Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya How Not to End Violence in a War-Torn Land


Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya
How Not to End Violence in a War-Torn Land

By Nick Turse

Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to?

That’s what I asked a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). “I am surprised by your mentioning the Canary Islands,” he responded by email.  “I have not heard this before, and wonder where you heard this.”

As it happens, mention of this shadowy mission on the Spanish archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa was revealed in an official briefing prepared for AFRICOM chief General David Rodriguez in the fall of 2013.  In the months since, the plan may have been permanently shelved in favor of a training mission carried out entirely in Bulgaria.  The document nonetheless highlights the U.S. military’s penchant for simple solutions to complex problems — with a well-documented potential for blowback in Africa and beyond.  It also raises serious questions about the recurring methods employed by the U.S. to stop the violence its actions helped spark in the first place.   

Ever since the U.S. helped oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi, with air and missile strikes against regime targets and major logistical and surveillance support to coalition partners, Libya has been sliding into increasing chaos.  Militias, some of them jihadist, have sprung up across the country, carving out fiefdoms while carrying out increasing numbers of assassinations and other types of attacks.  The solution seized upon by the U.S. and its allies in response to the devolving situation there: introduce yet another armed group into a country already rife with them.

 The Rise of the Militias

After Gaddafi’s fall in 2011a wide range of militias came to dominate Libya’s largest cities, filling a security vacuum left by the collapse of the old regime and providing a challenge to the new central government.  In Benghazi alone, an array of these armed groups arose.  And on September 11, 2012, that city, considered the cradle of the Libyan revolution, experienced attacks by members of the anti-Western Ansar al-Sharia, as well as other militias on the American mission and a nearby CIA facility.  During those assaults, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, local armed groups called on for help or which might have intervened to save lives reportedly stood aside. *****(What the author does not say that all these groups also the anti-western Ansar al-Sharia WERE TRAINED AND FINANCED BY THE UNITED STATES as a BLACKOPS AND CONTINUE TO BE FINANCED WHICH is confirmed by the today’s US Ambassador Deborah K. Jones in Libya holding the hand of one of the most extreme Muslim terrorists.   So please read the article with a pinch of salt)

Over the year that followed, the influence of the militias only continued to grow nationwide, as did the chaos that accompanied them.  In late 2013, following deadly attacks on civilians, some of these forces were chased from Libyan cities by protesters and armed bands, ceding power to what the New York Times called “an even more fractious collection of armed groups, including militias representing tribal and clan allegiances that tear at the tenuous [Libyan] sense of common citizenship.”  With the situation deteriorating, the humanitarian group Human Rights Watch documented dozens of assassinations of judges, prosecutors, and members of the state’s already weakened security forces by unidentified assailants.  *****(also the author does not mention intentionally that the Green Resistance is taking power (militias representing tribal and clan allegiances) which has been taking by storm all the cities of Libya. The only cities still trapped under the RATVERMENTS/NATO/US GOVERNMENT are Tripoli and Misurata… This of course worries the United States because when the Green Resistance arrives outside their door (US/UK/FRANCE foreign administration) they will be charged with WAR CRIMES DONE TO HUMANITY AND TO LIBYA.) 

The American solution to all of this violence: more armed men.

Fighting Fire with Fire

In November 2013, U.S. Special Operations Command chief Admiral William McRaven told an audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that the United States would aid Libya by training 5,000 to 7,000 conventional troops as well as counterterrorism forces there.  “As we go forward to try and find a good way to build up the Libyan security forces so they are not run by militias, we are going to have to assume some risks,” he said.

Not long after, the Washington Post reported a request by recently ousted Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan that the U.S. train his country’s security forces.  In January, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which coordinates sales and transfers of military equipment abroad, formally notified Congress of a Libyan request for a $600 million training package.  Its goal: to create a 6,000 to 8,000-man “general purpose force,” or GPF.

The deal would, according to an official statement, involve “services for up to 8 years for training, facilities sustainment and improvements, personnel training and training equipment, 637 M4A4 carbines and small arms ammunition, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE), and other related elements of logistical and program support.” 

In addition to the GPF effort, thousands of Libya troops are to be trained by the militaries of MoroccoTurkey, the United Kingdom, and Italy.  The Libyan Army also hopes to graduate 10,000 new troops at home annually. ***(The author forgets that these numbers are not feasible as we were 6.5 million as a nation, we have 500 thousands deaths in the last 3 years, so now we are 6 million we have 2 million in exile so now we are up to 4 million we have 1 million homeless which are mostly elderly women and men so we arrive to 3 million that is our population right now, it reminds me of the mid seventies when we were just a little over 3 million population so please Sir explain to me how are we going to have 10 thousand new troops annually with what???)

While Admiral McRaven has emphasized the importance of building up “the Libyan security forces so they are not run by militias,” many recruits for the GPF will, in fact, be drawn from these very groups.  It has also been widely reported that the new force will be trained at Novo Selo, a recently refurbished facility in Bulgaria.

The U.S. has said little else of substance on the future force.  “We are coordinating this training mission closely with our European partners and the U.N. Support Mission in Libya, who have also offered substantial security sector assistance to the Government of Libya,” a State Department official told TomDispatch by email.  “We expect this training will begin in 2014 in Bulgaria and continue over a number of years.”

