Skip to comments.Asharq Al-Awsat Series on Libya Details Gaddafi’s Funding of Western Presidential Campaigns
Posted on 02/21/2018 9:21:53 AM PST by richardtavor
As part of its exclusive series on Libya during the rule of late leader Moammar al-Gaddafi, Asharq Al-Awsat examines the regimes ties with local and foreign powers, including its attempts to finance western presidential campaigns, particularly in France, the United States and Ukraine.
Witnesses from the former regime said that Tripoli had spent some 50 million euros in 2007 to fund the campaign of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Lebanese businessman Ziad Takeieddine, who was present at Sarkozys meetings with Gaddafi revealed that the figures were much higher than that.
Tripoli also pumped 5 million dollars in the presidential campaign of a candidate running in the 2004 US elections and 4 million euros for the campaign of Yulia Tymoshenko, who ran in the 2010 Ukraine elections.
Sarkozy has denied charges that he received Libyan funds, but one of the closest aides of Gaddafis son, Seif al-Islam, refuted his claims. The aide, who spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat on condition of anonymity, said that he was present at the closed-door meetings that used to take place between Libyan and French officials at the time. He added that Sarkozy had, in return for Libyas funding of his campaign, pledged to improve his countrys ties with Tripoli and Africa.
The financing of the US candidate took place through a mediator, who was a close friend to both Seif al-Islam and a high-ranking American official. The candidate had pledged to Tripoli that should he win the elections, he would remove Libya off terrorism blacklists. The financing of his campaign took place through transferring funds through a third country. The agreement between the Libyans and Americans took place after a meeting in the US city of Toledo in Idaho.
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I figure it was GW Bush. He was then on the good side of Bush and enjoyed breathing. He knew what would happen if a Democrat got elected.
The democrats are ALWAYS guilty of whatever they're accusing Republicans of doing. I wouldn't be surprised to find out later that Hillary and Huma went to Moscow and paid prostitutes to piss all over a bed obama slept in. Not surprised one bit.
Tripoli had spent some 50 million euros in 2007 to fund the campaign of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy.And just how did Ghaddafi like the return on his investment?
No mention of who. Click bait.
The cost of buying a French Presidentcy sure has gone up
Saddam Huessain only spent 70 million financing and bankrolling Jacques Chirac’s entire political career from right se from obscurity to election as Mayor of Paris to the French Presidency
Ghaddafis last words to Obama, I supported your election with millions of dollars! How could you do this to me?!?
That was what caught my eye. It wasn’t click bait. It looked like after the reading of the article that he left it out either because he was afraid to upset someone, or someone edited out. This particular site is not selling anything. However, I do understand your concern, because we are inundated by click bait.
Foreign countries have always tried to influence elections, it’s been that way since man crawled out of the slime.
Sarkozy denies the whole thing, gosh, don't we believe him? ;^)
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