By Susan Lindauer, former U.S. Asset covering Libya
at the United
Nations during the Lockerbie negotiations
the U.S. battle with Libya, Americans are witnessing the consequence of
gutting U.S. Intelligence during the Iraqi War, when President Bush
drove out CIA officers and Assets who criticized his War policy. In my
case, I got slapped with the Patriot Act and thrown in prison on a Texas
Military Base, while Republican leaders reinvented the entire story of
my work on 9/11 and Iraqi Pre-War Intelligence. It was not pretty.
consequences for intelligence gathering and policymaking are not
pretty, either. Last week President Obama demonstrated the most
stunning ignorance by declaring that Libya--of all countries-- has some
link to terrorism. Obama was trying to justify NATO's War against
Gadhaffi's government. However his argument exposed whopping gaps in the
intelligence base that his Administration has been drawing from.
time it's not Obama's fault. When Assets got forced out by Bush and
Cheney, a lot of deep knowledge got shoved out the door with us.
good news is that those intelligence gaps can be filled quickly, and we
can throw the brakes on this Libyan War at once--just like our French
allies are doing at this very moment. Really it's a no-brainer.
Gadhaffi Has No Ties to Terrorism
last week's histrionics. Gadhaffi burst forth in hyperbole rallying
hundreds of thousands of Libyan supporters in Green Square , threatening
to take his fight with NATO into Europe . But there's no saber behind
that rattling. After three months of NATO bombings that have struck
Libyan homes, Tripoli's famed Nassar University, the National Museum,
businesses, hotels and restaurants, it was Gadhaffi's way of demanding
how Europe would like it if the tables were reversed.
got no ties to terrorism. Way back in 1995, Gadhaffi became the first
leader in the world to report Osama bin Laden to Interpol. Egypt posted
the first arrest warrant for Bin Laden in 1996. But Libya was the very
first to warn about Bin Laden's agenda. I know for a fact that Osama
and Gadhaffi hated each other because Gadhaffi supports a socialist
version of Islam with a strong emphasis on women's rights and modernity.
Islamic fundamentalists--including Libya's Rebels-- don't consider
Gadhaffi a "true Muslim" for those reasons. Gadhaffi's too moderate for
their religious tastes--something President Obama should consider before
signing a blank check to Libya's Rebels.
As for state sponsorship
of terrorism, Gadhaffi evicted terrorists from the sanctuary of Libya's
borders by the summer of 1998-1999. That's when Abu Nidal was forced to
hightail it to Egypt and Iraq . Lesser known terrorists disappeared in
the desert. How do I know this? Because that was my operation which
started in 1995. It was supremely successful, and marked a positive
transition in Libya's efforts to build better relations with the U.S.
and Mediterranean nations.
The Lockerbie Bombing
haters like to throw out Lockerbie to remind Europeans and Americans of
Libya's dark past long ago. In March 1999 , after 7 years of U.N.
sanctions, Gadhaffi's government handed over two Libyans for Trial in
the bombing of Pan Am 103, which exploded over the town of Lockerbie,
Scotland on December 21, 1988 . Regardless, Gadhaffi fiercely denied any
involvement in the Lockerbie conspiracy.
As with so many other
terrorist cases, appearances of Libya's guilt prove deceiving. Two star
witnesses against Libya have now recanted their testimony, and confessed
to receiving $4 million dollar payments each from the U.S. and Britain .
It's an ugly stain on the International Criminal Court.
news for truth seekers is that last week the Scottish Parliament's
Justice Committee moved to launch a new inquiry into the Lockerbie case.
Christine Grahame said: "There are so many conspiracy theories around
now that I think it's time that we had a clean, clear look at the role
of Scottish justice in this. The issue is not whether Libya, or any
other country, was guilty. The issue is, was Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
rightly convicted, and we have not heard the answer to that yet."
decision should be strongly applauded by everyone who champions
integrity in government oversight. If American leaders would show the
same concern for reexamining 9/11, it would go a long way to restoring
confidence in our government.
In fact, there's a lot of fresh
leads for a Scottish inquiry to pursue. The Justice Committee could
start by opening the deposition of my own CIA handler, Dr. Richard
Fuisz, sworn under oath in the U.S. District Court of Virginia , in the
closing days of the Lockerbie Trial. It's got some eye popping
information, for sure.
At my very first meeting with Dr. Fuisz in
September, 1994--- and throughout our years together-- he gave me the
real skinny on Lockerbie. Dr. Fuisz swore that Pan Am 103 was a false
flag operation to hide a rogue CIA team's involvement in heroin
trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley during the Terry Anderson hostage
crisis in Lebanon.
Dr. Fuisz explained that when Defense
Intelligence officer, Maj. Charles Dennis McKee and CIA officer, Matthew
Gannon, stationed in Beirut , complained that a double agent was
compromising efforts to rescue the hostages, the CIA and FBI sent a team
to Lebanon for a fact-finding investigation. Investigators were flying
back to Washington on Pan Am 103 with evidence exposing the heroin ring
when a bomb exploded on the plane. Intriguingly, shortly before, the
State Department issued an internal travel warning to U.S. Embassies
that Pan Am 103 would be targeted for bombing on that day, and everybody
should get off the plane.
The sudden exodus of government personnel
freed up seats for students from Syracuse University , flying home stand
by for the Christmas Holidays. The college students died.
Fuisz frequently swore that he could identify every terrorist involved
in the attack. Because he is such high ranking CIA operative, he has
been forbidden from speaking publicly about his role in events leading
up to the bombing. Throughout the 1990s, he was repeatedly threatened
with 10 years in prison if he broke his silence.