There have been no reports or confirmation of the plan to also train Libyan militiamen at a facility in Spain’s Canary Islands mentioned along with Novo Selo in that Fall 2013 briefing document prepared for AFRICOM chief Rodriguez, which was obtained by TomDispatch.

Official briefing slide mentioning a U.S. military training effort in the Canary Islands.

 

Officials at the State Department say that they know nothing about this part of the program.  “I’m still looking into this, but my colleagues are not familiar with a Canary Islands component to this issue,” I was told by a State Department press officer.   AFRICOM spokesman Benjamin Benson said much the same.  “[W]e have no information regarding training of Libyan troops to be provided in the Canary Islands,” he emailed me.  After I sent him the briefing slide that mentioned the mission, however, he had a different response.  The Canary Islands training mission was, he wrote, part of an “initial concept” never actually shared with General Rodriguez, but instead “briefed to a few senior leaders in the Pentagon.”

“The information has been changed, numerous times, since the slide was drafted, and is expected to change further before any training commences,” he added, and warned me against relying on it.  He did not, however, rule out the possibility that further changes might revive the Canary Islands option and demurred from answering further questions on the subject.  A separate U.S. Army Africa document does mention that “recon” of a second training site was slated to begin last December. 

Neither the State Department nor AFRICOM explained why plans to conduct training in the Canary Islands were shelved or when that decision was made or by whom.  Benson also failed to facilitate interviews with personnel involved in the Libyan GPF training effort or with top AFRICOM commanders.  “Given the continuing developing nature of this effort, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time, and we have not been giving interviews on the topic,” he told me.  Multiple requests to the Libyan government for information on the locations of training sites also went unanswered.   

Training Day

Wherever the training takes place, the U.S. has developed a four-phase process to “build a complete Libya security sector.” The Army’s 1st Infantry Division will serve as the “mission command element for the Libyan GPF training effort” as part of a State Department-led collaboration with the Department of Defense, according to official documents obtained by TomDispatch. 

Agreements with partner nations are to be finalized and Libyans selected for leadership positions as part of an initial stage of the process.  Then the U.S. military will begin training not only the GPF troops, but a border security force and specialized counter-terror troops.  (Recently, AFRICOM Commander David Rodriguez told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. was also helping to build up what he termed Libyan “Special Operations Forces.”)  A third phase of the program will involve developing the capacities of the Libyan ministries of justice, defense, and the interior, and strengthening Libya’s homegrown security training apparatus, before pulling back during a fourth phase that will focus on monitoring and sustaining the forces the U.S. and its allies have trained.  

 

U.S. Army Africa document details four-phase plan for U.S. training of Libyan forces.

Despite reports that training at Novo Selo will begin this spring, a State Department official told TomDispatch that detailed plans are still being finalized.  After inspecting a briefing slide titled “Libya Security Sector Phasing,” AFRICOM’S Benson told me, “I do not see us in any phase as indicated on the slide… the planning and coordination is still ongoing.”  Since then, Lolita Baldor of the Associated Press reported that, according to an unnamed Army official, a small team of U.S. soldiers has now headed for Libya to make preparations for the Bulgarian portion of the training. 

A timeline produced by U.S. Army Africa as part of a December 2013 briefing indicates that the Novo Selo site would be ready for trainers sometime last month.  After communications systems and security sensors are set up, that training range will be ready to accept its first Libyan recruits.  The timeline suggests that this could occur by early May. 

While this may have been an early version of the schedule, there’s little doubt the program will begin soon.  Baldor notes that formal Libyan approval for the training may come this month, although AFRICOM Commander David Rodriguez pointed out at a Pentagon press briefing that the Libyan government still has to ante up the funds for the program, and a Libyan official confirmed to TomDispatch that the training had yet to commence.

U.S. Army Africa timeline of U.S. training of Libyan “General Purpose Force”.

Experts have, however, already expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of the program.  In late 2013, for instance, Benjamin Nickels, the academic chair for transnational threats and counterterrorism at the Department of Defense’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies, raised a number of problematic issues. These included the challenge of screening and vetting applicants from existing Libyan militias, the difficulty of incorporating various regional and tribal groups into such a force without politicizing the trainee pool; and the daunting task of then devising a way to integrate the GPF into Libya’s existing military in a situation already verging on the chaotic. 

For all their seriousness,” wrote Nickels, “these implementation difficulties pale in comparison to more serious pitfalls haunting the GPF at a conceptual level. So far, plans for the GPF appear virtually unrelated to projects of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR) that are vital to Libya’s future.”  

Berny Sebe, an expert on North and West Africa at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, noted that, while incorporating militiamen into a “mainstream security system” could help diminish the power of existing militias, it posed serious dangers as well.  “The drawback is, of course, that it can infiltrate factious elements into the very heart of the Libyan state apparatus, which could further undermine its power,” he told TomDispatch by email.  “The use of force is unavoidable to enforce the rule of law, which is regularly under threat in Libya.  However, all efforts placed in the development of a security force should go hand in hand with a clear political vision.  Failure to do so might solve the problem temporarily, but will not bring long-term peace and stability.”

In November 2013, Frederic Wehrey, a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an expert on Libyapointed out that the project seemed reasonable in the abstract, but that reality might be another matter entirely: “[T]he force’s composition, the details of its training, the extent to which Libyan civilians will oversee it, and its ability to deal with the range of threats that the country faces are all unclear.” He suggested that an underreported 2013 mission to train one Libyan unit that ended in abject failure should be viewed as a cautionary tale.

