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Let The Bells Of Freedom Ring Loud In Libya!

Freedom is not free; it has its price, sometimes paid in blood and lives. Our people in Libya should not expect that their freedom will be granted to them by Gaddafi. However, they can expect help and support from nations and individuals who cherish freedom and democracy. There are numerous nations and organizations which genuinely support our people’s right for democracy, freedom, and human rights. However, those nations need to see a clear signal from Libya that Libyans are demanding their liberty and willing to sacrifice for it.

Of late, our people in Libya have been sending strong messages demanding and end to tyranny and expressing their willingness to sacrifice for their liberty, through large demonstrations in various cities and towns. Those demonstrations need to increase in size and frequency and to spread throughout Libya. This is the most opportune time as the world attention is focused on Libya, and many delegations have visited, and some are presently in Libya, such as Amnesty International. Gaddafi has lost all legitimacy, which he never had to begin with, and has lost control over his corrupt instruments of power.

Libyans overseas must intensify their support for their brothers and sisters inside Libya through lobbying various governments, writing letters to political leaders, writing letters and articles to various Libyan web sites to encourage Libyans inside to continue their protests, and holding demonstrations in support of their protesting fellow Libyans inside Libya. We must ensure that any crime committed by the fascist regime in Libya will receive immediate attention and will not go unpunished. Libyans inside and outside must coordinate their work and intensify it to speed up the arrival of our long-awaited freedom.

Mohamed M. Bugaighis, Ph.D.


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