MAD_mir wrote:There was an increase in adult literacy from 40% to 88%
Really? Literacy increased after almost half a century, stunning! I thought societies don't change and improve at all over half a century. I love it when people praise "great leaders" for positive developments over long periods of time, as if it wouldn't happen anyway under any other leader like in most of the world
So my question is, why were the people of Libya so dissatisfied?
Frequent public hangings of students deemed to be "politically active" up until the 90's, arbitrary imprisonment and torture, assassination of dissident Libyans abroad, shitty healthcare and education, neglect of the east of the country where he was never liked, killing of 1200 prisoners in Abu Salim, violent suppression of frequent protests in the east long before the 2011 uprising...
People don't like their children and siblings killed, imprisoned and tortured over someone's personality cult and political paranoia.
What made the population go from loving Gaddafi to hating him so much?
The population loved Gaddafi? How would you know that? He was never elected, his legitimacy stems from nothing.
Look at monarchy in Saudi, it seems that as soon as the Saudis decide to keep the oil for themselves the US may decide to dispose of the 'dictatorship' there too.
Why would they "keep the oil for themselves"? The very reason why Saudi Arabia is so rich is because they sell oil to other countries. And their oil company is nationally owned, not sold out to the west. Saudi is a welfare state and economically speaking, a pretty decent place to live compared to the rest of the middle east.
Diversity within Oneness.