Last summer, a small contingent of U.S. Special Operations Forces set up a training camp outside of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, for an elite 100-man Libyan counter-terror force whose recruits were personally chosen by former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.  While the Americans were holed up in their nighttime safe house, unidentified militia or “terrorist” forces twice raided the camp, guarded by the Libyan military, and looted large quantities of high-tech American equipment.  Their haul included hundreds of weapons, Glock pistols and M4 rifles among them, as well as night-vision devices and specialized lasers that can only be seen with such equipment.  As a result, the training effort was shut down and the abandoned camp was reportedly taken over by a militia.

This represented only the latest in a series of troubled U.S. assistance and training efforts in the Greater Middle East and Africa. These include scandal-plagued endeavors in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a program that produced an officer who led the coup that overthrew Mali’s elected government, and an eight-month training effort in the Democratic Republic of Congo by U.S. Special Operations forces that yielded an elite commando battalion that took part in mass rapes and other atrocities, according to a United Nations report.  And these are just the tip of the iceberg among many other sordid examples from around the world.

The Answer?

The U.S. may never train a single Libyan militiaman in the Canary Islands, but the plan to create yet one more armed group to inject into Libya’s already fractious sea of competing militias is going forward — and is fraught with peril.

For more than half a year,militia controlled the three largest ports in Libya.  Other militiamen have killed unarmed protesters.  Some have emptied whole towns of their residents.  Others work with criminal gangs, smuggling drugs, carrying out kidnappings for ransom, and engaging in human trafficking.  Still others have carried out arbitrary arrests, conducted torture, and been responsible for deaths in detention.  Armed men have also murdered foreigners, targeted Christian migrants, and fought pro-government forces.  Many have attacked other nascent state institutions.  Last month, for instance, militiamen stormed the country’s national assembly, forcing its relocation to a hotel.  (That assault was apparently triggered by a separate unidentified group, which attacked an anti-parliament sit-in, kidnapping some of the protesters.)   

Some militias have quasi-official status or are beholden to individual parliamentarians.  Others are paid by and support the rickety Libyan government.  That government is also reportedly engaging in widespread abuses, including detentions without due process and prosecutions to stifle free speech, while failing to repeal Gaddafi-era laws that, as Human Rights Watch has noted, “prescribe corporal punishment, including lashing for extramarital intercourse and slander, and amputation of limbs.”    

Most experts agree that Libya needs assistance in strengthening its central government and the rule of law.  “Unless the international community focuses on the need for urgent assistance to the justice and security systems, Libya risks the collapse of its already weak state institutions and further deterioration of human rights in the country,” Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch, said recently.  How to go about this remains, however, at best unclear.

“Our Defense Department colleagues plan to train 5,000 to 8,000 general purpose forces,” Anne Patterson, the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs,told the House Armed Services Committee earlier this year, noting that the U.S. would “conduct an unprecedented vetting and screening of trainees that participate in the program.”  But Admiral William McRaven, her “Defense Department colleague,” has already admitted that some of the troops to be trained will likely not have “the most clean record.” 

In the wake of failed full-scale conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military has embraced a light-footprint model of warfare, emphasizing drone technology, Special Operations forces, and above all the training of proxy troops to fight battles for America’s national security interests from Mali to Syria – and soon enough, Libya as well. 

There are, of course, no easy answers.  As Berny Sebe notes, the United States “is among the few countries in the world which have the resources necessary to undertake such a gigantic task as training the new security force of a country on the brink of civil war like Libya.”  Yet the U.S. has repeatedly suffered from poor intelligence, an inability to deal effectively with the local and regional dynamics involved in operations in the Middle East and North Africa, and massive doses of wishful thinking and poor planning.  “It is indeed a dangerous decision,” Sebe observes, “which may add further confusion to an already volatile situation.”

A failure to imagine the consequences of the last major U.S. intervention in Libya has, perhaps irreparably, fractured the country and sent it into a spiral of violence leading to the deaths of Americans, among others, while helping to destabilize neighboring nations, enhance the reach of local terror groups, and aid in the proliferation of weapons that have fueled existing regional conflicts.  Even Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Amanda Dory admitted at a recent Pentagon press briefing that the fallout from ousting Gaddafi has been “worse than would have been anticipated at the time.”  Perhaps it should be sobering as well that the initial smaller scale effort to help strengthen Libyan security forces was an abject failure that ended up enhancing, not diminishing, the power of the militias.

There may be no nation that can get things entirely right when it comes to Libya but one nation has shown an unnerving ability to get things wrong.  Whether outside of Tripoli, in Bulgaria, the Canary Islands, or elsewhere, should that country really be the one in charge of the delicate process of building a cohesive security force to combat violent, fractious armed groups?  Should it really be creating a separate force, trained far from home by foreigners, and drawn from the very militias that have destabilized Libya in the first place?

source: tomdispatch.com

 

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GREEN MOUNTAIN – ISRAEL’s Military Base??? Yes!!!


GREEN MOUNTAIN – ISRAEL’s Military Base??? Yes!!!


