On the Liberty Report, Daniel McAdams noted,
McAdams and Dr. Paul cited an article from January, 2016, from the Telegraph, titled, "Colonel Gaddafi warned Tony Blair of Islamist attacks on Europe, phone conversations reveal," in which the content of communications between the two leaders revealed how precisely the ill-fated leader of Libya prognosticated future blowback from current Western support of radicals.
Apparently lucid enough to grasp the ramifications Western support would effect throughout Europe - in the aiding terrorists to fit its own ends - on February 25, 2011, Gaddafi portended the dark turn in a phone conversation with former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, cautioning,
Gaddafi, in the half hour call, insisted repeatedly he only wished to shield Libyan civilians from an onslaught of violence wrought by al-Qaeda fighters - a battle in which government forces were unable to make headway.
Quoting transcripts of Gaddafi's comments during the call, the Telegraph continued,
Then, in a subsequent call four hours later, he added,
In fact, Abedi's very family fought Ghaddafi during the revolt in 2011.
As Dr. Paul notes, Gaddafi's desperate words weren't intended as a threat, rather, as counsel to Blair on the deleterious repercussions manipulation by the U.S. and Western allies would reap - not only across northern Africa and the Middle East, but in Europe.
Gaddafi, Dr. Paul said, was,
Indeed, today saw headlines plastered with news Abedi's family twice approached British Intelligence with concerns their loved one had begun entertaining terrorist fantasies.
While it remains unclear whether Abedi garnered targeted surveillance from MI5, what has been made apparent is even direct and unequivocal warnings on specific persons of interest don't necessitate an open and willing ear from perpetually - if ostensively, only - suspicious Western Intelligence agencies.
Abedi's brother, now having been arrested in Tripoli, allegedly affirmed Salman and himself to be members of the pernicious, self-titled Islamic State - and that his brother told of his plans for the Manchester attack.
However, when it comes to insidious dealings of Intelligence services, the ends - and not warnings with immediacy - seem far too often to play into State decision-making.
Not long after Gaddafi's pleas to Blair and other Western leaders, his and Libya's tragic fates were sealed.
And his warnings of impending doom throughout Europe - resulting from years of meddling in the cultures and affairs of governments of sovereign nations, and the manipulation of terrorist groups to serve hegemonic plunder - can now only echo in the minds of those most guilty for turning a deaf ear...
The West Ignored Gaddafi's Warnings