Egypt continues to show its support for Libya's eastern military commander Khalifa Hifter as the country moves toward a transitional phase and national elections scheduled for later this year
The plan, known as Project Opus, would have seen an assault team of mercenaries use the helicopters to help the commander, Khalifa Hifter, a U.S. citizen and former CIA asset, defeat Libya’s U.N.-recognized and U.S.-backed government.
Trump wants to sell advanced combat aircraft and armed drones to the United Arab Emirates even though it joined the Saudi bombing of Yemeni civilians, was complicit in secret torture facilities in Yemen & has armed Khalifa Hifter’s abusive forces in Libya.
General Khalifa Hifter is a brutal Libyan rebel military commander but he is also a US citizen, which means he can be sued in US court for directing atrocities. Two Libyan families have just sued him in the US for torture and extrajudicial executions.
France has some explaining to do: how did a cache of sophisticated US anti-tank missiles sold to France with strict anti-transfer conditions end up held by rebel fighters in Libya loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whom France (due to oil interests) supports.