PressTV-Why US destroyed richest African nation

The United States and its allies are responsible for completely destroying Libya, the richest country with a highest standard of living in Africa, an American journalist and political analyst says.

“Prior to the invasion of Libya in 2011, which resulted in the murder of Muammar Gaddafi and his country’s destabilization, Libya had enjoyed one of the highest standards of living on the African continent,” Walt Peretto said in an interview with Press TV on Sunday.

“Their major crime in the perception of the global financial elites was the announcement by Gaddafi that he planned on creating a new currency that would be backed by gold which would have potentially destabilized other currencies that are fiat based and lacking significant material foundation,” he added.

“While Libya had been openly targeted for invasion by the Western bloc nations, Gaddafi’s announcement put an invasion of Libya on the top of the priority list. Predicted…

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