نشرة صحيفه10.05.2011. Gazeta.ru الروسيه امس وثيقه حصل ضابط مخابرات اوكرانى على صوره من وثيقه باللغه العبريه تم الاتقاق والتوقيع عليها بين اسرائيل والمجلس الوطنى الانتقالى فى بنى غازى تقتضى يالزام اسرائيل بدعم لوجستى وتزويد المسلحين بالاسلحه والضغط على الدول الاوربيه والعربيه للا عتراف بالمجلس وتدريب المسلحين لاعداد جيش قوى مقابل وعد مكتوب بأقامة قاعده عسكريه فى الجبل الاخضر—–

Bulletin newspaper Gazeta.ru Russian yesterday and document received intelligence officer, a Ukrainian on the image of a document in Hebrew isAlatakkak and signed between Israel and the Transitional National Assembly in Benghazi necessitates Yalzam Israel with support for logistics and supply insurgents with weapons and pressure on the European and Arab states to not Atrav Council and training militants to prepare the Army Forces for a written promise to set up military base in the Green Mountain

Russian newspaper Gazeta A document obtained yesterday an intelligence officer in the image of Ukrainian Of a document in Hebrew is Alatakkak and signed between Israel and the Transitional National Assembly in Benghazi necessitates Aalzam Israel with the support of logistics and supply insurgents with weapons and pressure on the European and Arab states to not recognition of the Council and training militants to prepare Army forces against a written promise to establish a base military in the Green Mountain and the duration of this Agreement 30 years and renewable. The content of this document first. But there are other documents and confidential document that contains a very serious Transitional Council undertakes to allocate the Libyan plot area of square kilometers for the burial of nuclear waste and throw it. Enter this in the context of Israel’s policy of advocating the dumping of nuclear waste, the Arab countries, especially after the scandal that one of the areas defined by the Mauritanian transport of nuclear waste from Israel and the secret burial, but the issue was floated on the surface was exposed later. It also undertakes the transition to provide support and assistance in the event go to Israel a war with an Arab country by supporting a military order to carry out any attack or a military strike (the meaning here of Egypt or Tunisia or Algeria or Sudan or any Arab country any uprising be declared its hostility against Israel, whether a massage from the inside Libya or from outside).Yes, this topic is freedom and democracy sought by the rebels in Libya. O you fools, O Arabs Rieetm buggers with your own eyes what happened long ago when Iraq claimed that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction abused almost on him and his people and his government and the execution of its president on charges baseless and void and the death of 2 million Iraqis innocent.Uttered by Saddam’s mercy be upon those round me. Of course the role that the early people of North Africa.This topic is intoned by the democracy that America and its allies, and NATO and the elders of the Gulf of hypocrisy and discord at the expense of millions of Arab people of North Africa. Developments, this topic would make a very serious situation in the Mediterranean region, which would threaten security and stability of its people’s, whether European or North African later.

History facts This is a feasibility study written by Jews in 1908, about the possibility of making Green Mountains in Cyrenaica a Jewish country by resettlement. Proposal for this study came from Jewish community from London.

Based on what was presented by Sir Harry Johanstan and written by Nahum Slaosh, the “land of the Jewish organization” in the fifth month of July 1908, sending a scientific expedition to the city of Tripoli and on to the Green Mountain area to study the possibility of achieving this idea. Has entrusted the presidency of the mission for “G Gregory,” a professor of geology at the University of Glasgow, UK. Included a team of top professionals in the fields of agriculture, engineering, and natural resources, and the doctor is Dr. “m. Kidder” who has studied the health conditions in Cyrenaica and the report was prepared by the health in this book, as well as Slaosh to Nahum, the previous experience the topic to clarify the objectives of the mission Recep Pasha and the dimensions of any doubt raised by the advent of the mission when the people of the country.
As stated in the introduction to the report of the mission, “the organization” before you send a mission to gently asked the Committee geographical studies of its work necessary to verify the possibility to take advantage of Cyrenaica as a homeland for the Jews. This committee has spent two years in preliminary studies in this regard. One of its members, “Oscar Strauss,” who admitted from the beginning that Cyrenaica were not known to him. Israel Zanjuil commented on that by saying that the Burqa not far from Russia and Romania, where there were Jews suffer a lot of persecution. In addition to the geographical location of Cyrenaica in relation to Russia and Romania, they are not far from Palestine, where moving the hearts of the Jews.
Israel Zanjuil and go far as to say that Cyrenaica prefer Palestine itself in achieving the national homeland for the Jews, because it is sacred to Muslims and Christians, as in the case of Palestine, which competes in consecrated the three monotheistic religions. In Palestine, the Jewish many competing teams, the thing that you know were not gently. In his opinion, also said the choice of Cyrenaica preferred choice of Palestine in terms of lack of aborigines, the thing that allows absorption of more than absorbed by the Jews of Palestine refugees. Libya was a large surface area, but does not include million people or so, which helps the predominance of Jewish influence and ensure superiority relatively easy way to follow the policy of encouraging immigration of Jews to Libya consistently and persistently. Although Recep Pasha did not give the project the Jewish formally to his government in Istanbul, but the Jewish organization considered as demonstrated by Hamas for the idea of a good gesture from the government of Turkey, as they saw it by virtue of his presidency of the Turkish forces in Africa may get almost all the powers of the Deputy Sultan in the country .
It was Israel Zanjuil, sees the need to take advantage of the Hamas state government to the Jewish idea of the project and start direct negotiations with the government of the Sublime Porte in Istanbul without any delay. While preparations were being made ​​necessary to send a mission to Cyrenaica, contact his friend “Arminius Vambri”, a professor at the University of Budapest, was Arminius Vambri Jewish faith religious father figure of the group, “Young Turks”, and a personal friend of the Sultan Abdul Hamid at the same time, to brief him on the project’s Jewish Burka, knows where his mind. The response came quickly approve Vambri stressing the probability of accepting the Sultan of the project, and showed a willingness to go personally to Istanbul, if necessary, to address the issue himself.
Not only did Arminius Vambri reply to a message Zanjuil Israel and express his point of view in the project, but sent it to the Sultan Abdul Hamid II by the first secretary improve Pasha. When it did not seem Sultan what it smells dissatisfaction with the project Vambri request of his friend, Israel Zanjuil to write himself into the Sultan Sultan and assured him that it would respond quickly. Prepared Arminius Vambri cover letter in Turkish Pasha to improve, and before the Zanjuil send the message to the First Secretary of the Sultan Show drafted to Arminius Vambri who considered adequate so he did not change any of the word. The letter Qaeda and data demands of “land of the Jewish organization” in Cyrenaica on the basis of autonomy for the Jewish immigrants.

