Sarkozy and Libya: how UN resolution was hijacked


The role of President Nicolas Sarkozy in the military intervention in Libya in 2011 that led to the removal from power and death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 continues to raise many unanswered questions. The original United Nations mandate that Sarkozy and certain other leaders obtained was subsequently hijacked and use to change the regime. As a result the country was left in chaos, helping to empower jihadist groups across various African countries who are still suffering instability as a result. President Emmanuel Macron considers the intervention to have been a “major error”. But is he ready to identify those responsible for it? René Backman reports.

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The controversy surrounding former president Nicolas Sarkozy and his involvement with the late Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is not just confined to money and election financing. There is also the issue of the military conflict that the French president helped unleash on Libya in 2011, resulting in the Libyan's leader's death and which sparked regional instability at the hands of armed jihadist groups and fanatics which is still with us today.