Hillary Clinton emails reveal how French destroyed Libya


gadaffiSlightly condensed translation by Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today editor, of an article by Thomas Cantaloube, mediapart.fr, published at bsavenir.fr. For more on the villainy of Netanyahu-network apparatchik Sarkozy, read We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11.


In the emails of Hillary Clinton, another story of the French intervention in Libya


Hillary Clinton, then US secretary of state, was kept informed of the situation in Libya in 2011 and 2012. The emails show that Nicolas Sarkozy had prepared and wanted the war for military and economic reasons, the DGSE (French intelligence) actively participated on the ground in the creation of the transitional government, and Bernard Henri-Levi played the role of commercial representative of the Elysee.

Henry-Levi finally joined the Clinton Foundation and at the time of the Libyan revolution, partnering with some American businessmen to try to carve out markets in post-Gaddafi Libya (we have already told this story on Mediapart ). Sidney Blumenthal was therefore sent to flood his friend Hillary Clinton with memos on the situation in Libya from February 2011 through December 2012. These messages, which have recently been disclosed by the US Senate Commission of Inquiry on the attack in Benghazi that killed US ambassador Chris Stevens, are highly significant.

A mixture of confidential information and geostrategic analysis, policy advice for Hillary (including how to provide cover for her after the victory of the rebels) and recommendations on this or that Libyan politician, these notes are not disinterested, because Blumenthal was covertly trying to promote the interest of his group of businessmen. But he also delivered to “America’s First Diplomat” everything he could glean about Libya at a time when the Gaddafi regime was as opaque as the opposition fighting it.

As he has since admitted, Sidney Blumenthal mainly sent Hillary Clinton emails that are mostly cut-and-paste messages he received from Tyler Drumheller, a CIA veteran who left the agency in 2005 because he opposed the manipulation of information by the Bush administration on Iraq. Drumheller, who spent 25 years at the CIA to become the head of operations in Europe, has worked as a private consultant, but stayed closely connected with the world of intelligence. And so he sent intelligence to Blumenthal, who passed it on to Hillary Clinton, who in turn circulated this information in the State Department.

Amid these fifty memos, which sometimes include factual errors and misinterpretations since they were written in “real time” as the situation was changing every day in Libya since the outbreak of the rebellion in Benghazi on 17 February 2011, there is an alternative reading of the role of France in this conflict. Alternative because it does not correspond at all to the official version put forward by Nicolas Sarkozy and his entourage. Alternative because it raises many questions about the real objectives of the French government that did everything it could to overthrow the Gaddafi regime.

This reading of the role of France is that of a former CIA officer who remained connected to numerous sources in Europe as well as Langley (the CIA headquarters). It also corroborates what was observed on site at the time (the presence of French spies, the role of Bernard- Henri Lévy) in various accounts.

In any event, Hillary Clinton read the emails, forwarded them to her staff and complimented Blumenthal repeatedly. This means that the State Department did not contradict them. In other words, these memos represent the reading, almost day by day, of the war in Libya by the US administration. They are therefore worth as much as the French reading so far presented by the Sarkozy team.

Here are the main points of these memos for France:

1. Sarkozy sees an opportunity to restore the military prestige of France.


On 17 March 2011, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1973 authorizing a no-fly zone over Libya and the use of “all necessary measures”, a green light for targeted air strikes. The first airstrikes, led by France, took place two days later, on 19 March. Blumenthal wrote on March 20:

During the evening of March 20 individuals with access to the French and British military and security leadership stated in confidence that French President Nicolas Sarkozy plans to have France lead the attacks on Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi over an extended period of time. According to these individuals, Sarkozy is genuinely concerned about the possibility that Qaddafi’s troops will commit genocide against the people of Benghazi. However, he also sees this situation as an opportunity for France to reassert itself as a military power.

On 19 March, the day of the first strikes, Nicolas Sarkozy justified the intervention from the Elysee: “Helping a people in mortal danger […] on behalf of the universal conscience that cannot tolerate such crimes. We do it to protect the civilian population from the murderous madness of a regime that, by murdering his own people, has lost all legitimacy.”

2. “How the French created the National Transitional Council, or how money talks “

Two days later, on 22 March 2011, Blumenthal returned to the charge with new information, which he said came from ” a knowledgable individual” and “in strictest confidence.” He entitled his mail: “How the French created the National Transitional Council or how money talks [in French in the text ! – Ed] .” Blumenthal talks about Libyan National Council, but it is really the National Transitional Council (CNT) he’s referring to:


On April 3rd, two weeks after the first strikes, the CNT signed another letter that Libération revealed the following September, stating : “Regarding the oil deal struck with France in exchange for the recognition of our Council at the London summit as the legitimate representative of Libya, we have delegated the brother Mahmoud to sign this agreement assigning 35% of total crude oil to the French in exchange for full and ongoing support to our Council.” According to Libération, the letter was addressed to the office of the Emir of Qatar, with a copy to the Secretary General of the Arab League.

