Skip to comments.Libya: Tony Blair agreed to train Gaddafi’s special forces in 'deal in the desert’
Posted on 02/28/2011 4:31:23 PM PST by nuconvert
Tony Blair used his final foreign trip as prime minister to sign a confidential deal with Muammar Gaddafi to train Libyan special forces and supply him with Nato secrets.
A copy of the accord obtained by The Daily Telegraph shows that the two leaders agreed to co-operate on defence matters in a range of areas, including exchanging information about defence structures and technology.
It was signed during the former Labour prime ministers Blair-well tour of Africa in May 2007, in Gaddafis tent in the Libyan desert.
Included in the document was an agreement on co-operation in the training of specialised military units, special forces and border security units. They also signed up to exchanges of information on Nato and EU military and civil security organisations. The document was personally signed by Mr Blair and Gaddafi.
A passing reference to it was contained in a joint communiqué between the
two countries, which was issued at the time and posted on the Foreign Office website before being removed a few weeks ago.
The full version of the accord makes clear the extent to which Mr Blair agreed to co-operate with the Gaddafi regime on defence matters.
Under the terms of the deal, Britain was committed to exchanges of information and views on defence structures, military and security organisations; exchanges of visits by experts and exchange of printed materials in the field of military education and science; exchanges of information on current and developing military concepts, principles and best practice, and the conduct of joint exercises.
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Blair betrays the Libyan people. Gordon Brown betrays the American people by releasing the Lockerbie bomber. Shame on the shameless Brits.
That is terrible. The tv news had film of Tony Blair kissing Gaddafi ... the lowest of the low, both of them.