French spy, not lynch mob killed Gaddafi: Report

Published: October 3, 2012

French secret agent is said to have infiltrated mob of Libyan rebels which encircled Libyan leader on October 20. PHOTO: REUTERS

A French secret serviceman shot dead Libya’s former strongman Col Muammar Gaddafi and not a lynch mob of rebels as he lay trapped and cornered in a sewage pipe in his home town of Sirte.

In addition, Gaddafi was betrayed by the Syrian leader, Bashar al Assad, who gave his mobile number to Paris, allowing French intelligence to determine Gaddafi’s location and send the agent to kill him.

The French secret agent is said to have infiltrated a mob of Libyan rebels which had encircled the Libyan leader on October 20, 2011, in a sewage pipe, and shot him in the head, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and other sources reported.

Quoting diplomatic sources in the North African capital, the Daily Mail said the motive apparently was to stop Gaddafi being interrogated about his highly suspicious links with Nicolas Sarkozy, who was the President of France at that time.

The paper said Sarkozy who once welcomed Gaddafi as the “Brother leader” during a state visit to Paris was said to have received millions of dollars from the Libyan despot to fund his election campaign in 2007.

Sarkozy was not the only Western leader to have close links with Gaddafi. Reports claimed that former British PM Tony Blair visited Gaddafi regularly and was helping to facilitate multi-billion business deals.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2012.

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Reader Comments (21)

  • Caramelized_Onion
    Oct 3, 2012 - 10:19AM

    The Libyan revolution was as fake as the Syrian uprising. They’re fooling no one but the Libyans and the Syrians themselves.


  • IceSoul
    Oct 3, 2012 - 11:30AM

    The French really took the initiative this time!Recommend

  • Jat
    Oct 3, 2012 - 11:36AM

    The report makes sense. Libya was from the beginning a French/British operation with limited US involvement. Gaddafi probably tried to blackmail Sarkozy and Blair, and was therefore assassinated.

    The role of France and Britain, and certain oil companies is very murky to say the least. They just can’t let go their colonial mindset. Shame on them.


  • Zubair
    Oct 3, 2012 - 12:05PM

    Shame on Libyans….They killed authoritative and friendly ruler…now they have to submit to a puppet and tyrant ruler working for Europe and America..Alas!


  • farhan
    Oct 3, 2012 - 12:15PM

    Alas! Syrian President also played a Spy role……


  • Kerahdah
    Oct 3, 2012 - 12:29PM

    And these are the same countries supporting the sanctions against Iran, in order to prop up and ensure the survival of the nuclear-armed Israel. Please explain to me in very simple language the moral or ethical rationale in this hypocricy!


  • Stan
    Oct 3, 2012 - 1:16PM

    Vive la France !


  • Mj
    Oct 3, 2012 - 2:30PM

    Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph are tabloids. I would’nt even trust their weather forecast.


  • Farhan
    Oct 3, 2012 - 3:09PM

    All the people here, blindly opposing the Arab Spring uprisings as “fake” and “puppet” movements should try to go and speak there minds to Syrian or Egyptian arabs on the streets or Syria or Egypt. Then we’ll see who gets converted.

    We seem to be very much attached to the famous and prominent dictators in the Arab countries so much so that we name our stadiums and roads in their honour and see all movements against them as west sponsored.

    My mind draws parallels with the ‘Khilafat Movement’ of the pre-partition era where Indian Muslims were fed romanticized views of Muslim ruled countries and were called to migrate to Afghanistan and leave British India. We still haven’t learnt a lesson, have we?


  • Oct 3, 2012 - 5:40PM

    Must be a conspiracy theory since Western people are angels and everything bad is in Muslims.


  • Jat
    Oct 3, 2012 - 5:56PM

    @Farhan: So you think French and British aircraft bombed Libya out of goodness of their hearts ?


  • antsnu g
    Oct 3, 2012 - 8:45PM

    …..unless their reporting is against that instance words of these tabloids will be DEVINE for you.its ironic how the hypcrites expose themselves.Recommend

  • Lala Gee
    Oct 3, 2012 - 10:30PM


    “My mind draws parallels with the ‘Khilafat Movement’ of the pre-partition era where Indian Muslims were fed romanticized views of Muslim ruled countries and were called to migrate to Afghanistan and leave British India.”

    I always wondered why Gandhi supported ‘Khilafat Movement’ while Jinnah opposed it. Now I see the Gandhi’s motives were not so noble after all. Hindus in fact wanted Muslims out of India and their machinations started as early as 1919.


  • George Montorio-Veronese
    Oct 4, 2012 - 12:29AM

    sounds a bit 007 to me with interrogation, betrayal and secret agents infiltrating mobs.


  • Jat
    Oct 4, 2012 - 12:43AM

    @Lala Gee: France, Libya, Gaddafi, lynch mob, spy ? And you find a way to bring in and criticize Gandhi jee ? Yours is a great example of a brainwashed bigoted mind. A typical Pakistani !!


  • Fools
    Oct 4, 2012 - 1:41AM

    This is a load of rubbish. There are videos showing him being dragged out alive and then shot!… Make stuff up tabloids.


  • Oct 4, 2012 - 7:17AM

    Ever heard of term patsy?


  • Max
    Oct 4, 2012 - 10:24AM

    @Jat I agree with u on this one. The colonialists still think they rule the world, and are trying very hard to make sure they do. But people are becoming more aware of what’s going on in the world, and history is no more being written by only the victors. The libyan and syrian uprisings are as fake as Tony Blair’s and George Bush’s dossiers on Iraq’s WMDs.


  • Jat
    Oct 4, 2012 - 1:49PM

    @Max: Well Max, if only you could get it into your heads that you don’t need to grovel before the Americans, British, Saudis, Turks, Russians, Chinese. If only you would realize all we need is for the Indian subcontinent to work and trade together.

    And then we could show the world what we are capable of. But you refuse to introspect, you refuse to learn from your mistakes.


  • A. Khan
    Oct 4, 2012 - 11:14PM

    Not quite true. Gaddafi was alive, albeit injured, after he was captured from the sewage pipe. There is plenty of video evidence of him walking around. He was bleeding from the head but that did not look like gunshot to the head. So which story is true ?


  • IceSoul
    Oct 6, 2012 - 1:48AM

    @Lala Gee: Gandhi supported the movement for political purposes, to put pressure on the British. Go read some history kiddo.


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