Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, claimed David Cameron backed a French plot to create a break away zone eastern Libya
Britain hid secret MI6 plan to break up Libya from US, Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton received several warnings from a friend that Britain was acting deceitfully in Libya Photo: Reuters
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
Britain acted deceitfully in Libya and David Cameron authorised an MI6 plan to “break up” the country,a close confidante of Hillary Clinton claimed in a series of secret reports sent to the then-secretary of state.
Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, emailed Mrs Clinton on her personal account to warn her that Britain was “game playing”in Libya.
Mr Blumenthal had no formal role in the US State Department and his memos to Mrs Clinton were sourced to his own personal contacts in the Middle East and Europe.
Nevertheless, Mrs Clinton seems to have taken some of his reports seriously and forwarded them on to senior diplomats working at the highest levels of American foreign policy.
The first of Mr Blumenthal’s Libya memos – which wereleaked to the New York Times – was sent on April 8, 2011, as rebel forces struggled to make gains against Gaddafi’s troops, and had “UK game playing” in the subject line.
The memo warned that British diplomats and MI6 officers were maintaining secret back channels with the Gaddafi regime “in an effort to protect the British position in the event that the rebellion settles into a stalemate”.
Muammar Gaddafi / Photo: REUTERS
Mr Blumenthal claimed that MI6 spies were in discussions with Saif Gaddafi, the dictator’s son, “regarding future relations between the two countries if he takes over power from his father and implements reforms”.
The memo also claims that the Libyan rebels were deeply suspicious of Britain and suspected that the UK would be “satisfied with a stalemate” in which Gaddafi or his family stayed in power in part of the country.
Their suspicions were stoked when Gaddafi’s foreign minister, Moussa Koussa,defected to Britain in March 2011, Mr Blumenthal claimed. The rebels apparently saw the defection as evidence that Britain had secret lines of communication with the highest ranks of the Gaddafi regime.
Extract from the email:
Eight minutes after receiving Mr Blumenthal’s email, Mrs Clinton forwarded it on to one of her most senior aides. She did not comment on the allegations about Britain. A week later, she met with William Hague, the then-foreign secretary at a Nato summit in Berlin.
Perhaps unbeknownst to Mr Blumenthal, who was working for Bill Clinton’s global charity at the time and not privy to classified information, the CIA was maintaining its own back channelsto Gaddafi.
Michael Morell, the CIA’s deputy director, spoke regularly to Abdullah Senussi, the head of Gaddafi’s internal intelligence service, even as US aircraft were bombing regime forces on the battlefield.
Mr Blumenthal emailed Mrs Clinton about Britain again on March 8, 2012 with the subject: “France & UK behind Libya breakup”.
By this time Gaddafi was dead and his regime had collapsed and a provisional government, the Libyan National Transitional Council, was trying to assert its authority across the country.
Mr Blumenthal told Mrs Clinton that MI6 and its French counterpart, the DGSE, were secretly encouraging rebels in eastern Libya to establish “a semi-autonomous zone” outside the control of the new government.
The plot was allegedly instigated by advisors to the French president,Nicolas Sarkozy, who believed that the new Libyan government was not “rewarding” French businesses for France’s role in overthrowing Gaddafi.
He alleged that MI6 joined in the plan “at the instruction of the office of Prime MinisterDavid Cameron“.
“The French and British intelligence officials believe that the semi-autonomous regime in the eastern city of Benghazi will be able to organise business opportunities in that region,” he wrote.
Extract from the email:
Mrs Clinton seems to have been sceptical about the report and forwarded it on to her aide Jake Sullivan with the comment: “This one strains credulity. What do you think?”
Mrs Clinton’s aides appear unimpressed with the stream of emails coming from Mr Blumenthal and Mr Sullivan replied that the MI6 allegations sounded like “like a thin conspiracy theory”.
Mrs Clinton was asked about the emails during a campaign appearance in Iowa and said Mr Blumenthal had been “a friend of mine for a very long time”.
“He sent unsolicited emails which I passed on in some instances. That’s just part of the give and take,” she said.
The Foreign Office did not respond to a request for comment.
Mr Blumenthal memos have aroused interest in the US because they appear to show a blurring of the lines between Mrs Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation set up by her husband.