A picture of the back cover of the book

Members of the mission arrived to the city of Tripoli on Thursday 16 July 1908, where the British Consul General to bring them to the governor, Recep Pasha, and then returned, accompanied by Nahum Slaosh to interview the governor, especially a long interview the next day. Then I left the mission city of Tripoli on Monday, July 20, heading to Benghazi, including sailed to the city of Derna, were presented by Jacob Krieger to the military commander who gave him letters of Rajab Pasha and the military commander to provide all help to the members of the mission and provided them with guards of Turkish soldiers and gendarmes, also provided them with letters to leaders military in the “Prairie” and “Marina Weevil” and supplied them with information on water resources and agriculture in the region. Having stayed the mission in the city, “tuber” from July 24 to 27 in which members are testing the water resource for the city, and the eyes of the water in the Valley “tuber” and visit the orchards and fields adjacent to it, and then left in a convoy headed for them to eye Shahat (Cyrene) known into Apollo and famous for its water fresh. Including the split members of the mission to the two teams according to their specialties for the tests in different areas, including slopes “Aslenth” and his “touch” and “turf” and the wide plains in that region and then descended the convoy to the town, “Talmith” on the coast and on to Benghazi and from there returned the mission by the island of Malta to Tripoli until they reached London in the twenty-sixth of the month of August 1908. In the meantime, and while he was Zanjuil Israel is preparing to send a letter to Tkhsain Pasha news came the coup occurred in Istanbul and the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II to take off. As a result of this coup that improve Pasha became a political refugee.
Thus, several factors have combined to contribute In the failure of this scheme notably the dominance of Zionist organizations sphincter to colonize Palestine Without the rest of the other organizations, as well as the Italian invasion that has swept Libya In 1911. “
Hisham bin Ghalboun
Member of the “Union LCU, Manchester (UK)

NATO-rebels are fighting for pipelines of water and oil to Israel ?…
‘The future regime will work with other democratic countries, inclusive Israel’. 

Photo: Pipeline Chechnya-Israel

Some weeks ago the Libyan NATO-rebels said that they will recognize Israel and that “the future regime will maintain normal relations with other democratic countries, including Israel.”

 

A Military Coup Will Remove Obama


A Military Coup Will Remove Obama

 

President Obama’s presidency has a definitive shelf life. His backpedaling in the Middle East is of major concern to the military establishment but also to special interest groups such as the Carlyle Group. Obama is threatening to let Iraq and Afghanistan follow in the footsteps of Vietnam. Further, Obama’s refusal to attack Syria and Iran threatens the viability of the Petrodollar. This two-part series will examine the forces which are lining up against this President and how five simultaneous political scandals are being held over his head to gain compliance from several powerful special interest groups.

The Aftermath of Benghazi

benghazi obama leaves em behind

Obama’s presidency may not survive until 2016. He has the most dramatic set of political scandals in the history of the Oval Office. The only question remaining for this president is will he leave office as a result of the scandals or the result of a direct military coup? Obama has already survived one military coup attempt, but it is difficult to believe that there aren’t more military coups waiting in the wings for the right moment to strike.

The First Military Coup

In the fall of 2012, it is now clear that President Obama survived an attempted military coup. My sources tell me, that Obama, is fully aware of the fact that key elements of the military want him gone as the President and, in response, Obama has secretly embedded his CIA operatives in various military command structures around the world by placing these operatives into executive command positions in order to help them prevent just such a military coup and these embedded forces have indeed served him well in the aftermath of Benghazi.

Often, these embedded operatives serve as the second-in-command. The sole purpose of Obama’s operatives is to keep watch on key military leaders and to prevent them from moving against the policies of the present administration.

The murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his security detail at Benghazi served as a flashpoint for an attempted military coup.  What is interesting about the coup attempt, is that very divergent military forces have joined together to take down Obama’s presidency. At issue was the attempted rescue of Ambassador Stevens by two senior military command officers.

