It was Muammar Gaddafi`s dream to provide fresh water for all Libyans and to make Libya self-sufficient in food production.
Libyans called it the eighth wonder of the world. Western media called it a pet project and the pipe dream of a mad dog. The “mad dog” himself in 1991 prophetically said about the largest civil engineering venture in the world:
After this achievement, American threats against Libya will double. The United States will make excuses, but the real reason is to stop this achievement, to keep the people of Libya oppressed.
It was Muammar Gaddafi’s dream to provide fresh water for all Libyans and to make Libya self-sufficient in food production. In 1953, the search for new oilfields in the deserts of southern Libya led to the discovery not just of significant oil reserves, but also of vast quantities of fresh water trapped in the underlying strata. The four ancient water aquifers that were discovered, each had estimated capacities ranging between 4,800 and 20,000 cubic kilometers. Most of this water was collected between 38,000 and 14,000 years ago, though some pockets are believed to be only 7,000 years old.
After Gaddafi and the Free Unitary Officers seized power in a bloodless coup from the corrupt King Idris during the Al-Fateh Revolution in 1969, the Jamahiriya government nationalized the oil companies and spent much of the oil revenues to harness the supply of fresh water from the desert aquifers by putting in hundreds of bore wells. Large farms were established in southern Libya to encourage the people to move to the desert. It turned out that the majority of the people however preferred life in the northern coastal areas.
Therefore Gaddafi subsequently conceived a plan to bring the water to the people instead.The Libyan Jamahiriya government conducted the initial feasibility studies in 1974, and in 1983 the Great Man-Made River Authority was set up. This fully government funded project was designed in five phases, each of them largely separate in itself, but which eventually would combine to form an integrated system. As water in Gaddafi’s Libya was regarded to be a human right, there has not been any charge on the people, nor were any international loans needed for the almost $30 billion cost of the project. *****(and now Nestle wants to privatize the water as they do not think or regard to be a HUMAN RIGHT)
In 1996, during the opening of Phase II of the Great Man-Made River Project, Gaddafi said:
This is the biggest answer to America and all the evil forces who accuse us of being concerned with terrorism. We are only concerned with peace and progress. America is against life and progress; it pushes the world toward darkness.
Development and destruction
At the time of the NATO-led war against Libya in 2011, three phases of the Great Man-Made River Project were completed. The first and largest phase, providing two million cubic metres of water a day along a 1,200 km pipeline to Benghazi and Sirte, was formally inaugurated in August 1991. Phase II includes the delivery of one million cubic metres of water a day to the western coastal belt and also supplies Tripoli. Phase III provides the planned expansion of the existing Phase I system, and supplies Tobruk and the coast from a new wellfield.
The ‘rivers’ are a 4000-kilometer network of 4 meters diameter lined concrete pipes, buried below the desert sands to prevent evaporation. There are 1300 wells, 500,000 sections of pipe, 3700 kilometers of haul roads, and 250 million cubic meters of excavation. All material for the project was locally manufactured. Large reservoirs provide storage, and pumping stations control the flow into the cities.
The last two phases of the project should involve extending the distribution network together. When completed, the irrigation water from the Great Man-Made River would enable about 155,000 hectares of land to be cultivated. Or, as Gaddafi defined, the project would make the desert as green as the flag of the Libyan Jamahiriya.
In 1999, UNESCO accepted Libya’s offer to fund the Great Man-Made River International Water Prize, an award that rewards remarkable scientific research work on water usage in arid areas.
Many foreign nationals worked in Libya on the Great Man-Made River Project for decades. But after the start of NATO’s so-called humanitarian bombing of the North-African country in March 2011, most foreign workers have returned home. In July 2011, NATO not only bombed the Great Man-Made River water supply pipeline near Brega, but also destroyed the factory that produces the pipes to repair it, claiming in justification that it was used as “a military storage facility” and that “rockets were launched from there”. Six of the facility’s security guards were killed in the NATO attack, and the water supply for the 70% of the population who depend on the piped supply for personal use and for irrigation has been compromised with this damageto Libya’s vital infrastructure.
The construction on the last two phases of the Great Man-Made River Project were scheduled to continue over the next two decades, but NATO’s war on Libya has thrown the project’s future – and the well being of the Libyan people – into great jeopardy.
