Forever
12 years ago

I can't wait until we can refer to this murderous evil man in the past tense! A very interesting doc.

The victims of Lockerbie were certainly sold up the river! An utter moment of shame for all the Western powers that let Libia gat away with that with little or no punishment.

henrymart81
henrymart81
12 years ago

"an ally who 17 months later would use tanks and artillery against a popular uprising in his own country".. You mean to tell me the US government won't use tanks and artillery if/when people uprise in the US?

0zyxcba1
0zyxcba1
12 years ago

Why doesn't the Arab League of Nations just drop a bomb on the bastard?

Nakor420
Nakor420
12 years ago

Yeah, our politicians have really driven the truck off the cliff. We need to elect an entirely new government before they go and get us nuked whith their geopolitical bumbling.

SillyWillyOneNut
SillyWillyOneNut
12 years ago

Is it just me,.. or does Gaddafi look like just another one of those drunken crack riddled American sexopaths that you'd find slumped over his barf drenched table in any one of those thousands of crab infested sleezee strip bars that so abundantly puncture every town in 'GOD BLESS AMERICA' ????

barbara h
barbara h
12 years ago

I have a friend (for over 40 years!) with whom I talk politics. He has many areas of interest within national and world politics. But, I have noticed that he denies anything that falls under the category of "deep politics", as coined by Peter Dale Scott and meaning all the true stuff that the media doesn't tell you. He is quite happy with the narrative he gets from CNN, and some of the liberal blogs, and "experts respected by the international community". There is no desire to look under the rug where the real dirt is. We remain friends and enjoy discussions. Maybe we even learn something from one another. Anyway, he's a friend. I think he represents many well-meaning people in our society. We did almost have a screaming fight in a restaurant over the "humanitarian" bombing of Libya. Thanks for posting this vid.

biniam tareke
biniam tareke
12 years ago

I can't understand how the west would be considerd as advocates of human rights, while they are the worst human right abusers of the 3:rd world ppl's right. Ppl are getting aware that the only thing the west care about is to feed their dominance and to loot the African resources. This video is an evidence if you read between the lines, the only reason of NATO's bombing Libya is the hate they had for Qaddafi, it has nothin to do with democracy or human rights!

Epicurean_Logic
Epicurean_Logic
12 years ago

"ALL STATES, all powers, that have held and hold rule over men have been and are either republics or principalities." Machiavelli - The Prince

Neither model of governance is intrinsically good or bad. Their moral superiority stands and falls on the actions and effects of their leaders. With this in mind lets look at living conditions in Libya!

* Libya’s GDP per capita is $ 14,192.

* For each family member the state pays a $ 1,000 yearly subsidy.

* Unemployed are paid 730 $ monthly.

* The salary of a hospital nurse is $ 1,000.

* For every newborn $ 7,000 is paid .

* Newly weds are donated $ 64,000 to buy an apartment.

* To open a private business one gets a one-time financial aid of 20 000 $.

* Large taxes and duties are prohibited.

* Education and medicine are free.

* Education and Internships abroad are at government expense.

* There are chain stores for large families with symbolic prices for basic foodstuffs.

* Gasoline is cheaper than water. A litre of gasoline costs $ 0.14. (2) The profits from oil sale were spent on the population welfare and rising life standards.

What an awful place Libya must be to live in! It surely must be a breeding ground for discontent! Libyans must have serious grievances against their leader! Those poor Libyans, I don't know how they put up with it.

On a side note, I went to Belgravia with £1million in my pocket, the promise of a fat Swiss bank account and a position of leadership in my future government and tried to drum up support for the removal of Cameron from 10 Downing St. Guess what? I recruited 1000 people who have been suffering awful injustice under the Cameron regime who have pledged undying allegiance to my future regime.

You don't need to watch this documentary to figure out that there is a scam going on.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

So let's imagine in "small scale scenario":
Gaddafi is the friend you are having a scrap with.
The reporters are the friends you share, who spread the words about your scrap.
You are a proud us citizen although you travel constantly abroad, you can't stand being anywhere for ever.
Your "opponent" friend is a muslim.
You have met long ago while travelling, you liked, appreciated and laughed together. You are two good persons.
You are both on vacation somewhere.
Your broken conversation is about religion and science, you feel betrayed and mildly pissed right off by what the other said. You almost want to punch him.

One night you meet in privacy, you both share a "good" joint and talk some more...and somehow "by magic" you find a way back to coherence and egolessness. To be and to let be, while adjusting one Self a bit more through the other. Using the mirror.

They call this "medical marijuana". The native indians told us in many ways but we didn't listen. We think pot is to get you high so you can laugh your ass off, well it is sometimes but many times it is so you can be a pacifist. Hey! it even calms down any sickness!
Have your army smoke joints from morning til night and not many will want to go fight.
Now i am not suggesting that pot is the solution to wars and conflicts on a large scale....i was afterall talking in small scale!
I wasn't sure where i should land my bits of pixels about these ideas.
A pot doc? A religious doc? A relationship doc? A war doc? A science doc?
I chose this one because i always wanted to go on a meharée in the desert of Libya.
az

Baz
Baz
12 years ago

Its called Gaddafi our best enemy. Excellent doc.
Bad guy but great fashion sense.