Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gadhafi loyal to force the withdrawal of Libyan rebels

The coalition bombed for the first time in two days, the positions of the troops loyal to the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who managed to reconquer the oil terminal at Ras Lanuf, forcing the rebels to retreat to the east. The coalition conducted an air strike forces west of Ajdabiya Gadhafi. A few kilometers from the city, a huge fireball several hundred feet rose into the sky, followed by a huge column of black smoke.

The attack was overjoyed to hundreds of rebels gathered at the west gate of Ajdabiya. Insurgents have repeatedly appealed to the international coalition support, the absence of attacks strengthened the forces of Gadhafi and allowed them to seize the oil port of Ras Lanuf and move towards Brega.

Gadhafi's regime denounced the "support" coalition "to armed groups of Al Qaeda in the eastern region of Libya" and deemed it "contrary to international laws and norms governing relations between states." The report alluded to references to CIA agents in Libya made to contact the rebels and guiding coalition attacks, according to information published by The New York Times ", while ABC said the president authorized Barack Obama secretly helping the rebels.

Without responding directly to the information, the White House repeated that he still has not decided to provide arms to the opposition fighting against the forces of Colonel Gadhafi. According to The New York Times ", members of the Central Intelligence Agency have been deployed for several weeks" in small groups "in Libyan lands, with the mission to establish contact with the rebels and to identify targets of military operations.

Presidential spokesman Jay Carney admitted the possibility that the United States provide assistance to the rebels armed Libyans. "I think the president (Barack Obama) was very clear in one of his interviews, which is leaving nothing off the table (...) is not ruling out anything in terms of lethal assistance to the opposition" in Libya.

The statement signaled a distancing from the initial reservation Obama kept his speech Monday, which detailed the objectives of the military mission involving U.S. forces, now under NATO command. Carney said he now arming the rebels "is a possibility that we are watching very closely." Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Musa Kusa, announced in London that it no longer remain part of the Libyan government of Colonel.

Now former Libyan foreign minister and faithful servant of Moammar Gadhafi announced that he was resigning the post to get to London. This unconditional Libyan colonel was linked in recent years to all the talks that led Libya to return to be common to the West. In his capacity as head of intelligence services from 1994 to 2009, Kusa, 59, was a strong man of the revolutionary committees, the backbone of the Libyan regime and confidant of Gadhafi.

Kusa was in charge of important records such as Libya's ties with African countries and their relations with the West. Was a key negotiator in the case of the Bulgarian nurses, who were released in July 2007 and the dismantling in 2003 of the Libyan nuclear program, which opened the way to lifting the trade embargo by the United States in 1986 .

Although primarily became known for his role in compensating the families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing (1988, 270 dead) and the UTA DC-10 (1989, 170 dead), which lifted the final barriers for the normalization of relations between Tripoli and the West. After two decades embodied the dark side of the regime of Col.

Gadhafi, Tripoli embodied this in recent years the opening. Emerged from a modest family, fellow and holder of a license from the American University of Michigan (1978), began his career in special services such as Safety Officer of the Libyan embassy in Northern Europe.

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