A German language documentary shows the size and brilliance of the project:
Fresh clean water, as provided to the Libyans by the Great Man-Made River, is essential to all life forms. Without fresh water we simply cannot function. Right now, 40% of the global population has little to no access to clean water, and that figure is actually expected to jump to 50% by 2025. According to the United Nations Development Program 2007, global consumption of water is doubling every 20 years, more than twice the rate of human population growth. Simultaneously, every single year most of the major deserts around the world are becoming bigger and the amount of usable agricultural land in most areas is becoming smaller, while rivers, lakes and major underground aquifers around the globe are drying up – except in Gaddafi’s Libya.
In the light of the current world developments, there is more to the NATO destruction of the Great Man-Made River Project than being an isolated war crime. The United Nations Environment Program 2007 describes a so-called “water for profit scheme”, which actively promotes the privatization and monopolization for the world’s water supplies by multinational corporations.Meanwhile the World Bank recently adopted a policy of water privatization and full-cost water pricing, with one of its formerdirectors, Ismail Serageldin, stating:
“The wars of the 21st century will be fought over water”.
In practice this means that the United Nations in collaboration with the World Bank plans to secure water resources to use at their disposal, and that once they totally control these resources, the resources become assets to be reallocated back to the enslaved nations for a price. Those prices will rise while the quality of the water will decrease, and fresh water sources will become less accessible to those who desperately need it. Simply put, one of the most effective ways to enslave the people is to take control of their basic daily needs and to take away their self-sufficiency.
How this relates to the NATO destruction of Gaddafi’s Great Man-Made River Project in July 2011 can be best illustrated by the Hegelian Dialectic, popularly known as the concept of Problem -> Reaction -> Solution. In this case, by bombing the water supply and the pipes factory, a Problem was created with an ulterior motive, namely to gain control over the most precious part of Libya’s infrastructure. Subsequently a Reaction in the form of an immediate widespread need was provoked as a result of the Problem, since as much as 70% of the Libyans depend on the Great Man-Made River for personal use as well as for the watering of the land. A month after the destruction of the Great Man-Made River, more than half of Libya was without running water. Ultimately a predetermined Solution was implemented: in order to have access to fresh water, the inhabitants of the war-torn country had no choice but to fully depend on – and thus to be enslaved to – the NATO-installed government.
A ‘democratic’ and ‘democracy-bringing’ government that came to power through the wounding and killing of thousands of Libyans by ‘humanitarian bombs’, and that overthrow the ‘dictator’ whose dream it was to provide fresh water for all Libyans for free.
The struggle for liberation of Libya is irreversible …. The gangster government in alliance with Al Qaeda U.S. and NATO disintegrates and will be crushed by the Green Resistance
What is happening in the south of Libya?
The latest developments from the South, demonstrate the ability of military and political resistance Patriots, the flame is powered on, the direction of the resistance makes a fruitful balance of the objectives achieved in its unexpected eruption of conscious but longed for returning long way to Libya’s dignity and sovereignty, cleaning of mercenaries and traitors, makes tactical moves to protect civilians and new troops loyal to the newly formed provisional Jamahiriya army.
Warns important security measures of mujahidines of the Green Resistance and all the people in general, recommends Resistance fighters, reviewers and the proper use of social media, mobile or any media to avoid be detected by the invading enemy that has high-tech devicesto detect resistance and recommends people to avoid conflict areas not to become cannon fodder since the enemy is passed in the most cowardlymanner by members of resistance ….. The people must be patient and wait for the time when the Green Resistance to convene.
According to reports reaching the mediation of some tribes of Zintan has agreed to a temporary cease-fire, engaging the Zintan which want to repel attack by mercenaries from Misurata and Libyan army servile evil called NATO in any area of the South. This agreement allows avoid further bloodshed of civilians and facilitates a realignment of Resistance to a new battle scenario.
The Resistance announces maintaining control of the South and continues its targeted attacks on figures of the Libyan puppet “government”
Resistance managed to establish several bridges and advanced lines, a recovered abundant war material taken into secret locations, removed hundreds of foreign mercenaries and captured dozens of them facing a minimum lossof Green Resistance fighters to hope returned to the Libyan people, demonstrated military superiority on land and facing up to the constant aerial bombardment by NATO and Qatar, to stake out the analysis that the only way to liberation of Libya’s armed insurrection.
The media’s objective has been achieved in all corners of the world exiled Libyans and millions of people have returned to talk about the suffering of the Libyan people and destruction in the hands of a de facto government in Libya NATO demonstrations of solidarity with the Resistance in dozens of Libyan embassies around the world even in some of them has managed to raise the Jamahiriya Green Flag.
