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  •  how many of these neocons (0+ / 0-)

    before turning on him, helped to bring gaddafi "out from the cold?"

    how many got paid to help rehab his image?

    Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation…want rain without thunder and lightening...Power [including obama] concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. ~ Frederick Douglass

    by stolen water on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 12:41:35 PM PDT

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    •  The only ones I know of were Richard Perle and (0+ / 0-)

      Francis Fukuyama.

      The "Prince of Darkness" (Perle) may have only been sizing up the situation in Libya and making contact with Gaddafi's enemies within the government. We now see some of these enemies in the TNC. This would not be the first time Perle has been involved in these sort of deals.

      In the late 70's, Perle began promoting Turkey as a key US and Israeli strategic ally.  When Islamic terrorists destabilized that nation, a military coup established a pro-US regime.  It was later found that the terrorism that had destabilized Turkey was carried out by the Turkish military in conjunction with the CIA and NATO.  This is but one instance in which Perle was involved in western support for islamic militancy.

      There are some wikileaks cables from this period showing dissatisfaction within the Libyan government with the slow speed at which Gaddafi was moving towards privatization. Some had said that the changes would take decades unless Gaddafi was removed. The cables show that the CIA was knowledgeable of these facts at the time.

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