Libyan rebel commander Gen. Abdel Fatah Younis was killed on Thursday after having been arrested on suspicion of remaining strategic ties with the Gadhafi regime. Younis had previously headed the interior ministry under Moammar Gadhafi before defecting to the rebels in February, and was assassinated by pro-Gadhafi assailants just before being questioned on the charges.
Recent reports have claimed that Younis was arrested for allegedly dealing with and smuggling arms to Gaddafi loyalists. Two of his aides – Col Muhammad Khamis and Nasir al-Madhkur – were also killed in the attack. The head of rebel council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, announced the assassination at a news conference, but many details have not been revealed. He did say that the head of the group believed to be responsible for the killings has been arrested.
Having been arrested early on Thursday and then killed by Gadhafi loyalists just before arriving for questioning about his alleged betrayal, leads to questions about what his killers did not want him revealing to the rebels’ Transitional National Council.
Tony Birtley, reporting from Benghazi, told Al Jazeera “He spent 40 years as one of Gaddafi’s right hand men as minister of defence and in charge of the special forces. So when he came over five months ago to the opposition cause it was quite a coup. But some people have had their doubts about… his loyalties…”
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This needs a lot more spin – or lends itself to spin for some greater purpose
So let me get this straight, the double crosser got double crossed? Why that's just low down and dirty…
A perfect nonsense.
Rebels arrest him on suspicion he was "smuggling arms to G. loyalists" and pro-G. "assailants" kill him before interogation !? Lol.
Excellent choice of stooges, another few tricks like that and G. forces march in Benghazi whistling a tune. Wait, they're already there killing top rebel leaders (replay traitors or not).
How is it then, the rebels have no control on their own turf or the guy was assasinated by his own rebel friends? Both spins can't stand.
No honor among thieves…..Oh well….the US and it's team of sycophants will find other stooges in their
Another burned CIA asset.
I don't believe for one second Ghaddafi loyalist assasinated him. He was assasinated on the orders of the rebel leaders themselves. Of course their masters the COMPANY wanted him out for some reason. Although the rebels themselves are criminals who worked for the criminal Ghaddafi. It's true there;s no honor among theives. None of them are working for the Libyan people. The target is to bring Libya into stone ages like they did with Iraq then US army will invade it to suck the oil out for free. The traitors will get their share of the loot in off-shore banks.
Over half the people in Libya support Gaddafi, so this CIA coup is going nowhere without a land invasion. And as the rebel leaders are engaged in paid actor theatrics, what need is there for the dead rebel general to be dead? Its like Waco Texas when Mt Carmel burnt to the ground, as the only ones there when 97 Davidians were cremated alive was eleven ATF and FBI agents, as the only purpose for it was to keep America in fearful submission to authority, as the headline stated in my $864 box ad in the Dallas Morning News, “Waco shootout government fiction — No Davidian shot, killed or burnt”
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