All the while NATO was bombing Libya and killing civilians, former American diplomat David Welch was helping Muammar Gaddafi cling to power:
found what appeared to be the minutes of a meeting between senior Libyan officials – Abubakr Alzleitny and Mohammed Ahmed Ismail – and David Welch, former assistant secretary of state under George W Bush. Welch was the man who brokered the deal to restore diplomatic relations between the US and Libya in 2008.
During that meeting Welch advised Gaddafi’s team on how to win the propaganda war, suggesting several “confidence-building measures”, according to the documents. The documents appear to indicate that an influential US political personality was advising Gaddafi on how to beat the US and NATO.
That the U.S. and NATO was working actively behind the scenes to prop up Gaddafi as their bombs were liberating Libyans one dead body at a time is not all that surprising. This is consistent with the U.S.’s doctrine of Arab Winter: a foreign policy of perpetual war, ruin, and death.