Clinton Email Hints that Oil and Gold Were Behind Regime Change In Libya

On New Year’s Eve, 3,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server were released.

One of them confirms – an email dated April 2, 2011 to Clinton from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal – that:

Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver.


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 [This is in the original declassified email, and is not a comment added by us]: 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:

  1. A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,
  2. Increase French influence in North Africa,
  3. Improve his internal political situation in France,
  4. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
  5. Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa)

This may confirm what some of us have been saying for years.

H/T: Brad Hoff.

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  • rex

    Hillinsky for prison 2016, get the ball rollin’ indict the witch now

  • Nexusfast123

    This is theft and murder on a massive scale. There is no other way of describing it. If Russia did not have some massive nukes they would have been bombing and murdering Russians.

  • apberusdisvet

    Actually, other than gold and oil, the other reason for the “humanitarian” invasion was the fact that Libya contains the largest fresh water aquifer in Africa which, in time, will be more valuable than either gold or oil.

    • Brockland A.T.

      True, but Hillary’s own foreign policy considerations probably weren’t that sophisticated.

  • dougdiggler

    As with the Bush Crime Gang, there is a noose in Nuremberg with Hillary’s name on it.

  • Steve

    I agree with all these comments. Wars and environmental disasters will continue until the real world’s criminals are rounded up. Sarkozy is just one of hundreds of these monsters.