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To “Mowatin Thawri Hurr “

Getting the answers for the following questions may cast a great doubt on your present beliefes if you are truly honest about what you are saying. The chances are that you are one of the people who try to display their loyalty to Algaddafi while, deep inside, they join the main stream of Libyans who know the true colours and tricks of Gadafi and who strongly believe that he has nothing in store for them but sheer evil. It has been long 31 years that he can no longer hide his evil intentions toward them. History and events have exposed those intentions ever so clear. Even a foreign visitor who would have had seen Libya twice, once in the late sixties and the other in 2000, would have had the shock of his life to discover how terribly the country’s wellbeing has disintegrated despite the hundreds of billions of Libyan petromoney that were supposedly injected in the local economy. Should those billions have been wisely spent, Libya could have transformed to one of the most prosperous states in land.

The questions are comparing the two most recent eras in the Libyan history: the one just before September 1969 and the one that followed (before 1969 or after):

  1. Walking the Libyan streets was safer before or after?
  2. Private property more respected and protected before or after?
  3. Relative freedom of expression permitted before or after?
  4. Private publications like newspapers and magazines existed before or after?
  5. Demonstrations and expression of opposing views were permitted before or
      after?
  6. More Libyans were killed before or after?
  7. Standard of living improved in a steady rate from year to the next before or after?
  8. Libya fought wars before or after?
  9. Libyans traveling abroad even to Tunis and Masr were treated with suspicion and
       felt unwelcomed before or after?
10. When average Libyans travel abroad they had enough cash to live a decent life
       before or after?
11. The Libyan currency was much stronger before or after?
12. Theft, crime, prostitution, drugs, etc. became more widespread before or after?
13. Libyans were more proud of themselves before or after?
14. Libyans had a strong sense of belonging before or after?
15. Libyans felt threatened of becoming a weak minority in their own country before or
      after?
16. Strong national feeling among Libyan citizens died before or after?
17. There are thousands of Libyans refugees abroad. More Libyans fled the country
       before or after?
18. Libyan women worked as housemaids abroad especially in Malta before or after?
19. Foreigners were attacked in Libya and killed before or after?
20. Libyans spying for other countries existed before or after?
21. Libya was dragged in foreign courts before or after?
22. Libyans were effectively, not verbally, active in regional matters in a positive
       manner before or after?
23. Education, health, economy, and public security were better before or after?
24. Cities and roadsides were much cleaner before or after?
25. City streets cleaned twice daily using special street detergents before or after?
26. Cities and towns were better kept and looked more beautiful and welcoming
       before or after?
27. Public works like water supply and pollution control were better managed before or
       after?
28. University sanctuaries were respected before or after?
29. Laws had a meaning before or after?
30. Institutional State (Dawlat Almo’assasat) existed before or after?
31. Libyan natural resources were better managed before or after?
32. Most of the oil revenues were spent directly in Libya to directly benefit the
       Libyans before or after?
33. Libyan workers and employees were getting their paychecks bi-weekly or on the
       28th of each month before or after?
34. Over $400 billions were wasted before or after?
35. Much of the Libyan money were spent on none Libyan causes and showed no
       investment returns for the Libyans before or after?
36. Which projects can you name that turned to be a failure and are they more or less
       per ten years before or after?
37. Libyans have (had) more say in running their affairs before or after?
38. The whole population held hostage before or after?
39. Shops kept full of brand name high quality merchandises at very reasonable prices
       before or after?
40. Gold shops were kept open while unattended during prayer times before or after?
41. What happened when Libyans shouted in public in their demonstrations in Libya
       ‘Blees Wa La Idris’?
42. What would happen if Libyans demonstrate in Libya today and shout ‘Blees Wa La
       Algaddafi’?

Libi ya'rufkum wahed wahed

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