Muammar Gaddafi became the leader of the Libyan government until he was assassinated in 2011. Gaddafi did have some ruthless ways but still accomplished a lot for his country. One of Gaddafi’s immediate policies was to share the benefits and wealth to all Libyans.
Gaddafi used Libya’s major resource (oil) to help create social programs in education, health, housing, public works and subsidies for electricity and food. His policies took Libya to be one of the poorest countries in the world to having a $150 billion foreign reserves and external debt free country. Libya became one of Africa’s substantial countries.
Why was Muammar Gaddafi a threat?
The Libyan “Leader of the Revolution” Colonel Muammar Gaddafi called for the establishment of an African Central Bank in 2004.
Dr. Umar Johnson and Minister Louis Farrakhan heads the Nation of Islam speak about and go into depth about what an African Central Bank would do to the rest of the world.
Gaddafi was assassinated on October 20, 2011. Since his death life in Libya hasn’t been the same. Since Gaddafi died, “it’s been over 10 years of injustice, bombing, killing and kidnapping,” said Mohammad Abi Hamra. Libya was one of Africas most powerful countries and now they are most known for their slave trade.
“I hate to say it but our life was better under the previous regime,” Fayza al-Naas, a 42-year-old pharmacist told AFP in 2015, referring to Gaddafi’s rule. A sentiment shared by many Libyans, including those who opposed him at some point.
While making an appearance on CBS, Hilary Clinton had a twisted reaction on finding out that Gaddafi died. In the video, Clinton says “We came, we saw, he died.” Referring to Julius Caesar’s famous line “veni, vidi, vici,” which means “I came, I saw, I conquered,” The Wrap reports.
Clinton had over 3000 emails leaked back in 2015. At least a third of those emails were from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal, the attorney who defended her husband in the Monica Lewinsky case.
The WikiLeaks states that one of these emails, dated April 2, 2011, reads in part:
“Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver … This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).”
In the WikiLeaks, the email continued by saying the worth of Qaddafi’s government gold and silver, President Nicolas Sarkozy reasons to attack Libya:
“According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya.” According to these individuals Sarkozy’s plans are driven by the following issues:
- A desire to gain a greater share of Libya 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 Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominan
There isn’t clear enough evidence by these emails to say Hilary Clinton and NATO had Gaddafi killed for trying to create Africa’s first central bank but this is a very alarming email leak.