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"Suburban Virginia," eh?

McClatchy:

The new leader of Libya's opposition military spent the past two decades in suburban Virginia but felt compelled — even in his late-60s — to return to the battlefield in his homeland, according to people who know him.

Since coming to the United States in the early 1990s, [Khalifa Hifter] lived in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. [Abdel Salam Badr of Richmond, Va., who said he has known Hifter all his life,] said he was unsure exactly what Hifter did to support himself, and that Hifter primarily focused on helping his large family.

Gee, that's odd. I'm trying to think of what work there could be in suburban Virginia that could possibly give rise to such a sense of uncertainty.

Then again, a nod is as good as a wink:

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good catch

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A CIA commander for the Libyan rebels http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar201...
The agency was very familiar with Hifter’s military and political work. A Washington Post report of March 26, 1996 describes an armed rebellion against Gaddafi in Libya and uses a variant spelling of his name. The article cites witnesses to the rebellion who report that “its leader is Col. Khalifa Haftar, of a contra-style group based in the United States called the Libyan National Army.”
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A 2001 book, Manipulations africaines, published by Le Monde diplomatique, traces the CIA connection even further back, to 1987, reporting that Hifter, then a colonel in Gaddafi’s army, was captured fighting in Chad in a Libyan-backed rebellion against the US-backed government of Hissène Habré. He defected to the Libyan National Salvation Front (LNSF), the principal anti-Gaddafi group, which had the backing of the American CIA. He organized his own militia, which operated in Chad until Habré was overthrown by a French-supported rival, Idriss Déby, in 1990.

According to this book, “the Haftar force, created and financed by the CIA in Chad, vanished into thin air with the help of the CIA shortly after the government was overthrown by Idriss Déby.” The book also cites a Congressional Research Service report of December 19, 1996 that the US government was providing financial and military aid to the LNSF and that a number of LNSF members were relocated to the United States.

and this:

Who are the Libyan Freedom Fighters and Their Patrons?
http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?conte...

Submitted by lambert on

Gee, the leader of the Libyan "rag tag" Army a CIA asset. Nobody could have predicted....

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi