COMMENT: With Khadafy’s death, a focal point of research in the archives has died. I seriously doubt that the more important aspects of his reign will ever be fully explored.
In AFA #4, we examined evidence that Khadafy’s terrorist cadre was trained by elements of U.S. intelligence, operating through the “ex” CIA agents Edwin Wilson and Frank Terpil. (Courtesy of Joe Trento, we now know that the network overseeing this operation was known as The Safari Club.)
The bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie Scotland was pinned on Khadafy, despite evidence that implicated terror elements linked to the underbelly of the Iran-Contra covert Operations.
Libya was also the site of the murder of Silvan Becker, a German intelligence agent in Libya researching Islamic extremists, apparently against the murder of his superiors. The killers appear to have been part of Osama bin Laden’s network. One of the killers had the same name as a suspect in the 9/11 attacks.
Do not expect any of this to be examined in the wake of his passing.
Likewise, we shouldn’t expect to hear of the development of Khadafy’s intelligence service, formed under the tutelage of SS officers assembled by former Gestapo chief Heinrich Mueller.
In Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile, Paul Manning discussed the role of the Mueller/Skorzeny team in forming Khadafy’s intelligence agency.
When Colonel Nasser became president of Egypt, he asked the
CIA for assistance in establishing a similar organization in his
country. The CIA did not wish to become involved, and so
referred him to General Gehlen, then chief of the West German
federal intelligence organization, which was in fact maintained
by the CIA. But Gehlen ducked the request, suggesting
that former SS General Otto Skorzeny, son-in-law of Hjalmar
Schacht, one-time Minister of Finance for Hitler, should be
approached. Skorzeny, who made his headquarters in Spain, did
not want the assignment either, for he was doing too well as an
engineer and businessman in Spain, and was also owner of a
large farming establishment outside of Dublin. But, urged by
Schacht, he had Heinrich Mueller in Brazil send him a team of
secret police specialists, who all arrived in Cairo as a German
mission led by Skorzeny, who promptly returned to Spain after
introductions had been made. Mueller’s team established such
an effective intelligence service for Nasser, known as the General
Intelligence Service, that Colonel Qadhafi of Libya, then
the new revolutionary leader of his country, asked Nasser to
make the German team of advisors available to him also. This
was done, and upon arrival the Germans started with a thorough
housecleaning of the Libyan secret police hired by the
previous ruler, King Idris. Two thousand Libyan police were
put in jail and continue to languish there today, and the Germans
rebuilt from scratch. . . .
In FTR #152, Paul Manning related his encounter with General Mueller in Libya, an event that prompted Manning to leave that country promptly, after changing his airline reservations.