Former Gaddafi advisor unveils purpose of last conspiracy against colonel

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011 file photo, Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi is seen through a television camera viewfinder as he speaks in Tripoli, Libya. The International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says he will seek arrest warrants in the coming weeks against three Libyans who appear to bear "the greatest criminal responsibility" for crimes against humanity in the current uprising. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 was one of the acts of a plot to turn Islam into a pure cultural phenomenon that would no longer threaten the Western world, said a former adviser to Colonel Bashir Saleh Bashir.

The death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was prepared as part of a plot hatched against him and against the leaders of other Arab countries, told the channel RT, one of his former advisers, Bashir Saleh Bashir.

“It was not a revolution. It was a plot against Gaddafi and the leaders of many other countries. It was a carefully planned and skilfully implemented project to overthrow Gaddafi and other presidents – in Egypt, Tunisia,” Bashir said.

According to him, the purpose of this plot was to transform the Islam of religion into a cultural phenomenon.

“We need Islam, which has given the world Omar Khayyam and other scientists who have contributed to the development of modern civilization,” Bashir recalls, citing the words of former US President Richard Nixon.

In conclusion, he suggested that the plot against Gaddafi had been fomented by the United States .

“They [the United States, ed.] Believed that Gaddafi by definition was opposed to Western culture and Western way of life and that he was trying to destroy the world order. And they plotted against him. And then, for eight months, 40 countries led the war against Libya,” he concluded.

Disintegration of Libyan sovereignty began in 2011, when NATO countries supported the Benghazi rebellion against Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. With NATO air support, the rebels managed to capture, after six months of fighting, the capital of the country, before finding and kill Gaddafi.

The overthrow of the latter destabilized the internal political situation and the country sank into a civil war.

NATO’s intervention in Libya , in the midst of a war between pro- and anti-Gaddafi forces, led to the fall of its regime while plunging the country into a security chaos.

France was the first country to carry an air strike against Libyan military targets, followed the same day by the United Kingdom and the United States.