3. Sarkozy, concerned about the influence of the Islamists, demanded that BHL assess that issue


4. French Special Forces trained the rebels


5. Sarko of Arabia

Blumenthal, who loves to gossip, sent Hillary Clinton on April 3, 2011 an article from the Daily Beast that satirizes the links between Sarkozy and intellectuals by asking whether the president is a statesman or just crazy? He says in his message:


On 18 April, Bernard-Henri Levy wrote in Le Monde to “witness here, back from another trip to Benghazi, the reasons that give me hope.” Not a word about any jihadist presence, just admiration for “boxes of handguns hidden under crates of milk powder packs; four RPG7 tank killers; a wire-guided Milan; an air-ground missile launcher stolen from one of Gaddafi’s helicopters and tinkered with to equip a pickup truck.”

6. The DSGE worked closely with the rebels

On 19 April 2011, Blumenthal speaks of the arrival of British military advisers, which will allow France and Britain to benefit from better information. But the Libyan NTC is concerned that neither the French nor the British seem willing to provide sufficient support to make a difference. He adds: Libyans “are particularly bitter about the French position…”


7. French businessmen: “Humanitarian” thieves


8. Bernard Henry-Levi as Sarkozy’s commercial representative


9. “Qaddafi will be summarily executed”

10. Sarkozy wants contracts for French enterprises

11. The French demand 35% of Libyan contracts and push for the partition of the country


The information that France would support the partition of Libya did not totally convince Hillary Clinton, who transmitted that message to her team, adding: “It hardly seems credible from what I know. More info?”

In June 2015, Libya is still on the brink of chaos…and partition.

-Thomas Cantaloube, mediapart.fr

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  1. Canada’s Zionist boot licker, Steven Harper, the world leader who plays tiddly winks, while Obama plays checkers, and Putin plays chess ought to share in the glory that comes from murdering thousands of innocent civilians, destroying Libya’s infrastructure, and throwing civil society into chaos because the RCAF led the air strikes. Harper said Canada was punching, “above its weight” but in fact it was “punching above Libya’s height” in the sense that the bombing was from 35,000 feet and Khadaffy’s anti-aircraft missiles could only reached to 12,000 feet. Canada is directly responsible for the flood of refugees from Libya into Europe and now should pay to move them all to Israel where all the world’s refugees now belong.

  2. If one looks at N. Africa and sees that it has little or nothing what you are seeing is the result of french domination i.e. rape, pillage and plunder. A situation similar to the french domination of Caribbean islands. Don’t forget Devil’s Island, a most useful possession. After the Sarkozy Libya triumphe, France would later team up with Beatrix’ boys (Dutch Special Forces) to see that Mali would also enjoy more benefits of French overseership. It cost Mali all the gold bullion saved in their treasury from their now dwindling gold mining operations. Why does any N. African country need gold when they can rely on the largess of France’ loving care. France has changed very little from the days of their glorious Bonaparte. A man who went into Egypt and tried to destroy everything that he couldn’t haul back to France. One object of his affection was the Great Pyramid. He went so far as to try to blow it up but only succeeded in damaging a ceremonial initiatory sarcophagus.

  3. they admit training mercenary terrorists outside Libya, then pretend Gadaffi might GENOCIDE mercenary terrorists posing as “rebels” and offer support to their fake frickin “rebels”..
    these SOB’s need to be arrested and tried for murder and crimes against humanity.
    there is zero doubt hillary helped conspire, and the REAL puppetmasters think they can run her for the office of president?! if MSM doesnt pick this stuff up and follow through they’re guilty aiding criminals after the fact, and its down to all being owned by 6 corporations should be fairly easy to pinpoint WHO is behind them all, then start arresting.

     Bernard Henri-Levi the (Algerian Born, Israeli Zionist-French) who “Blsackmailed ” Nicolas Sarkozy
     Convinced Obama: Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Gayle Smith & Ben Rhodes,
     Lieberman, McCain, Graham, Bill Kristol Israeli Zionist-American, John Kerry Israeli-American, etc.
     Against: Secretary of Defense Gates, Tom Donilon, NSA adviser, &John Brennan, counter terrorism chief.
     Abstained: India, Brazil, Germany, China and Russia, since they know Libya has148 Tribes.
     “Did the UN Security Council resolution that passed demand that Muammar Qaddafi step down?
    No, it didn’t. While it gave open-ended permission to the United States, the UK, France, and other
    powers to attack Libya (short of an invasion), it has nothing whatsoever to say about regime change.”
     Today, NOT even ONE French Intellectual would like to be seen with Bernard Henri-Levi
    Obama’s Women Advisers Pushed War Against Libya__Bob Dreyfuss on March 19, 2011

  5. So I guess its only just that all the refugees from Libya now ending up in France and Italy and the rest of Europe and are financially supported by France for the rest of eternity. The only just place to house them are in tented camps on the various Rothschild estates.

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