Killing Gaddafi: Longstanding US Policy - by Stephen Lendman
Washington wanted Gaddafi killed for decades.
Absent reliable independent proof, some sources believe a double was killed, not Gaddafi. More on that below.
Nonetheless, clear evidence shows Washington wanted him dead for years.
On October 27, Algeria ISP headlined, "Libya - On what Sarkozy and Obama killed Gaddafi?" saying:
"It's confirmed, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy have indeed ordered (Gaddafi's) assassination...."
"According to Le Canard Enchaine (on October 26), the Americans had located (him) on October 19."
Claude Angeli's article "is unambiguous." Titled "Gaddafi condemned to death by Washington and Paris," it said both leaders ordered his extrajudicial killing because he knew too much. Preventing a public show trial was key.
US and French Special Forces were involved. Numerous bombing attempts failed. War still rages across Libya. The country "has entered a no man's land policy, an area of (unpredictable) turbulence....This should worry" Western and regional leaders because eight months of fighting resolved nothing.