CIA Operating In Libya, In Consultation With Opposition

Via CNN:

CIA operatives are providing intelligence from Libya, where opposition forces are on the run and the defiant government suffered the embarrassing defection of its foreign minister Wednesday.

The NATO-led coalition, which is enforcing a no-fly zone and protecting civilians from the intense fighting, got no help from the weather in its ongoing efforts to protect the fragile opposition movement.

“The weather conditions did not allow close combat support by aircraft in the last couple of days,” said Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Moammar Gadhafi’s government, for its part, kept up the war of words. State-run Libyan TV late Wednesday quoted a military source as saying a “civilian location was shelled tonight in the city of Tripoli by the colonizing crusader aggression.”

Amid debate on whether the allies will arm the retreating and undertrained rebels, a U.S. intelligence source told CNN the CIA is in the country to increase the “military and political understanding” of the situation. “Yes, we are gathering intel firsthand and we are in contact with some opposition entities,” said the source.

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16 Responses to CIA Operating In Libya, In Consultation With Opposition

  1. Marklar_Prime March 31, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    The Libyan opposition IS the CIA. Why else would they maintain such close ties to Al Queda?

    “March 30, 2011 ‘McClatchy’ — WASHINGTON – The new leader of Libya’s opposition military spent the past two decades in suburban Virginia (Langley to be precise) but felt compelled — even in his late-60s — to return to the battlefield in his homeland, according to people who know him.

    Khalifa Hifter was once a top military officer for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but after a disastrous military adventure in Chad in the late 1980s, Hifter switched to the anti-Gadhafi opposition. In the early 1990s, he moved to suburban Virginia, where he established a life but maintained ties to anti-Gadhafi groups.”

  2. Marklar Kronkite March 31, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    The Libyan opposition IS the CIA. Why else would they maintain such close ties to Al Queda?

    “March 30, 2011 ‘McClatchy’ — WASHINGTON – The new leader of Libya’s opposition military spent the past two decades in suburban Virginia (Langley to be precise) but felt compelled — even in his late-60s — to return to the battlefield in his homeland, according to people who know him.

    Khalifa Hifter was once a top military officer for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but after a disastrous military adventure in Chad in the late 1980s, Hifter switched to the anti-Gadhafi opposition. In the early 1990s, he moved to suburban Virginia, where he established a life but maintained ties to anti-Gadhafi groups.”

  3. MoralDrift March 31, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    “There wont be any ground troops” If they hadn’t said it so many times I might have believed it. The confirmation of CIA ops on the ground completely disproves it as anyone with even a partial history of the CIA knows that they certainly don’t sow peace and harmony where they tread.

    • Bud Bundy April 5, 2011 at 2:56 am #

      They mean actual troops. In covert war we refer to the men fighting as ‘Agents’.

      Ground Troops means the military gets involved, so theres at least 15,000 people involved and the public knows about it.

  4. Anonymous March 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    “There wont be any ground troops” If they hadn’t said it so many times I might have believed it. The confirmation of CIA ops on the ground completely disproves it as anyone with even a partial history of the CIA knows that they certainly don’t sow peace and harmony where they tread.

  5. Liam_McGonagle March 31, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    This must explain why I heard on the Beeb this morning that the rebels are being pushed back.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12917674

    “Success” just isn’t possible without a well-defined mission. And having been thoroughly co-opted by our fantastically incompetent politico’s, the professional judgement of our intelligence/military forces seems pretty well doomed to a downward spiral towards dumbville.

    Goddamn it, no more bullshit! We can’t think that we can bullshit our way through foreign policy the way you bullshit your way through the electoral system any more! When the Hell are Americans gonna wake up and demand some f*ckin’ honest, half-way intelligent leadership?

    • Fursink1 March 31, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

      1. When Oprah endorses the revolution.
      2. When the POTUS is caught laughing while he machine guns homeless children in the streets of D.C. while waving his Nobel Peace Prize at the cameras.
      3. When Dick Cheney goes on The View to admit that 9/11 really was an inside job while taking a dump on Barbara Walters head.
      4. When the MSM goes broke and closes shop for good.
      5. When Jesus comes back and then gets deported by Stephan Seagal (on loan to Joe Arpio of course) for being an illegal immigrant.
      6. When friendly aliens invade and lend their technology to the resistance thereby giving them the advantage in technology and military hardware.

      Any 4 of those 6 should do the trick as long as none of them take place during the Superbowl, World Series, the Final Four, or Dancing with the stars.

  6. Anonymous March 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    This must explain why I heard on the Beeb this morning that the rebels are being pushed back.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12917674

    “Success” just isn’t possible without a well-defined mission. And having been thoroughly co-opted by our fantastically incompetent politico’s, the professional judgement of our intelligence/military forces seems pretty well doomed to a downward spiral towards dumbville.

    Goddamn it, no more bullshit! We can’t think that we can bullshit our way through foreign policy the way you bullshit your way through the electoral system any more! When the Hell are Americans gonna wake up and demand some f*ckin’ honest, half-way intelligent leadership?

  7. Guest173827 April 1, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    Took the words out of my mouth.

    Here’s a link for anyone else who wants to read:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/theweek/213706

  8. Fursink1 April 1, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    1. When Oprah endorses the revolution.
    2. When the POTUS is caught laughing while he machine guns homeless children in the streets of D.C. while waving his Nobel Peace Prize at the cameras.
    3. When Dick Cheney goes on The View to admit that 9/11 really was an inside job while taking a dump on Barbara Walters head.
    4. When the MSM goes broke and closes shop for good.
    5. When Jesus comes back and then gets deported by Stephan Seagal (on loan to Joe Arpio of course) for being an illegal immigrant.
    6. When friendly aliens invade and lend their technology to the resistance thereby giving them the advantage in technology and military hardware.

    Any 4 of those 6 should do the trick as long as none of them take place during the Superbowl, World Series, the Final Four, or Dancing with the stars.

  9. Anonymous April 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Well, they say all politics is local, and I’ve seen some encouraging signs from one of the locations I’d have leasted expected them . . . .

    http://disinfo.com/2011/03/herr-prosser-the-madison-uprising-to-shift-gears-on-april-5th.html

  10. Ed Lee April 4, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    The CIA has been funding rebel groups in Libya, like National Front for the Salvation of Libya, since at least the early 1980s.

  11. Ed Lee April 4, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    The CIA has been funding rebel groups in Libya, like National Front for the Salvation of Libya, since at least the early 1980s.

  12. Bud Bundy April 5, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    They mean actual troops. In covert war we refer to the men fighting as ‘Agents’.

    Ground Troops means the military gets involved, so theres at least 15,000 people involved and the public knows about it.

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