Dead Man’s Diary: Sarkozy’s 2007 Presidential Election Campaign Funded by Gaddafi

“A further 3 million euros was purportedly transferred by a son of Gaddafi before the final 2 million was sent by Abdullah Sanussi, the then head of Libyan intelligence service.”

MEDIAPART

sarkoGada

French news website ‘Mediapart’ has uncovered hard evidence documenting the funding of Sarkozy’s presidential campaign (2007) by Gaddafi. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

A diary of  Shukri Ghanem — Head of the Libyan government (2003-2006) and minister of oil (2006-2011) — contains records relating to a series of payments to the 2007 campaign of then-President Nicolas Sarkozy.

shukri-ghanem

Shukri Ghanem: Head of the Libyan government (2003-2006) and minister of oil (2006-2011)

Shukri Ghanem was head of the Libyan government (2003-2006) and minister of oil (2006-2011).

Ghanem defected in 2011. Ghanem was found dead on April 29 2012 in Vienna as a result of ‘accidental drowning’.

The previous day, MEDIAPART had published a piece regarding this affair.

RELATED POST: Libyan intervention based on erroneous assumptions; David Cameron ultimately responsible

RELATED POST: Hillary’s Email Reveals Truth about Libya Bombing

How Much?

According to Mediapart, the payments were made in three tranches. It cited a meeting dated 29 April 2007 at which Bashir Saleh, a former aide of Gaddafi is said to have transferred 1.5 million euros to Nicolas Sarkozy.

A further 3 million euros was purportedly transferred by a son of Gaddafi before the final 2 million was sent by Abdullah Sanussi, the then head of Libyan intelligence service. [AFRICANEWS]

The mysterious death of Choukri Ghanem [French]

RUMINT / GOSINT?

One should — of course — be very suspicious of such stories. However, in this particular case, I have a strong feeling that there is some truth to it… Let us take it slowly.

RELATED POST: Lockerbie & The Legend of The Iranian Payment

Stay tuned. We will come back to this one!

PS: LOCKERBIE

In February 2004, Ghanem was interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 Today program. He stirred controversy in the interview by repudiating Libya’s responsibility both for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing and the 1984 murder of British WPC Yvonne Fletcher (who was shot and killed in April 1984 outside the Libyan Embassy in London). This incident led to the severing of UK/Libya diplomatic relations.  It is my opinion that Ghanem was telling the truth about these events.

REFERENCES

Gaddafi ‘contributed €50m to Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election fund’ — The Guardian March 2012

Un carnet consignait en 2007 les millions libyens de Nicolas Sarkozy — MEDIAPART Sept 27 2016

=

Dead Man’s Diary: Sarkozy’s 2007 Presidential Election Campaign Funded by Gaddafi

This entry was posted in Gaddafi, Nicolas Sarkozy, Shukri Ghanem and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s