Wednesday, April 6, 2011

US President's clarification on his denial on CIA operations in Libiya as flashed on the f.b. on Aprril1,2011

Bishwa Nath Singh

The Central Intelligence Agency has inserted clandestine operatives into Libya to gather intelligence for military air strikes and to contact and inspite of this hard core fact the beleaguered rebels battling Muammar Gaddafi’s forces as revealed by American officials. While US President Barack Obama has insisted that no American military ground troops participate in the Libyan campaign, small groups of CIA operatives have been working in Libya for several weeks as part of a shadow force of westerners that the Obama administration hopes can help bleed Gaddafi’s military, the officials said.

(Photo of US President Barack Obama)

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Bishwa Nath Singh In addition to the CIA presence, composed of an unknown number of Americans who had worked at the spy agency’s station in Tripoli and others who arrived more recently, current and former British officials said that dozens of British special... forces and MI6 intelligence officers are working inside Libya. The British operatives have been directing air strikes from British jets and gathering intelligence about the whereabouts of Libyan government tank columns, artillery pieces and missile installations, the officials said. American officials hope that similar information gathered by American intelligence officers — including the location of Gaddafi’s munitions depots and the clusters of government troops inside towns — might help weaken Libya’s military enough to encourage defections within its ranks. In addition, the American spies are meeting rebels to try to fill in gaps in understanding who their leaders are and the allegiances of the groups opposed to Gaddafi, said US government officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the classified nature of the activities.


April 1,2011.

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