Outspoken critic of Big Government and former U.S. presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul, blasted the West for ignoring admonishments from deposed, late, Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, who asserted prior to his death, the rise of U.S.-supported Islamic extremists would lead to attacks on Europe — years before Salman Abedi detonated an explosive device, killing 22 at a concert in Manchester.

Children, adolescents, and adults had gathered for a concert by pop superstar Ariana Grande and had begun to exit the Manchester venue when Abedi exploded a shrapnel-laden device — causing pandemonium, severely injuring scores, and killing 22 people.

Could the Manchester attack have been prevented — even long before MI5 also warned an incident may be forthcoming?

On the Liberty Report, Daniel McAdams noted,

“Gaddafi — when the radicals had started rising in Eastern Libya, when the U.S. was supporting them — he said, ‘I’m telling you guys, these are radical Islamists, these are terrorists, if you keep supporting them, there’s gonna be trouble.’”

McAdams and Dr. Paul cited an article from January, 2016, from the Telegraph, titled, “Colonel Gaddafi warned Tony Blair of Islamist attacks on Europe, phone conversations reveal,” in which the content of communications between the two leaders revealed how precisely the ill-fated leader of Libya prognosticated future blowback from current Western support of radicals.


Apparently lucid enough to grasp the ramifications Western support would effect throughout Europe — in the aiding terrorists to fit its own ends — on February 25, 2011, Gaddafi portended the dark turn in a phone conversation with former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, cautioning,

“They [jihadists] want to control the Mediterranean and then they will attack Europe.”

Gaddafi, in the half hour call, insisted repeatedly he only wished to shield Libyan civilians from an onslaught of violence wrought by al-Qaeda fighters — a battle in which government forces were unable to make headway. Quoting transcripts of Gaddafi’s comments during the call, the Telegraph continued,

“We are not fighting them, they are attacking us. I want to tell you the truth. It is not a difficult situation at all. The story is simply this: an organisation has laid down sleeping cells in North Africa. Called the Al-Qaeda Organisation in North Africa… The sleeping cells in Libya are similar to dormant cells in America before 9/11.

“They have managed to get arms and terrify people. people can’t leave their homes… It’s a jihad situation. They have arms and are terrorising people in the street.”

Then, in a subsequent call four hours later, he added,

“I will have to arm the people and get ready for a fight. Libyan people will die, damage will be on the Med, Europe and the whole world. These armed groups are using the situation [in Libya] as a justification – and we shall fight them.”

In fact, Abedi’s very family fought Ghaddafi during the revolt in 2011.

As Dr. Paul notes, Gaddafi’s desperate words weren’t intended as a threat, rather, as counsel to Blair on the deleterious repercussions manipulation by the U.S. and Western allies would reap — not only across northern Africa and the Middle East, but in Europe.

Gaddafi, Dr. Paul said, was “saying, ‘this could have bad consequences.’ And it turned out, he was absolutely right.”

Indeed, today saw headlines plastered with news Abedi’s family twice approached British Intelligence with concerns their loved one had begun entertaining terrorist fantasies.

“Abedi’s support for terrorism was reported this year to the security services, and friends had called,” The Times reports. “Britain’s anti-terrorist hotline five years ago with concerns about his views, it was claimed. He was reported for violent statements, including a claim that being a suicide bomber was ‘OK.’”

While it remains unclear whether Abedi garnered targeted surveillance from MI5, what has been made apparent is even direct and unequivocal warnings on specific persons of interest don’t necessitate an open and willing ear from perpetually — if ostensively, only — suspicious Western Intelligence agencies.

Abedi’s brother, now having been arrested in Tripoli, allegedly affirmed Salman and himself to be members of the pernicious, self-titled Islamic State — and that his brother told of his plans for the Manchester attack.

However, when it comes to insidious dealings of Intelligence services, the ends — and not warnings with immediacy — seem far too often to play into State decision-making.

Not long after Gaddafi’s pleas to Blair and other Western leaders, his and Libya’s tragic fates were sealed.

With his ouster and killing, plans to supplant the U.S. petrodollar with the gold-based African dinar — which could have brought the continent into economic relevance — could not come to fruition.

And his warnings of impending doom throughout Europe — resulting from years of meddling in the cultures and affairs of governments of sovereign nations, and the manipulation of terrorist groups to serve hegemonic plunder — can now only echo in the minds of those most guilty for turning a deaf ear.

Claire Bernish began writing as an independent, investigative journalist in 2015, with works published and republished around the world. Not one to hold back, Claire’s particular areas of interest include U.S. foreign policy, analysis of international affairs, and everything pertaining to transparency and thwarting censorship. To keep up with the latest uncensored news, follow her on Facebook or Twitter: @Subversive_Pen.
  • David Daisy May Boldock

    True enough the US polishing off Gaddafi opened up a huge hornets nest, and one that for me will never be resolved.

  • littlelambseativy

    Sadly, we have created a monster, and too few are able to see it. I haven’t seen so much blindness since the Vietnam War. My heart aches for what we have brought about. How the many only seem to care for bread and circuses.

  • Ted Voth Jr.

    I think Hillary killed Khaddfay because she likes killing people.

    • Bruce_Mitchell

      And laughs about it. There is definitely something wrong with someone who glories in the killing of others. Gaddafi posed no threat to us or Europe, and he kept the radical Islamists in check for decades, but now they are on the loose.

  • Gordon Klock

    His murder was stupid, deliberately destructive, & generally evil, I remember hearing that, his country was also working on new systems of desalinization, & irrigation, purportedly making much more of the land a lot greener, & farmable, only to have it all completely destroyed, around the time they killed him, & the MSM still tries to paint him as a ‘monster’……(& even if he was, our own ‘leaders’ look a whole lot worse)…..

  • John C Carleton

    Here is the evil war criminal pedophile cow Clinton overjoyed that she had the Head of State of Libya raped with a knife before being murdered, and the US stealing all Libyas gold.

    “We came, we saw, he died”

    • David Daisy May Boldock

      True. I saw that and what a vile monstrosity she is.

    • Steve

      She is a sick person. The Russians have nothing to do with why she wasn’t elected.

  • IceTrey

    Couldn’t have him turn Libya into the breadbasket of the ME with the Great Manmade River or release a gold backed dinar.

  • Tommy Peters

    Folks, it’s a hard story to tell but note the timing of Gaddafi’s Gold Dinar and Saddam’s Euro proposals for oil trade, in that they were taken out soon after they announced the propositions. When Jintao mentioned that China would not guarantee its alignment with the Dollar, Obama lectured the descendant of the Qing dynasty on the nuances of economics and proper book-keeping. If not the ‘Dollar’ the operative is ‘puppet’. The identity of the puppeteer is for another thread.

  • Kweden

    Don’t forget the bush party made deals with him for Libyan oil, in which, he got mansions in rich neighborhoods of the us–like the beach of NJ. I guess the globalists whoring the Democratic party didn’t like that, so they pulled strings.
    However, it was Qatar who conned France into attacking Khadafi using the very terrorists who had attacked the French airline years earlier. See the connection? Qatar and the arabs are cornering the sweet oil market around the world and setting up a muslim-arab super power at the same time. Trump is bending over for them to pump his buttocks because they control trillions, he only has billions.
    You know, since the cia made videos of khadafi and saddam having whorish sex parties using actors, maybe the people who were killed weren’t even them. And it was Osama’s little brother that liked the western US so much that he always wore cowboy hat and boots–so he is probably the one who was killed as Osama and Osama is living high in the us. Nest room to Trump, maybe? (Nah, that is not probable enough).