Qaddafi Funds Sarkozy’s 2007 Campaign: Report (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 04/29/12)
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Former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi helped fund French President
Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign, according to documents revealed by
the French website Mediapart.
The report comes as Sarkozy is trailing Socialist candidate Francois
Hollande one week before the final round of voting.
Qaddafi allegedly contributed $65 million to Sarkozy’s campaign
coffers, according to a document written by an investigator who
worked for lawyers representing victims of 9/11 attacks in the United
Mediapart said the investigator, Jean-Charles Brisard, worked as an
adviser on terror for several French departments and was awarded by
Sarkozy one year after he was elected president.
“Brisard’s report is based on confidential conversations he held with
a French neurosurgeon, Didier Grosskopf, who was once close to Paris-
based arms dealer Ziad Takieddine,” Mediapart reported. “Between 2004
and 2006, Doctor Grosskopf accompanied the arms dealer on several
trips to Libya to treat members of Qaddafi’s family,” it added.
The news site said a document disclosed information given by Brisard
by Doctor Grosskopf in 2006 and refers to Sarkozy and Takieddine by
The allegation cropped up in 2011, and Sarkozy previously called
it "grotesque." “I would not have been very grateful” had he thought
Qaddafi funded his campaign, Sarkozy said last month.
The claim that Qaddafi funded Sarkozy’s campaign was made last year
by the dictator’s son Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, who has been captured by
the new regime and is awaiting trial. "The first thing we want this
clown to do is give the money back to the Libyan people. He was given
assistance so he could help them, but he has disappointed us,"
Qaddafi´s son said after France recognized the National Transitional
However, he never displayed evidence of contributions.
While Sarkozy ridiculed the allegations as being baseless, Hollande’s
campaign spokeswoman was quoted by CNN as saying, "The fact that
these revelations take place within days of the second round of the
presidential election is not sufficient to demonstrate that they
are ´grotesque.´ It is now up to justice to reveal the truth: Either
establish the facts and prosecute, or otherwise provide proof that
these are false allegations.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/29/12)
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