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Six years ago today, the West took it upon itself to use NATO to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi — not for any humanitarian threat to civilians as had been repeatedly claimed — but because his planned roll-out of a new currency to be used across Africa posed a palpable existential threat to central banks at the heart of the Western financial and political system.

Long theorized to be the actual vehicle for Gaddafi’s downfall, the gold dinar-based, pan-African currency motive came to light in nascent 2016 in one of more than 3,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails released by the State Department — conveniently timed with the New Year’s holiday to abate outrage or repercussions.

And outrage there should still be — plenty of false posturing in the lead-in to the ultimate overthrow of the Gaddafi regime should sour public trust in the West’s geopolitical motives, as a prime example of embroiling itself in unnecessary conflict every time a nation threatens to gain too much independence.

In March 2011, amid heightening rebellion of the Arab Spring, chaos came to Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi — and the West and its allies quickly capitalized on those events to partake in a falsely-premised rebellion of its own.

Citing a U.N. Security Council resolution to invoke a nefarious no-fly zone over Libya to “protect civilians,” the United States, U.K., France, and others began a bombing campaign on March 19 — in actuality, of course, that protection was of the central bank monopoly and, in particular, France’s financial interests in the historically French-colonial region.

“We are doing it to protect the civilian population from the murderous madness of a regime that in killing its own people has lost all legitimacy,” railed French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who played a key role in Gaddafi’s fated demise.

“Colonel Gaddafi has made this happen. He has lied to the international community… He continues to brutalize his own people,” British Prime Minister David Cameron also asserted. “We cannot allow the slaughter of civilians to continue.”

As head of the U.S. State Department, Hillary Clinton intoned the scripted narrative, heralding the intervention in Libya as the need to “protect civilians and it is to provide access for humanitarian assistance.”

In the years leading up to the decision to topple the Libyan government, Gaddafi had made amends for the nation’s terrorism-pockmarked history, even agreeing to abandon and dismantle its chemical and nuclear weapons programs. In fact, Gaddafi so ameliorated Libya’s reputation, the U.S. removed the nation from its state sponsors of terrorism list in 2006.

But all of that was for naught once Gaddafi sought to pivot from central banks for the good of millions of people in Africa.

In the aforementioned memo released by the State Department, longtime Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal wrote the secretary of state on April 2, 2011, under the heading, “France’s client & Qaddafi’s gold,” about several pertinent concerns in the ongoing siege on Libya.

It seemed to Blumenthal toppling Gaddafi might be a more cumbersome task than originally imagined, in part because the leader had “nearly bottomless financial resources to continue indefinitely” combating NATO and allied forces.

Blumenthal wrote:

“On April 2, 2011 sources with access to advisors to Saif al-Islam Qaddafi stated in strictest confidence that while the freezing of Libya’s foreign bank accounts presents Muammar Qaddafi with serious challenges, his ability to equip and maintain his armed forces and intelligence services remains intact. According to sensitive information available to this these individuals, Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver. During late March, 2011 these stocks were moved to SABHA (south west in the direction of the Libyan border with Niger and Chad); taken from the vaults of the Libyan Central Bank in Tripoli.”

Indeed, the extent of the threat to the West’s central financial monopolies from the gold dinar-backed currency is made astonishingly clear as the now-notorious memorandum continues:

“This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide, the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).

“(Source Comment: According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya.”

Those unnamed sources cited five major points of concern for Sarkozy over Gaddafi’s innovative plan to escape Western control:

a. A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,

b. Increase French influence in North Africa,

c. Improve his internal political situation in France,

d. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,

e. Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in,Francophone Africa.)

In what could best be described a gut-wrenching letter — considering the events to follow — Gaddafi, oblivious to the plot, penned a letter on April 6 to President Obama begging for an end to NATO-led airstrikes on Libya.

Addressing the president as “Our son,” referring to Obama’s African heritage, the embattled leader wrote [unusual spellings and errors per original]:

“We have been hurt more morally that physically because of what had happened against us in both deeds and words by you. Despite all this you will always remain our son whatever happened. We still pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A. We Endeavour and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne. You are a man who has enough courage to annul a wrong and mistaken action.”

Gaddafi added that “for the sake of economic, and security cooperation against terror, you are in a position to keep Nato off the Libyan affair for good.

“As you know too well democracy and building of civil society cannot be achieved by means of missiles and aircraft, or by backing armed member of AlQuaeda in Benghazi.”

But his plea — as one sent just days before the bombing began, in which Gaddafi insisted, “even if Libya and the United States enter into war, God forbid, you will always remain my son” — fell on purposely, criminally deaf ears.

On October 20, 2011, Gaddafi attempted in vain to flee the city of Sirte — and Libya fell largely under Western-backed rebel and NATO control by the end of the month.

Hillary Clinton’s deplorably merciless reaction, “We came, we saw, he died,” played out in an interview shortly after Gaddafi’s shameful murder.

As per usual, the U.S. and its Western counterparts left the country to its own devices after slashing the once-thriving nation to the ground.

“Today there is no government of Libya. It’s simply mobs that patrol the streets and kill one another,” Virginia State Senator Richard Black told RT of the mess left behind.

And despite certain issues in Libya before the coup, “Libyans had an incredibly high standard of living, the highest in Africa,” international lawyer Francis Boyle told RT. “When I first went to Libya in 1986, I was amazed by the empowerment of women. What I saw in Libya was that women could do anything they wanted to do.”

Tragically, as has played out repeatedly around the planet, any nation — no matter how functional and successful — will be annihilated by the American empire if it or its allies have sufficient reason.

As Sen. Black noted — as could be of any such nation:

“We were willing to absolutely wipe out and crush their civilization.”

