Peter Dale Scott: Who are the Libyan "Freedom Fighters?"

America, already mired in two decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the provider of sporadic air attacks in Yemen and Somalia, is now bombing Libya. Although our "president" claims this was done to reduce "civilian casualties", our "president" is merely gearing up to assure "regime change" in that oil-rich desert country. If Obama does expand his war in that direction, the hope for a non-violent transition to civilian governments in Tunisia and Egypt, and other Middle East nations experiencing political unrest will be lost toward a hard-edged militarization of many area governments. Let us examine the nature of the forces, which have emerged in Libya: Al Gaddafi is paranoid for a good reason: On September 1, 1969, at the age of 27, he decided to lead a small group of junior military officers in a bloodless coup against Libyan King Idris, but threats to his power and life soon emerged. Israel and "our" US trained anti-Libyan rebels on West and Central African countries, calling their new allies "The National Front for the Salvation of Libya", though the group was based in Chad! US official records indicate that that funding for the Chad-based secret war against Libya also came from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Israel and Iraq.
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