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Among the links of Libyan rebels to Washington DC

In mid-May 2011, just six weeks after the beginning of the NATO bombing of Libya, leaders of the anti-Gaddafi rebel movement went to Washington, D.C. for “talks.”

And the big oil companies were present when they spoke at the U.S.-Libya Business Council.

The leading Libyan opposition group, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, has reportedly been backed by the CIA since the 1980’s.

The rebels have also employed a public relations/lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C., called the Harbour Group. The principals of the Harbour Group include Hillary Clinton’s staff director from the 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. Another served as a spokesperson for the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and other conservative Republicans. The third served as a public relations figure in the last three Democratic presidential conventions.

“You can figure out who’s going to win, and the name is not Gaddafi,” Nansan Saleri, the founder of the Houston-based Quantico Reservoir Impact company told the Washington Post. “Certain things about the mosaic are taking shape. The western companies are positioning themselves.”

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3 Responses to “Among the links of Libyan rebels to Washington DC”

  1. Add to the mix the U.S. and Israel trained anti-Libyan rebels in a number of West and Central African countries, with the aim of overthrowing Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi. The National Front for the Salvation of Libya (FNSL), was based in Chad. Official US records indicate that funding for the Chad-based secret war against Libya also came from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Israel and Iraq. British resources are being used to support the FNSL and other ‘opposition’ in Libya.

    The main group leading the present insurrection is the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition, which includes the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL). The NFSL is a U.S.-sponsored armed militia of mostly Libyan expatriates and tribes opposed to al- Gaddafi.

    Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, LIFG) was founded in 1995 by a group of mujahideen veterans who had fought against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Intelligence indicates that some have joined forces with al-Qaeda to wage jihad against Libyan and Western interests worldwide. As recently as February 2004, then-Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that “one of the most immediate threats [to U.S. security] is from smaller international Sunni extremist groups that have benefited from al-Qaida links. They include … the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

    So to bring down Gaddafi, Americans, Britons and the French have found themselves as comrades in arms with the rebel LIFG, a radical element in the Al Qaeda network. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted the risks of the unholy alliance in a congressional hearing, saying that the Libyan opposition is probably more anti-American than Muammar Gaddafi.

    Finally, Libyan rebels in Benghazi aka The Transitional National Council said they have created a new national oil company to replace the corporation controlled by leader Muammar Gaddafi, whose assets were frozen by the United Nations Security Council.

    • What’s truly interesting about the “Arab Spring” is the seemingly complete lack of US involvement. There was a chance here to convert every Arab nation to a democracy and yet even US gov’t pro-democracy gum-flapping is noticeably lacking.

      The lone exception is Libya. Even Terrorist Watch List veteran and Israeli enemy Syria is being given a free pass. Why? Historically, they’ve been considered “equally evil”.

      Because Libya has way more crude, dude. And their industry is dominated by a state-owned company, That’s why Libya (Libyan oil) needs “liberation”.

      While I take the al-Quaeda link claims with a grain of salt, It doesn’t ultimately matter. In American foreign policy, oil trumps…well…everything actually.

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