Thursday, September 04, 2014

Hillary carried out Libyan operation started by Kissinger and Reagan by wayne Madsen

 Hillary carried out Libyan operation started by Kissinger and Reagan
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, carried out a policy started in earnest during the Ronald Reagan administration and implemented by the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department Counselor Robert C. McFarlane in 1981 to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and bring about the fracture of the Libyan state. This plan is revealed in a November 17, 1981 memorandum written by McFarlane to a CIA official named "Chuck." The memo was discovered in the CIA's archives. McFarlane would later become National Security Adviser under Reagan and become immersed in the Iran-contra scandal. The memo discusses several policy options brought to McFarlane's attention by Henry Schuler, who is described as a "former foreign service officer now in business." In fact, Schuler, who had been assigned as a U.S. diplomat in Libya prior to the 1969 Libyan coup, served as the W. R. Grace and Company representative in Libya during the coup, had been a naval intelligence officer in North Africa in the 1950s, was the director for Energy Planning and Development for Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Washington, DC. He was also the former representative for Hunt Oil Company in Libya after Qaddafi's coup. Schuler's background appears to have been the perfect resume for a CIA officer and his easy entry into McFarlane's office at State would suggest that the Libya expert was no mere ex-diplomat and businessman.

Schuler, in succeeding years, became the point person who the press, including the always-dubious Washington Post, would interview every time there was a need to falsely link Qaddafi to some terrorist incident, kidnapping, plane hijacking, or other crime. Eventually, Schuler found a nest at the Henry Kissinger-initiated Center for Strategic and International Studies, an outfit that is separated from the CIA by only the Potomac River.

Today, Libya is governed by a least two rival governments. One Islamist rebel faction called Libya Dawn, which sounds very much like Odyssey Dawn, the name of the U.S.-led military intervention in Libya that toppled Qaddafi, is now in control of the capital Tripoli. The group, which ransacked the abandoned U.S. embassy compound in Tripoli, receives its spiritual guidance from the Grand Mufti of Libya, Sheikh Sadik al-Ghariani, who broadcasts radio messages to Libya with the support of the Britain's MI-6 intelligence service. Meanwhile, the Libyan government, including acting Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni and the Libyan Parliament, have fled to exile in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk, near the Egyptian border. Egyptian and United Arab Emirates war planes recently bombed Islamist rebel-held areas of Tripoli, earning a stern warning from the U.S., British, French, and Italian governments.

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Hillary Clinton's puff piece article in Newsweek, under the headline "The Liberation of Timbuktu." It was Clinton's transformation of Libya from a moderate Sufi society to rule by radical Salafi Wahhabists that saw half of Mali, including Timbuktu, fall to Islamist radicals spurred on by their benefactors in Libya. Clinton "came, saw, and the Islamists conquered."

In 1981, Schuler successfully convinced McFarlane that Qaddafi was linked to the Islamic Jihad group that assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The information, of course, was false but there was always an attempt by the CIA to link Qaddafi to Islamist extremists. Qaddafi, a pan-Arab socialist, was anathema to Islamists and the Libyan leader's support for the Soviet Union and other Communist states was considered heretical by Islamists. The Egyptian Islamists who killed Sadat would become a major recruiting ground for the CIA in hiring Arab mujaheddin to travel to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. Out of their ranks came Al Qaeda's number two man, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the man convicted of planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Omar Abdel Rahman, otherwise known as the "Blind Shaikh." Both Zawahiri and Rahman assisted the CIA in identifying Egyptians who, after fighting in Afghanistan, would swear allegiance to Saudi millionaire Osama Bin Laden. Qaddafi, on the other hand, would issue the very first Red Notice, or international arrest warrant, for INTERPOL to apprehend Bin Laden. As usual, the CIA blamed the wrong person, in this case Qaddafi, for supporting Islamic Jihad, which would later morph into Al Qaeda. The chief promoter of Qaddafi as a supporter of Jihadists was none other than Schuler, who was also working for Western oil companies that had production facilities in Libya.

In the Memo sent by McFarlane to the CIA, Schuler warns of years of vacillation by preceding administrations emboldening Qaddafi's moves in Africa and the Middle East. This was clearly an attempt to demonize Qaddafi as a threat to what Schuler referred to as the "energy heartland."

Schuler does provide one fascinating rationale for the hostility of the Saudi Arabians and their Western allies toward Qaddafi. In the memo, he states that "although the bedouin tribes which dominate Cyrenaica and Tripolitania are the purest Arabs outside the Arabian Peninsula, Libya does not fall into the domain of experts who study the Mashriq of Arab East because they are physically separated by non-Arab Egypt with its totally distinct culture and history." Essentially, the Saudis and other Gulf Arabs despised Qaddafi because only he, a member of one of the "pure Arab" bedouin tribes, was as much an Arab as any Saudi king or prince or Gulf emir and was in a position to claim leadership over the pan-Arab "nation." The threat posed by Qaddafi's "Arabness" to the House of Saud and al-Thani family in Qatar was a major reason why the Saudis and Qataris financed and armed the Libyan Islamists who would eventually take over Libya and assassinate Qaddafi while he was being held their prisoner. Clinton laid the ground for the assassination of Qaddafi and then boasted of it when she said, "We came, we saw, he died."

