Terror in Tripoli - by Kim Sengupta in Abu Salim, Tripoli
"The rebels are attacking our homes. This should not be happening. The rebels are saying they are fighting government troops here, but all those getting hurt are ordinary people. There has also been looting by the rebels, they have gone in to houses to search for people and take away things. Why are they doing this..?'
In London there were reports that British SAS troops had been on the ground in Libya for several weeks helping to co-ordinate the assault on the capital. The Daily Telegraph reported defence sources confirming the soldiers from 22 SAS regiment had been ordered to stay on to help track Colonel Gaddafi down.
Mustafa Abdel Jabril, the head of the TNC authorised a bounty of two million Libyan dinars for anyone handing over Colonel Gaddafi 'dead or alive'. He also offered amnesty to any of his entourage who would 'kill or capture him'..."
Robert Fisk: History Repeats Itself, With Mistakes of Iraq Rehearsed Afresh
"the massive presence of Western diplomats, oil-mogul representatives, highly paid Western mercenaries and shady British and French servicemen - all pretending to be 'advisers' rather than participants - is the Benghazi Green Zone. There may (yet) be no walls around them but they are, in effect, governing Libya through various Libyan heroes and scallywags who have set themselves up as local political masters.
We can overlook the latters' murder of their own commanding officer - for some reason, no one mentions the name of Abdul Fatah Younes anymore, though he was liquidated in Benghazi only a month ago - but they can survive only by clinging to our Western umbilicals.."
Qatar Hopes For Return After Backing Libya Winners
"Without their financial support, it would not have happened. The Qatari role was not only essential, it was the cornerstone of the whole effort.."