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White House distances itself from Clapper remarks - Glenn Thrush and MJ Lee - POLITICO.comThe White House moved quickly to distance itself from National Intelligence Director James Clapper’s controversial statements on Libya, China and Russia today – with a top Obama aide calling Clapper’s comments a “static” analysis.
Clapper, speaking to a congressional committee on Thursday, dropped jaws by asserting “over the longer term … the [Qadhafi] regime will prevail” – contradicting the carefully calibrated pro-Libyan rebel message Obama’s national security team was seeking to project.
Already off message, the nation’s top intelligence official went on to describe both China and Russia as “mortal [threats]” to American security – on the very day Vice President Joe Biden was meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
National Security Adviser Tom Donilon said he still has confidence in Clapper – but he told reporters on a White House conference call that Clapper’s conclusion about the outcome in Libya was “a static and one-dimensional assessment.”
Administration analysts have “come to various conclusions about the various advantages that the Qadhafy regime has … and [what] opposition has.” The “multi-dimensional” view of the situation shows that pro-democracy rebels are still strong and worth courting as potential allies, Donilon told reporters on the call, which was intended to outline President Obama’s strategic vision in the region.
He also said that Clapper’s remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee were intended to provide an unvarnished description of the current state of military affairs as the regime pushes a counterattack against rebels in key oil ports.
are you sure these people know what they're doing?
remember blair, mcchrystal, jones and his waterbugs?
Side note: is it Lib-ya, or Libby-uh?
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NATO needs to make a fast decision. Does it commit as a unit or does it not? The rebels cannot hold against Khadaffi's airforce and tanks.
To expand gas production, marketing and distribution, Libya is looking for foreign partners and investment to increase gas exports, particularly to Europe, mainly Italy and France.The opening to private investment has attracted foreign investors like the Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel, built in partnership with the Maltese. European firms, including France’s Club Med, are rumoured to have opened talks with the government for the construction of a few large resort facilities.Invest in LIBYA : Business opportunities & territorial marketingThe majority of Libya's exports is sold to European countries like Italy (562,000 bpd in January-October 2005), Germany (285,000 bpd), France (101,000 bpd), Spain and Greece. In addition, Libyan oil exports to the United States averaged 56,000 bpd over the first 10 months of 2005, after resuming in June 2004 for the first time in two decades.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
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Sarkozy took the decision unilaterally without informing his newly appointed Foreign Affairs minister, and our European partners. I can't help but think he is pulling the "Dubya-card" ... looking forward to getting involved in a war abroad to improve his personal ratings at home. It strikes me as premature and clumsy, very Sarkozy-esque.