In an earlier post, I discussed the nuclear gift that French President Sarkozy bestowed upon the Libyan nation. Apparently, there is more. Lots more. And of course, Sarkozy denies it all.
“Sarkozy denies reports of weapons deals to Libya,” by Yaniv Salama-Scheer for the Jerusalem Post:
According to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, no military accords or weapons packages were part of the deals struck between France and Libya to secure the release of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor from Libya last week.
Sarkozy was responding to claims made by Saif Gadaffi el-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi, to the effect that Libya had brokered military aid from France, consisting of French made “Milan” anti-tank missiles, as well as joint Franco-Libyan manufacturing of military equipment. The younger Gadaffi made the claims in an interview with the French daily Le Monde, which he had requested in order to “clarify certain points,” regarding the deals made by the president’s wife, Cecilia, and EU external affairs commissioner Benita Ferraro-Waldner.
The agreement between Paris and Tripoli, Gaddafi said, would see “joint military exercises,” along with the purchase of defense technology for “100 million euros.” Gaddafi also said that the significance of the deal was highly important as it was “the first such deal between Libya and a western country,” since the lifting in 2004 of the arms embargo placed on Tripoli.
Gaddafi also said that at the time of the interview, representatives from Thales and Sagem, French technology companies that manufacture military avionics systems, were currently in Libya; proof, according to Gadaffi, of good relations between the two countries. He also said that his father could possibly even go to Paris himself to sign the “contracts in question.”
I can just imagine Muammar being turned lose in the streets of Paris. Mothers, lock your doors!
Furthermore, Gaddafi also said that a deal to release Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, who is in jail in England for the Lockerbie bombings in 1988 in which 270 people were killed, had been finalized. “We will soon have an agreement on extradition with the United Kingdom,” and explained the Libyan representatives had already been sent to London to hammer out the specifics on Megrahi’s release.
Amnesty for an animal who took part in the murder of 270 innocent people is a travesty.
Sarkozy is beginning to resemble Chirac in the worst possible way.
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.