Documents released by the U.S. Department of State Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), confirm what many of us already knew about the real reasons behind the Western intervention and the war in Libya. A war that brought absolute chaos to the country and created waves of desperate people fleeing to Europe, with many of them losing their lives in shipwrecks.
The documents confirm the French neo-colonialism exercised through the currency control of the West and Central African countries under the CFA franc, guaranteed by the French treasury, although, remarkably, France itself has adopted euro-currency since 1999:
On April 2, 2011 sources with access to advisors to Salt al-Islam Qaddafi stated in strictest confidence that while the freezing of Libya's foreign bank accounts presents Muammar Qaddafi with serious challenges, his ability to equip and maintain his armed forces and intelligence services remains intact. According to sensitive information available to this these individuals, Qaddafi's government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver. 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.
This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French.franc (CFA).
(Source Comment: According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy's decision to commit France to the attack on Libya. According to these individuals Sarkozy's plans are driven by the following issues:
a. A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,
b. Increase French influence in North Africa,
c. Improve his intemai political situation in France,
d. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
e. Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi's long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa)
The revelations probably give another reason for which the young fanatic Islamists can be easily manipulated by "religious" leaders or other mechanisms, to conduct attacks in French soil. However, despite that the documents refer to the French intervention, the responsibilities of the West as a whole, cannot be ignored. In fact, the revelations can be considered as further evidence concerning various analyses about the attempt of the West to keep Africa under the neo-colonial Western control.
Especially the information that Libya was planning to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French.franc (CFA), through its gold reserves, indicates that the West was seeing a great threat on the possibility that Africa would turn to the Sino-Russian bloc, as China has already strong economic presence in the continent.
As described in previous article:
The [Libyan] war brought absolute mess inside the country and increased the arc of the Islamic extremism throughout north Africa to Iraq and Syria. Although it can be considered a "preventive" proxy war to destabilize regimes that could offer an opportunity to Russia to expand its influence in the wider Mediterannean, it could be also considered a preventive action against the Chinese economic expansion in the entire African continent, according to some analysts. Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org, points that Libya needs to be understood as the staging ground for a continent-wide destabilization all throughout the North Africa and West Africa region for the purposes of preventing China from consolidating its position and providing Africa with an alternative development model. These countries understand that they are enslaved by debt, enslaved by corporate capital to the West, that their independence is nominal at debt and they see in China a potential alternative development path. That is what the US and its allies have to crush, and terrorism is one of the ways that they are doing that. (fa.ev/from-paris-to-syria-libya) Boko Haram fits perfectly in this plan.
Furthermore, these actions by the then Qaddafi's government, show that Libya and most of the West-Central African countries, could be easily attached to an alternative monetary system, in the case that BRICS would form such a system based on the gold standard: “As BRICS are in the processes to decouple economies from the Western neoliberal monetary monopoly, they could bring back the gold standard as a base for their transactions, which is much more steady than the paper money unstable financial bubbles. They are ready, because they are emerging economies with billions of potential consumer tanks and can attract other countries too being victims of the international financial mafia, like Argentina and Greece.” [fa.ev/russias-moves-to-decouple-economy]
Of course, the Western neo-colonialists would never accept such a perspective, and would do anything to prevent it, even if they had to destabilize the entire region.