Two Years Ago — Dead Man Diary : Sarkozy 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

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September 28 2016 –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

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UPDATE (Sept 30 2018) — Over the last 12 months, new details have emerged regarding the biggest political corruption scandal to hit France in decades.

One fact appears quite established. Mr Sarkozy sought to influence  a judge — Gilbert Azibert — who was looking into suspected illegal financing of his campaign.

Another allegation is less certain but quite plausible. Sarkozy is suspected to have accepted €50m from Gaddafi’s regime. END OF UPDATE

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.

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

About Shukri Ghanem

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.

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]

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.

Stay tuned. We will come back to this one!

Ex-Libyan oil minister’s body found in Danube

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.

And I understand that a few experts/witnesses could indeed argue that the Lockerbie trial was a joke. A very sick joke.

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

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