Gaddafi Predictions of Fight Over Libyan Oil Coming True

Two months before his death, Libya’s dictator Muammar Gaddafi gave a speech in which he claimed “There is a conspiracy to control Libyan oil and to control Libyan land, to colonize Libya once again. This is impossible, impossible. We will fight until the last man and last woman to defend Libya from east to west, north to south.” Now, nine years later, it appears poised to come true as world and regional powers fight over control of Libyan oil. Included in the mix is Russia, Turkey, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates as forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar—backed by Egypt and Russia—battle the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. Reported by The Guardian. Read more…