Friday, April 1, 2011

Moussa Koussi, Libya with love?

A spy, indeed, the spymaster of Gaddafi, can not bring a repeat mysteries. Since Moussa Koussi, until yesterday, Libyan Foreign Minister, and former intelligence chief Colonel in the late afternoon of Wednesday 30 has landed a surprise with a clearly non-scheduled air in the small English Farnborough Airport, all you do one question: has failed to cooperate with British authorities and the pro-rebel forces of the alliance? He came to dealing with his personal salvation, or perhaps even that of the Libyan leader? Of his own, turning his back to Gaddafi, as stated by an official of the Foreign Office, or rather "diplomatic mission", as argued by London in the very first time? Nobody, perhaps not even those directly involved, can currently give a definitive answer.

The only thing you can do is look into the biography of Moussa Koussi, trying to figure out what kind of man he is. Nominated for Foreign Affairs in 2009, from 1994 to 2009 was chief of intelligence. The Libyan opposition politicians consider the right hand of Gaddafi. Before then, however, had already done a lot to talk about himself.

Appointed ambassador to the United Kingdom - was 1980 -, Koussi is ejected immediately after he gave an interview to the Times in which he announced the murder of Libyan dissidents living in London. When eight years later, a Pan Am plane with 270 passengers on board exploded over the skies of the Scottish town of Lockerbie, Koussi is indicated by intelligence sources as one of the architects of the attack.

Then, when the bomber, the Libyan al-Megrahi is issued for alleged health reasons, raising a diplomatic incident involving the government in Edinburgh to London and the United States - not to say the least enthusiastic about the news - Moussa is back there, to play a major role, albeit behind the scenes.

No wonder, then, that the Foreign Office would hasten to explain all that will not offer any diplomatic immunity to former foreign minister. Which among other things that will be questioned by the Scottish courts on the still obscured many of the Lockerbie case. The sources of the press, including Al Jazeera are in agreement about the defection of a former minister, described as a long time on a collision course with the Colonel, and in direct contact with the British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

The Guardian points out, however, as to not too long ago, he represented the true voice of the regime, accusing the rebels of being in the pay of Al Qaeda and the international community of wanting to divide Libya to seize its oil. His sudden conversion, as a former prosecutor loyal to the atrocities of the great new Raise - which of course was co-responsible in full? The real answers to many questions raised in these hours will come presumably only after the war, and who knows exactly when and how.

On Koussi, however, will be good from now forward a caveat based on common sense and facts about his past: a man like you would expect everything. Including double play.

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