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JW v. State Petraeus Romney docs 692 pg 13-15

JW v. State Petraeus Romney docs 692 pg 13-15

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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05797799 Date: 01/07/2016
RELEASE PART
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Attachments: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:37
sullivan.ij@state.gov
Fw: Latest Libya intel; internal govt discussions high level. Sid
hrc_memo_libya_internal_govt_011512.docx
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----------- -------From: Sidney Blumenthal [mailto:~-----~
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 :20 Eastern Standard Time
To:H
Subject: Latest Libya intel; internal govt discussions high level. Sid
CONFIDENTIAL
January 15, 2013
For: Hillary
From: Sid
Re: Libya internal government discussions
SUBJECT: Libya (13/4)
SOURCE: Sources with direct access the Libyan National Government, well the highest levels
European Governments, and Western Intelligence and security services. (Source Comment: the morning January 15, 2013 Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was
informed Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail and Minister Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Mohamed Abdulaziz that Italy plan close its consulate Benghazi and reduce the size its embassy
Tripoli following attacks the consulate itself and the Italian consul general. Shuwail reported that the attacks
were carried out Eastern militia forces associated with Ansar Islam, which, although put under pressure
the National Libyan Army (NLA) following the attack the U.S. consulate Benghazi September 2012,
continues operate and around that city. Abdulaziz warned Zidan that should expect this situation
raised Italian officials and the chief executive officer (CEO) the Italian oil company ENI when the Libyan
Prime Minister visits Rome late January 2013. The Minister Foreign Affairs added that his sources
Rome report that the Italians will repeat their willingness take risks starting operations Libya, but
they will ask for evidence that the new Libyan government taking steps improve its ability protect
foreign workers and facilities Benghazi, and throughout the country.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05797799 Date: 01/07/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05797799 Date: 01/07/2016 This individual noted that Zidan was visibly upset during the conversation, expressing frustration
over this tum events, and stating that the relationship with ENI must serve sign the managers other
foreign companies that they can operate Libya safety under the General National Council Government
(GNC). According very sensitive source, Zidan concerned that these latest incidents Benghazi, taken combination with the January 2013 assassination attempt against President Mohamed Magariaf the
Southern town Sabha, will convince foreign diplomats and businessmen that Libya remains state
chaos. Zidan and Magariaf differ number policy issues, not the least which the relative authority
their two offices, but the Prime Minister told Shuwail that they must everything they can protect the life
the President they are maintain stable post-revolutionary government.) According this individual, Zidan and his ministers spoke during their visit Doha, and later
discussed the matter with Libyan intelligence chief General Salim Hassi and NLA Chief Staff General
YousefMangoush, ordering them take all steps necessary deal with Ansar Islam and its associated
groups. For his part Hassi warned that Ansar Islam has significant following Eastern Benghazi and the
territory between Benghazi and the Egyptian border. and Mangoush agreed that they will step operations that area, noting that they also will reach out for assistance from Egypt and the Western powers effort
improve the training their personnel and develop international plan limit the flow illegal arms into
Libya. Hassi noted that making progress the issue dealing with fighters loyal the family former
dictator Muammar Qaddafi, especially through cooperation with the French external intelligence service
(Direction Generale Securite Exterieure DGSE). The intelligence chief noted that French military
operations against rebel forces Mali have been valuable this regard. Both generals agreed follow
Zidans orders, and maintain good relations with their counterparts Italy well. For his part Zidan, according this source, stated that will raise this matter his conversations
with Qatari premier, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, and its Foreign Minister, Sheikh
Mohammed bin Nasser bin Jassim Al-Thani. Zidan will ask Qatar assist the GNC government efforts
organize and fund program improve the quality its.military, police, and intelligence personnel. the
opinion this individual Zidan plans point out the Qatari leaders that Libya needs their assistance
protect the victory the revolution against Qaddafi. Zidan wants Qatar assist training security personnel,
while also opening centers train young Libyans take positions the oil industry previously held
foreign workers. (Source Comment: Prior their departure for Doha, Mangoush and Zidan discussed the security
situation and agreed that the NLA must seek assistance tracking the movements the independent militias, well the arms that are smuggled them from Mali the South West and South Sudan the South East.
Mangoush stated that was touch with the military commanders the appropriate countries, including
Egypt, and plans reach out the Western powers effort gain support and training. For his part
Zidan complained that Magariaf should not have attended the Sabha meetings, given the strength Qaddafi
supporters that region. Zidan added that, while realized that the President anxious demonstrate that
the GNC government gaining strength throughout the country must realistic about the nature the
threat facing both him and the government. According this source, Mangoush chose avoid being drawn
into this discussion the President.) According very sensitive source, General Hassi disagrees with the NLA analysis that the Sabha
attack was not aimed Magariaf specifically, noting that there were five prior assassination attempts against
Magariaf 2012, and that target for diverse collection enemies, including former Qaddafi forces,
groups like Ansar Sharia, and even his political adversaries the GNC. Accordingly, Hassi intends
establish new programs train detachment presidential bodyguards, and his own anti-terrorism personnel.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05797799 Date: 01/07/2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05797809 Date: 01/07/2016
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From:
Sent:
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Subject
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:37
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hrc_memo_libya_internal_govt_011512.docx
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From:
Sid~ey Blumenthal [mai1tol~------
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:20 Eastern Standard Time
To:H
Subject: Latest Libya intel; internal govt discussions high level. Sid
CONFIDENTIAL
January 15, 2013
For: Hillary
From: Sid
Re: Libya internal government discussions
SUBJECT: Libya (13/4)
SOURCE: Sources with direct access the Libyan National Government, well the highest levels
European Governments, and Western Intelligence and security services. (Source Comment: the morning January 15, 2013 Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was
informed Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail and Minister Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Mohamed Abdulaziz that Italy plan close its consulate Benghazi and reduce the size its embassy
Tripoli following attacks the consulate itself and the Italian consul general. Shuwail reported that the attacks
were carried out Eastern militia forces associated with Ansar Islam, which, although put under pressure
the National Libyan Army (NLA) following the attack the U.S. consulate Benghazi September 2012,
continues operate and around that city. Abdulaziz warned Zidan that should expect this situation
raised Italian officials and the chief executive officer (CEO) the Italian oil company ENI when the Libyan
Prime Minister visits Rome late January 2013. The Minister Foreign Affairs added that his sources
Rome report that the Italians will repeat their willingness take risks starting operations Libya, but
they will ask for evidence that the new Libyan government taking steps improve its ability protect
foreign workers and facilities Benghazi, and throughout the country.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05797809 Date: 01/07/2016