Given Libyan General Khalifa Hifter’s decades of US (and CIA in particular) ties, the State Department has apparently decided it can’t stay completely mum on his military takeover of parliament.
State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki says that “we do not condone or support” anything Gen. Hifter is doing, including his attack on Libya’s parliament, nor did they play any role in “assisting” the operation. She punctuated that point by insisting “we have not had contact with him recently.”
Psaki went on to say that the State Department supports a resolution through “peaceful means” of the ongoing disputes in Libya, and called on “all parties” to refrain from violence.
US Marines were deployed to Sicily days before Hifter’s actions, anticipating having to evacuate the embassy. On that front, officials say the decision could change “minute by minute,” as casualties in the Tripoli fighting build.
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US officials denied supporting al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria until the evidence became too overwhelming to continue the charade. Expect Hifter to be portrayed as secular or moderate, or both, when the USG finally admits they might have given him a little help.
A State Dept denial is worth about the same as its stonewalling. Almost feel sorry for that press corps. Last decent question I remember seeing (about
fundingarming terrorists in Syria, only he didn't say terrorists) resulted in Psaki saying ~'no more on this line of questioning.' Occurred to me that that group may be cowed somehow –like maybe they're conditioned to tiptoe & self-sabotage so as not to risk getting cut off.
Psaki is a mouthpiece for the State Dept. These people are pathological liars.
Hifter is just another stooge doing the bidding of the USG. We can be assured
that this guy does (nothing) without The approval of his puppetmasters in DC.
Once the USG has (used) Hifter to the point he is of no further value, he'll
get taken out by a drone, or shot to death and dumped into the sea like others
the US junta claimed were a so-called (terrorist).
"If any of your IM Force is caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions."
Being a spokesman for the State Dept, when she says "we" she means the State Dept…that does not mean DoD or CIA have not spoken to Hifter – with or without State knowledge or input. As for resolution through “peaceful means” does she mean peaceful means like what they did at the beginning of the Libyan adventure to bring down Qaddafi or perhaps she meant the peaceful means they used to exacerbate the Syrian fubar. Oh, wait, she must mean the peaceful means of supplying the neo-Nazis and head-bangers in Ukraine with the money and tools to suppress a section of the populace.
The U.S. is not supporting General's Libya takeover? The U.S. won't fool anyone in Middle East and tha Muslim world. Reports in press today reveal the U.S. forces have started arriving in Libya to train the Libyan Army, but I have no doubt the U.S. forces rush in to help Hifter solidify the takeover of the Libyan government.
Khalifa Hifter, who spent his 30 years is the U.S. living next to the CIA has been the U.S.'s choice to overthrow the Islamists Libyans and install a pro-U.S. regime in Libya. In short, Khalifa Hifter's military coup is a carbon operation to Iranian General Faziollah Zahedi who under the CIA plan TPAJAX Project, and a con-join British plan "Operation Boot" overthrew the Iranian Prime Minster Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953. I have a full article titled "Khalifa Hifter: The CIA's Aspiring Dictator for Libya" at my blog at the British Newspaper Telegraph. Link: my.telegraph.co.uk › Blogs › nikos_retsos
Hiftar told reporters "If the people want me for president I will run for," and that sounded like what Egyptian dictator General Sissi said when he overthrew Mohammed Morsi. I believe the U.S. didn't like Islamists – either in Egypt or in Libya, and it has worked to oust them in both countries. But Libya is a tribal country, with Berbers in the south seeking autonomy, and with Islamist that won't give up to Hifter without a fight. If the Misratan militias -the toughest of all- don't join Hifter, they may become the center upon which other Islamist militias will coalesce, and a bloody civil war would certainly follow.
I see Libya becoming the New Algeria of the 1990's, and the initial success of Hifer may be fleeting. One thing is certain: It ain't over yet! Nikos Retsos, retired professor, USA
Off course not, they not even close to supporting terrorism in Syria, nor they are supporting Neo fascism in Ukraine, they just supporting them with little of money like 5billion dollars and little of weapons when they have sold few hundred billions to Saudis and UAE, is a business you know, have nothing to do with this general or that tyrant regime or this or that terrorism where ever they are from. The big business making is for IMF when this general or that Neo fascism takes over.
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