The Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, was the only leader capable of maintaining unity in Libya, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said in an interview with the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram.
At the Italian news agency (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata), the former Italian president, Sylvio Berlusconi, evoking the war in Libya.
Declares: “It has never been a revolution, but a European conspiracy”. Its instigator? Berlusconi names a country and a man, “France and its then president, Nicolas Sarkozy”.
“French planes attacked Libya well before the decision of the UN Security Council,” he said, explaining that the goal for France, immediately followed by Great Britain, was to destroy Equipment and infrastructure of Libya, in addition to killing Gaddafi.
“France, Great Britain and the United States were interested in what we now call” the Arab Spring “. However, having no clear strategy for the political and social development of countries after the change of regimes, they have been mistaken, especially with regard to Libya. Yes, Gaddafi was a dictator. Yes, he made many mistakes, but he was the only man capable of maintaining the unity of Libya. At the moment, we are all observing in this country the reign of anarchy, violence and the debauchery of extremist Islamist groups, “Berlusconi said.
According to him, the arrival of the Islamists in power in Libya would be a “catastrophe” for the Mediterranean region.
“This will become a permanent source of instability in the region as well as throughout the African continent. Illegal immigration will continue, causing disputes and instability in Europe, “said the former Italian Prime Minister.
Libya is undergoing a deep crisis since the overthrow and assassination of its leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. A violent conflict between the army’s moderate forces and radical Islamist parties backed by former rebels.