Libya Wikileaks

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How US Firms Filled Gadhafi's Coffers

The US government helped them do it

(Newser) - In 2009, the Gadhafi regime called in 15 energy company executives and issued an ultimatum: Either they’d help pay Libya’s $1.5 billion bill for its role in the Lockerbie bombing, or their oil leases would face “serious consequences.” Some of the companies—including several based... More »

WikiLeaks Exposed Gadhafi Family Abuses

Clan's abuse of power helped fuel unrest

(Newser) - Libyans had plenty of reasons to despise Moammar Gadhafi and his clan long before the leader ordered the use of heavy artillery on protesters. State Department cables released by WikiLeaks detail some of the Gadhafis' abuses of power, which are known to Libyans despite the regime's control of the media,... More »

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