Thursday, March 31, 2011

Libya's Foreign Minister And Former Spymaster Defects

Moussa Koussa, High-Profile Lockerbie Spymaster -- The Telegraph

Moussa Koussa, the Libyan foreign minister who defected from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime, was one of the architects of its rehabilitation in the international community but a deeply controversial figure who is likely to pose David Cameron a particularly thorny political problem.

As the highest-profile defection from the ranks of Col Gaddafi's loyalists, he is a plum prize who is likely to be of great value in helping to dismantle his dictatorship.

The former spy chief's resignation also comes at a critical time in the coalition's attempts to dislodge Col Gaddafi, as the rebels are retreating under fresh onslaughts and Whitehall sources suggested they were unlikely to win without arms or training from outside.

So his information and contacts among Col Gaddafi's generals will be all the more valuable.

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More News On The Defection Of Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa

Libya's foreign minister flees to Britain -- Al Jazeera
Libya's Foreign Minister Resigns, Arrives in Britain -- Voice of America
Libya: Moussa Koussa, Gaddafi's foreign minister, defects to UK -- The Guardian
Top Libyan minister defects to the U.K. -- CBS
Libya's foreign minister defects, arrives in Britain -- Reuters
Hague says Libya's Moussa in "secure location" in UK -- Reuters
'No immunity' for Libyan foreign minister -- Al Jazeera
Koussa offered no immunity - Hague -- RTE News
William Hague: no immunity for Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa -- The Telegraph

UK's Hague calls on Libyans to follow Koussa exit
-- Reuters
Libya foreign minister Moussa Koussa must face atrocities trial, rebels declare -- The Guardian
Libya shrugs off foreign minister defection -- AP
Decision-maker from the heart of Gaddafi’s circle -- Financial Times
Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa 'could be first of many defections' -- The Telegraph
Defection 'shows regime crumbling' -- Press Association
Profile: Moussa Koussa -- Al Jazeera

My Comment:
This is a diplomatic and intelligence coup. I am also sure that he has many secrets .... the Lockerbie bombing included .... that many Western officials are dying to hear about.

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