Although he had no role in the State Department, he was working for the Clinton Foundation and various political groupsallied with Mrs Clinton, according to the New York Times.
Mr Blumenthal worked in Bill Clinton’s White House and was known for fierce loyalty to both the Clintons and for aggressively confronting their critics.
Aides to Barack Obama prevented Mrs Clinton from bringing him into the State Department in 2009, believing that he would only stir up trouble after the bitterly-fought election battle between Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton.
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In parallel proceeded French team of lawyers two days ago to prepare for filing a lawsuit on behalf of victims of NATO bombing, fighting with media and legal campaign to sensitize the French and international opinion the world the seriousness of what happened and is happening in Libya, and for each violation of covenants and international laws, and that the Iraq scenario may actually been repeated in Libya, describing Sarkozy a criminal and murderer and ugliest descriptions and adjectives, and said he was “less French, and its randomness taken to the leadership of a brutal military intervention contrary to the history and culture of the French people who, asserting that the turnout on the war on Libya was his dimensions purely electoral.
“The International petition to sue Sarkozy that “the signatories are demanding Mobilization of deputies of the French Parliament to open an investigation against the French Supreme Court, too, against each of the Franco Zionist thinker Bernard-Henri Levy, who cited as the godfather of the war that sparked revolutions what is described as the Arab Spring, Henry Gwen, Max Gallo, and of course against Nicolas Sarkozy, on charges of “betrayal of the principles of the French Republic,” the fact that “because of silly political calculations, remained silent French Socialist Party against all these crimes, especially the brutal shelling on the heads of Libyan civilians and the assassination of the leader of this Muammar Gaddafi, the country barbaric manner.”
The petition and confirmed that the main objective is to “lift the mask from these killers” responsible for NATO air strikes that destroyed the people and the country unlawfully. “
مساع للاتصال بحقوقيين ومحامين جزائريين لتوقيع العريضة الدولية
شرعت أندية “فكر فرنسا” في التوقيع على عريضة دولية يجري توزيعها على نطاق واسع تحسبا لإحالة الرئيس الفرنسي السابق، نيكولا ساركوزي، أمام محكمة الجنيات الدولية، بتهمة ارتكاب “جرائم ضد الإنسانية وقتل الزعيم الليبي السابق معمر القذافي”. وحمّلت أندية “فكر فرنسا” في بيان لها اطلعت “البلاد” على نسخة منه “مسؤولية انهيار الدولة الليبية وتصاعد المد الإرهابي في البلاد وسيطرة الفصائل والميليشيات المسلحة على مفاصل المؤسسات الدستورية إلى الخطوة الإجرامية التي قام بها رئيس فرنسا السابق بترأس بلاده لعمليات الائتلاف العسكري الدولي في ليبيا”. وتابع البيان أن “فعاليات وهيئات حقوقية ومحامون وقضاة سابقون من فرنسا وبلدان افريقية أخرى إضافة إلى ممثلين عن عائلات ضحايا قصف الحلف الأطلسي باشروا الإجراءات القانونية لمقاضاة ساركوزي أمام محكمة الجنايات الدولية، لكونه السبب الرئيسي في حالات الاضطراب والتفكك والاقتتال التي تعيشها الدولة الليبية حاليا، بفضل سياسية خارجية فاضحة تم رسمها لأغراض انتخابوية محضة حينما كان يتربع مقاليد الحكم في فرنسا”. وأكدت أندية “فكر فرنسا” أنها “تخوض حاليا معركة قانونية لجمع الأدلة الثبوتية والوثائق الرسمية التي تتيح بتحويل ساركوزي للجنائية الدولية بتهمة القتل والتحريض على الإرهاب وارتكاب جرائم ضد الانسانية، عبر جمع عدد من المحامين الفرنسيين والليبيين ومن العالم، لرفع دعوى بهذا الخصوص، تطرح فيها أيضا قضية التدخل الفرنسي السافر في ساحل العاج”. وبالموازاة باشر فريق محامين فرنسي قبل يومين للإعداد لرفع دعوى قضائية نيابة عن ضحايا قصف حلف شمال الأطلسي، مع خوض حملة إعلامية وقانونية لتحسيس الرأي العالم الفرنسي والدولي بخطورة ما حدث ويحدث في ليبيا، وخرقه لكل المواثيق والقوانين الدولية، وأن سيناريو العراق قد تكرر فعلا في ليبيا، واصفين