CIA Base Files On Covert Ops In Libya

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  • CIA BASE FILES ON NTC AND NFSL
  • Mar 26, 1996 by rmcgehee
    A New Successful Covert Operation

    Reuters news reports yesterday state that unrest in the Jabal Akhdar
    mountains of Eastern Libya is caused by armed rebels who may have
    joined escaped prisoners in an uprising against the government.

    This is an operation to overthrow Gaddafi led by Col. Khalifa Haftar,
    of a contra-style group based in the United States called the Libyan
    National Army. The army is the military wing of the Salvation Front for
    the Liberation of Libya.

    It is obvious that the CIA is behind this group and indicates
    a new “awakening” for the CIA now that it has been cleared
    and re-energized by all the various official exonerations; and
    led by the new Director Deutch who pushes for more covert operations.
    With “Mr. Intervention,” Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign
    Relations advising the government on intervening via mililtary and
    covert operations toward China and probably also Libya and the rest
    of the world, we can expect a number of additional “successful”
    CIA covert operations similar to that of Vietnam, Central America and
    Afghanistan.
    Ralph McGehee
    CIABASE

    Information from CIABASE files reveals:

    Academia

    Libya, 92 Most guerrillas of cia-backed national salvation front from
    Libyan students living in u.s. And europe. Washington post 4/18/92 a15

    Assassinations

    Libya, 84 In may 84 15 gunmen attacked the residence of col. Qadhafi. A
    Sudan-based group called the national libya salvation front claimed
    Responsibility for the attack. Nair, k. (1986). Devil and his dart 98

    Libya, 84 The cia backed, trained and continues to support the exile
    Group that tried to assassinate qaddafi in 84. The plot failed and qaddafi
    Executed a number of the group. The cia-backed group is called the national
    Front for the salvation of libya (nfsl) and is led by gen youssef
    Magarieff. The saudis have provided $7 million to the nfsl. Cia agents
    Advised nfsl leaders and trained their recruits in western europe, sudan
    And morocco. Jack anderson washington post 6/12/85

    Libya, saudi arabia, 84 Despite an executive order forbidding
    Assassinations, the cia trained and supported the national front for the
    Salvation of libya before, during and after its attempt to assassinate
    Qaddafi on 5/8/84. The anti-qaddafi group was slaughtered in a day-long
    Battle less than a mile from the barracks where qaddafi was. Group’s
    Leader, youssef magarieff, went ahead with op to show his cia and saudi
    Arabian backers what they got for support. Jack anderson washington post
    11/8/85

    Covert a

    China, 96. The Washington Post reported 3/24/96 that the Secretary of Defense
    William J. Perry and other top Pentagon officials discussed policy
    toward China with independent expert Richard Haass. (The author of the
    book, Intervention). Page 31.

    Chad, 91 Former chad chief of staff, and his patriotic salvation movement
    (Mps) preferred by france and libya. And u.s. Forced to remove its 700-man
    Libyan national liberation army (nla). Saudi arabia had set up bank account
    In libreville, gabon under control of dr. Yusuf al-margariaf. Since 81
    Had been secretary-general of national front for salvation of libya (nfsl).
    In 81 a nie said funding for qaddafi’s opponents came from saudi arabia,
    Egypt, morocco and iraq. Some believe nfsl created by cia in early 80s.
    Morocco provided nfsl trg in 81-82. In 84 front based in sudan. Later in
    Egypt. In 89 when egypt and libya became friends nfsl moved to ndjamena,
    Where it spliced with nla. Israel lent trainers. Nls’s 700 contras
    Recruited from among 2,000 libyan prisoners taken by chad in border
    Skirmishes between 83-87. Col abdoulgassim khalifa hafter made nla
    Commander. Group turned over to 30 u.s. Military advisers for training in
    Commando and terrorist ops. Nla also intended for use against sudan and
    Other countries. Sudanese people’s liberation army (spla) shut down. Office
    Described as u.s. Chadian op. In 89 op centered in villa of head of chad’s
    Secret service, the dds, and staffed by u.s. Personnel. U.s. Finally
    Admitted nla a u.s. Op in 3/91. Israel used cameroons intel orgs and sent
    Instructors run nla trg centers. U.s. Apparently had major supply base at
    Yoko in central cameroon. Further details treverton, g. (1987). Covert
    Action summer 91 47-51

