Why the West Want the Fall of Muammar Gaddafi…Analysis by Jean-Paul Pougala Part 1/5

This is an Analysis by a Cameroonian writer known as Jean-Paul Pougala . The original analysis was in French and was translated by Sputnik Kilambi. The analysis is divided into 5 parts.

Africans should think about the  real reasons why western countries are waging war on Libya, writes Jean-Paul Pougala, in an analysis that traces the country’s role in shaping the African Union and the development of the continent.

It was Gaddafi’s Libya that offered all of Africa its first revolution in modern times –connecting the entire continent by  telephone, television, radio broadcasting and several other technological  applications such as telemedicine and distance teaching. And thanks to the WMAX radio bridge, a low cost connection was made available across the continent, including in rural areas. It began in 1992, when 45 African nations established RASCOM (Regional African Satellite Communication Organization) so that Africa would have its own satellite and slash communication costs in the continent. This was a time when phone calls to and from Africa were the most  expensive in the world because of the annual US$500 million fee pocketed by  Europe for the use of its satellites like Intelsat for phone conversations,  including those within the same country. African satellite only cost a onetime payment of US$400 million and the continent no longer had to pay a US$500 million annual lease. Which banker wouldn’t finance such a project? But the problem remained – how can slaves, seeking to free themselves from their master’s exploitation ask the master’s help to achieve that freedom? Not surprisingly, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the USA, Europe only made vague promises for 14 years. Gaddafi put an end to these futile pleas to the western ‘benefactors’ with their exorbitant interest rates. The Libyan guide put US$300 million on the table; the African Development Bank added US$50 million more and the West African Development Bank a further US$27 million – and that’s how Africa got its first communications satellite on 26 December 2007. China and Russia followed suit and shared their technology and helped launch satellites for South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Algeria and a second African satellite was launched in July 2010. The first totally indigenously built satellite and manufactured on African soil, in Algeria, is set for 2020. This satellite is aimed at competing with the best in the world, but at ten times less the cost, a real challenge. This is how a symbolic gesture of a mere US$300 million changed the life of an entire continent. Gaddafi’s Libya cost the West, not just depriving it of US$500 million per year but the billions of dollars in debt and interest that the initial loan would generate for years to come and in an exponential manner, thereby helping maintain an occult system in order to plunder the continent.

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22 comments for “Why the West Want the Fall of Muammar Gaddafi…Analysis by Jean-Paul Pougala Part 1/5

  1. Selam
    April 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    We African are an embarrassment to humanity, When are we going to stand up and fight? the savage barbarian of the west have been abusing us for centuries and yet we quietly let them, why?

    • oleafrica
      April 25, 2011 at 7:21 am

      Cause our leaders get lured by fulfillment personal desires and not prioritizing the demands and interests of their people who chose them to lead. This is not only a problem in African but in most nations around the globe; it only differs in the magnitude.

  2. free soul
    May 1, 2011 at 7:36 am

    We Black/Brown people around the World still don’t understand you must study your enemy not sing & dance for them. In America all we do is smile, playball & dance while the white power Structure reaps the benefits. We need to study the Japanese/Chinese & learn from them. It’s sad how long it’s taken for us to do things for ourselves. Lost Souls of Africa..
    Look how far Hyundai has come since the late 80’s, their on par with all those other Asian/German/American car companies and rising. Were are the the African car companies? It’s time for companies like de beers to be kick out of Africa & then the Africans can start exporting diamonds for a profit just like the Euros thives.
    How much does the Hip Hop/NBA nation spend on diamonds each year?
    Times UP! technologies rules the FUTURE.. WAKE UP & stop comsuming more than you can afford, Black Americans included..

    • oleafrica
      May 2, 2011 at 7:10 am

      First of all, thanks for commenting…a very insightful comment. The problem with Africa is lack of good leaders and efficient government. Nothing will change in Africa if our leaders and their regime are in it for selfish and personal gains…they need to look into how to take their respective nation to another level, a level like in the West where infrastructure, health system, support of research and inventions, etc, are in a very good shape.

  3. Waleim Ameer
    May 4, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    This is a beautiful analysis and the comments coming from knowledgable Africans are on point. The Afrikan American community is truly a sick population, regardless of how it may be glamorized by college degrees, Coporate Titles or political power. We are dependent on the “White American for everything, and including their warped opinion. The future do not look bright for our children whom white men in political power are finding avenue to jail and imprison them. It’s is surpassed time for a real armed revoloution to take back our communities and negros at radio, TV stations and writing for newspaper are afraid to say it, because they suffer from bigotry and racism also. It will spead like wild fire using all the modern technology if utilized in the correct way. So don’t expect Al Sharpton, Jackson and others to say this, because all of them have been purchased by the FBI a long time ago.

