NATO’s 2011 bombing of Libya was carried out to stop Muammar Gaddafi’s attempts to stop the West from exploiting the African continent, the strongman’s wartime spokesman has said.
The bombing campaign, which propped up rebel forces and ultimately led to the summary execution of Gaddafi, was justified by reports of various crimes of its government, Moussa Ibrahim told RT.
Those were later proven to be completely false or largely exaggerated, said Ibrahim, who served as Gaddafi’s spokesman at the time.
Gaddafi sought to break Western grip on Africa and was disposed for that, he said.
Gaddafi’s Libya had several initiatives which were detrimental to Western goals in Africa, including creation of a new gold-backed currency, an African central bank and a pan-African military force, Ibrahim told RT’s Going Underground program.
So Libya was destroyed like many other nations had been before that.
“Look at Libya now. Killings, civil conflict, tribal war, murder, terrorism, robbing of national wealth. What does it remind you of? Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen. It’s the same story happening every time,” said Ibrahim.
Additional reporting by RT.com
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