These are historic positive developments for Libya. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi must stay alive at all costs. Protecting his life is one of the most important strategic challenges in the struggle for the re-unification and liberation of Libya. - Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
The people of the Wadi al-Shatii district (west-central part of Libya, bordering Algeria) have declared the recently freed Saif al-Islam Gaddafi the legitimate leader of Libya. They have also called for the release of all political prisoners held by the various forces in the country.
This is a huge development, and one whose significance we must not understate. Saif Gaddafi is the inheritor of his father's legacy, he bravely stood up to the US-NATO war on his country and people, and even took personal responsibility for his role in the disarmament of Libya in the years before the war. Saif is beloved by the majority of the country, and his freedom and return to political life is the strongest indication in the last 5 awful years of war and chaos that there is still hope for Libya and for the return of the socialist Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
To all those who have been active in defending Libya going back to 2011 and earlier, and those just recently having become acquainted with the issue, this moment must be seized upon. Libya has been fractured and divided by the US-NATO proxy forces of terrorists and mercenaries, leaving a country that for all intents and purposes no longer exists as a unified state. The people have been suffering under unimaginable oppression, living in a state of terror, with countless thousands having fled the country.
And now is the moment when a return of a true Libyan leader is possible. We must all raise our voices in support of freedom for Libya! The Green flag flies once again."