Giving an interview with Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi believes (rightly so) that former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was the only person capable of keeping Libya united and in one piece.
“France, Britain and the US were interested in what we now call the ‘Arab Spring’. However they lacked a cohesive strategy for the political and social development of those countries after the regime change and they made a mistake in the case of Libya. Sure, Gaddafi was a dictator and made many mistakes, but he was the only who could save Libya. Now we are witnessing anarchy, violence and Islamic extremist groups unleashed there.”
Via Sputnik News…
Berlusconi also believes that if Islamists take power in Libya it would be a “catastrophe” for the Mediterranean Region.
“That would create a restless source of instability for the region as well as for the entire African continent. Illegal migration would thrive which would spark tensions and instability in Europe,” he pointed out.
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