First, let us consider why it matters, or does not matter. To the terrorists attacking Africa's Libya, NATO, the mercenaries and the "Islamist" rats it matters, because that has been their key number one objective, from which all else follows.
From the start of the NATO bombing, which they thought would take 2 to 3 days to achieve its objective of killing Qaddafi, later revised to 2-3 weeks, then 2-3 months, and then "indefinitely", Mathaba stated that NATO would not be able to do so.
On the very day of their biggest ever failure, when they went in an all-out massive desperate bombing of Qaddafi's home which he still would not run away from, in order for the Rome meeting of Clinton to be able to declare a victory, it backfired when he went out to feed the animals, and instead his 3 grandchildren and youngest son died along with many others.
That damaging news was immediately squashed by the sudden release within a few hours, of the "death of Bin Laden", so as to deflect world media away from sympathy for Qaddafi and his family, and toward the power and might of the USA. Only problem is, on the web, people quickly figured out that this was not Bin Laden who was dumped at sea, let alone the problem that he had died many years earlier.
But that did not matter, because 99% of tell-lie-vision (TV) viewers believed it, just as they did when Obama's White House came up with his forged birth certificate, which later proved as evidenced by traces left in the history of the file uploaded to the White House web site, to be a fake because it had been edited, not only scanned.
Understand that the "international media" meaning this crowd, always get their way, because most people get their news and influence from there. They report a lie ad infinitum (such as the "Libya did Lockerbie" lie) but when the opposite is proven to be the case (witnesses admitted being paid $4million each and recanted their evidence), that "new" news is either not reported, or reported only in passing, on some small inner pages or paragraph.
Now we have the reasons and timing for Qaddafi's "death", before we address whether he is actually dead or not and why he is dead and is not dead.
Reasons include that a recent internal NATO and CIA review of the war on Libya revealed it to be a mess and a pathetic failure. Not only had Qaddafi continued to survive, but he was getting more famous by the day, and with that, the danger of his ideas and example, being discovered. More on that in a while.
Further, the objectives, to control Libya, its oil and water, and to separate it from the rest of Africa, also failed abysmally, even though they cut off all Libyan broadcasting stations, both TV and Internet, by bombing, denial of service attacks, hacking, and threats ~ the green resistance continued especially in central Libya.
This, in spite of non-stop bombing, missile and terrorist attacks, and a total blockade and siege and then destruction of democratic Jamahiriya cities where the population was holding out, and where the "rebels" could not enter: mass starvation and total destruction ensued, bombing of hospitals, and over 60,000 dead.
Yet still those civilians in those towns, armed to defend themselves, did not give in to NATO bombs and terrorist rockets and assassinations. Then NATO in desperation started to use banned weapons, mini nukes, chemicals, and "poor man's" fuel bombs, resulting in further large-scale massacres, in the past week.
The world media was about to be unable to ignore this any further although they had been silent during months of atrocities and blockades, with photos now emerging in recent days, showing a town utterly destroyed with bodies littering the streets. An urgent distraction was again needed.
With in-fighting in recent weeks between the rebels, monarchists, kleptomaniacs, criminals, 'al-Qaida' and mercenary groups all initially united only in their hatred for Qaddafi now falling apart and in open confrontation with mass resignations from among their ranks and leadership, something needed to be done.
With NATO pilots and drone operators realizing that there is indeed a very real danger of them having to face justice for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and with pilot fatigue and dissatisfaction creeping in as after 8 months of non-stop aerial bombing the truth has become known to them that they are not there to protect civilians but instead to bomb them, something had to be done.
Hillary Clinton needed to visit Tripoli, to "rally the troops", and provide a brave face for the Europeans who were increasingly worried about being on the forefront of a war that they have started to realize they cannot win, and which will ultimately backfire, for many reasons already covered here on Mathaba.Net and elsewhere.
So, the big white lady descended on Libya for a few hours and spoke, calling for the capture or death of Muammar Qaddafi, knowing that as with Bin Laden, the videos and images were already prepared. Lo and behold, presto, a day later, "Qaddafi" was both captured and killed.
Yes, he is now dead, for the world media.
Problem is, he is also not dead.
Qaddafi is alive.
The large numbers of volunteers converging on Libya from around Africa, are not all going there for reasons of defending Libya, Libyans, or even Africa, but because of their love, appreciation and solidarity for Qaddafi and wanting to help him as the "Brother Leader".
