August 25, 2011
In addition to calling for war crime prosecutions against NATO for killing Libyan civilians, Rep. Dennis Kucinich wants to know if the CIA had a hand in the effort to overthrow Gaddafi and install al-Qaeda.
“Was the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency involved in planning for regime change prior to events in February and March in Benghazi? Did the CIA and its assets have a role in fomenting a civil war?” Kucinich writes on his House web page.
The CIA has a long history of overthrowing regimes and leaders disfavored by the global elite. In the past, the CIA worked on "the dark side" – as Dick Cheney might put it – and tried to hide its participation in violent coups and assassinations. Since September 11, 2001, and the subsequent war on terror, however, the agency has worked out in the open and without pretense or explanation. It has not bothered to cover up its rendition program – its global kidnapping program – and has conducted an illegal war in Pakistan’s tribal region that makes headlines every couple weeks or so.
On March 30, the New York Times announced the CIA’s “clandestine” effort to insert operatives in Libya to aid the so-called rebels, later exposed as al-Qaeda. At the time of the report, the operatives had been in the country for several weeks.
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In addition to the CIA, operatives from MI6 and British intelligence were present, according to the Times: “British officials said that dozens of British special forces and MI6 intelligence officers are working inside Libya. The British operatives have been directing airstrikes from British jets and gathering intelligence about the whereabouts of Libyan government tank columns, artillery pieces and missile installations, the officials said.”
The Times said the CIA was in Libya “to fill in gaps in understanding” of who the rebels are and their allegiances. As usual, the Times does not deviate from its Pentagon generated script. In fact, the CIA fashioned the “Arab Spring” rebels out of remnants of al-Qaeda and other assets. One rebel leader, Khalifa Haftar, is a long time CIA operative, a fact revealed by Reuters on April 1.
Former CIA informer Walter Pincus, writing for the crown jewel of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird, the Washington Post, said Haftar and his Libyan National Army opposed Gaddafi “allegedly with backing from the CIA and Saudi elements.” Haftar’s “group is supported by the U.S., and has been given training facilities in the U.S. It’s a good presumption that Col. Haftar’s group operates in Libya with the blessings of our government,” Enver Masud wrote for The Wisdom Fund in 1996.
The CIA’s fingerprints are all over the Gaddafi opposition movement, from the Libya National Army to the National Salvation Front and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
Infowars.com has covered the amply documented connections between the CIA and the Gaddafi opposition since March. See CIA Operative Appointed to Run al-Qaeda Connected Libyan Rebels, Obama Sends Murder Incorporated to Libya, Al Qaeda: Pawns of CIA Insurrection from Libya to Yemen and War with Libya.
Dennis Kucinich has plenty of evidence that the CIA orchestrated the plot to overthrow Gaddafi and grab Libya. He now needs to hold hearings exposing the CIA’s dirty deeds the same way Senator Frank Church did in the 1970s.
The CIA is responsible for an untold number of murders. It has staged violent coups in Iran, Indonesia, Chile, and dozen of other places around the world. From importing Nazis to establishing crooked banks to fund covert ops and launder drug money, the CIA has a notorious track record that pales anything accomplished by the Mafia.
As Rep. Ron Paul has noted, the CIA is a “government unto themselves. Their in businesses, their in drug businesses… and… they take out dictators. We need to take out the CIA.”