As Libya Fell, Americans Attempted to Profit Off Gadhafi

Friday, November 18, 2011

Portrait of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi set on fire by demonstrators (Getty)

Confidential documents found in Libyan government offices show a group of Americans tried to assist Col. Moammar Gadhafi and his family flee the country for at least $10 million. The group, which called themselves the "American Action Group," also offered Gadhafi lobbying services to sway the U.S. government to support his regime after NATO became its bombing campaign. Made up of a former CIA officer, a Kansas City lawyer, a GOP operative, and a terrorism expert, the group claims their goal was to avoid a Libyan civil war, not to help Gadhafi. Scott Shane broke the news for The New York Times. He discusses the details of the story.


Scott Shane

Comments [1]

carl, queens, n.y.

'' The words s--t are not allowed here''.. Understandable.. Is the word m---re also not allowed here?.. Are you going to stifle free speech here?

Nov. 18 2011 11:46 AM

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