People have not woken up to the fact that the very "main stream" media they have come to rely on, as well as their political leaders, have less education, less common sense, and less experience, than one would expect, and thus are also easily misled.
But one day, Qaddafi will die, and in that sense is already dead, as the rest of us are too.
What has been destroyed is Libya, BUT NOT THE JAMAHIRIYA:
The entire world faces a cross-road over the coming year, and we remember the New Year message from Mathaba on 28th January 2011 saying that this would be the most important year ever:
As we start 2011 this is going to be a most important year for future life on this planet. It is essential to STAY INFORMED, and SHARE what you know with others. Mathaba, as the world's leading independent news agency is playing an important part in giving people the tools for making the world a better place.
Now however, thanks to the war on Libya and the attacks on Qaddafi, people the world over are asking what it is that is going on ~ it is clear to all that it is not about protecting civilians, and has led to millions reading The Green Book.
This, and the amazing economic benefits that resulted from it, are the reason that even during NATO bombing he could go around Tripoli in an open air car and no one would shoot at him, without any real security, as shown in this video shot during April this year, one month into the bombing of his home.
Other truths started to surface, and resulted in millions of people worldwide posting videos, articles, and comments on social media. Truths such as these.
Now, what is to be done, and what is Muammar to do?
They will continue to fight, until NATO and all others against them, leave Libya. They will lay down their lives to defend their freedom, as will many of my own family. I live in their hearts, and in the hearts of millions.
I do not hold any official government positions. I am a revolutionary. I am outside of power. Power rests with the Libyan people.
"It is all there in the pages of The Green Book. Please read it and you will understand."
I gave power, wealth and arms to the people, who possess it. I am just one man among millions in Libya.
It is as if mankind had become locked in a cave without sunlight, and forgotten what sun light looked like. I found the rusty keys on the floor, and put them in the lock. Thus all that is needed is to turn the key to come out into the sunlight again.
is a collection of truths, showing the way for solving the problems of power via democracy, wealth via socialism, and the social basis of the Third Universal Theory. As the farmer, I did not create the fruits, but picked them from the tree and placed them into a basket, The Green Book.
~ I will never give up on Libya; I will fight to the end; I will not run nor leave my home land
~ NATO will have to leave, they can never occupy Libya, and they will never live in peace stealing our wealth.
~ The (rebels) will not last one day without NATO, so they should make peace now while they have a chance.
~ Do not trust the media; they will say I have said this or that, that I have died, or that I am here or there. They lie, and are easily manipulated, so do not trust them.
~ No orders are needed, come out into the streets, clean the country from the rats until the green flag of freedom is flying everywhere again.
~ Study The Green Book and put it into practice, forming green charter committees everywhere and calling for people's conferences.
~ Organize and mobilize, hold rallies with green flags, videos, posters, t-shirts, or even travel to Africa to defend the Jamahiriya.
~ Get out there and spread the truth, call others, wake them up, show them the evidence, recruit more members to the movement.
~ Report your actions; submit rally, meeting, protest, or other reports and statements via pub.mathaba.net
~ Network with others, using open source tools such as mathaba.info
Remember, even though the Leader is at the time of this writing still very much alive in more ways than one, he does not need to speak: all has already been spoken and written, it is now up to us all to hear those calls and put them into practice, and then in future if the time is right and we have finally done something along the way of building a Universal Jamahiriya, he may choose to address us again.
Some of the following tasks are still very much outstanding, and all should now become involved in the work:
~ Making sure that all those who have committed crimes are held to account, see www.peoplesconference.org/cah ~ and assisting with the creation of a world crimes data base at www.worldcrimes.org as well as the entering of data into it and the organization of World People's Conferences on Crimes Against Humanity to be held in 8 locations around the world, by March 2012.
~ Forming International Solidarity Committees around the world to coordinate an effective mass migration toward whatever location is decided time and place, to put an end to the war and rebuild the Jamahiriya, or otherwise to create a new Jamahiriya, with this formation to be coordinated by IPCO.
~ Costing and Production of T-shirts, Posters, green flags, green books (Green Charter International has ISBN and copy right and printers, funds are needed to print)
~ Building of alternative and independent communication networks, which will continue to function without electrical grid, Internet, or phones