[Marxism] UIT-CI Statement:The rebellious Libyan people defeat the Gaddafi dictatorship
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Libyan people defeat the Gaddafi dictatorship
from the International Workers’ Unity (UIT-CI)
The latest reports
indicate that Gaddafi’s dictatorial regime’s days are numbered. The rebellious
Libyan people had entered Tripoli and control most of the Libyan capital.
The dictatorial regime
of more than 40 years led by Colonel Gaddafi who began as a
bourgeois-nationalist leader in the 70s and was transformed in recent years in
an agent of imperialist interests –especially the Europeans—is falling. Gaddafi
was starving and repressing his people who ended up hating him and the people
took up in arms after Gaddafi signed a deal with the multinational oil
The fall of Colonel
Qaddafi’s dictatorship is a victory for the Libyan people who have been
fighting since February against the savage repression of the dictator. It is
part of the revolutionary process initiated in Tunisia and Egypt people by
overthrowing their dictators.
This is not a victory
for NATO as Obama and European imperialism intend to claim as their own. NATO
troops, with their military intervention, just wanted to play down the genuine
triumph of the Libyan people who had already decided to take up arms to
overthrow the Gaddafist dictatorship. Let’s not forget that government
representatives of NATO and the United States were honored guests in Tripoli on
several occasions and they had business meetings with the dictator. Some of
those who met with Gaddafi were Sarkozy, Zapatero, Berlusconi and even
Condoleezza Rice all of whom congratulated him on his political metamorphosis.
U.S. and European imperialism lie when they assert that it was NATO and Western
“democracy” was triumphant in Libya. In fact, they only wanted to prevent a
victory for the popular militia and, furthermore, they always sought a
negotiated solution to allow them to defend their oil business and avoid the
model of the Libyan armed people from spreading to Syria, Yemen or Bahrain.
socialists do not give any political support or create any expectations in the
government of the Transitional National Council headed in the city of Benghazi
by Mustafa Abdul Jalil. Jalil, a former minister of Gaddafi, along with former
officials and political business forces seek to negotiate with imperialism and
Therefore, the UIT-CI
believes that the sacrifice of Libyan fighter people cannot be handed over to
imperialism. The rebellious Libyan people always rejected that NATO military
forces invade the country and questioned the NATO bombings.
The total fall of the
dictatorship of Colonel Qaddafi –celebrated by hundreds of thousands— will open
a new stage in the Libyan Revolution in which only a government of the militia,
youth and workers can guaranteed a fundamental change in Libya.
We regret that at this
time, the dictator Gaddafi receives solidarity from governments and political
leaders like Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s president, who claims to be an
anti-imperialist and a socialist. President Chavez is perfectly aware that for
a number of years, the multinational oil companies controlled the sought-after
light oil from Libya with the support of Gaddafi’s dictatorial regime. It is
unacceptable that he wants to fool the people saying that this is a triumph of
NATO and of imperialism when in fact it is a spectacular democratic victory
achieved by the Libyan people.
The UIT-CI calls on
the peoples of the world to continue expressing solidarity with the struggle of
the rebellious people of Libya until the total collapse of the Gaddafi regime. We demand that the murderer Gaddafi and his henchmen
be put in jail, put on trial and punished; down with the NATO intervention in
Libya, all arms to the people and no disbanding of the popular militias.
International Executive Committee of the
August 25, 2011
In Spanish: http://www.laclase.info/internacionales/el-pueblo-rebelde-libio-derrota-la-dictadura-de-kadafi
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