  4. benjamin
    May 6, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Given the state of things in America, I’m looking for any opportunity to take my technical degrees and use them elsewhere. There are many so-called African-americans who posses formal training and experience in medicine, construction, technology, education, manufacturing, etc, that a united Africa ought to be able to use. Here I am sitting in Atlanta with two college degrees in technology with fifteen years experience and no job! I’d move in five seconds if offered a chance to take my skills to teach and build African technological infrastructure.

    • Dr Antonio
      June 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Hey there,
      My brother you must hurry up to got to any afrikan ambassy in america, ask them to get you a visa’s for you to go today in afrika to help afrika, because these guys in there their really need that kind of help and please, try to do not hesitate to contact me again and do exactly what I’m telling you at this moment.

      Please go to any afrikan ambassay in america. Afrikan’s american their should do the same as you are doing today. In fact, Nelson mandela told you all of that, but you still do not understand this philosophy and this is your time to go back to afrika were you came from before you born.

  5. Dr Antonio
    June 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I am sending this invite to all black people around world and must do what I am telling you to follow. To all afrikan american living today in america, you must go back to afrika as soon as possible, because this continent belong to you all kind black person must go back to any afrikan countries. As Mandela told us all, this is the right time to got back to afrika to rebuild this continent, over here we have all kind of materials needed to what ever we need to be done, before the evil arrivals.

  6. Goddy
    July 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Dear everyone,
    As it is clearc that, the west wants Gaddafi dead in order to eradicate his vision for a United Africa, I call upon all blacks, global anti-war activists and all the good-hearted whites in America, Europe, USA, South America and Asia to start demonstrating infront of USA, French, UK, Danish, Swedish, Polish and Norwegian embassies around the world everyday effective from wednesday 13thb July 2011. The demonstrations have to continue until they leave Libya and Africa alone. This unscrupolous war to destroy Africa has to stop. The invasion of Libya is the invasion of Africa especially now given Gaddafi,s genuine vision of a United Africa. African leaders and soldiers have to take up arms against this NATO-led western invasion of Libya and Africa. If all African countires offer their soldiers and military equipments, it will be a Europe and USA versus Africa and will bring the aggression to a stop. Africa has no choice but to openly and militarily intervene in support of Gaddafi and Libya. African countries including Libya now must withdraw their membership of the United Nations immediately in protest because the UN is NOT designed to help Africa but to STRANGLE and MILK it unless Africa is granted at least 2 permanent searts inthe United Nations Security Council. Africa is better off without being part of the United Nations as they will be forced to purely and whole heartedly concentrate and focus on moving the African Union forward. China did the same. I am angry and frustrated because the United Nations resolutions are being used to strangle and suffocate Africa. So there is no need to for African countires to be members of United Nations. Africa has NOT gained from the United Nations since its inception in 1945.

  7. Arbi Mchiche
    August 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Well written article. However, I’d like to point out that Gaddafi’s colossally considerable contributions to the development of the beloved African continent are an undeniable fact. Yet, all he did, which appears to be an act of altruism is in fact no more than a distorted act of pathological egocentricity and egomania on his part. That was one way to redirect the spotlights on his digustingly unfashionable costumes and usually misplaced and thoughtless acts of his so-called generosity. It is said that charity begins at home. The man seems to have no sense of belonging to his home country and in complete animosity with his own nice and peaceful people. For 42 years, he has been madly squandering the wealth of Lybia. He didn’t even think of investing in the education of his own children, let alone that of his people! So glad the brave Lybians at last got rid of this lunatic.

  8. prodigious
    October 21, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Arbi, its NATO that necessitated the downfall of Gadaffi for obvious reasons,its good that Libyans stood up to Gadaffi but ist bad that Nato interefered inoder to advance the European interests and kill the African dream…

  9. Celene Lewis
    May 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

    C’mon, don’t try to imply some highly political or economic or religious meaning to this war! It’s ridiculous! The reasons for war are always either money or power. Here – both of them, IMHO! Local people dying, explosions, sufferings: all these are nothing compared to money and power, we all know it. There were no right and wrong sides in this war. Animal laws – everyone for themselves.

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