Things More Worrisome than AGW: Libya Rebels Have Sold Gaddafi?s Chemical Weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah

Source:  Uncoverage
by Jane Jamison
Is Moussa Koussa really “defecting?” Why did he leave his wife in Libya?

This story has not been reported elsewhere?yet.    What a mess Libya has become on so many levels.

Realistically, think of it.  What possible interest would the United States or Barack Obama have in admitting this?  By temporarily giving aid and cover to a rag tag band of recycled Al Qaeda, the United States may have just enabled Islamic terrorists to profit handsomely from their brief gambit in Libya, and helped them fulfill their goal of harming Israel.

Debka.com reports that Libyan rebels ransacked chemical weapons storage depots in Benghazi and have sold them?.for  the equivalent of millions of dollars to Hezbollah and Hamas.

The deadly nerve agents are now on their way for use against?Israel.

There are number of conflicting stories coming out Libya and Great Britain.  ?Defected? Gaddafi foreign minister Moussa  Koussa is being held and questioned in Great Britain where he sought exile.  He has additional ?value? as the presumed architect of the bombing of Pan Am #103.

However, Koussa?s family is still in Libya, and word late Friday is that Koussa?s wife is being detained forcibly and questioned by Gaddafi and that other defectors are being blocked from leaving.  Gunshots have been heardWill Koussa live in luxurious exile in the U.K. under guard or be put on trial for war crimes? A Scottish newspaper reports Koussa is already reinventing himself and history to curry favor:  He now says Pan Am #103 was downed by Palestinians ?
Read the trial coverage. There was NO DOUBT ever that Libya was behind it.

In my opinion, shame on the shameful British, who orchestrated the ?deal? to release the Lockerbie bomber back to Libya in 2009.   Any deal now to save Koussa from prosecution is only more about British Petroleum oil interests.
The U.K. thinks there are at least 12 others in Gaddafi?s circle who want out.  Gaddafi has reacted with a ?circle of steel? around them?(acc. to Al Jazeera)  whatever THAT means.   Gaddafi?s son, Saif sent an emissary to the U.K. to inquire about having him take over a new Libyan government. NO SALE.

The United States? credibility has been hurt worldwide by this military muddle. The unintended consequence of this ill-conceived action is, the world is a much more dangerous place for having meddled in what may have come and gone as a mild civil skirmish among Muslims.  Why were we there?  Why did we spend a billion dollars only to endanger Israel?

Debka.com:

?Senior Libyan rebel ?officers? sold Hizballah and Hamas thousands of chemical shells from the stocks of mustard and nerve gas that fell into rebel hands when they overran Muammar Qaddafi?s military facilities in and around Benghazi, debkafile?s exclusive military and intelligence sources report.
Word of the capture touched off a scramble in Tehran and among the terrorist groups it sponsors to get hold of their first unconventional weapons.

According to our sources, the rebels offloaded at least 2,000 artillery shells carrying mustard gas and 1,200 nerve gas shells for cash payment amounting to several million dollars.

US and Israeli intelligence agencies have tracked the WMD consignments from eastern Libya as far as Sudan in convoys secured by Iranian agents and Hizballah and Hamas guards. They are not believed to have reached their destinations in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, apparently waiting for an opportunity to get their deadly freights through without the US or Israel attacking and destroying them.

It is also not clear whether the shells and gases were assembled upon delivery or were travelling in separate containers. Our sources report that some of the poison gas may be intended not only for artillery use but also for drones which Hizballah recently acquired from Iran.

Admiral James Stavridis: Told Congress this week there are “flickers” of Al Qaeda in Libya rebel movement

Tehran threw its support behind the anti-Qaddafi rebels because of this unique opportunity to get hold of the Libyan ruler?s stock of poison gas after it fell into opposition hands and arm Hizballah and Hamas with unconventional weapons without Iran being implicated in the transaction.

Shortly after the uprising began in the third week of February, a secret Iranian delegation arrived in Benghazi. Its members met rebel chiefs, some of them deserters from the Libyan army, and clinched the deal for purchasing the entire stock of poison gas stock and the price.

The rebels threw in a quantity of various types of anti-air missiles.

Hizballah and Hamas purchasing missions arrived in the first week of March to finalize the deal and arrange the means of delivery.

The first authoritative American source to refer to a Hizballah presence in Benghazi was the commander of US NATO forces Adm. James Stavridis. When he addressed a US Senate committee on Tuesday, March 29, he spoke of ?telltale signs of the presence of Islamic insurgents led by Al-Qaeda and Hizballah? on the rebel side of the Libyan war. He did not disclose what they were doing there.?