Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Libya: Gaddafi accused of fueling wars in W. Africa

David Crane, the chief prosecutor for the Sierra Leone war crimes court, told the BBC that Libya is responsible for the instability in West Africa.
Mr Crane said there was a detailed plan by Mr Gaddafi to destabilise several West African countries which had caused widespread suffering in the region.

"We know that, specifically up until last year, that there was a 10-year plan to take down Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, then move to Guinea and then elsewhere as the situation developed," he said.

"The 10-year plan was to put in surrogates who were beholden to Muammar Gaddafi," Mr Crane said.