Libya is an Arab state in northern Africa. Its capital is Tripoli. It is a member of the UN and OPEC. The political and economic situation in Libya has been unstable since the overthrow and murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Speaking to RT, a trusted adviser to Muammar Gaddafi shed light on how the late Libyan leader allegedly funneled €20 million to support the election campaign of his “friend” Nicolas Sarkozy, who became French president in 2007.
The US is back to bombing Libya, this time in an attempt to fight Al-Qaeda. The war-ravaged country has become a safe haven for terrorist groups after the NATO intervention brought down the Gaddafi government.
Two “terrorists” have been killed by a US airstrike in Libya, according to the Pentagon, which continues to sporadically bomb the fractured oil-rich country in coordination with its UN-backed government.
If the Libyan war had been the result of Sarkozy's personal corruption, the problem would be temporary. But the West’s belief that it has a right to attack other countries is a permanent feature and a great threat to peace.
Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif Al-Islam, who plans to run in the presidential election this year, is widely supported by ordinary people hoping to rescue Libya from the chaos caused by the NATO-backed revolt, his lawyer told RT.