It’s come to light in recent months, namely since the Wikileaks treasure trove of emails being released in the autumn of 2016 during the US presidential elections in an attempt to discredit Hilary Clinton, that Muammar Gaddafi, the former leader of Libya had been assassinated not for humanitarian reasons as was previously insisted, but instead was killed as a result of something far more curious. This curiosity was that he was in the process of creating a gold-backed currency, one which would be free of the ups and downs and influence of oil markets and would outshine both the Dollar and the Euro. This could have created chaos in the western world which is reliant heavily on oil, and so they chose to eliminate the potential issue with this gold-backed currency, which Gaddafi wouldn’t have budged on. Interestingly, following his capture and death, international groups moved in and began to take control of the rich oil resources found in Libya. It also has been mentioned that Nicholas Sarkozy of France wanted to reconfirm their presence in North Africa, hence the seemingly sudden influx of international troops in the North African country.