The struggle of liberation of Libya is irreversible Peace, mercy and blessings of God with men loyal to the country and the Jamahiriya Libya
- Benghazi: on Thursday afternoon, the son of ‘Ali Bouchmadh “was kidnapped, the father said to the troops to search for him. Witnesses say of this traitor’s son that he was captured as he left the University of Benghazi by people traveling in two white Toyota cars that fled to an unknown destination.
* Now there is fighting in Al Sabri, cars on fire, the smoke rising over the city of Benghazi
* Fighting among army troops and bandits of Al Qaeda at the main entrance to the University of Benghazi Gariyunis, we report the shot down an unmanned helicopter.
* News about the presence of Ayman al-Zawahiri in the field Battalion February 17 in Benghazi that is being bombarded by helicopters misnamed Libyan army.
- Tripoli: A chief of staff in the Libyan army has been killed in clashes with gangs south of Tripoli, Libyan security sources said. Karah Mohamed died Sunday of a gunshot wound to the head, after taking part in an offensive against the gangs who had been stealing cars and blocking roads in the Rishfana area on the outskirts of the capital.
* Today it was announced that the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sadiq Abdulkarim Abdulrahman survived the attempt on his life in Tripoli. “Gunmen attacked and his car was riddled with bullets,” – said Deputy Interior Minister Sayed Al-Bahloul. Attack occurred when the minister left the building complex Dawa Islamiya Al-Falah district in Tripoli, near the main road to the airport. According to the security service in Tripoli, he only survived because his car was armored.
* Bands of armed mercenary “security” have entered Abu Salim and are abducting all young people and their parents, humiliated in the presence of women and children, these NATO criminals do not respect the sanctity of the home. All hostages are taken to a concentration camp.
The families of Abu Salim, are angry and full of pain wondering why we had our people and our brothers, the sons of Abu Salim abducted. Their only crime of their fathers, mothers and children is staying true to the leader Muammar Gaddafi and opposition to colonialism and destruction committed by NATO against Libya.
This shameful act shows their fear the puppets of NATO to the new popular army libration is parallel to the Libyan Jamahiriya.
* Armed militias in Tripoli had hijacked Libyan Justice Minister Salah al-Mirghani
- Sebha: Large Libyan resistance patriots fighting radical Islamists illegally occupying their country, are having great victories against evil. Today a convoy of over 100 vehicles (reinforced) of these criminals was ambushed and destroyed about 70 km from Sabha.The popular resistance is strong and their voice is strong for all Libyan patriots.
* Sabha and the tribes of the southern half of Libya announced the emergence of a parallel army provisional the Jamahiriya People’s Resistance.
* The castle was used as a torture center and military control by rats and mercenaries of NATO, it was released after fierce fighting, many rats “NATO rebels” were liquidated, part of the castle was destroyed.
- Terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood left the Libyan government to facilitate the downfall and go on the offensive: Today it was reported that the political group Muslim Brotherhood in Libya “Party for Justice and Development” pulled their support and their representatives (ministers) from the Puppet Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. This is a crushing blow to Zeidan which as we reported in the past, has dual citizenship with Libya and Germany. He is a German spy, and this is known to all Libyans.
NOTE ***: The fact that the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic terrorist organization known, was part of the government of Libya is a proof of delivery of Libya by NATO to Islamic extremist groups (Ansar Al Sharia, Al Qaeda, LIFG and many others anyway just using different names to confuse the west). Under the previous regime, Islamic extremism was forbidden. Libya led the world in the hunt and maintenance of this psychopathic terrorists outside their country. 95% of the Libyan population HATE radical Islamism. 5% that make up the Islamic extremists in Libya are NATO, the UN and the U.S. they gave hand to destroy Libya. There were not enough of them to take over the country so they imported 250,000 NATO Al Qaeda groups to Libya to help destroy the country.Many foreign terrorists are still livingin Libya.
NOTE ***: The Muslim Brotherhood only will leave office to help facilitate the fall of the puppet Ali Zeidan so they can take the lead in Libya.
The Libyan people are fighting to take back what is rightfully theirs – THEIR COUNTRY – which was taken from them by force and handed over to NATO imperialist puppet and radical Islamists.
Secondly, on previous article there is a picture of a dead leader of Ansar Al Sharia, his name is Abu al-Qasim Dabbashi was leading the terrorist training camps near Sabratha, Libya. He was killed by the Green Resistance fighters of the city and the tribes of Al Ojailat
Libyans ask – “Ansar Al Sharia has been officially declared a terrorist group by the U.S., then why is the U.S. not supporting the Libyan fighters in theirbattle against these known terrorists?”
