Maybe having jihadists (ISIS as they are known today) attack Europe and create chaos was exactly what the West wanted by overthrowing Gaddafi. The West manufactures chaos, and Libya was a prime market to deliver their products and services to.
According to The Telegraph, Gaddafi warned Tony Blair that jihadists would one day attack Europe in the event his government fell. “Gaddafi’s dire prediction was made in two desperate telephone calls with Mr Blair on February 25, 2011 – as civil war was engulfing Libya,” The Telegraph writes. “In the first call at 11:15am, Gaddafi said: “They [jihadists] want to control the Mediterranean and then they will attack Europe.” Here’s more:
In a second call made a little over four hours later, Gaddafi told Mr Blair: “I will have to arm the people and get ready for a fight. Libyan people will die, damage will be on the Med, Europe and the whole world. These armed groups are using the situation [in Libya] as a justification – and we shall fight them.”
Mr Blair had made two calls to Gaddafi to try to negotiate the dictator’s departure from Tripoli as civil war engulfed the nation. Three weeks later, a Nato-led coaltion that included Britain, began bombing raids that led to the overthrow of Gaddafi. The dictator was finally deposed in August and murdered by a mob in October.
You’ll recall that Bashar al-Assad also warned Europe that destabilizing governments was a recipe for disaster. “We said, don’t take what is happening in Syria lightly,” Assad said, in the wake of the Paris attacks.
“Unfortunately, European officials did not listen,” he added.
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