On December 25, the Libyan General Post Company burned all postage stamps that carried the image of Muammar Gaddafi or an image of his work or projects. The burned stamps, according to Saudi Gazette website 259,434,634 in total, were worth 341 million Libyan dinars, equaling $279 million. They were destroyed as a part of an ongoing so-called cleansing process by the occupation forces with the intent to rid the country of measures to “glorify” the Leader of the Al-Fateh Revolution and his achievements.
In a similar method of mind control in May last year, a law ridiculously titled “Criminalizing the glorification of the Tyrant”, was passed by the NATO-installed Libyan government. The law (Law 37) criminalized “any glorification of Muammar Gaddafi, his ideas, his regime and his sons” (Article 1) as well as “any publishing of news, propaganda or rumours which harm the February 17 Revolution” (Article 2). Article 3 declared that “Any rule which contravenes this law shall be overturned”. Violation of the Law, which eventually was revoked after lawyers and human rights groups strongly disapproved it in the media, could have been subject to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Continue reading