titled “The Lies Behind the West’s War on Libya” describes how Africa first developed its own transcontinental communications system by purchasing a telecommunications satellite on December 26, 2007: the African Development Bank ponied up million toward the nearly 0 million cost of the orbiter and the West African Development Bank added million more.Libya contributed 0 million, which made the purchase possible.According to the IMF, Libya’s Central Bank is 100% state owned.The IMF estimates that the bank has nearly 144 tons of gold in its vaults, Perkins wrote.On March 29, 2011 the US confirmed that A-10 Warthogs and A-130 gunships had been employed over Libya. CIA operatives on the ground there [Libya] are sort of engaged in an e Harmony dot com or sort of you know dating service relationship with the rebels for the clandestine world. 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, Blumenthal reported to Clinton.
In August 2008 Gaddafi signed agreements with the US formalizing compensation for victims of state terror, and in September 2008 Condoleezza Rice visited Libya and declared that relations had between the two nations had entered a “new phase”.
They would sell oil and other resources to the US and the rest of the world only for gold dinars, Perkins explained.
In December 2010, a revolution in Tunisia brought down the Tunisian government.
Sarkozy saw his opportunity to defend French bankers and to cover up his own illegal financial arrangement with Gaddafi.
On March 10, 2011 Sarkozy officially recognized the Libyan “National Transitional Council” (NTC), the umbrella under which the “rebels” operated, and demanded the establishment of a “no-fly zone” in the event Gaddafi used chemical weapons or airstrikes against his own people.