I was hoping to take a break from commenting on events in the Middle East until I watched the recent interview Saif al-Islam Gaddafi gave to Euronews – posted below. During the interview, Saif al-Islam refers to President Sarkozy as a clown and calls for him to return the money spent by the Gaddafi’s on his election campaign. He says:
“Sarkozy must first give back the money he took from Libya to finance his electoral campaign. We funded it and we have all the details and are ready to reveal everything. The first thing we want this clown to do is to give the money back to the Libyan people. He was given assistance so that he could help them. But he’s disappointed us: give us back our money. We have all the bank details and documents for the transfer operations and we will make everything public soon.”
For completeness, I am no friend or foe of the Gaddafi clan. Neither do I hold with the propagandist, imperialistic, big brother-ish, neo-slavish and hypocritical tendencies often exhibited by the US and its poodle, the UK. Mine is simply a non-aligned position fueled by the need for justice and equality for all.
Given that the Gaddafi’s are sometimes prone to mixing fact with fiction, one wonders whether there is any credence to this allegation. Furthermore, as Saif recently commented that the Gaddafi’s are a “modest” family, maybe he would care to enlighten us on how a “modest” family is able to finance an election campaign in France.
If there really is documentary evidence of the transfer of funds to President Sarkozy, this could open a can worms, which could prove damaging for the French.
For my part, I don’t believe that the London School of Economics, and a few American performing artists, are the only ones to have received money from the Gaddafi’s. However, as the Gaddafi’s clutch at straws for political survival, maybe they will spill the beans on the other big fish on their payroll. After all, what have they got to lose?
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