Muammar Gaddafi

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Muammar Gaddafi
Secretary General of the League of Nations
Assumed office
2 December 2016
Preceded byMichel Barnier
Personal details
Born
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi

(1942-07-07)July 7, 1942
Qasr Abu Hadi, Italian Libya
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Safia Farkash
Children10
Education
  • University of Libya
  • Royal Military Academy, Benghazi

Muammar Gaddafi is a Libyan-Egyptian politician and diplomat. From 1990 to 2010, he served as the UAR Ambassador to the United States of Africa. Since 2016, he has served as secretary-general of the League of Nations. He is known for being one of the most active Secretary-Generals in the League's history.

Views and Ideology[edit | edit source]

Gaddafi has been known for making his views on many subjects publicly known, in both his tenure as an ambassador for Egypt and his secretariat as the League of Nations.

Jewish People in Palestine[edit | edit source]

Gaddafi has been a prominent advocate for the rights of Jewish people in the Palestinian Arab Republic, calling them "brothers" with Palestine and that a "binational state" should be created through constitutional support of Jewish identity in Palestine. This has gained him the ire of the Ba'athist Party and elements of the Arab Socialist Union, with Syrian President Bassel Al-Assad calling him a "colonizer apologist and crypto-Zionist."

Non-Alignment[edit | edit source]

Gaddafi has been strongly critical of both the United States of America and the Empire of Japan, as well as to a lesser extent the Soviet Union. Labeling the former as "Western chauvinism" and the latter as "oriental Fascism," Gaddafi has oftentimes taken a stance antithetical to both superpowers in disputes and proxy wars, such as calling both the Philippine Republic and the Free Republic of the Philippines "functionally identical." While his positions have generally aligned with the USSR, he has criticized the Belgrade Pact and the Fourth International for spreading "atheist Communism" and being "puritans in their support for anti-imperialism that do not align exactly with the Kremlin."

African Nationalism[edit | edit source]

Gaddafi has been consistently enthusiastic about Pan-African projects throughout his career, promoting integration of nations to the United States of Africa to resolve disputes and encouraging for African nations to focus on trading and cooperation with each other above "currying favor to the superpowers."

Native Americans[edit | edit source]

Gaddafi has been supportive of American Indian movements in the United States and Indigenismo political groups in Latin America, stating them as "much needed revenge against Caucasian colonizers."

Insurgencies in East Asia[edit | edit source]

Gaddafi has had changing positions on insurgents against the Japanese sphere, at times supporting groups such as Aceh independence activists as "saviors of Islam and resistance against the arms of colonialism" while criticizing Maoist states in Burma as "ethnic supremacists masquerading as socialists." He is a notable supporter of the Bangladeshi independence movement, though he has been critical of Pakistan for "not giving their unqualified support to the greater struggle of Muslims in Hindustan."

Friendships and rivalaries[edit | edit source]

Gaddafi has formed friendships across geopolitical lines with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Chairman Ali Soilih of Comoros. He has notably expressed a short temper with Chancellor Arnold Schwarzenegger of Germany and President Hillary Rodham of the United States, calling the former "as poor as a leader as he is an actor" and the later "the ugliest woman in America."