Hillary leaks reveal the reasons for the overthrow of Gaddafi
New leaks released by the US State Department revealed information related to the reasons that prompted former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to intervene in Libya to overthrow the late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011
A leaked American document from the mail of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed that French President Nicolas Sarkozy ordered the intervention in Libya in order to preserve his country’s influence in the region.
The document, which bears the date of April 2, 2011, indicated that “whoever moved France to intervene in Libya in order to overthrow Gaddafi is what the man had of tons of gold, in addition to the large Libyan stockpile of oil.”
The document quoted sources close to Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi’s advisers, that “Muammar Gaddafi used to rule over 143 tons of gold and a similar amount of silver.”
In late March 2011, these massive stocks of gold and silver were transferred from the Libyan Central Bank’s vaults in Tripoli to the city of Sebha, in southwestern Libya, towards the Libyan border with Niger and Chad.
According to leaked Clinton letters, “Gaddafi intended to use these quantities of gold and silver to create an African currency based on the Libyan gold dinar, with this currency being the main one in French-speaking countries.”
The value of this quantity of gold and silver is estimated at more than $ 7 billion, and French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the start of the popular uprising in Libya against Gaddafi, and it was one of the important factors that prompted Sarkozy to intervene in Libya.
Muammar Gaddafi knew too much
French prosecutors have indicted former President Nicolas Sarkozy of using cash from Libya for his 2007 election campaign.
He was charged with “involvement in a criminal conspiracy” on October 12, in addition to 2018 charges of “passive corruption”, “misappropriation of public funds” and “illegal campaign finance”.
Sarkozy denies any wrongdoing during his campaign.
In 2012, Mediapart published an article that in 2007, the Libyan government of Muammar Gaddafi donated 50 million euros for the election campaign of Sarkozy.
The French prosecutor’s office began a background check and investigation in April 2013.
In 2016, Franco-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddin (former Prime Minister of Libya) said that between late 2006 and early 2007, he brought suitcases with five million euros in cash from Libya and handed them over to the French Ministry of the Interior, which was then headed by Sarkozy. …
Takieddin claimed to have transferred money twice to Claude Guehan, then chief of the campaign staff, and once to the presidential candidate himself.
Nicolas Sarkozy in 2018 was interrogated by the investigation and said that the charges against him do not contain material evidence, but only on unfounded statements by Muammar Gaddafi (the former Libyan leader killed by the rebels in 2011), members of his family and administration.