ساركوزي بالمجرم والقاتل وبأبشع الأوصاف والنعوت، وقالوا انه “أقل فرنسية، وأن قراراته العشوائية التي اتخذها لقيادة تدخل عسكري وحشي تتناقض وتاريخ وثقافة الشعب الفرنسي، مؤكدين أن إقباله على الحرب على ليبيا كانت له أبعاد انتخابية محضة”. وأشارت العريضة الدولية لمقاضاة ساركوزي أن “موقعيها يطالبون بتعبئة نواب البرلمان الفرنسي لفتح تحقيق أمام المحكمة العليا الفرنسية أيضا، ضد كل من المفكر الفرنكوصهيوني برنار هنري ليفي الذي يوصف بكونه عراب الحرب الذي أشعل ثورات ما يوصف بالربيع العربي، هنري غوين، ماكس غالو، وطبعا ضد نيكولا ساركوزي، بتهمة “خيانة مبادئ الجمهورية الفرنسية”، لكون أنه “بسبب حسابات سياسية سخيفة، ظل الحزب الاشتراكي الفرنسي صامتا ضد كل هذه الجرائم، وعلى رأسها القصف الوحشي على رؤوس المدنيين الليبيين، واغتيال زعيم هذا البلد معمر القذافي بطريقة بربرية”. وأكدت العريضة أن هدفها الرئيسي هو “رفع القناع عن هؤلاء القتلة” المسؤولين عن غارات حلف الأطلسي الجوية التي دمرت العباد والبلاد دون وجه حق”.
In 2011 the aviation of France and Great Britain bombed Libya. Muammar Gaddafi, the leader of the country, was brutally murdered. Now Europe is considering plans to intervene in Libya again.On May 13, the Guardian published an articledevoted to a European plan for a military campaign to smash the migrant smuggling networks operating out of Libya. The scenario envisages the use of ground forces.
The 19-page strategy paper for the mission,obtained by the Guardian, focuses on an air and naval campaign in the Mediterranean and in Libyan territorial waters. But it adds that ground operations in Libya may also be needed to destroy the smugglers’ vessels and assets, such as fuel dumps. Federica Mogherini, the EU’s chief foreign and security policy coordinator, reiterated that position on May 13.
«We are not planning in any possible way a military intervention in Libya,» she said. According to her, establishing control over the territorial waters of Libya is enough to destroy the smugglers’ infrastructure. But the assurances that there will be no boots on the ground sound unconvincing. It’s clear that the West is serious about what it plans to do. For instance, Great Britain is going to send amphibious transport dock HMS Bulwark, the flagship of Royal Navy, to fight small smuggler’s boats. Air and naval forces are to bear the brunt of the mission. The operations conducted ashore by special operations forces teams are not excluded, no matter the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy says otherwise. Media outlets started to examine the public opinion.
The plan obtained by the Guardian says ground operations in Libya may be needed. EU governments have still to discuss and decide on the planning document. A joint session of EU foreign and defence ministers is to decide on the mission on May 18, followed the next day by a meeting of defence chiefs from European Union countries. The military package would then need to be given a green light by heads of government at an EU summit slated for June. Ten European Union members have already expressed their approval, including Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy. According to Ibrahim Dabbashi, Libya’s United Nations ambassador, his government has been left out of the urgent international discussion of the migrant crisis. This is the legacy of colonial past. Europeans still view Libya as a colony.
Federica Mogherini has already visited New York to discuss prospects for a UN Security Council resolution allowing the use of force against the smugglers. The Guardian reports that that the UK has prepared a draft document on behalf of the EU «that is believed to call for the ‘use of all means to destroy the business model of the traffickers’. Mogherini sounded optimistic about adoption of UN Security Council resolution allowing the use of force against the smugglers, but also made plain that if that proved impossible, the EU would still mount a military mission in the Mediterranean outside of Libyan territorial waters and airspace.