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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.


  1. This is correct good job. They did not want Gaddafi using anything but a Rothschilds central bank , that way they stayed in debt .Only a couple nations left. The Rothschilds almost own the banking of the whole world , even Russia has a Central bank.

  2. And for six years after that USA as the bitc# of Israhell, tried to take down Syria.
    Few million dead, and trillions of fiat, not Federal and no Reserve(s) dollars pissed down a rat hole, Russia, China, Iran, told Uncle Sugars pedophilic butt, not happening.
    Uncle Sugar is still busy trying to carve out a chunk of Iran and a Chunk of Syria, for the “Greater Israel Project”.

    He is trying to start a war with, at the same time, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, North Korea, China, Philippines, while keeping the loosing militarily, but making huge drug profits, Afghanistan illegal invasion and occupation, going. Few Americans get killed, screwed up for life, tens of thousands of Afgan peoples murdered, but hey, the Usury bankers and prostitute pigs of DC are having a party with all the drug profits and money stolen from the Taxpayer.
    Perhaps it is time, to lock Uncle Sugars butt up, to protect young children, and world peace.

  3. “Trump is an agent of Russia” And you are trying to tell someone else about conspiracy theories? A little bit of irony there, wouldn’t you think?

  4. And so our first black president sanctioned the murder of the president Africa’s most prosperous nation, to protect the central banking elite’s interests and comfort insecure European cowards who lacked the courage to handle their own affairs. A nation that once had the largest middle class in Africa, free college (even abroad), money for your wedding, and enough of it’s own wealth that it was independent of the central banks.
    The letter from Qaddafi to Obama is chilling, and I wonder if Obama’s perceptible regret about what happened in Libya’s aftermath was related to thoughts about that personal letter. Most interestingly the idea that Qaddafi knew the US was arming al-queda inside his country. However, no such regret was ever visible from his SECSTATE Clinton, as she cackled while Qaddafi was killed in the streets via being sodomized with a knife, on camera.

    • It really is a sad state of affairs. Seemingly everyday we learn of some horrible act or another… You know, I blame shareholders of failed companies for not acting sooner to oust bad leaders. The general public fell asleep, entranced by the 5 O’clock news, Doritos in hand… We have to take some responsibility for this mess.

      • The corporate system itself, rooted in the central banking system, is the problem and no matter who is at the top of a company, the goal is continually growing profits at all costs. Once all the easy profit is made, they go looking for their money in other people’s backyards and use a compliant, subservient US government as a tool to destroy competition.

  5. Most of us who pay attention knew the details of this story years ago. This is not news, although maybe it’s news to you.

  6. Indeed, while the bullets were still flying in Misrata, the Libyan banks there were looted and the gold shipped to Europe. A glorified smash and grab, planned and executed by soulless savages in $12,000 suits.

  7. Stevens was overseeing an arms selling operation, supplying mercenaries and jihadists prior to and after Qadaffi’s overthrow. He ran out of luck. Those “terrorists” were our terrorists, until they got what they wanted.

    • Something about lying down with dogs and waking up with fleas leaps to mind. Stevens didn’t even appear on the personnel list at the State Department website the week of the “attack” at Benghazi. Kind of odd for an “ambassador.”

  8. The gold was looted from the banks and shipped to Europe within the first couple weeks of the conflict while bullets were still flying.

  9. Seems it bought them a few years, but with billions-strong, industrial giant China now trading in Yuan for oil, the end is nigh. They sold their souls (if indeed they have any) to the devil for a bargain that could not possibly be a winner for them. And I hear that karma is a real bitch. I’ll bet Hillary is buying her Depends by the carload these days. “We came, we saw, he died…cackle, cackle………..Oh shit.”

  10. The U.S. is scared of the (imminent) death of the petrodollar, which has been the only prop for the ponzi scheme that is the American economy for several decades, as well as the cause of most of the world’s conflict for that same time frame. Right now, the petrodollar is on life support and the hands of Russia and China are grasping the plug. You really need to read something that wasn’t penned by the MIC for a change.

  11. Nah – it ain’t theory, it’s our standard operating procedure. Every holdout against the IMF central banking cartel gets the ultimatum and then gets whacked. Saddam was the first to get it in his head to take his country off the petrodollar and switch to a gold-backed dinar. A more recent instance was Ukraine, the breadbasket of Eastern Europe, who refused to have a central bank and refused to join the IMF. We toppled their nationalist regime with ease. Then there was Syria, who refused to join the IMF Central banking system, and refused the NATO pipeline plan for their country, but chose to accept the joint pipeline proposal from China and Russia instead, which included all transactions to be denominated in yuan and rubles, and not petrodollars.

    Qaddafi was about the take the entire continent of Africa, the most mineral-rich one, out from under the jackboots of the West. He apparently had to go.

  12. Good way to put it – one could say it was the Feral Reserve Act of 1913, or the Act of 1871. Either way, it’s been over a hundred years.

  13. I’m sure they know full well that every national leader they install here or there may eventually start going off-script and wanting to run their country for the benefit of their own people. Then you have to terminate their rule, either by soft means (Nixon tariffs nixed using overhyped Watergate matter, Ukraine ‘color revolution’), semi-hard means (Arab Spring), or outright wet-work (Qaddafi, JFK, many others I’d be saddened but willing to list and cite mainstream sources).

    • Why don’t your punk assss and your whole white trash family pack up and go back to the cold caves of Europe since your kind is the one who fcked up the country in the first place plips.

      • Because I like it here you ignorant fwit, you don’t so f*** off. It will be good for everyone., you might actually learn something you ignorant f***.


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