The American Kafir

2011/02/22

Libya: Gadhafi Ordered Forces To Sabotage Oil Facilities

Filed under: Libya — Tags: , , , — - @ 6:35 pm

Source Link: Stratfor

February 22, 2011

A source close to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s regime said Gadhafi had ordered security forces to sabotage oil facilities, Time’s Robert Baer said Feb. 22. Baer acknowledged that the source’s reliability was not assured. The forces will begin by attacking oil pipelines, shutting down the flow to Mediterranean ports, to show Libya’s tribes that they must choose Gadhafi or chaos, the source said. Gadhafi can only rely on the loyalty of his tribe, the Qadadfa; from the army, he can only count on the 5,000-strong Khamis Brigade. Gadhafi knows he cannot recapture Libya with his forces, but he can make rebel tribes and military officers regret their disloyalty by making Libya into another Somalia. Gadhafi ordered that Islamist militants be released from prisons in hopes of creating chaos, the source said. Gadhafi’s threat to make Libya another Somalia could be a bluff, the source added.

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