Can you imagine the reaction of Stevens, his security team, and two senior command officers if Stevens had indeed been rescued? The gun-running stories of the CIA to Al-Qaeda would have turned the general populace on its ear. This would have been Obama’s Watergate moment. Of course, Stevens had to be murdered to cover up Obama’s complicity in gun-running to Al-Qaeda. Remember, it was Hillary Clinton, on behalf of Obama, who refused to beef up security for Ambassador Stevens at his request. With all that the Benghazi event represents, the sheep of America would’ve been awakened if Stevens had survived to talk. With the inability of the Obama administration to squelch the cries of conspiracy in the aftermath of Benghazi, Hillary, in an effort to preserve her 2016 election hopes, could not jump off the Obama ship fast enough. And even Napolitano has jumped ship and look for more defections in the weeks ahead. Obama is in real trouble. Spying on reporters and using the IRS to harass political enemies is damning, but Benghazi is career ending.

A Review of Benghazi

Let’s review what we have learned about what transpired at Benghazi. The Benghazi consulate, which was no more than a CIA safe house, came under attack by Al Qaeda forces and the attack lasted several hours. We now know that CIA forces were right down the street at the time of the attack that murdered Stevens Al Qaeda attackers, as they attempted to flee the murder scene, were subsequently murdered by the CIA forces, who could have been used to rescue Stevens. This was a desperate attempt to conceal Obama’s gun running operations. We also know that several key personnel at Benghazi have been forced to sign nondisclosure agreements about what they know. What did they know?

The Truth Is Hiding In Plain Sight

What is known, and what was reported in the New York Times, is that this administration ran guns to Al Qaeda in a Middle East version offast and furious. We’ve also learned that Ambassador Stevens was the conduit between the establishment and Al Qaeda receiving weapons, which they used to overthrow the Libyan government. 
The murder of Stevens and his team at Benghazi is a seminal moment in American history. We have further learned that al-Qaeda forces, fighting on the side of NATO in Libya, obtained 20,000 hand-held stinger missiles. This means that the Obama administration has allowed al-Qaeda to be armed to the teeth including the acquisition of 20,000 stinger missiles in which only one is needed to take down an American airliner. To cover their tracks, the Obama administration left Chris Stevens and his bodyguards defenseless as they were killed by the very terrorists who this administration armed. Can you imagine how the election of 2012 would’ve turned if the American public had this information. This is why Stevens had to be killed, but there’s more.

Arming Al-Qaeda In Syria

It is now common knowledge that this administration was also running guns to Al Qaeda in an attempt to overthrow Assad of Syria. However, news of their gunrunning was beginning to leak and the source of the gunrunning had to be eliminated. That source was Ambassador Chris Stevens and the sensitive information that he held, unfortunately for Stevens, came only a couple of months prior to the 2012 presidential election. It is quite apparent that this administration felt that the evidence of their gunrunning trail must be totally obliterated and the only way to accomplish that was to arm Al Qaeda forces to assassinate Ambassador Stevens. These are not shocking revelations and I believe it’s likely that Congress knew the truth is far back as December of 2012. However, the congressional investigation did not succeed in their attempts at getting to the bottom of the Stevens murder. For more than a month Hillary Clinton refused to show up and testify. Other establishment figures were less than cooperative with regard to the congressional investigation. However, there is a clear and distinctive pattern of high command military awareness of this establishment’s murderous and treacherous actions which culminated in the death, the preventable death of Stevens and his bodyguard contingency.

The Middle East command structure of the American military was not on board with President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Panetta is so unpopular with the troops, that when he visits Afghanistan, the troops must be disarmed prior to his landing because he has been fired upon before from American ground forces.

In the aftermath of the Benghazi massacre, two senior level command officers, General Carter Ham, the former commander of AFRICOM and Admiral Charles M. Gayouette were removed from the command positions and arrested by their executive officers. Do you remember that I previously said that Obama was embedding CIA operatives into the number two command positions in key military commands around the world? When Hamm was in the process of launching a rescue mission to save Stevens, General Rodriguez promptly arrested Hamm and assumed his position as the head of AFRICOM.
Before we get into why Hamm and Gayoutte were sacked on the same day, please allow me to first say that Obama’s action of sacking two high ranking officers is so unprecedented, so reckless, that it is difficult to comprehend.  Please allow me to offer a sports analogy in order to explain the magnitude of this action. Imagine that your favorite football team was on the eve of playing in the Super Bowl and the owner of your team fired both the head coach and the quarterback the night before the big game. Wouldn’t this throw your team into a state of disarray? Of course it would, and subsequently your team would face annihilation. This is exactly the case with our forces in the Middle East after the firing of these two military leaders at this critical point in time. The deposing and subsequent arrest of the AFRICOM commanding officer, and the firing of a Carrier task force commander was an irresponsible move by the Obama administration and left a dangerous leadership void in the Middle East that has needlessly put the lives of our military at risk. And it is important to note that these firings took place at a time when it appeared that war with Iran, Syria, China and Russia was on the immediate horizon.

