GADDAFI'S CIA CONNECTIONS by aangirfan
Gaddafi has links to the CIA.
"CIA agent Edwin P. Wilson recruited Gadaffi in 1977, and the CIA shipped Libya over 2000 pounds of explosives," says former CIA agent Lester Coleman.
(DIA Agent's Book, Trail of the Octopus - From Beirut To Lockerbie.)
According to spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk:
Edwin P. Wilson ran shipping companies that were secretly owned by the CIA.
For example, Wilson's 'World Marine' sold a high-technology spy ship to Iran.
Wilson's most important customer was Moammar Gaddafi.
Wilson has said that it was Ted Shackley who first suggested he should go to Libya.
Wilson got contracts to sell weapons to Libya.
Wilson was accused of involvement in the killing Libyan dissidents.
Wilson was eventually indicted by the US Department of Justice.
However, he had moved to Libya and Moammar Gaddafi refused to extradite him.
Wilson feared for his safety and the prosecutors knew this and in 1982 they sent Ernest Keiser to convince him that he would be safe in the Dominican Republic.
Wilson flew to the Caribbean but upon arrival was arrested and flown to New York.
In 1984 Wilson was found not guilty of trying to hire Raphael Quintero and other Cubans to kill a Libyan dissident.
However, he was found guilty of exporting guns and conspiracy to murder and was sentenced to 52 years in prison.
Wilson claimed he had been framed and claimed that he was working on behalf of the CIA.
He employed David Adler, a former CIA agent, as his lawyer.
Adler eventually found evidence that Wilson was indeed working for the CIA after he retired from the agency.
In October 2003 a Houston federal judge, Lynn Hughes, threw out Wilson's conviction in the C-4 explosives case, ruling that the prosecutors had "deliberately deceived the court" about Wilson's continuing CIA contacts, thus "double-crossing a part-time informal government agent."
Despite the decision of Lynn Hughes, Edwin P. Wilson was not released.
"I was framed by the government," said Wilson, "they want me to disappear. I know too much."
Edwin P. Wilson was released from prison in 2004 and now lives with his brother in Washington State.
Ex-CIA Agent Edwin Wilson Talks About His Mysterious Allegiance to Libya (People Magazine 23/11/1981)
Reportedly, ex-Green Berets gave training to Gaddafi forces in Benghazi.
According to Wilson:
"A number of former Green Berets ... have worked for me...
"Benghazi is your basic Marine-like boot camp.
"We take Libyan draftees—raw, young, some barely teenagers—and we put them through a special 40-to 50-day operations course...
"There are four or five former Green Berets there...
"There’s about 12 hours of training in basic demolition, the kind that would be used to blow up bridges, roads or trees...
"After training they continue in the Libyan Army as soldiers...
"Colonel Qaddafi ... I admire what he has done for his people in the way of economic progress in the last 10 years.
"He has bettered the standard of living of the common people, even down to the Bedouins. I think he’s improved the quality of life here a great deal. On every level, whether it’s agricultural, industrial, political or cultural, the Libyans are a lot better off then they were before. I’ve never seen a beggar here...
Muttasim Gaddafi, the fourth son, was Gaddafi's National Security Advisor.
Muttasim gaddafi spent years in Egypt after allegedly plotting to oust his father. (France24 - The Gaddafi family tree)
According to Mansour Dao, the former commander of Libya's Revolutionary Guards and the colonel's cousin, "Gaddafi was not running the battle, his son Mutassim was… As I told you, Mutassim was running the battle and not Gaddafi, and he was the decision maker about any move." ('Mutassim was in charge not Gaddafi', says bodyguard)
"Abdulhakim Belhaj, an Islamist whom Gaddafi tried to have the US list as a "terrorist, says he was tortured by CIA agents after being arrested in the Far East in 2004 and later handed over by them to Colonel Gaddafi for further torture and imprisonment in Libya, according to the UK's Independent.
"Belhaj, the head of the military council for Tripoli, who led an Islamist guerrilla organisation fighting the Gaddafi regime in the 1990s, told the paper in an interview that he had been directly 'tortured by CIA agents' in Thailand after being first arrested in Malaysia.
"If true, his story is evidence of the close co-operation between the CIA and Colonel Gaddafi's security services."
Allegiances can change fast.
One moment Gaddafi is helping the USA by ousting British puppet King Idris.(Gaddafi as with Nasser and Saddam were installed by the USA)
Next moment Gaddafi is kicking out the US bases.
Next moment Gaddafi is helping MI6 and the CIA supply the IRA with weapons (reportedly)
Next moment Gaddafi is blamed for the CIA's activities in Lockerbie.
Next moment Gaddafi is helping the CIA with rendition of "al-Qaeda" suspects.
Next moment the CIA uses NATO and "al-Qaeda" to oust Gaddafi from power.
Next the CIA moves the real Gaddafi to Venezuela and a safe house, via Niger.