Monday, September 24, 2012

Libya and the CIA

Libya and the CIA
P. Schultz
September 24, 2012

            Well, gee, who’d have thunk it? Perhaps the attack in Libya had very little to do with a movie after all. Obviously, from this, the CIA is or was involved in Libya up to its eyeballs. And my guess: They were doing more than merely gathering intelligence.

          "Within months of the start of Libyan revolution in February 2011, the C.I.A. began building a meaningful but covert presence in Benghazi, a locus of the rebel efforts to oust the government of Colonel Qaddafi. 

           "Though the agency has been cooperating with the new post-Qaddafi Libyan intelligence service, the size of the C.I.A.’s presence in Benghazi apparently surprised some Libyan leaders. The deputy prime minister, Mustafa Abushagour, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal last week saying that he learned about some of the delicate American operations in Benghazi only after the attack on the mission, in large part because a surprisingly large number of Americans showed up at the Benghazi airport to be evacuated."


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