Admiral Gayouette

Admiral Gayouette

The positions held by Hamm and Gayouette are so powerful and so sensitive, that their replacements require approval from the Senate. Why would Obama engage in such a reckless act when the country was so close to war? Very simply, both men were jointly attempting to rescue Ambassador Stevens and his bodyguards, despite being told to stand down by Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta who was acting under Obama’s orders.
As Stevens was begging for help after the attack had begun, General Hamm had activated a special forces team within minutes of learning that the embassy, which was reallyCIA safe house, was under attack. When General Ham received his “stand down” orders from Obama, he still continued with his plans to go ahead with the rescue and was arrested within minutes of contravening the order by his second in command, General Rodriquez. Admiral Gayouette, the commander of Carrier Strike Group Three, was preparing to provide intelligence and air cover for General Hamm’s rescue in violation of his standing orders and he was promptly relieved of command for allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment.”  What is so significant about the sacking of these two military officers is that they were from two completely different command structures in two different branches of the military. This speaks clearly to an overall military mindset with regard to how they view Obama.
It is abundantly clear that had Obama been concerned for saving the lives of the four murdered Americans, American forces could have stopped the mortar fire that eventually killed Ambassador Stevens. However, Panetta and Obama blocked any rescue attempt. In legal parlance, Obama, Panetta and Clinton are, at minimum, accomplices to murder. At maximum these three rogue government officials are co-conspirators to first degree murder and now they have sacked two senior command military leaders to cover their complicity in an act of treason. I feel like I am watching an episode of the former popular television show, 24, as we are presently engaged in a plot that scarcely anyone would have believed if it had aired on television and not occurred in real life.

Others Have Taken Note and Spoken Out

Even though the corporate controlled media refuses to provide detailed coverage of the events in Benghazi, Representative Buck McKeon wrote a letter to Obama in which he boldly stated  ”As we are painfully aware, despite the fact that the military had resources in the area, the military did not deploy any assets to secure U.S. personnel in Benghazi during the hours the consulate and the annex were under attack. I find it implausible that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Commander of U.S. Africa Command (author’s note: General Hamm) and the Commander of U.S. European Command would have ignored a direct order from the Commander in Chief.” 
There is also proof that Obama was warned in advance of the coming attack in which Stevens begged for more protection and his impassioned plea was denied by Clinton.
There’s further evidence that US agents in Libya were at least aware of weapons and militants moving across the border. The ties between murdered U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and jihadist Syrian rebels are becoming more clear as it is now known that Chris Stevens was an arms dealer for the CIA and brokered arms deals with Al-Qaeda and their affiliate rebels in both Libya and Syria. Can anyone imagine the political fallout to this President if word of this had ever leaked out? Stevens was the link between the CIA and Al-Qaeda. With Stevens out of the way, the trail could grow cold and the American public would be none the wiser. This is why a rescue attempt was not permitted and this explains why two senior level officials were sacked for trying to do so. However, it is becoming increasingly clear this mutiny represents a military mindset and has the backing of the Carlyle Group. This connection will be explored in part two.

Obama’s Tumultuous Relationship with the Military

General Ham had been in command of the initial 2011 US-NATO military intervention in Libya. And as we can, in part, read from US military insider accounts of this growing internal conflict between the White House and US Military leaders.  The first sign of a major rift between the American military and Obama became evident when the supreme commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, was fired by Obama for derogatory comments made by the general about the president. Interestingly, the reporter who published a story which led to McChrystal’s firing was none other than recently murdered reporter Michael Hastings. 
First McChrystal, then Hamm and Gayoutte were fired by Obama. There appears to be a growing body of evidence that the military is becoming more emboldened in their rebellion against this rogue President.

  CIA Director David Patraeus Is Sacked

Patraeus was the former commander in Iraq and in Afghanistan after McChrystal was fired by Obama. He was rewarded when he was appointed to be the CIA director. An extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell brought down his reign as CIA director in November of 2012, just following the election.
There is the reason given to explain an event and there is the real reason behind the event. Sixty percent of all married men cheat on their spouses. The more money they make and the more power a man possesses, the more opportunity for cheating.

I have swamp land for sale, in Florida, for anyone to purchase if they are naive enough to believe that David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), resigned solely based upon having an extramarital affair with the biographer-turned-mistress, Paula Broadwell. How did the affair compromise Petraeus’ position as CIA director? The FBI, who vetted Patraeus for the CIA director position, concluded that it did not.

Within two months after the Benghazi attack, four senior U.S. military officers were purged by Obama:

  • Gen. Hamm, on October 18, 2012.

  • Adm. Gayouette, on October 18, 2012.

  • Gen. Petraeus, on November 9, 2012.

  • General Allen, on November 13, 2012.

Other casualties of military leadership during this time frame includes General Keene and General Odierno. Further, the second in commander of Central Command, General Mattis, And who could forget about General Mckiernan? In total, Obama has sacked nearly 20 generals during his tenure as president.

Conclusion

Not wanting the Middle East to become America’s next Vietnam, the military wants Obama gone. And now the military has a strong partner, the Carlyle Group whose connections ripple through the American power structure. These connections and the other reasons why the Obama administration may not be standing by the end of year will be presented in part two.

this is by DAVE HODGES FROM ‘THE COMMON SENSE SHOW’

 

NEWS FROM OCCUPIED LIBYA 26-27/03/2014


NEWS FROM OCCUPIED LIBYA

 

NCO escape from an assassination attempt in front of the headquarters of the Directorate of security in the city of  Benghazi 

News sources for survival NCO and Sam Abdulsalam Alzlaoa  was an assassination attempt in front of the Security Directorate of Benghazi, the sources said that “Alzlaoa” subjected to shooting by gunmen and wounded in the foot was transferred to a hospital evacuate.

