Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Emails Hillary Clinton's Top Adviser Sent to Hillary About Qaddafi’s Gold Holdings

This is damn fascinating.

Ellen Brown reports:
Of the 3,000 emails released from Hillary Clinton’s private email server in late December 2015, nearly a third were from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal, the Clinton aide who gained notoriety when he testified against Monica Lewinsky. One of these emails, dated April 2, 2011, reads in part: 
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).
 In a “source comment,” the original declassified email adds:
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,
  1. Increase French influence in North Africa,
  1. Improve his internal political situation in France,
  1. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
  1. Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa
Brown then reports on a 2011 post I made here at EPJ:
 Hilary Clinton’s emails shed light on another enigma remarked on by early commentators. Why, within weeks of initiating fighting, did the rebels set up their own central bank? Robert Wenzel wrote in The Economic Policy Journal in 2011:
This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences. I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising.

Her conclusion:
Conspicuously absent [from Blumenthal's emails] is any mention of humanitarian concerns. The objectives are money, power and oil.


  1. Notice how NOBODY mentions what happened to all of that gold and silver *after* Gadaffi's death. Yet another war to steal other people's resources and genocide the natives. May Clinton, Sarkozy and the rest of the Coalition of the Killing rot in hell for this...

  2. "According to knowledgeable individuals" ie someone who knows how to convert tonnes to ounces and multiply by the gold price on TV. What a joke.

    1. We could always go for overt Transparency in every interaction and name names, titles, and their stated positions and claims on each topic. don't think that would go over so well...