A question pops up. Creating obstacles on the way of flows of unfortunate people leaving Libya for Europe – is it the only goal pursued by the planned military operation in the Mediterranean Sea? The Libya’s shoreline is some 1,100 miles (1,800 km) in length. A large naval force is needed to control it. The chances for destroying the smugglers’ infrastructure are slim.Too many people are involved in this business. After the overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi Libya has plunged into the quagmire of chaos. It has joined the list of most unstable countries in the world which are primarily located in Africa. The political turmoil inside the country is kind of free for all – different groups are fighting each other. One government rules the country in Tripoli. Another government functions in Tobruk. There are other «governments» spread around the country. Under the conditions, Libya cannot be called a state in the full meaning of the word.
Under Gaddafi Libya boasted high living standards. From point of view of people’s wealth it was a leader in the Arab world. Today the country has spiraled towards total disorder. There is no whatsoever control on the part of government. Large chunks of national territory have fallen under the control of the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Libya is an oil rich country but the production is low with numerous criminal gangs thwarting the process. Cyrenaica, the oil rich eastern coastal region of Libya, demands autonomy. The country if falling to pieces. The Libya we once knew is no more.
Flows of refugees from Arab and Black Africa transit through Libya on the way to Europe. There is little Europe could do under the circumstances but use military force to stop the flows. Brussels has made all of the European Union members to partner up on policies such as EU immigration. Poland is situated far from Africa but it has to host 1200 refugees. Latvia is to provide shelter to 220 fugitives, Estonia is to host 326 of them. 207 evacuees are to be taken care of by Lithuania. But this policy does not offer a solution to the problem.
In 2015 Libya expects 135 thousand people to be born on its soil, but the population of the country will not increase due to the fact that about the same number of people leave the country. Libya is a transit country for refugees from Algeria, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Senegal, Ghana and Eritrea going to Europe. The sources in Rome say a surge of immigrants will flood Europe soon. As many as 5,000 migrants a week could arrive in Italy by sea from North African ports in the next five months unless something is done about it, according to an interior ministry projection. The figures, published on April 23 by the Rome newspaper Il Messaggero and confirmed by a ministry source, estimated that as many as 200,000 could arrive by the end of this year.
There should harbor no illusions. One can hardly imagine the West admit responsibility for dire results of the policy aimed at «democratization» of Libya
Breaking: French Attempt to Kill Syrian President Assad
by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
No news on Assad, his condition or if he was wounded or killed…
Reports received from Damascus only minutes ago cite an assassination attempt on President Assad. There is nothing else available, VT Damascus bureau chief is meeting now with administration officials.
We did get this from sources in Syria’s security services. While going thru the checklist of usual suspects, the period of “silence” came when naming France. Few in the west are aware of the influence France has in Lebanon and Syria. This region was awarded to France after World War I and the French language, culture and the French security services and their Israeli masters and Turkish partners haunt the shadows of Damascus like ghouls. **** The same people who assassinated in cold blood our Leader Qaddafi they are the same who want to assassinate Assad. The thing is that this is getting old… the West know only too well they will not be able to get rid of Assad because Assad’s allies are stronger and the Westerners tactics are all out of date…. here is further information about the idiocy of the French and its allies.
Exclusive: French Arrested in Assad Assassination Attempt
French ask for return of accused conspirators….
Presidential Palace, Damascus, Syria
By Nahed al Husaini and Gordon Duff
Two French nationals along with Syrian Kurds were arrested in a bizarre attempt on the life if Bashar al Assad, President of Syria. The French government has already contacted Damascus through direct channels asking for the return of those arrested. The French indicate they are willing to enter into negotiations for the return of the captive accused assassins.
The alleged conspirators are said to have been working with a Kurdish terror cell that had penetrated the household staff of Assad. The Kurds had planted explosives inside detergent containers at the presidential palace south of Damascus. The attack was not successful.
The French security officers arrested had been in Syria earlier as part of a secret combined French/Syrian task force on terrorism. Two French intelligence officers who were smuggled across the border into Syria by Al Nusra militants south of Qalamoun, scene of an intense battle that has raged for weeks.
Their previous visit to Damascus earlier this year was a secret mission that accompanied the French delegation during their Febrary 27, 2015 visit. The official reason for the visit was to arrange for the reopening of the French embassy which had been closed since 2012.
