Kadhafi Accedió a Financiar a Sarkozy con € 50 millones

POR LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | 1 MAIO 2012

El sitio web francés de investigación Mediapart informó el sábado que el depuesto líder libio Muammar Kadhafi accedió a financiar en 2007, al presidente Nicolas Sarkozy durante la campaña electoral con un cheque de 50 millones de euros.

El Régimen de Muamar Kadhafi accedió a financiar la campaña electoral de 2007 para el presidente francés, lo que según el sitio de noticias,  pudo ser confirmado con evidencia documental.

El documento de 2006 en árabe, que la página web Mediapart dijo que fue firmado por el jefe de inteligencia de Kadhafi, Mussa Kussa, se refirió a un acuerdo “en principio para apoyar la campaña del candidato para las elecciones presidenciales, con una suma equivalente a 50 millones de euros. ”

El sitio web de investigación de izquierda hizo afirmaciones similares el 12 de marzo, con base en el testimonio de un ex médico de un traficante de armas francés acusado de haber organizado otra donación de campaña, que Sarkozy criticó duramente como “grotesco”.

“Si lo hubiera financiado, yo no estaba muy agradecido”, dijo Sarkozy, con sarcasmo, en una aparente referencia al papel activo que Francia jugó en la campaña de la OTAN que y que llevó a la expulsión del hombre fuerte de Libia.

El último informe se presenta mientras el rival socialista de Sarkozy, François Hollande lidera en las encuestas de opinión de cara a la segunda ronda de las elecciones presidenciales el 6 de mayo.

Artículo traducido del original: Gaddafi ‘agreed to fund Sarkozy’ with €50m cheque

Gaddafi ‘agreed to fund Sarkozy’ with €50m cheque

AFP | APRIL 28, 2012

French investigative website Mediapart reported Saturday that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi agreed to fund President Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign with a 50 million euro cheque.

Moamer Kadhafi’s regime agreed to fund French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign to the tune of 50 million euros, a news website reported Saturday, publishing what it said was documentary evidence.

The 2006 document in Arabic, which website Mediapart said was signed by Kadhafi’s intelligence chief Mussa Kussa, referred to an “agreement in principle to support the campaign for the candidate for the presidential elections, Nicolas Sarkozy, for a sum equivalent to 50 million euros.”

The left-wing investigative website made similar assertions on March 12, based on testimony by a former doctor of a French arms dealer alleged to have arranged the campaign donation, which Sarkozy slammed as “grotesque.”

“If he had financed it, I wasn’t very grateful,” Sarkozy said sarcastically, in an apparent reference to the active role that France played in the NATO campaign that led to the strongman’s ouster.

The latest report comes as Sarkozy trails Socialist rival Francois Hollande in opinion polls ahead of the run-off second round of presidential elections on May 6.

Arab League to Ask UN for a no-fly zone over Gaza

AFP
April 11, 2011

Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa announced Sunday his intention to appeal to the UN Security Council for a no-fly zone over Gaza, where repeated Israeli air strikes have left at least 18 people dead since Thursday.

Arab League chief Amr Mussa said on Sunday the organisation will ask the UN Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza, which Israel has pounded with air strikes in response to rocket fire.

Mussa told an emergency meeting of Arab League ambassadors that “the Arab bloc in the United Nations has been directed to ask for the convention of the Security Council to stop the Israeli aggression on Gaza and impose a no-fly zone.”

Israeli and Palestinian officials were on Sunday floating a ceasefire to end fighting in the coastal strip where Israeli air strikes have killed at least 18 people since Thursday.

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of an even stronger response if more rockets are fired from the Palestinian territory controlled by the Islamist movement Hamas.

The flare-up came after an anti-tank missile fired from Gaza hit an Israeli school bus on Thursday, wounding two people, one of them critically.

Even if Arab representatives at the United Nations succeed in convening a Security Council meeting, the United States, a close ally of Israel, is likely to veto it.

The Arab League request for a no-fly zone over Gaza may have been inspired by a UN-sanctioned aerial blockade for Libya to halt forces loyal to Moamer Kadhafi harming civilians.

Arab League backing for that no-fly zone was seen as crucially important by the United States when it pressed for a UN resolution that authorised it and other countries to keep Libyan planes grounded.