Fighting has broken out again in southern and western Libya clashes as pro-Gaddafi forces Between Rebel Militias have resulted in the seizure of several cities and an air base by loyalist. These events led French Admiral Edouard Guillard to appeal for imperialist intervention in Libya Renewed denying they evolution along the southern borderCould lead to a “terrorist threat.” (Washington Post, 27 January)
Guillard said any intervention would require the consent of the neocolonial regime in Tripoli headed by Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and General National Congress (GNC). Yet almost three years ago, the UN Security Council passed two resolutions impose an arms embargo on the Gaddafi government and “authorizes” the “fly zone”, a code word for a massive bombing campaign lasting eight months.
Since mid-January the allied forces REMAIN With the former political and economic system under the rule of Libya Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was overthrown and killed brutally in October 2011 amid the Pentagon and NATO bombing campaign monitoring took several cities and towns in the South. Sebha, a town in the area has-been the scene of clashes Between Two ethnic groups Tebu and Awlad Sulaiman.
Other areas include Affected by the fighting south Wirshefana Ajilat, Zawia and territory west of Zahra. Clashes have Also Been Reported around the capital Tripoli, where loyalist forces have Fought pitched battles with Militias and military forces are backed by the regime of GNC. ( Libya Herald, January 20)
The Tebu , are dark-skinned Africans, are in conflict over the monitoring of resources in Awlad Sulaiman. Their withdrawal airbase in Tamenhint created the conditions for taking this important location by pro-Gaddafi forces on January 21.
ACCORDING to a report published by the Saudi Gazette, “The Tamenhint airbase 30 km north-east of Sebha is Reported to be back in the hands of Gaddafi forces guarding after tebu Mourzouk Withdrew. They unilaterally Monday night (January 20), denying that the government was deliberately exploiting clashes between Sebha and Awlad Sulaiman TEBUS in order to divert attention from movements to replace it with a new administration. “(January 22)
These events sent shock waves through the GNC and its weak and vacillating prime minister who is allied With the United States and other imperialist states Were responsible for the installation of the current regime in power. During the counter-revolutionary uprising of 2011. Libya Situation Clearly Demonstrated That the current regime has failed to stabilize the country in the Militias Which Were Involved in criminal activities in defiance Zeidan and other “authorities” in Tripoli.
The oil industry, which is the main export of the state of North Africa, has-been Largely off workers after Militias and various drilling installations and ports have taken Control of the production and threaten to exercise trade with foreign companies without the consent of Tripoli. Zeidan Within the limited support has GNC and the Islamic Justice and Building Party (JCP) recently resigned from the government due to political Differences With the prime minister.
However, the events in the South, where the Green flag of the Jamahiriya is Openly flying in defiance of the regime supported by the West is Causing Panic Within the country. A new law prohibits satellite TV networks to broadcast news and commentary now for Gaddafi is a direct result of the unstable situation of GNC.
This legal prohibition Seems destined to block satellite stations that have taken a pro-Gaddafi position in publishing its content. Such stations include channel al-Khadra and al-Jamahiriya.
Discontent is growing Among the Libyan population to the current situation. The most prosperous nation in Africa, with a standard of living That exceed several states in Europe, the conditions inside the country have the counter-revolution Deteriorated Dramatically since 2011.
This decline in living standards, the failure of the regime to reign in the Militias terrorizing the population, the collapse of the oil industry and Widespread corruption has even developed EXTENSIVE reviews Favored Among the elites. Another decree was issued in January, which prohibits scholarship students and employees to speak out against the conditions prevailing in Libya.
These Developments in Libya show That there is no benefit for the masses of oppressed nations, where other U.S. imperialist states have overthrown Governments and installed puppet regimes. The situation in Libya is reflected Also in Iraq, where people die every day of internal conflict and the That horrendous conditions prevail Among the majority of the population.
In Syria, more than 100,000 People Have died in the past three years since the U.S. has supported a counter-assault on the population. Present talks in Geneva Switzerland are ostensibly designed to reach a political solution Despite The U.S. and allies continue to Their finance and coordinate Those seeking to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
The anti-war and anti-imperialist groups in Western countries must Oppose this military and political interference in the internal affairs of Asian states: such as Afghanistan, where twelve years after the forces of the Pentagon and NATO is no closer Victorynowadays are Africa, the Middle East and in 2001. The U.S. and NATO Should be forced to withdraw its forces from foreign states and close its military bases.
