Defections from Libya
By Micah Halpern
Friday April 1, 2011
I've Been Thinking:
Much has been said about the defection of Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa. He is in an undisclosed safe house in London.
Some analysts are saying that this is a huge blow to Ghadaffi, others are saying that many more senior advisors and aides have defected.
As for the reports of other defections ... Al Jazeera reported that many other close aides defected - but one of those who men who was reported to have defected is saying that he has not defected. The chairman of Libya's national oil corporation is saying here I am, I haven't gone anywhere.
This goes to a central question of reliable information coming out of Libya. Almost no info can be confirmed independently. No one knows what is really happening in Libya.
And then the Vatican came out yesterday with the claim that in Tripoli 40 civilians were killed in the air raids conducted by the West.
This cannot be confirmed either.
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