Schuler and his State Department and CIA friends were wrong when they painted Qaddafi as an Islamic fundamentalist. Libyan Islam rests on the Sanussian Sufi tradition established by the Algerian-born cleric Mohammed Ibn Ali al-Sanussi in the 1830s. Sanussi, also known as the Grand Sanussi, founded the Sanussian religious order in the Hejaz of Arabia and it became a counterweight to the extremely radical Wahhabist order of the Nejd. Sanussi moved his headquarters to Cyrenaica. Eventually, Libyan Islam would be based on the trans-border Sufi Islamist philosophy of Sanussi while the Saudi Arabians established the extreme Wahhabism as the state religion of Saudi Arabia. The Grand Sanussi's grandson would become King Idris I of Libya. Although Qaddafi ousted Idris in a 1969 coup that ended the monarchy, the charismatic Libyan colonel was an adherent of the Sufi Sanussi tradition, and, therefore, a sworn enemy of the Wahhabism practiced by the Saudis and the Arab Gulf potentates.

The Islamist groups that ousted Qaddafi with Saudi, Qatari, and NATO support are Salafists who practice Wahhabism. At the outset of the Libyan rebellion that started in Cyrenaica, Qaddafi told the world that "Al Qaeda" was behind the revolt. The world laughed. But Qaddafi was right.

From the very moment Reagan was sworn into office, the CIA and interlocutors in the oil business like Schuler, began to criticize the policies of Jimmy Carter toward Qaddafi. Singled out was Secretary of State Cyrus Vance for telling Libya's UN representative that the U.S. desired better relations with Qaddafi and Carter, himself, for offering to receive a Libyan representative in the Oval Office. Of course, the lobbying deal that Libya had with Carter's brother, Billy Carter, gave the Reaganites all the ammunition they needed to deep-six the Carter olive branches to Qaddafi. Schuler, McFarlane, and their ilk convinced the Reagan administration that the "radical" Qaddafi was a threat to the "moderate" regimes of the Arabian Peninsula. The definition of "moderate" was what set the United States off on the dangerous path that has now seen Libya fall prey to the radical Islamists supported by those "moderate" regimes of the Arabian Peninsula. The fact remains that within Islam, Qaddafi and his Sufi Sanussian brand of Islam was far more moderate than the Saudi Wahhabist variety. But the Reagan administration then, as with the Obama administration now, was spoon fed daily does of misinformation and disinformation on the Middle East, courtesy of another fanatic religious sect, Zionist Judaism, and its myriad of well-funded think tanks and policy institutes in Washington, DC.

The other reason why Qaddafi was considered a threat was his advising the Palestinians not to trust negotiated peace agreements with Israel involving the Saudis. The 1981 peace proposal tabled by Saudi Prince Fahd, which would provide for Arab and Palestinian recognition of Israel in return for the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital in east Jerusalem was rejected by Qaddafi as a trap. It turns out that Israel never intended to abide by any of its agreements with the Palestinians, including the Madrid and Oslo agreements, which means Qaddafi was right on the money again. However, Qaddafi was pilloried by Schuler and his friends at the State Department and CIA as the leader of the Arab "rejectionist" camp. Considering the secret military and intelligence agreements between Israel and Saudi Arabia, information that Qaddafi must have certainly been briefed on by his own intelligence service, any peace plan from Saudi Arabia would be a raw deal for the Palestinians.

What Schuler and his oil industry friends eventually sold the Reagan administration was a policy of "American-sponsored subversion" of Qaddafi. In fact, a number of Libyan exiles who originally were funded by the CIA to overthrow Qaddafi ended up as leaders of the Salafist forces who took over Libya. One of these was a former Qaddafi general, Khalifa Hifter, who defected to the CIA and lived in northern Virginia near his CIA benefactors and was used by Langley to launch a number of revolts against Qaddafi inside Libya. In 2011, he returned to Libya to lead the rebel armed forces.

The Reagan administration was also sold on punishing technology and equipment sanctions against Libya. Also on the table was an embargo on Libyan oil exports; withdrawal of all U.S. citizens from Libya, particularly those working in the oil industry; and severing all commercial and financial links to Libya.

What Texas oil men George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush could not or did not want to accomplish with Qaddafi and what Bill Clinton did not view as a priority, was finally carried out by Hillary Clinton and her "Responsibility to Protect" groupies at the State Department. Her legacy is 11 commercial airliners now in the hands of radical Islamist terrorists and a Libya wracked by civil war. Mrs. Clinton managed to drive out a moderate Sufi Sanussian Islamic tradition from Libya and replace it with a radical Salafi Wahhabist brand. It was Reagan's plan that Hillary fulfilled and the Saudis and Qataris still applaud and a legacy that Democratic voters should be reminded of time and time again as Mrs. Clinton, the "Madame Defarge" of Libya, seeks another presidential "coronation."