Gaddafi stood by his ideas and died as a martyr, believes Sukant Chandan, a journalist and spokesman for British Civilians for Peace in Libya.
He says however cruel that death was, the colonel wanted to battle in the trenches against neo-colonialism and NATO. So he died as he wanted, fighting for Libya. And as for the country’s opposition, it had been always closely tied to the West, Chandan adds.
“When you nationalize your oil, when you redistribute your wealth, build your country up to be with the highest living standards in Africa, inevitably, those forces which are against that development, both internally and internationally, will oppose you. Libyan rebel factions have always been in alliance with the EU powers against Gaddafi”, the journalist said.