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xxx200
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imabench
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gaddafi is a hero rather than villain

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/30/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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xxx200

Pro

definations:

hero = one who do welfare for his people

villain = one who exploits his people

first round is acceptance only.
imabench

Con

I accept this challenge and will argue why Gaddafi was a villain
Debate Round No. 1
xxx200

Pro

xxx200 forfeited this round.
imabench

Con

Gaddafi was a tyrant who upon receiving absolute power in Libya used it to create his own warped idea of an ideal society instead of a society for the people of Libya. During his rule here is what occurred in Libya.

1) Expulsion of all Italians from Libya and later 30000 Palestinians from Libyan soil
2) Created unelected committees to rule locally and report only to him, these committees were installed to prevent and suppress any form of opposition or democratic movement
3) Openly denounced democracy, capitalism, and the free media and created laws that forbade them
4) Has declared and fought wars with Egypt, Israel, and involved Libya in conflicts such as the Chad Civil War,
5) Openly supported and funded terrorist organizations
6) severed all diplomatic ties with Britain for allowing Libyan freedom protests to occur
7) Viciously tried to put down the 2011 revolution
8) Heavily invested the limited resources he had into creating weapons of great destruction (mostly chemical weapons)

http://www.guardian.co.uk...
http://www.spotlightofpeace.com...
Debate Round No. 2
xxx200

Pro

xxx200 forfeited this round.
imabench

Con

my arguments still stand
Debate Round No. 3
xxx200

Pro

xxx200 forfeited this round.
imabench

Con

Vote Con :D
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
lol the goverment makes roads an such usually, but he killed his people. Very heroish.
Posted by Stephen_Hawkins 5 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
It's just opinion. It's saying that Gadaffi's making of the water wells and roads, means that his killing of thousands and general purge of opposition (not to mention the lack of democracy and intolerance in general) is OK.
Posted by brian_eggleston 5 years ago
brian_eggleston
A brave position to take; thousands of Libyans would disagree if Gadaffi hadn't had them executed for disagreeing.
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Vote Placed by DoctorZhiva90 5 years ago
DoctorZhiva90
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Reasons for voting decision: Triple FF by Pro. I would have liked this debate to actually go somewhere, since I have heard that Gaddafi gave out free healthcare and Libya was pretty well-off compared to the rest of Africa. But since Con was the only one who made arguments, he wins.