Did French intelligence agent kill Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi?

Nicolas Sarkozy and Muammar GaddafiBy JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org |
Nearly a year after the sensational death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, sources in Libya have claimed that a French intelligence agent killed the Libyan leader acting under orders by the French government. The Libyan dictator was captured by armed fighters of the Libyan National Liberation Army on October 20, 2011, after his convoy was reportedly bombed by North Atlantic Treaty Organization aircraft. Videos showed Gaddafi being taken aboard a van alive; mysteriously, however, he was pronounced dead a few hours later. The Libyan National Transitional Council blamed the Libyan leader’s death on overzealous militia members, but this explanation did not satisfy the United Nations, which called for an investigation into the incident. But Mahmoud Jibril, a National Transitional Council member who was Libya’s interim Prime Minister during most of 2011, has said in an interview that Gaddafi was killed by a French intelligence officer. Speaking yesterday on Egyptian television, Jibril said that the agent “mixed with the revolutionary brigades” and killed Gaddafi by shooting him twice in the head from close range. Jibril’s comments came two days after one of Italy’s most reputable newspapers, Corriere della Sera, published a report claiming that the alleged French intelligence agent was acting under direct instructions by the French government. The paper said that the order had come down from the office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. According to the article, Sarkozy was eager to prevent the possibility of Gaddafi standing trial, particularly after the Libyan leader had threatened to expose his alleged financial dealings with the French President. These refer to persistent rumors in France that the Libyan dictator had contributed millions of dollars to Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign. The article in Corriere cites “well-placed Western diplomatic sources” in Libya as saying that the foreign agent who allegedly killed Gaddafi “was almost certainly French” and that “Sarkozy had every reason to try to silence the Colonel as quickly as possible”. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused comment on the story. But French defense analyst and former intelligence officer Eric Dénécé called the allegations of French involvement into the killing of Colonel Gaddafi “a hoax” and “patent nonsense”.

3 Responses to Did French intelligence agent kill Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi?

  1. The French could not let details of their dealings with Gaddafi get out which included torture of civilians in Libya by DGSE agents, he literally new too much and it would have probably brought down the French Government if he had been questioned in a court setting.

  2. Casey says:

    I wonder what DSK has to say about this story?

  3. Natasha says:

    No conspiracy theories are necessary:

    Most Libyan anti-Gaddafi resistence groups wanted Gaddafi dead, trial or no trial. The only question was when.

    Once Gaddafi was paraded, already severely tortured, in front of the world’s media http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHJ6hfa6jKY nothing was going to stop him being killed then.

    At the stage of this parading 80% of anti-Gaddafi groups, 80% of NATO members, 80% of Western countries thought it was, and is, just that he was executed by Anti-Gaddafi Freeedom Fighters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFves5XqBJU

    God Bless the West and Muslim Fighters for Democracy

    Pete and Natasha

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