Imagine then the
herculean effort on my part to force the CIA to permit Dr. Fuisz to give
closed door testimony in front of Judge White in Virginia. In the
process of speaking out myself, I made a lot of enemies at the Justice
Department, who proved they had a long memory during my 5 year
indictment on the Patriot Act. My desire to call Lockerbie attorney,
Edward MacKechnie as my chief witness to prove my relationship with Dr.
Fuisz and my standing as an Intelligence Asset played a significant role
in why the Justice Department fought my demand for a Trial. A Trial
would have reopened questions about the Lockerbie conviction and Libya's
guilt. It also would have exposed the CIA's continued role in heroin
trafficking to finance black ops through the 1990s.
The CIA was
fighting to protect itself. When my efforts succeeded in forcing the CIA
to allow the deposition to go forward, the CIA stipulated that Dr.
Fuisz's deposition must be sealed in the United States, so that
Americans would have zero knowledge that his testimony existed or what
it contained. True to his word, inside the deposition, there's a double
seal that contains a list of 11 names of the Lockerbie conspirators and a
map outlining the conspiracy.
It would be supremely valuable for
the Scottish Justice Committee to open that double seal and review the
full deposition. At that point, a decision could be made whether Dr.
Fuisz should be subpoenaed again to answer further questions. However
already there's a substantial body of evidence that has never been
viewed by Scottish Judges at all.
If Scottish families want
justice in Lockerbie, that's the best way forward. As for the rest,
there's nothing to fear. Gadhaffi's arm does not reach into Europe.
He's got no ties to terrorism whatsoever.
Al Qaeda in Libya--More War Crimes Videos
The same cannot be said about NATO Rebels. Go to www.obamaslibya.com
and see for yourself. Graphic videos captured by Libyan refugees on
phone cameras portray savage violence identical to Al Qaeda, carried out
by NATO Rebels. It's not surprising, given that many NATO Rebels have
returned from fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan , Chechnya and the Balkans .
They have brought extreme cruelty home with them. Their actions wildly
contradict the image NATO has stage managed on CNN and Al Jazeera to
appeal for U.S. military aid.
- NATO Rebels have been caught on
video beheading Gadhaffi soldiers. We've got new video from one
beheaded man's family, proving the video was shot in Libya (not Iraq, as
some speculated) and showing the family reaction to this heinous crime.
- Video shows NATO Rebels cutting up bodies of dead soldiers and force feeding it to Prisoners of War.
- They routinely cut the throats of prisoners in contravention of the Geneva Conventions of War.
- NATO Rebels also use castration and sodomy to punish young men who refuse to adopt the rebel cause.
Video documentation of those war crimes and new family testimonials about their loved ones can be seen on www.obamaslibya.com
It's posted by Federal Jack.com
. The Feds crashed it once, but Federal
Jack is committed to keeping the videos on-line permanently. If it comes
down for a few days, it will go back up. These guys are not afraid to
speak truth to power. And that's what's happening. We're committed to
sounding the alarms and exposing who these Rebels really are.
Libyan Opposition are Al Qaeda. After a decade working against
terrorism, that's not something I am going to accept quietly. As a
former Asset, it would be grossly irresponsible for me to stay silent
knowing what I do. But really everyone of us who oppose brutal acts of
violence should feel obligated to speak out against such horrific war
crimes against any population. That NATO should launch a "humanitarian
war" on behalf of such a savage group as the Libyan Rebels appalls me.
families are furious. They blame NATO. Tribal Leaders in Libya plan to
seek mega-damages from NATO governments to compensate Libyan families
for War crimes committed by the Rebels. Replacing Gadhaffi might satisfy
Britain and France . But payment of damages is now required to satisfy
Libya. NATO governments would be wise to follow in the steps of France
and stop all bombings immediately, acknowledging that NATO was duped by
the Rebels if only to protect their Treasuries.
are already estimated at $2.8 billion, according to Patrick Haseldine,
an expert on Libya's conflict with NATO. And the costs rise daily.
Ministry of Health has compiled statistics of civilian deaths and
injuries caused by NATO bombings from 3/19/11-6/27/11 . The findings are
confirmed by the Red Crescent Society (Islam's version of the Red
Cross), civil defense workers in the bombed neighborhoods, and Nassar
University in Tripoli .
During the first 100 days of NATO bombings,
928 adults were killed, and 4,411 injured. NATO bombs also killed 141
children and injured 641. Of those seriously injured, 655 are still
under in hospitals, while 4,397 have been released to their families for
Last Chance for the Middle Class
that the U.S. has just spent 10 years fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan
and Iraq, those deceptions are unforgivable from nations that call
themselves "allies" to the United States. As a former Asset who worked
in anti-terrorism, I am smoldering in rage for it. NATO has actively
deceived President Obama, and abused the trust of the United States.
There is no doubt that War with Libya would pull down America's Middle
Class Taxpayers, who are expected to finance this debacle of European
President Obama has inherited two catastrophic Wars
from President Bush, which are bleeding the U.S Treasury. If the U.S.
engages in War with Libya, America is guaranteed to lose another 20
percent of Middle Class, already struggling with job loss and threats of
foreclosure. It's a frightening time for many families. If President
Obama persists, he will have shown no better judgment than George Bush.
good news is there's no reason for U.S. military action to continue.
Obama can stop the War against Libya right now--just like France.
Really, it's a no-brainer.