I Regrets Supporting The Toppling Of Muammar Gaddafi – Chris Williamson (British MP)
Chris Williamson a British member of parliament has revealed in a series of tweets that he regretted ever being coerced into the toppling of the Muammar Gaddafi government in Libya. Christopher Williamson born on the 16th September 1956 is a British Politician and a member of the Parliament.
Chris Williamson was the Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government when late Muammar Gaddafi was disposed, captured, and killed in 2011 by western countries-backed rebels. However, the Formal MP for Derby North has said in a series of tweets that he was coerced by the Labour party leadership in 2011.
He said; “I bitterly regret being coerced by a 3 line whip, imposed by the Labour leadership in 2011, into voting for a Parliamentary motion backing UN Security Council Resolution 1973, enforcing a No Fly Zone in Libya. The consequences of this imperialist intervention were catastrophic.”
Chris also attributed the role of western media in the toppling of the Muammar Gaddafi government. “The fact that most people knew little or nothing about the incredible social policies in Libya under Gaddafi is an indictment of the corporate media hacks. They perpetually fail to tell the truth about non-Western countries and lap up imperialist propaganda instead.”
“The media is complicit in war. They lie about Latin American countries all the time. They peddled lies about Syria to justify airstrikes and they lionise the White Helmets. These corporate media hacks manufactured consent for the Iraq war and the ruinous intervention in Libya.”
I bitterly regret being coerced by a 3 line whip, imposed by the Labour leadership in 2011, into voting for a Parliamentary motion backing UN Security Council Resolution 1973, enforcing a No Fly Zone in Libya.
The consequences of this imperialist intervention were catastrophic. pic.twitter.com/SJJncxGZfh
— Chris Williamson (@DerbyChrisW) December 20, 2020
Formal Libya President and Late Muammar Gaddafi, was deposed by a western backed rebel group. He was captured and killed on 20 October 2011 during the Battle of Sirte. Late Muammar Gaddafi was found hiding in a culvert west of Sirte and captured by National Transitional Council forces and was killed shortly afterwards. The death of Muammar Gaddafi has created a vast insecurity problem in Libya and the sub-Saharan Africa.