22nd March, 2011
Editor, Today, BBC Radio 4, London
GADDAFI IS NOT MAD OR A DICTATOR
Gaddafi may be mad at what is happening to his beloved country but he is not mad psychologically. He wrote the Third Universal Theory of politics which outlines the flaws in representative democracy – under-representation (only a quarter to a third of people are usually represented by the Party taking power), manipulation of policy by donors and powerful elites etc. and supervision of the law-makers by themselves. We could add; indulging in wars that are not in any manifesto, palpably illegal and likely to incite retribution rather than ‘destroy’ terrorists.
Generally known as his Green Book, it suggests a solution is for everyone to represent themselves. He set up People’s Congresses, National, Regional and Local, so that individuals could voice their concerns and proposals for policy. I have seen them in operation, it is a breath of fresh air. It is also a delicate experiment, especially in a nation of diverse tribal interests. But it kept the peace for 40-odd years. It also kept people’s minds active where our democracy numbs them by distancing people from government. So they are alert to foreign manipulation where we are blissfully ignorant of it.
So Gaddafi was not mad or a dictator when he gave everyone the right to participate in policy. Would we had it here!
He was not mad when he demanded fair price for Libyan oil in 1969.
He was not mad when he rightly criticized the UN last year for being run by a Security Council which did not represent the developing world.
He was not mad when he criticized the US for manipulating the Security Council by vetoing any motions it did not like, especially those condemning Israeli atrocities against Palestinians.
He was not mad when he pointed out that 80% of global wealth was in the hands of about 400 families.
He was not mad when he criticized Israel for bombing innocent civilians in Gaza without being sanctioned by the Security Council.
And he was not mad or a dictator when he asked the rioters, “Do you want to be occupied by America?” and advised them to seek out traitors and defend themselves.
In all these cases he was mad enough to expose the really mad megalomaniacs who control most of the world using violence, fraud and deception. Indeed, his exposure of them is likely to account for the second disproportionate and inhuman bombardment of his country.
Incidentally, the first bombing raid in 1986, we now know, was predicated on false information about so-called terrorist plots by Libya. These were actually invented by Mossad. Psychological Warfare Department (LAP) of Mossad was behind the defamation of Ghaddafi. Victor Ostrovsky, ex-Mossad officer, details how Mossad tricked the ‘west’ (US, UK et al.) into bombing Libya in 1986 using 'Operation Trojan', in his ‘The Other Side of Deception' (p113-7). Trojan was a re-broadcasting device planted in Tripoli to put out false messages as if Col. Ghaddafi was planning terrorist attacks. An IDF ship offshore, beamed the coded messages into his HQ from which they were re-broadcast, giving the impression they were coming from Tripoli. So when the US and UK surveillance teams picked them up they believed they were genuine Libyan plots. Mossad was able to 'confirm' the reports! The bombing raid got Thatcher and Regan to commit war crimes by killing innocent people including Ghaddafi’s adopted daughter.
I would be grateful if you could salvage the BBC’s credibility for broadcasting the truth rather than parroting the disinformation by enemies of the people, by at least airing this side of the story, preferably mounting a discussion of it. Otherwise, our brave pilots and possibly the Prime Minister himself may be drifting into a bloody conflict in which they could be found guilty of War Crime. For, despite UN Resolutions 1970 & 1973, this war is not under UN control which the Charter stipulates, nor has the UN called on the parties to settle their dispute first (Chapter VI Art.33), required before action under Chapter VII when there is no threat to international peace and there is no authority to depose or murder the Head of State. So this is an unlawful interference in the domestic jurisdiction of a sovereign state, prohibited under Chapter I (Art.2(7)). Thus, sending in cruise missiles with their notorious inaccuracy and inevitable death to anyone near them, could be a War Crime.
So it is not Gaddafi who is mad, but our Leader and his entourage, falling for an irrational plot to unseat a falsely demonised ‘dictator’ whose only crime is to threaten and punish those who de-stabilize the country for no discernible benefit except possibly, to themselves. The dissidents over here have a different agenda: they can stay as long as they claim to be persecuted if they go home, so they have to propagate stories about torture and death.
Finally, Gaddafi is not the ‘dictator’ Mossad would like you to believe. He is not even the ‘President’ having retired as ‘Leader’ in 1996 and adopted the title ‘Father of the Revolution’. But he is so popular and revered by most of the population, that he is still given the authority to speak for his nation, just as the Queen might do if she was allowed to.
Is there any chance you might try to balance the demonization with some facts about his brave attempts to give power to the people and hold a disparate nation together? I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr James B Thring (founder Ministry of Peace & Legal Action Against War)
With thanks to NW Nationalists