The son of Colonel Gaddafi has risen to prominence under efforts to reunite Libya and will probably run for president in the next elections, an independent French negotiator has told The Times.
Against the odds, Saif al-Islam, 46, is alive and at liberty seven years after a Nato air campaign helped to overthrow his father. Since his release last year by a militia in Zintan he has been in internal “asylum” in the northwest of the country and remains a powerful influence on Libya’s future. (Feature photo: Dr. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Sputnik)
“Saif is a symbol to reconciliation,” said Jean-Yves Ollivier, the French negotiator at the centre of efforts for Libyan peace. “We don’t discuss politics but he passes me messages. He wants elections, and is convinced that if he were to run, the Libyan people will unitedly choose his leadership, writes The Sunday Times.
The Herland Report has written extensively on Libyan affairs the past years, with steady access to internal sources in Libya where the majority of the Libyan people seem united behind the candidature of Dr. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. The current issue being the US and EU remaining in control of Libyan politics, and thereby refusing the Libyan people to freely choose their upcoming leader.
The past months, hundreds of Gaddafi supporters have been incarcerated and jailed by the current Libyan war lords who tyrannize the population by their reign of terror. These are allowed to continue the killing spree under the Western watch of the Tripoli regime.
Last year in October, 2017 alone, hundreds were rounded up and thrown into prison, where they remain to this day. Reportedly around 30 000 people have remained imprisoned by militia gangs with ties to Western forces, without trial, since 2011. No Western media outlet is willing to speak about the issue.
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There is a dream for many in so-called third world countries, that the Western form of democracy will lead to “free and fair elections,” also in the traditionally more authoritarian ruler region. They hope that the Western system will bring development and civil liberties to their population.
The upcoming elections in Libya are no exemption, as Libyans hope for “freedom and fairness”, not realizing that the big mafia in the geopolitical power play will not allow that to happen.
Yet, if the Libyan people were to have free and fair elections, the Libyan tribes are united behind the candidature of Dr. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, according to reports from the ground.
France24: Brigade leader Ajmi el Atri of Zindan says about Saif al-Islam Gaddafi whom he captured 6 years ago and later became an ally to: “According to Libyan law, Saif a-Islam is free, he is somewhere on Libyan territory. I think that two thirds of the Libyan people favour the former regime, the other third is nostalgic for the way we lived before.
Saif al-Islam can have a leading role in reuniting the Libyan people, he alone is capable of reuniting the supporters of the former regime and those who were supporters of the revolution. Saif al-Islam can unite the Libyan people.”
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The Zindan leader says 2/3 of Libyans favor return of Gaddafi, the rest are nostalgic about Libya before the war. Ajmi el Atri, brigade leader Abu Baqr al Saddiq explains how he captured Saif al-Islam Gaddafi years ago and later allied himself to the Gaddafi heir: “If there is a new war tomorrow, as the legitimate army under the authority of the government, we will fight against the Islamists armed groups operating outside the law and helped by The Muslim Brotherhood.”
The Islamist groups are supported by the West, the US and EU still controlling Libyan affairs.
The international intervention in Libya destroyed the whole State, including but not limited to, all military and security institutions, local and central government authorities and, the cultural value system. Thus, armed militias assumed control in different regions of the country causing a state of chaos that led to many risks at the national level and on the neighboring countries, the region, and the world at large.
Utter chaos characterizes the political situation in Libya. This is evident in a total collapse of the central governing systems and the cultural values’ system; the spread of financial and administrative corruption; and complete inability to form a central authority despite the media hype and the attempts to portray the situation as normal.
The actual reality on the ground is the control of extremist terrorist groups and criminal gangs.