If Iran’s media is to be believed (and that’s one hell of a big ‘if’), Israel has decided to support Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (hat tip: pk).
A journalist from Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot states that Tel Aviv has decided to recruit African mercenaries to fight against anti-government protesters in Libya.
The journalist says the director of the security firm was allowed to provide Libya’s intelligence agency with the mercenaries.
Israel Zef, has reportedly met with Abdullah Assinousi, one of the leaders in Libya’s intelligence agency.
Reports also indicate that the company has recruited 500,000 African mercenaries, charging the Libyan regime 200 dollars per day for each mercenary.
Clearly because Gaddafi’s Jewish.
But seriously, I have not seen any such report on Ynet. Which is probably why Iran’s Tehran Times gave a different source for the “report.”
Israel provides henchmen for Gaddafi
Israeli arms distribution company Global CST has reportedly, under the authorization of Tel Aviv, provided Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi with African mercenaries to clamp down on anti-government protesters.
Egyptian sources have revealed that the Israeli company has so far provided Gaddafi’s regime with 50,000 African mercenaries to attack the civilian anti-government protesters in Libya.
The arms company was previously convicted in an African country over illegal deals, News-Israel website reported.
Sources say Global CST had obtained the permission for providing the mercenaries to Gaddafi from the Israeli officials in advance.
Earlier, Global CST general manager had met with the head of the Israeli Intelligence Agencies (Aman) and Defense Minister Ehud Barak and obtained the permission for the measure.
The company representatives also met with Abdullah Sanusi, the head of Libyan Internal Intelligence, in Chad to discuss the details for a final agreement, the report says.
The mercenaries who attack the civilians in Tripoli have mostly come from Chad.
Gaddafi regime pays $2000 per day for each mercenary. The mercenaries receive $100 per day and the remaining goes to Global CST, the report says.
And if this is not enough to activate your BS sensors, notice also the discrepancy in the numbers of mercenaries, as well as the daily charge per mercenary, quoted by the reports.
Meanwhile, here is a more realistic explanation for pro-Gaddafi African mercenaries:
After decades of financing and training rebels and liberation movements, Libya’s Moammer Qadhafi is accused of using his influence to amass an army of mercenaries from across sub-Saharan Africa.
Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Chad, Mali and Zimbabwe: One only has to name a conflict, rebel group or despot in Africa to find someone the Libyan leader has offered finance, training or backing to during his 41-year reign.
He has also aided peacekeeping operations, given aid and built infrastructure.
And now, waving oil money to the south, Qadhafi is said to have lured some 25,000 mercenaries to quash a popular revolt against his regime.
The head of the Libyan Human Rights League Ali Zeidan says Chad is leading this group of foreign fighters including citizens from Niger, Mali, Zimbabwe and Liberia who are being paid between 300 and 2,000 US dollars a day.
Qadhafi has financed rebel movements in Chad including that of current President Idriss Deby, and many of these former rebels are still living in Libya today.
These include supporters of former dictator Hissene Habre and ex-president Goukouni Weddeye.