This blog post was published on March 30 2011. §
France, U.S., and Arab intelligence services “cold-war” on Libya
The diplomatic and intelligence “cold war” among these sides: French intelligence Saudi intelligence, and the CIA to secure a new Libyan leader who should replace Muammar Gaddafi, each intelligence agency works according to its own interesting according to:
- The Saudi intelligence and other GCC countries (Qatar, UAE) to support the Crown Prince of Libya Mohammed Al-Senussi, allowing the return of the monarchy to Libya again (both Qatari Al-Jazeera and Saudi Al-Arabiya promote Al-Senussi as Qaddafi’s successor).
Qatar went a step further in London’s conference on the Libyan crisis, putting pressure on the Washington-Paris-London triangle, to adopt its point of allowing the Libyan opposition to export small supplies of oil to buy their needs of arms and military equipment.
- The U.S. intelligence supports some senior military officials who defected from the Gaddafi regime, specifically those who are associated with the Mugharief Movement (National Front for the Salvation of Libya), which formed during the early eighties of the last century in Khartoum-Sudan with the support of former Sudanese president Jaffar Nimeiri, Saudi Arabia and the CIA (Red Ant Liberation wrote on this connection). Funny is that the U.S. started to connect Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah fight side by side with the Libyan Islamists to block them from power in the future.
- French intelligence support current military personnel who defected from the Gaddafi regime and associated with some of the Libyan opposition leaders based in Egypt (Qaddafi’s cousin Ahmed Gadhaf al-Dam).
The Islamists are most likely to rise as an alternative power to Qadhafi regime and for this reason, it is expected that Washington and its allies to delay military operations against Qaddafi if the Islamists will seize the opportunity to a greater power and that to allow Gaddafi’s forces to launch a counter-attack again forcing the Islamists forces to retreat towards Benghazi.
The above scenario will repeat itself again and again until the emerging of the NFSL as the opposition power to replace Qaddafi’s regime. The next CIA move is to provide the Libyan opposition movement NFSL allied with the U.S. with arms and supplies, in order to achieve more and more gains on the other armed opposition factions.