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From the link (April 2, 2011):

According to these individuals Sarkozy's plans are driven by the following issues:

a.A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,
b. Increase French influence in North Africa,
c.Improve his internal political situation in France,
d. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
e.Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi's long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in,Francophone Africa.

All you need to know about our former president who wants to be re-elected next year.

by Bernard on Fri Aug 5th, 2016 at 08:16:10 PM EST
Well, Qaddafi's long term plans certainly became irrelevant. Mission accomplished there. I don't know what happened to the gold, not that anyone would acknowledge having grabbed it. And I suppose the France can now have as much influence in West Africa as it can afford.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 5th, 2016 at 08:26:07 PM EST
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But if Sarkozy wins reelection he should thank Hollande for providing him with the most help.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 5th, 2016 at 08:28:28 PM EST
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