CIA BRAINWASHING – MUAMMAR GADDAFI
Muammar al-Gaddafi – Lunch with the FT
Colonel Muammer Gaddafi was rumoured to be fleeing south across the Sahara in a heavily armed convoy when the man whose job it is to guard him emailed me with a date for lunch.
I met Colonel Gaddafi at a restaurant which must remain nameless.
Muammar looked different from the person who appears in his early photographs; somehow he reminded me of a scary looking Michael Jackson or Anders Breivik.
The Western media have speculated that Muammar is mentally disturbed.
I wondered if he was a victim of mind control.
Allegedly, Muammar has taken an interest in Black Magic.
While tucking in to Cuisses de Grenouillesal, Muammar talked about his time as a boy scout and about his military training in the United Kingdom.
Was he brainwashed by the British, I asked.
He took a mouthful of water and started talking about his bloodless seizure of power in 1969.
“The Americans wanted the British puppet King Idris to be toppled,” he explained.
He said that, like Nasser, he was at first an asset of the CIA, and then an enemy of the CIA.
He closed the American and British military bases, and demanded that more of Libya‘s oil wealth went to Libyans.
He said he felt that Israel could not defeat the Arabs, if the Arabs were to be united.
That meant Libya being friends with all Arab countries.
“The enemy is Imperialism and Zionism,” he said.
“Your government conducted executions of political opponents,” I pointed out.
“We executed people who tried to topple the government,” he replied, and recently the CIA provided us with information on Libyan dissidents.
“And you allowed Libya to be a base for extraordinary renditions.”
“I have been called a dictator,” he said.
“I moved Berbers out of their mud-brick towns into modern apartments, with electricity, running water and satellite TV.”
“But you tried to abolish the Berber culture.”
“I have made enemies.”
“The accusation is that your friends became rich while the people in the eastern parts of Libya were neglected.”
“Some people blame me for being a socialist,” he said.
“We had 10 percent growth of GDP in 2010, the highest of any state in Africa.
“In the first 15 years of Green rule, the number of doctors increased seven-fold.
“Infant mortality is the lowest in Africa.
“Our Great Man-made River scheme is the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.
Our Bouillabaisse arrived.
I asked Muammar about Islam.
I pointed out that some people have said that Libya is run like Saudi Arabia, along ultra strict Islamist lines. Strict punishments for theft and adultery. No alcohol.
“We are a Muslim country,” said Muammar.
I pointed out that he had been involved in a number of wars, including a bloody one in Chad and a conflict with Egypt.
“We have had our problems,” said Muammar. “But, in 1989, we had the Maghreb Pact linking Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya. That must have worried the Imperialists and Zionists.”
I mentioned the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
“After the fall of Saddam”, said Muammar, “I got rid of certain weapons. Even before the Iraq War, I wanted good relations with the West. I had to get the sanctions removed.”
“I was tough with the oil companies.
“The Shah of Iran copied me.
“The Shah, of course, was toppled by the CIA.”
I pointed out that Libya had been friends with Idi Amin.
“Saddam, the Shah, and Idi Amin were all put into power by the West,” explained Muammar.“But when they displeased the West, they suddenly werepainted by the Western media asbeing monsters.”
I related that Libya had reportedly trained and supported Charles Taylor of Liberia.
“Charles Taylor was put into power by the CIA,” said Muammar.
I asked about Slobodan Milosevic.
Muammar pointed out that Milosevic was up against the CIA’s al Qaeda.
“Both Hugo Chavez and I wanted to fight imperialism in Africa and Latin America,” he added.
Muammar talked of Pan-Africanism and African Unity.
Muammar explained: “The Arab world refuses to become united. Africa has become so important because of its resources.”
Muammar related that he had spoken up for Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir and for Idi Amin.
I asked about Zimbabwe, where Muammar reportedly owns at least 20 luxurious properties.
Muammar said that Mugabe was right to fight against attempts at destabilisation.
I asked about Libya’s alleged support for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Philippines.
“They are financed by the CIA,” said Muammar.
I asked Muammar about his support for the Red Army Faction, the Red Brigades, and the Irish Republican Army (IRA).
“These organisations were all controlled by the CIA and MI6,” said Muammar. “Many of the top people in the IRA are agents of the British security services. And it should not be forgotten that the CIA supplied weapons to the IRA.”
What about policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, killed in London in 1984, allegedly by a bullet from the Libyan embassy?
Muammar explained that a British TV documentary proved that the shot which killed Yvonne Fletcher came from a building with links to the CIA.
Was Muammar the planner of the Lockerbie Bombing?
“You know, Nelson Mandela is an agent of MI6,” said Muammar.
I put it to Muammar that he had said a number of controversial things over the years.
Muammar had claimed that certain viruses were biological weapons manufactured by a foreign military; that the Christian Bible was a forgery; that Europe would become a Muslim continent; and that a single-state solution was best for Israel-Palestine.
Muammar looked enigmatic. “You know that two Israeli women claim they are my close blood relations.”
“I am protected. When the SAS wanted to kill me in 1969, the CIA vetoed the plan.
“In 1981, when Giscard d’Estaing plotted to kill me, the CIA vetoed the plan.”
In 2011, a Brazilian plastic surgeon told the Associated Press that Gaddafi had been his patient in 1995.
I wondered who Muammar was really working for.