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Gaddafi is CIA Black Op

Posted in Uncategorized by ce399 on 01/04/2011

CIA Operating in Libya; Obama Authorized Rebel Arms Shipments

Government officials have acknowledged CIA operatives are on the ground in Libya as part of a covert Western force to aid the U.S.-led bombing campaign. According to the New York Times, teams of CIA agents are gathering intelligence for air strikes and making contact with rebels fighting to overthrow Col. Muammar Gaddafi. The CIA has apparently been in Libya for several weeks along with British MI6 intelligence officers and special forces. The Reuters news agency meanwhile is reporting President Obama has secretly authorized the CIA to arm the Libyan rebels under a directive issued within the last three weeks. No U.S. weapons are believed to have been delivered as of yet, but Obama has said the U.S. is weighing its options.


Gadaffi’s Visit to France Sparks Protests (2007)

Muammer Gadaffi, the Libyan leader, on Monday began a five-day visit to Paris to buy arms, nuclear power and civil airliners, triggering a storm of criticism from campaigners and an outburst from a government minister who said France should not accept his “kiss of death”.

Colonel Gadaffi was last night expected to sign a clutch of contracts valued at about €10bn ($14.7bn, £7bn) with French companies at the Elysée palace following talks with Nicolas Sarkozy. The Libyan leader is looking to buy 26 Airbus aircraft, a nuclear power station, French Rafale fighters and missiles, spare parts for his fleet of Mirage fighters and military helicopters.


Old Arab Ties May Harm New Ones

There once was no American institution more hostile to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s pariah government than the Central Intelligence Agency, which had lost its deputy Beirut station chief when Libyan intelligence operatives blew up Pan Am Flight 103 above Scotland in 1988.

But with the Sept. 11 attacks came a new group of enemies. In recent years, the C.I.A. has been closely tethered to Colonel Qaddafi’s intelligence service as it hunts for information about operatives of Al Qaeda in North Africa.

Now, the uprising against the Libyan leader, along with the revolts that drove out the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt and threaten other rulers, have cast a harsh light on the cozy relationships between America’s intelligence agencies and autocratic, often brutal Arab governments. The C.I.A. faces questions about whether such ties blinded it to undercurrents of dissent and may now damage America’s standing with emerging democratic governments.

Top American officials say that the C.I.A.’s close ties to Libya brought important benefits: the dismantling of Colonel Qaddafi’s nascent nuclear weapons program, and a partnership to track terrorist cells in the country.

But Dennis C. Blair, the former top American intelligence official, said that while spy services in places like Libya and Egypt were cooperating with the United States against Al Qaeda, they were “aggressively and sometimes brutally suppressing dissent in their own countries.”

“Not only did these intelligence relationships interfere with our ability to understand opposition forces, but in the eyes of the citizens of those countries they often identified the United States with the tools of oppression,” said Mr. Blair, who served until last May as President Obama’s director of national intelligence. He added that the recent uprisings offer an opportunity to “align our intelligence relationships with our national values.”


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  1. ce399 said, on 01/04/2011 at 00:47

    Off the top of my head. My hunch is the recent events in the Middle East and North Africa were all orchestrated and choreographed by Frank Wisner, Jr, the CIA and corresponding Arab and Jewish leaders. Organic manifestations of covert ops notwithstanding. These “revolutions” are about as cynical and deceptive as the Obama “Hope” and “Change” campaign. It’s all about more economic stimulus for the global elites: opening up markets to more virulent and technocratic forms of free trade, “modernisation” and related curses – Virilio-esque bombs and bomblets (ie Hackerian Vampire Projects ) – that globalisation brings to indigenous peoples. It also provides an excitement filled “exit” (or otherwise) for these old, decrepit, corrupt, sadistic and probably very bored Arab leaders. Perhaps they all fancy the Sabbatian concept of “holiness through sin – ” as do, I suspect, many world leaders. Somehow Gaddafi comes off as being very decadent. :)

    Parisian Messianism: Catholicism, Decadence, and the Transgressions of Georges Bataille


    In lieu of an abstract, here is a preview of the article.

    Among the many uses to which Gershom Scholem’s studies of Sabbatianism have been put, one of the most audacious is certainly Jeffrey Mehlman’s attempt to argue that the intellectual lineage of French post-structuralism can be traced back to the seventeenth-century apostate-messiah, Sabbatai Zevi. Mehlman, a literary theorist and professor at Boston University, has suggested in two books ( Legacies of Antisemitism in France and Walter Benjamin for Children: An Essay on his Radio Years ) that the transgressive spirit of Sabbatianism was transmitted by Scholem to his close friend, Walter Benjamin. According to Mehlman, Benjamin then imparted the Sabbatian mindset to the French thinker Georges Bataille, who knew Benjamin in Paris in the 1930s. And since Bataille was a central influence on the whole pantheon of French postmodernism–from Jacques Derrida to Julia Kristeva to Michel Foucault to Jean Baudrillard–the subversive spirit of French theory can be seen as a late manifestation of this heretical, Jewish messianism.

    Fascinated by the Sabbatian concept of “holiness through sin” (a subject that Scholem discussed in a 1936 essay of that name), Mehlman locates this nihilistic metaphysics–in which the law is fulfilled through its violation–in the thought of Bataille. In the 1957 book, L’Erotisme , Bataille writes that “[t]ransgression is not the negation of a prohibition, [End Page 113] but its completion and transcendence”–and Mehlman calls this a “neo-French gloss on the Hebrew concept.” 1 Furthermore, Mehlman pointedly compares Derridean deconstruction to Sabbatianism, referring to the Sabbatians’ imputation of mystical significance to their leader’s apostasy as “a desperate celebration of the arbitrariness of the sign, a performance of its fundamental discontinuity in relation to inner sense.” 2 When he fled Paris in 1940, Benjamin left his papers and the Paul Klee.

  2. Frederico Elton said, on 05/04/2011 at 23:21

    So this NYT article basically admits that the French were selling Gaddafi nukes? As you may know, if you sell “civilian” nuclear power, you’re selling plutonium which then can be transformed into weapons-grade plutonium. Apparently this is what happened in North Korea when a Donald Rumsfeld connected corporation knowingly sold “civilian” nuclear components to Kim Jong-Il.

    Rummy’s North Korea Connection What did Donald Rumsfeld know about ABB’s deal to build nuclear reactors there? And why won’t he talk about it?


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