Syrian officials speaking anonymously say that the Damascus government believes the would be assassins are part of a Kurdish faction trained inside Jordan. The explosives used were from the Royal Jordanian Army.
THANK YOU HILLARY CLINTON, OBAMA, CAMERON, SARKOZY AND THE UN FOR YOUR ILLEGAL INVASION IN LIBYA SO THAT WE COULD ARRIVE TO YOUR DEMOCRACY of Child brides’ boom in Derna as record number of girls married off to ISIS/DAESH fighters
ISIS/DAESH fighters allied to the Islamic State seized large parts of Derna in October 2014(Reuters)
To all of my readers, please sent a thank you letter to Ms. Clinton, Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy, Kin Moon of the UN and to all the allied Nations who participated in TOPPLING THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT AND INSTALLING THE WESTERN DEMOCRATIC ISIS/DAESH GOVERNMENT IN LIBYA. We couldn’t have anticipated such freedom! Sending us back in time where there is no law, no freedom, where women are objects and not human beings, where selling children is a MUST and women trafficking is good business. Is this the DEMOCRACY the west was PREACHING? OR the EX-PATRIOTS of Libya were dreaming off? Well CONGRATULATIONS for the new DEMOCRACY INSTALLED I hope all of you who participated in this illegal war in 2011 and have blood on your hands that your children, all your loved ones and in generations to come to SUFFER A THOUSAND DEATHS AND FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES THE WAY THESE YOUNG GIRLS SUFFER EVERYDAY.
Child marriage has increased in the Libyan city of Derna since it was taken over by the Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) group, with girls as young as 12 married off to Daesh fighters, often in exchange of protection and power, local doctors have confirmed. ****The parents should be hanged on the spot for what they are doing to their children…
The number of under-age girls forced to marry has increased 15 fold since an IS/Daesh local branch seized large part of the coastal city in October last year, local doctors told The Times.
“Just in the clinics that we are able to monitor, we are seeing four to five cases of under-age brides every week and it’s getting worse,” Asmaa Said, a local activist who drew up a report on the practice based on data secretly passed on to her by doctors operating in Derna, told the British newspaper.
“There is also the spread of STDs and the growing prevalence of miscarriages, premature and stillbirths”.
Said brought the account of a 12-year-old schoolgirl who was married off to a jihadist and suffered irreparable damage to her reproductive organsafter a miscarriage that followed repeated rapesby her husband. There is no excuse for the parents and the terrorists they should be killed on the spot. This is a slave exchange, so where is the UN? Or UNICEF for that matter? These poor children are sent to their death sentence…. and for what a mere protection? Really? Then Please do not be surprised if the hatred towards Europe and America is unjust…. JUST LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED… CHILD SLAVERY… I know I am talking to DEAF EARS but I am begging you dear readers RAISE YOUR VOICES TO YOUR GOVERNMENTS today it’s the Libyan, Syrian, Palestinian, Yemeni, Iraqi, Afghan, African children TOMORROW IT WILL BE YOUR CHILDREN…. if not tomorrow it will be very soon…
The distressing situation many children are facing in Derna was confirmed by local gynecologists who said they are treating sex-related injuries in an increasing number of girls with no knowledge of sex.
“They come into the clinic playing with their dolls,” the doctor, who preferred to remain anonymous, told The Times.
Another Derna activist, named only as Abdel-Rahman, said parents were in many cases giving away their child daughters to fighters, mainly foreigners from Arabic-speaking countries, as marital status is perceived as a form of protection for them and by reflex for the whole family. Is this the DEMOCRACY THAT YOU WANTED?
“Some of them get nice cars and nice houses, too,” he told the newspaper.
Libya has been embroiled in fighting since the overthrow of late Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Battling for control of the country currently involves HoR together with the Libyan army forces, and The GNC which is Libya Dawn and an umbrella group including radical Islamists, and an IS/Daesh local offshoot that recently infiltrated several coastal cities.
In the areas it controls, IS/Daesh enforces a reign of terror based on its strict interpretation of Sharia law.
Under the jihadi group’s rules, purported un-Islamic activities, such as smoking, drinking alcohol and playing instrumental music, are also banned. While they themselves are allowed to drink, rape, smoke, listen to music and kill at will. THESE ARE THE MODERATE MUSLIMS PLEASE!