| Khalifa Haftar |
Khalifa Haftar is a Libyan exile in his late 60's (2011) who was a former senior military officer in the army of the Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi. In the early 1990's he moved to the USA and, until March 2011 he had lived for 20 years in suburban Virginia, within commuting distance of CIA HQ at Langley.
In mid-March 2011 he was appointed to lead the Libyan rebel military in Benghazi.
The Libyan “pro-democracy rebels” are commanded by Colonel Khalifa Haftar who, according to a study by the US Jamestown Foundation, set up the Libyan National Army in 1988 “with strong backing from the Central Intelligence Agency”. For the past 20 years, Colonel Haftar has been living not far from Langley, Virginia, home of the CIA, which also provides him with a training camp. The Mujahideen, which produced al-Qaeda, and the Iraqi National Congress, which scripted the Bush/Blair lies about Iraq, were sponsored in the same time-honoured way, in leafy Langley.
- "Libyan rebel leader spent much of past 20 years in suburban Virginia" - McLatchy 26 March 2011
- "The CIA is behind the Rebellion: The Euro-American Attack on Libya has nothing to do with 'Protecting Civilians'" John Pilger Wikispooks blog 10 April 2011