March 12, 2012
Did Gaddafi Finance Sarkozy?
Issandr El Amrani, The Arabist
Back in the early days of Libya war, the reasons for France's rapid intervention were the subject of much discussion. One of the rumors that was floating was that Nicolas Sarkozy, France's president, was eager to cover up the Qaddafi regime's close ties with his own party and business networks including the financing of Sarkozy's presidential campaign in 2007.
The rumor has not come back with a vengeance and possibly, proof.
TAGGED: France, Nicolas Sarkozy, Libya, Moammar Gadhafi