The Los Angeles Times, 31 March 2011
Publié le :
31 mars 2011
"Reporting from Washington CIA
officers are on the ground in Libya
, coordinating with rebels and sharing intelligence, U.S. officials say, but the Obama
administration has not yet decided whether to take the further step of providing weapons to those trying to oust Moammar Kadafi
"The issue of whether to provide the ragtag rebel forces with arms has been controversial in Washington. On Wednesday, two key lawmakers a Republican and a Democrat came out against the idea.
""We don't have to look very far back in history to find examples of the unintended consequences of passing out advanced weapons to a group of fighters we didn't know as well as we should have," said Rep. Mike Rogers
(R-Mich.), in an apparent reference to U.S. aid to Afghan guerrillas fighting the Soviet Union during the Carter and Reagan administrations."