Hillary Clinton’s “private” email correspondence with Middle East wheeler-dealer Sidney Blumenthal discusses France’s motives in pushing for a NATO attack on Libya, in 2011 – including Muammar Qaddafi’s intention to use Libyan gold to “provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).” Meanwhile, the Sunni Arab monarchies were eager for war because most of the region’s oil lies in Shia-populated territory.