Libyan Rebel Military Leader – CIA?

Posted: March 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

All,

Um, lets see now…  This Libyan defector comes to the U.S. from Libya and just hangs out in suburban Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC, for two decades, with no visible means of support, and now, in a sudden burst of patriotism, feels compelled to go back to Libya to instantly be appointed the head of the opposition army, just at the moment Uncle Barry starts dropping bombs on the Qaddafi’s troops…

…What else is in suburban Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC? Any ideas?  Got a guess?

Why, it’s the town of Langley, boys and girls!  The world headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency!

Where lots of folks with no visible means of support just seem to like to go hang out…  Until a revolution just seems to break out spontaneously back home, of course…

Could it be…?

Scott

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Libyan rebel leader spent much of past 20 years in suburban Virginia

By Chris Adams | McClatchy Newspapers

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/26/111109/new-rebel-leader-spent-much-of.html

WASHINGTON – 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.

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.

Late last week, Hifter was appointed to lead the rebel army, which has been in chaos for weeks. He is the third such leader in less than a month, and rebels interviewed in Libya openly voiced distrust for the most recent leader, Abdel Fatah Younes, who had been at Gadhafi’s side until just a month ago…

…Since coming to the United States in the early 1990s, Hifter lived in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. Badr said he was unsure exactly what Hifter did to support himself, and that Hifter primarily focused on helping his large family.

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