 

Italian airline suspended flights to Libya 

Sources say that the Italian airline has suspended flights to and for  Libya. Against the backdrop of the deteriorating security situation in the capital Tripoli and also  both British Airways and Austrian and German lines.

 

*****RAND American Research invites Libya’s international partners to be ready for the possible deployment of a peace force 

Called the report of the Rand Corporation of America Research Libya’s international partners to be ready for the possible deployment of a peace force in Libya, saying that “the possibility of civil war is not far off, unfortunately, although it can still be avoided through the correct approach and something out of luck.”
It also said the report – prepared by researchers Christopher Tchivis and Jeffrey Martini “The best option is to take the United Nations peacekeeping mission, but if prevented differences in the Security Council of the deployment of the force, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union they will have to act independently, It is better to have it as well as the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League. ” 
He added that he “can external actors to enhance security in Libya, but cost much more than it seems on what the international community can fill it now .. It can also impose security if one of the armed groups took control of the rest, but this will not come until after the civil conflict, This would be a cure worse than the status quo. “Instead, it could some groups in Libya to reach a political consensus relieves tension and includes specific steps to improve security. 
He said the report of the institution said that “the United States and its allies reconciling strategy together to ensure that it does not slip Libya to violence, and that turned into a haven for jihadi groups stone’s throw from Europe, would be a major problem for the West,” noting that terrorist violence escalating in Libya would have a chilling effect the Sahel region.
The report considered that “as well as its direct impact on the verdict, the state of insecurity and also put the government in front of challenges far exceed their capabilities, and created more concern for the government is in fact prey to the pressure.” 
He believed that the establishment of graded stability under a representative government and a constitutional system will enable the benefits of sustained energy and other resources in Libya, which will enhance the region in general, warning of the need to step up the government and its international partners of their efforts to control the security situation in Libya through steps such as disarmament and demobilization and reintegration. 
The report noted that, “Despite the current challenges, the Libya continue to enjoy several advantages compared to other communities living post-conflict situations, which enhances the chances of improving the situation .. as the size of the population relatively small reason for optimism, as many Libyans generally remain in their horizons closer to the Americans, despite their reluctance year of foreign influence. “

The closure of the airport road in Tripoli before boarding staff 

Said Osama Ahmed, an employee at the Ministry of the Interior said on Wednesday that the Ministry of Interior officials have closed the airport road because of the cancellation of Prime Minister-designate Abdullah bending to increase salaries by 50%. Explained that the staff of the General Administration of Josart and Foreigners Affairs of the Ministry of the Interior have expressed their rejection of the issuance of any document until Cancel decision to reduce salaries. Council also called on Tripoli local citizens to pass through Salahuddin Sawani or rather through the airport because of congestion caused by the closure of the airport road.

Libya closes airport after rockets hit runway


Libya closes airport after rockets hit runway

 

TRIPOLI: Libyan authorities closed the airport in the capital Tripoli on Friday after rockets hit a runway on Friday, officials said. “Flights were halted but the airport has been reopened using a second runway,” a spokesman for the transport ministry told a reporter visiting the airport.

But the reporter saw no planes taking off or landing. 

“We cancelled all flights,” said the country head of a foreign airline with several daily flights to Tripoli.

Nasser El Kerewi, head of the Tripoli security and stability committee, said it was not known who was behind the Friday attack.

“Two rockets exploded on the main runway of the airport, causing damage. For security reasons, flights were suspended until further notice,” the source said on condition of anonymity. 

The blasts took place at around 05:00am (0300 GMT), at a time when the day’s inbound and outbound traffic had yet to begin. 

An airline representative in the capital said that the authorities had informed firms operating at the airport that flights would remain suspended until 1030 GMT on Saturday.

Maintenance teams were clearing the first runway of debris, the spokesman said, adding it was unclear who had fired the rockets which landed at dawn. 

Gunfire could be heard during the night in the capital, residents said.

Libya’s government struggles with militias that helped overthrow Muammar Qadhafi in 2011 but which have kept their guns to demand power, oil wealth and influence. 

On Thursday, however, the government announced it was mobilising its security forces after acknowledging for the first time that “terrorist groups” were behind dozens of attacks against security services and Westerners. ****(now the nationalists are called “terrorist groups” really? While Alqaeda, Alsharia, Muslimbrotherhood, L.I.F.G. and other extremist groups are not “TERRORIST GROUPS”?)

“The nation finds itself in a confrontation with terrorist groups, and it falls upon the government to mobilize its military and security forces to fight this scourge,” said a statement published on the government’s website.

“There will be no place for terrorism in Libya and Libyans must be prepared for such a battle in terms of caution, awareness and sacrifice,” said the statement.

An overnight government statement called on “the international community and in particular the United Nations to provide the necessary support to eradicate terrorism in Libyan cities.”

The government said “the cities of Benghazi, Derna and Sirte and others are facing a terrorist war carried out by Libyan and foreign elements with hostile intentions.” ****(please in the above cities are Nationalists Revolutionaries who are fighting the EXTREMIST NATO PUPPET GOVERNMENT)

source: gulftoday.ae

Agencies