This is a real blast from the past.
But way back in 2011, an unlikely informant predicted exactly what would happen if the US and Great Britain got involved in Lybia.
None other than…Muammar Gaddafi.
Recently revealed phone transcripts tell us that he spoke to former Prime Minister Tony Blair at the end of the Libyan leader’s regime. Blair even offered to help Gaddafi if the Colonel peacefully gave up his control over the Libyan people.
It is not unusual for phone conversations to be kept by world leaders. However, Blair and Gaddafi have met before.
In the phone calls Gaddafi told Blair “We are not fighting them, they are attacking us. I want to tell you the truth. It is not a difficult situation at all. The story is simply this: an organisation has laid down sleeping cells in north Africa. Called the al-Qaida organisation in north Africa … The sleeping cells in Libya are similar to dormant cells in America before 9/11.”
Blair and Gaddafi had a relationship for years. They had met several times, including a secluded meeting that enabled Mr. Blair to seal a deal with the dictator of Libya to buy oil. The two leaders look like they enjoy each other’s company.
But while Libya was ablaze in civil war, Gaddafi and Blair spoke by phone. Gaddafi warned of the fighters, “They keep saying things like Mohammad is the prophet. Similar to Bin Laden. They are paving the way for him in North Africa.”
Gaddafi even exposed their true motives: “They want to control the Mediterranean and then they will attack Europe.”
It is hard to believe that a dictator like Gaddafi couldn’t stop this thing as soon as it started. But remember the United States and England helped Islam during the uprising. Our arrogance during the Arab Spring demonstrated how out of touch the western world was to the actual motive of the rebels against their nations.
Now look at what happened. Gaddafi is gone and the western world less is able to keep the world safe.
Who would have thought that Colonel Gaddafi would still be needed by the free world? Islamic extremism is spreading across the Muslim world, and Gaddafi told Tony Blair we needed to help him stop it.
Makes you wonder if we should have listened.