    Chad, libya, israel, 90-91 Fall of pres habre in chad in dec 90 ended a
    Major u.s.-israeli covert war against libya. Cia-created libyan national
    Liberation army (lnla) assembled from prisoners taken by chad between
    83-87. Group had just laid mines in s. Libya. “Africa confidential” 1/6/89
    Reported u.s. And israel est series of bases in chad, cameroon, gabon and
    Central african republic where group aka contras trained. Originally group
    Called national front for salvation of libya (nfsl). Op funded in part by
    Saudi arabia. After change gvt in chad cia reportedly flew out 1st group of
    100 libyan contras. Iric reported on 12/7/90 2 burly u.s. Diplomats kept
    Them from interviewing 200 pows being loaded onto u.s. Plane. Icrc tried
    Gain access to libyan pows for years. U.s. Air force flew contras to
    Nigeria where possibly at libya’s request for repatriation. Israeli foreign
    Affairs 1/91 1-5

    Egypt, libya, 81-87 Before sadat’s assassination, secretary state haig
    Referred to qaddafi as a cancer that has to be cut out. On 6/18/81
    President had signed secret intel finding directing cia to provide
    Non-lethal support and training to anti-qaddafi exiles. In october, former
    Libyan diplomat mohammed mugharief founded national front for salvation of
    Libya, underwritten largely by cia with help of saudi arabia. Based in
    Sudan, front established a propaganda radio station. Martin, d. & walcott,
    J. (1988). Best laid plans 79

    Libya. A reporter from arab newspaper al-hayat allowed to visit national
    Front for salvation of libya – an arab opposition group in u.s. Territory.
    Leader of national liberation army is col. Khalifa hafter who said front
    Has 400 fighters in u.s. Located in (virginia?) 4 hours from d.c. Libyan
    Group said they waiting right moment to return to libya. The 400 men are in
    25 states and are given regular military training. From al-hayat newspaper
    12/18/91. Top secret autumn-winter 92 28-9

    Libya, 73-88 U.s./cia waging a secret war against qaddafi for 15 years.
    Through surrogates, agents, national proxies, armies developed from
    Crumbling remnants of libyan opposition movements, and in 86, actual
    Military intervention. In early 80s cia established links with national
    Front for the salvation of libya. Cia strengthened nfsl, headed by aly
    Abuzaakouk. In 81 cia and pentagon plan code-named op early call, designed
    To provoke qaddafi into attacking sudan by faking a pro-libyan takeover of
    Sudan gvt. Plan discovered by qaddafi. In may 84 cia supported a coup that
    Crushed bloodily with more than 75 plotters killed. Libyan task force group
    Chief, vince cannistraro, and nsc officer donald fortier, made plan that
    Included arming libyan dissident groups in egypt and algeria. Ddi, r.
    Gates, suggested u.s. Support an egyptian invasion of libya – op called
    Flower/rose stopped by sos shultz. Perry, m. (1992). Eclipse: the last days
    Of the cia 165

    Libya, 81-83 On june 18, 81 president signed intel finding directing cia
    To provide non-lethal support to anti-quaddfi exiles. In oct a former
    Libyan diplomat, mohammed mugharief, founded national front for salvation
    Of libya – underwritten by cia with help from saudi arabia. Based in sudan
    It established a radio station and began looking for prominent exiles. Blp
    79. On 12/10/91 president signed national security decision directive 16 –
    That established task force to implement new libya policy. Martin, d. &
    Walcott, j. (1988). Best laid plans 81

    Libya, 81-92 The national salvation front has no fixed hqs. Its leader,
    Ibrahim sahad, operates out of his home in virginia. Front forced to move
    From morocco to sudan and then out of arab world altogether and close down
    Its radio station in sudan and then egypt. Front once had hundreds of
    Troops recruited from libyan soldiers captured in chad. About 350 brought
    To us by cia after chad gvt expelled them. Now they scattered in 25 states.
    In 84 front launched an unsuccessful rocket and machine-gun attack against
    Military barracks of bab aziziyya – usually used as a residence by gadhafi.
    Most guerrillas libyan students living in u.s. And europe. In dec 91 “al
    Hayat” from front sources wrote “libyan contra camp in america,” and said
    400 rebels are preparing to fight – they training in the u.s. Washington
    Post 4/18/92 a15

