Even though revolution was bubbling in the Libyan pressure cooker, Western powers decided to impose their sinister ulterior motives upon the movement, giving a damning reflection of Europe, the US, and the UK
The Western world has a long history of meddling in foreign affairs in order to satisfy their own sinister ulterior motives. A history that dates back to British colonization. Of course, the West is not unique in its power grabs. Power grabs the West usually mask as peacekeeping efforts. But the West is clearly not learning from history. Indeed, previous empires have fallen due to exhibiting similar greed.
On the 6th anniversary of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s death, many questions remain starkly ignored by the mainstream press. When the Libyan rebels overthrew the totalitarian dictator, the media presented a neat and tidy narrative which painted the “good guys‘ having overcome the “evil villain.” But what many people don’t realize is that there was something more sinister underlying the push for Gaddafi’s demise.
WikiLeaks exposes sinister Clinton email
After WikiLeaks exposed Hilary Clinton’s emails, information came to light that Western motivations to kill Gaddafi were more sinister than mere rebels wishing to knock off their totalitarian ruler. Indeed, a rebel conducted the actual assassination with none other than Gaddafi’s famed golden gun, and news media immediately beamed the images around the globe. However, the rebel’s ability to reach Gaddafi was undoubtedly enabled by outside forces that had ulterior motives to see him dead.
According to an email between Sidney Blumenthal and Hilary Clinton, Blumenthal alleged that he had received exclusive information from “knowledgeable individuals” regarding France’s financial and political interests in Libya. Within this email, dated April 2, 2011, Blumenthal described how Gaddafi’s right-hand man, Abdul Fatah Younis, who had defected to the rebel side only a couple of months earlier, had a close relationship with France. A close relationship that supposedly granted him financial rewards.
Gaddafi betrayed for reward
In a tale potentially reminiscent of Judas Iscariot, Younis abandoned his allegiance to Gaddafi’s dying regime and sold his leader for “a bag” of approximately $7 billion worth of silver and gold. And similar to the tale of Judas, Younis lost his life only months later albeit in mysterious circumstances. Nevertheless, it appears that France and the US were able to achieve their ulterior motives riding on the back of the revolutionary horse that Younis led them to.
It wasn’t that France or the US necessarily wanted the gold itself, even though, curiously, its current whereabouts are unknown. It was Gaddafi’s rather grander plan that he had devised that was causing the West, and notably, France, to shake in their boots. According to the leaked email, Gaddafi intended to use this gold and silver to create a new currency. The intended gold dinar would become a replacement for the French franc, and it would give Francophone African countries more autonomy. Clearly, this horrified the French.
Sinister French ulterior motives
Blumenthal further claimed that his source described how the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy became hell-bent on attacking Libya. Furthermore, Sarkozy was motivated solely by protecting French interests in the region. The email listed five core reasons that Sarkozy was being driven by:
- A desire to gain a greater share of Libyan oil production,
- Increase French influence in North Africa,
- Improve his internal political situation in France,
- Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
- Address the concern of his advisors over Gaddafi’s long-term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa.
On the one hand, it is clear that France was biting at the chomp to enter Libya and retain their dominance in the area. However, the email also discloses that the leaders of the National Libyan Council (NLC), Mustafa Abdul Jalil and Mahmoud Jibril, were also impatient for the French to act. It seems that their complementary interests were motivating the toppling of the Gaddafi regime.
Gaddafi deposed through Western enabling
On the fateful final day of the revolution, on the 20 October 2011, it is obvious that its conclusion was only possible via the West’s intervention. When the rebels had arrived at Gaddafi’s compound, a NATO drone located the Dictator’s vehicle convoy leaving the area. This drone, operated remotely from Las Vegas, notified French fighter jets of the convoy’s coordinates. The French then bombed the convoy, leading to the capture and death of Gaddafi.
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