A former Libyan representative to the United Nations during the February 2011 revolution, who holds the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2009, in his book entitled "The End of Gaddafi" talks about Qatar's most important role that he began to play during events and conflicts , aimed at overthrowing the regime of Muammar Kadafi. It was thanks to Qatar that the "Islamists" got the opportunity to control and keep in their hands what is happening on the territory of the country. Libya, however, faced a terrifying internal struggle from all sides and areas, and was also preparing for the consequences before the operation "Dignity", initiated by the Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalif Khaftar in 2014.
Libyan politician Abdel Rahman Shalgam (Libyan foreign minister from 2000 for 2009, then Libya representative to the UN Security Council, and then a permanent representative of Libya to the UN, ed.) In his book wrote that what he learned in 2012 year was only a "drop in the sea", namely, that the emir of Qatar was ready to give all the riches of the country in order to overthrow the Gaddafi regime. Shalgam asked the question: why? He was told that the emir of Qatar has a long-term strategic plan, which will be possible only if the "Islamic government" in Libya is established. The victory of Islamists in Tunisia and Egypt will only contribute to the spread of their influence in this country, which will become a link between them. Thus, Qatar will have the opportunity to form an Islamic Union in North Africa, headed by "the ruler of the faithful" Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
When there were many Arab and international coalitions, the Libyan politician learned that the Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and his son Tamim wanted to increase the extraction of Libyan oil by five million barrels per day, and distribute revenues between Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. This way you can achieve economic prosperity, and the "Commander of the Faithful" will later be able to declare that the Islamic Union is able to compete and compete with the "Asian tigers". This is the plan and project of Qatar, which he wants to implement in North Africa. President of the International Union of Muslim Scientists Yusuf al-Qaradawi 21 October 2011, the day after the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in his speech confirmed the establishment of the so-called "democratic Islamic republic." He directly advocated the achievement of a kind of unity between the three countries, describing the people supporting him as "faithful revolutionaries" of Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
Returning to the book of Shalgam, we find that he reveals yet another earlier attempt by Qatar to establish control over the future of Libya. He mentions that the then prime minister, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jasim, contacted him after Shalgam's speech to the UN in February 2011, and announced the approval and appreciation of his words by Qatar's emir Hamadoy bin Khalif on the UN platform. After this incident, contacts between them became permanent and mandatory, such as breakfast in the morning, and Doha turned into a favorite place of the leaders of Libya. Later, Qatar played a politically important role when he urged NATO to intervene in the affairs of Libya. He noted that the aid provided by the Qatari regime to rebels in Libya is three billion dollars. After some time Qatar on behalf of the mastermind of this operation, Hamad bin Jasim, confirmed that such a large financial support gives the country the right to interfere in the Libyan question.
Shalgam also added that Mahmoud Jibril (the Prime Minister of the Transitional National Council from March to October of the year 2011 - Ed.) Told him then that the Emir of Qatar had invited him to visit Doha to discuss the situation in Libya after liberation, and to call him play an intermediary role between different Libyan parties and groups. Then he met with the then Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who was accompanied by Muhammad Shamam. Tamim described the Qatari support of the rebels in Libya, and also said that Qatar is ready to continue to provide financial assistance to the country without interfering in its affairs. Shalgam told him that the Libyan people did not deny Qatar's support, but was not prepared to allow interference in their affairs.
Hamad Bin Jassem bin Jaber Al Thani
In his book, Shalgam also writes that the Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamada told him that one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ali Al-Salibi, "is not far from us, and we want you to talk together in order to reach a consensus ". At the end of the meeting, he also said: "I hope that you agree to talk with the leader of the Islamic Combat Team, Abdel Hakim Belhadj, this is his telephone number." After that, Shalgam flew to the US to meet with the emir Hamada bin Khalif in New York. He, as well as Mahmud Jibril, understood that the Emir of Qatar speaks of Libya as a "part of his house". During the meeting, he imposed specific people, naming their names, which should occupy posts in the leadership of the country. He also insisted on the immediate appointment of candidates nominated by Qatar for certain positions, placing emphasis on the posts of the Ministers of Internal and External Affairs.
When Shalgam and Mahmoud Jibril left the Emir, they were completely absorbed in their thoughts, because it was obvious that he was talking about Libya as a state that was his private home. Shalgam was then surprised by the arrogance and pride with which Sheikh Hamad bin Khalif Al Thani speaks, as well as his impudence and confidence in implementing the plan and the consent of other international actors to conduct such a policy by Qatar. At the same time, an incident occurred that confirmed the Qatari influence and the situation in Libya. This time, an American businessman working in the oil field told about him, and Abdel Rahman Shalgam was a part of this story. This American businessman managed huge enterprises in the oil sector in the largest producing countries of this resource, in addition, he also worked in the administration of the then US President George W. Bush. It was then that he became acquainted with Shalgam, who at that time occupied the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs. His country decided to start "investing" in previous relationships. During their meeting, the businessman told him that the oil company is ready to invest in Libya, but Qatar is an obstacle in their way, with which it is necessary to agree to conduct further successful cases.
Doha said that it is impossible to conduct any activity in Libya without her participation, since she controls the four most important Libyan components: oil, security, money and the army. At that time, Shalgam had already started to leave the political sphere, so he could not offer anything and give the American businessman. When he tried to find out the names of the Qatari people who told him about this, he refused to provide any information and apologized to his Libyan diplomatic friend for not being able to disclose them. An American businessman owns a large network of oil companies in the Persian Gulf and fears that if Doha finds out about his actions in Libya, then he will create a huge problem and will also interfere with his activities.