Monday, August 22, 2011


With this evening's reappearance of Saif Gaddafi it's anyone's guess whether we're seeing a Baghdad Bob-like production designed to delay the inevitable or a genuine trap/counterattack. Time will tell, and probably not much time at that.

Meanwhile, as it appears Obama is nearing another terrorist football spike moment, we are finally getting some details on US involvement--lots and lots of sorties that were never shown on CNN or most anywhere else. Guess kinetic operations have different media rules.

In the meantime NBC News brings up an obvious question--the regime intelligence documents:
Current and former U.S. intelligence officials point to the possibilities of what could be found in the files, among them:

• The intelligence service's (and Gadhafi's own) role in the 1988 bombing of PanAm 103 and UTA 772 months later, which killed 430 people in the air and on the ground, as well as their role in the 1986 LaBelle Disco bombing in Berlin, which killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded 79 others.

• Support for various terrorist groups, including Palestinian groups, the Irish Republican Army, the El Rukns street gang in Chicago and individual terrorists like Carlos the Jackal and Abu Nidal.

• A purported 1981 assassination plot against U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

• Gadhafi's financial support for the Pakistani nuclear weapons program in the 1980s and the relationship between Libya and Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan a decade later, as well as Western countries that supported Gadhafi's chemical and biological weapons programs.
A Chicago operation? In the heart of Farrakhan land? Say it ain't so! The NBC reporterette mentioned bin Laden's trove, pointing out he didn't have time to clean house whereas the Libyans have had months--meaning there might not be much left to exploit in Tripoli. Wonder if any NATO advisors were urging the rebels to storm in over the weekend in an effort to protect those documents?

Meanwhile none of the NBC'ers mentioned much about Iraq's regime documents, many of which were also captured and showed some interesting things. Maybe that's because most major networks pretty much ignored or dismissed them. But surely Gaddafi has some documents regarding Saddam. After all, they tended to harbor the same terrorists and ran in the same circles. Oh well, if not maybe there will be a Wiki Leak. Speaking of which, what happened to Julian Assange? His leaks out of Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, and Egypt pretty much helped this entire ball get rolling.

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