The daughter of Muammar Gaddafi’s head of security, human rights advocate Reem El Debri, said she assumed that the West would support the son of the ex-Libyan president, Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, in his bid to become president of the North African country, during an interview from Cairo on Friday.

“I think now they [the West] start understanding there’s a mistake they were doing in Libya before. Now they are suffering from this problem. I think they want to solve it and go out of all of this that is happening in Libya. I think they are going to support [the bid],” she said.

El Debri went on to describe why she thought Saif al-Islam could be considered a good choice for Libya.. She said in 2011 he had predicted the exact situation the country now faces.

“Dr. Saif al-Islam has good projects for Libya. He tried to work with the West to solve all these problems. He did many things to make Libya to be a new Libya,” she stated.

Answering a question about the situation in Venezuela where the US recognised the opposition leader as a legitimate interim president and together with some European states showed him support, she pointed out that while there are similarities in developments with her country “what happened in Libya couldn’t happen in other countries.”

“There was nothing happening in 2011 [in Libya] to let NATO start bombing us and kill many innocent people and many children,” she stated

“We have our country destroyed and now they are working to help Libya,” she noted.

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No date has been set yet for Libya’s presidential election which is expected to take place in 2019.

Mandatory courtesy to RT Worlds Apart

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I opposed the removal of Gaddafi as much as I opposed the removal of Saddam and I still oppose the removal of Assad. I like(d) none of them, it’s just that none constituted threats for the west, there were no rational reasons to go after them… Meanwhile, the terrorism-funding regimes were well known even in 2003 and nobody did anything to remove any of these, not even Qatar where doing a coup would be really easy, moreover, there are 7-8x more expats than Qataris and half are Indians, there are lots of Nepalese too. Since their passports were confiscated, it’d… Read more »