The resources used to Maintain These occupations Should be redirected to rebuild the cities and towns are facing unprecedented That economic crisis through austerity and mass poverty. Such oppressed nations under imperialist occupation Should be paid compensation for the destruction Carried out by Western military forces.
Any Black-Green alliance in Libya?
“As These two forces begin to fight against racist and imperialist These puppets who rule the country are beginning to see a form of mass resistance. Having finished what form Remains to Be Seen.”
Geneva 2 | In the current international negotiations over the Syrian conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not have a role in any new transitional government. President Assad’s media advisor Bouthaina Shaaban appeared on CNN and asked where John Kerry gets the right to tell the Syrian people who can and cannot be their leader.
She suggested the shoe would never be on the other foot, called the U.S.’ stance “colonial,” and asked, “Do you think there’s real democracy in the United States when they deal with countries like this?”
Wolf Blitzer brought up some graphic pictures that appear to depict victims of the Syrain Government, pictures obtained by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. ***(another Jew/Zionist she did the same with Libya) Shaaban fired back that “you really have to be in Syria to know who’s doing what,” not judging from a distance like, she said, Amanpour was doing. She called the accusations a huge lie meant to create conflict and undermine the Syriangovernment.
Shaaban called out “one man in the United States who’s misleading” about Syria, but when pressed by Blitzer, she said, “I’m not going to name him, everybody knows him.”
She encouraged the media to come to Syria so “you will find out for yourself who is the criminal; who is kidnapping people, who is raping people.”She said that “most of what’s circulated in the media has nothing to do with what’s in Syria.”
Southern Libya liberated of mercenaries and traitors serving NATO and U.S. .. the next step is to liberate Misurata
New statement Green Resistance brigades
Sabha:credible reports report That the north and south of Sabha under the Control of the patriotic forces of Green Resistance Qatar reported that NATO and U.S. aircraft and contract pilots to bomb places. Also there were some 90 killed and 130 wounded in the bombing of civilian criminal areas, all government offices are closed misnamed puppets have fled, all government offices are closed. Many injured have been rushed to Tripoli hospitals and medicine scarce and not enough doctors ….
The airport and military bases of Sabha is under the control of the Resistance, it was possible to capture enormous amounts of military equipment. Captured mercenaries and traitors and were put to the sword.
Over 150 thermal missiles and dozens of armed vehicles
The Mujahideen forces are strengthening the Green space they released and declared on the legitimacy of the Great Arab Jamahiriya in Libya, and Allah is the greatest.
Residents of the south Receive the Resistance fighters
Tripoli:NATO rats are on high alert they have kidnapped dozens of young people in the neighborhoods of Abu Salimand Ain Zara, Whose Green flags were THROUGHOUT the area.
Sirte: Libyan Resistance waves the Green flag in the ruins of Sirte, they have moved the snipers and are awaiting orders.
The Libyan Resistance fly the Green Flag in the ruins of Gaddafi Sirte LIBYA January 19, 2014
- Al Ojailat:It’s Reported fierce fighting, tens of NATO rats Have Been eliminated.
- Egypt – Libya:reports reach us That the Green strength achieved to raise the Green flag on the Libyan embassy the staff who work there have Agreed to Recognize Their support for the Green Strength and the Egyptian Authorities Requested safety support.
The borders with Egypt have been closed.
Libyan exiles in Britain and around the world begin to protest at the headquarters of the UN and Libyan embassies abroad worldwide begin to protest at the headquarters of the UN.
- Zintan: the military council of Zintan debate after receiving order of the minions of NATO to intervene in Sabha, according to unofficial sources there is strong pressure from the tribes and honorable men to join the Resistance and the release of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, if the militia of Zintan decide to support the Green strength that would wash his honor after being abandoned or betrayed.
- Misurata: it is reported that more than 100 military vehicles with criminals and traitors have moved to the south Sabha, but fail to advance through the constant resistance attacks that have cut all the roads and makes them fall in traps.
- Zawiya: Colonel Juma Brim rat exerted in the fourth infantry brigade at this time fleeing the area, its a Toyota car is being Pursued, his accomplices Were liquidated
- Bayda:explosions near the main commercial banks of Granada Control. Bayda. ACCORDING to preliminary information, two workers were injured.
- Al Adzhelate:Reported That Were seven ambulances removed from the area with dozens of mercenaries and traitors serving NATO casualties unknown destination
- Sabratha: after heavy fighting several NATO mercenaries Settled one – leader of “Ansar al-Sharia” in Sabratha Abdulkasim Dabbashi