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PoliCon
09-04-2011, 11:57 PM
US and UK spy agencies built close ties with their Libyan counterparts during the so-called War on Terror, according to documents discovered at the office of Col Gaddafi's former spy chief.

The papers suggest the CIA abducted several suspected militants from 2002 to 2004 and handed them to Tripoli.

The UK's MI6 also apparently gave the Gaddafi regime details of dissidents.

The documents, found by Human Rights Watch workers, have not been seen by the BBC or independently verified.

Meanwhile, the head of Libya's interim governing body, the National Transitional Council, said its soldiers were laying siege to towns still held by Col Gaddafi's forces.

Mustafa Abdel Jalil said Sirte, Bani Walid, Jufra and Sabha were being given humanitarian aid, but had one week to surrender.

The BBC's Jon Leyne in Benghazi says there have been unconfirmed reports that Bani Walid has now been taken by anti-Gaddafi forces.

But witnesses on the edge of Bani Walid say the opposition fighters are still on the outskirts although our correspondent adds that it appears as if Gaddafi loyalists have abandoned many of their outlying positions.

'Protecting Americans'

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PoliCon
09-04-2011, 11:59 PM
I'm more interested in the clear bias in this piece than in the actual subject to be quite honest. I was FLOORED reading this earlier this morning.

"so-called War on Terror"

"the CIA abducted"

"The documents, found by Human Rights Watch workers, have not been seen by the BBC or independently verified."

djones520
09-05-2011, 12:03 AM
It's the BBC, what do you expect? MSNBC is almost a right wing organization compaired to them.

Rockntractor
09-05-2011, 12:04 AM
I'm more interested in the clear bias in this piece than in the actual subject to be quite honest. I was FLOORED reading this earlier this morning.

"so-called War on Terror"

"the CIA abducted"

"The documents, found by Human Rights Watch workers, have not been seen by the BBC or independently verified."

Good point!

PoliCon
09-05-2011, 12:06 AM
It's the BBC, what do you expect? MSNBC is almost a right wing organization compaired to them.

I think it depends on what is being covered. I mean when it comes to US politics - they tend to far more objective than domestic sources - but when it comes to the Middle East. . . . not so much.