    Document

    Iran, france, 85 The front for the salvation of iran (fsi), backed by the
    Cia, printed and distributed a million copies of a fake iranian postal
    Stamp showing the faces of amini and the young shah. Taheri, a. (1988).
    Nest of spies 150

    Domestic op

    Libya. A reporter from arab newspaper al-hayat allowed to visit national
    Front for salvation of libya – an arab opposition group in u.s. Territory.
    Leader of the national liberation army is col. Khalifa hafter who said
    Front has 400 fighters in u.s. Located in (virginia?) 4 hours from d.c.
    Libyan group said they waiting right moment to return to libya. The 400 men
    Are in 25 states and are given regular military training. From al-hayat
    Newspaper 12/18/91. Top secret autumn-winter 92 28-9

    Front org

    Libya. National front for the salvation of libya. An anti-qadaffi exile
    Group supported by cia. Carl, l. (1990). The international dictionary of
    Intelligence 252

    Libya, 84 In may 84 15 gunmen attacked the residence of col. Qadhafi. A
    Sudan-based group called the national libya salvation front claimed
    Responsibility for the attack. Nair, k. (1986). Devil and his dart 98

    Liaison

    Chad, 91 Former chad chief of staff, and his patriotic salvation movement
    (Mps) preferred by france and libya. And u.s. Forced to remove its 700-man
    Libyan national liberation army (nla). Saudi arabia had set up bank account
    In libreville, gabon under control of dr. Yusuf al-margariaf. Since 81
    Had been secretary-general of national front for salvation of libya (nfsl).
    In 81 a nie said funding for qaddafi’s opponents came from saudi arabia,
    Egypt, morocco and iraq. Some believe nfsl created by cia in early 80s.
    Morocco provided nfsl trg in 81-82. In 84 front based in sudan. Later in
    Egypt. In 89 when egypt and libya became friends nfsl moved to ndjamena,
    Where it spliced with nla. Israel lent trainers. Nls’s 700 contras
    Recruited from among 2,000 libyan prisoners taken by chad in border
    Skirmishes between 83-87. Colo abdoulgassim khalifa hafter made nla
    Commander. Group turned over to 30 u.s. Military advisers for training in
    Commando and terrorist ops. Nla also intended for use against sudan and
    Other countries. Sudanese people’s liberation army (spla) shut down. Office
    Described as u.s. Chadian op. In 89 op centered in villa of head of chad’s
    Secret service, the dds, and staffed by u.s. Personnel. U.s. Finally
    Admitted nla a u.s. Op in 3/91. Israel used cameroons intel orgs and sent
    Instructors run nla trg centers. U.s. Apparently had major supply base at
    Yoko in central cameroon. Further details covert action information
    Bulletin (now covert action quarterly) summer 91 47-51

    Overthrow

    Libya, israel, 87-89 Israel and u.s. Training “contra force of libyans”
    In number of west and central african countries. They called “national
    Front for salvation of libya,” and located in chad. Contras from about 2000
    Libyan prisoners war, leader khalifa haftar. Cia controls weapons. Saudi
    Arabia contributed to libyan contras. Israeli foreign affairs 2/89 1,6

    Propaganda

    Egypt, libya, 81-87 Before sadat’s assassination, secretary state haig
    Referred to qaddafi as a cancer that has to be cut out. On 6/18/81
    President had signed secret intel finding directing cia to provide
    Non-lethal support and training to anti-qaddafi exiles. In october, former
    Libyan diplomat mohammed mugharief founded national front for salvation of
    Libya, underwritten largely by cia with help of saudi arabia. Based in
    Sudan, front established a propaganda radio station. Martin, d. & walcott,
    J. (1988). Best laid plans 79

    Publication

    Libya, 81-83 On june 18, 81 president signed intel finding directing cia
    To provide non-lethal support to anti-quaddfi exiles. In oct a former
    Libyan diplomat, mohammed mugharief, founded national front for salvation
    Of libya – underwritten by cia with help from saudi arabia. Based in sudan
    It established a radio station and began looking for prominent exiles.
    Martin, d. & walcott, j. (1988). Best laid plans 79

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