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Why is the Libyan commander in chief going to Russia?

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It became known yesterday that the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Army, General Khalifa Haftar, will arrive in Moscow next week. Such data, citing its own sources close to the Libyan diplomatic circles, published a newspaper "News". It would seem that the generals of foreign countries often visit Russia for one reason or another (contracts, joint exercises, work with military attaches at embassies, etc.), and why it is worth paying attention to the upcoming visit to Moscow of Khaftar.


In fact, pay attention really worth it. If only because we are talking about a military leader from Libya - a country that after the assassination of the leader (Muammar Gaddafi) actually ceased to be a single state, and which every day is experiencing the attacks of various terrorist groups, including attacks from the so-called Islamic State.

To begin with, it is worth noting that General Haftar had been planning to visit the Russian capital for a long time. Given all the available diplomatic difficulties, the commander in chief of the Libyan armed forces had to negotiate on the territory of the “third” state. As a kind of mediator made Egypt. It was in Egypt that Khalifa Haftar found contacts with representatives of the Russian diplomatic corps. A personal meeting of the Libyan commander in chief with the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Middle East and African countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov also took place.

The main question is: for what purpose does the Libyan general seek contacts with the Russian authorities, and what tasks does it set itself when it is going to Moscow?

Before attempting to suggest this, it would be worthwhile to refer to the personality of Khalifa Haftar. And this person, I must say, very remarkable.

Why is the Libyan commander in chief going to Russia?

General Haftar in the center in the foreground


The first thing that attracts attention is the fact that the commander-in-chief of the Libyan army is one of those Libyan high-ranking military officers who do not tolerate radical Islamist groups that have since chosen the territory of Libya for some time. Even before his appointment as commander-in-chief of the Libyan Armed Forces, Haftar, with Libyan military units and like-minded people from the local militia, organized a series of attacks on Islamist positions.
During one of the battles, the Khaftar detachments succeeded in defeating a large group of Ansar Sharia, operating in the north-west of the country. As a result of a successful offensive, dozens of militants were destroyed, the rest were driven from their positions and scattered. In the hands of the troops of the Caliph Haftar fell a large number weapons and military equipment militants.

To establish himself in the Libyan authorities, General Haftar seized the parliament building in Tripoli in 2014. After the storming of the building, it turned out that the Haftar detachments set themselves the goal of representatives of radical extremist groups, which in fact declared themselves representatives of the new Libyan government. Islamists from parliament in Tripoli were expelled, but not for long. Islamist "politicians" returned to the Libyan capital by militants. They returned and called Haftar one of their main enemies.

However, such a statement did not stop the general at all, and his active struggle against terrorist groups was continued.

Having managed to unite under his command several large army formations, including servicemen of the army of the times of Muammar Gaddafi, Khalifa Haftar enlisted the support of the House of Representatives of the Libyan Parliament. Deputies of the lower house of the Libyan parliament (currently meeting in Tobruk) said they support Operation Dignity of Libya, which in May 2014 of the year began under the command of General Haftar. This is an operation to counter the representatives of terrorist groups. It is connected with attempts to consolidate the patriotic forces of the torn apart (not without the frank assistance of NATO) Libyan state.

Not only representatives of parliament in Tobruk, but also members of the so-called interim Cabinet of Ministers at-Tani supported Khalifa Haftar. This “temporary cabinet” sits in the city of El Beida in eastern Libya.

The main directions of the efforts of General Haftar are associated with actions against the Islamist movement Libyan Dawn, which is closely associated with representatives of the so-called General National Congress, "working" in Tripoli, as well as against ISIL militants. And the number of ISIL militants in Libya has shown significant growth over the past few months, and this force has already controlled several oil-bearing regions in the country.

What else is worth knowing about Khalifa Haftar? Perhaps the fact that he began his military career in Libya under Gaddafi, then in the course of the war of Libya and Chad found himself in captivity, where he denied the then head of Libya. After the abdication was rather unexpectedly released, and suddenly he was in the United States ...

He returned to Libya Haftar almost immediately after the death of Muammar Gaddafi in November 2011. After returning to the country, he entered the Military Council, but then left it, since in this very council professional military were much less than those striving to rule the country under black flags.

And now - the year of 2016 - and the Libyan general, who last year was appointed to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Armed Forces, decides to visit Moscow. On the one hand, there are candid declarations of readiness to eradicate terrorism in Libya, that “there is no place for radicals from the“ Muslim Brotherhood ”on Libyan land. It would seem that if you ask Russia to assist in the fight against terrorism in Libya, is it worth refusing?

But ... His mysterious disappearance in his time from a Chadian prison and the "ascent" in the United States gives reason to think about the fact that Khalifa Haftar is unlikely to be a Libyan officer of the Gadhafi army during his time in the United States was not interested in the local special services. And could he be there (in the States) to be without "outside help"?

And his rapid return home immediately after the murder of Muammar Gaddafi also raises questions. That is, he returned to return, but if he considered himself an opponent of Gaddafi, then why did not he return to Libya at the time when the “opposition” campaign (with support) of NATO was gaining momentum?

In this regard, we can assume that the same States Khalifa Haftar at that time was seen as a man who could take the helm of the “new Libya”. That's just the question: do the New Libya need the States as a single state, or are they completely satisfied with what is happening with Libya now? If - the second, then kiss with Haftar completely useless. Well, if the first (as to what there are certain doubts), then again - without a kiss, but with an eye on possible pragmatics.

But Haftar clearly would like to become the “savior of the nation” against the background of possible military support from the outside — he won't pull alone (if he is going to pull ...). And if he goes to Russia, then, apparently, he is waiting for support from Russia. On the one hand - it seems like a compliment from the Libyan general and a negative nod towards the US - they didn’t help before - don’t help now, and therefore I’ll fly to Russia, which knows a lot about fighting terrorism. But somehow all this is optimistic. And recently, with optimism about all kinds of "fighters against terrorism" who have long lived and worked in the United States and the United States, somehow not given ... Perhaps General Haftar is a rare exception. But again, only “possible”, which means that the general, of course, needs to be listened to, but in no way should you be dragged into a place where Russia's interests are viewed today, to put it mildly, not quite clearly. Moreover, all this still looks like the old methods of the “partners” connected with attempts to pinch Russia (and once the USSR) in several theaters of military actions by proxy.

Here, the most important thing for Russia itself is not to play at such a warrior of light, who rushes to rescue to any place from where it comes to ask "for anti-terrorist assistance", the commander-in-chief who declared himself commander-in-chief. Their interests first.
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  1. amirbek
    amirbek April 22 2016 06: 05
    +3
    General Haftar in the center in the foreground
    no need to sign - so it’s clear
    1. siberalt
      siberalt April 22 2016 06: 33
      0
      Why are they going? Why guess? What they tell us, we will find out laughing
      1. Amurets
        Amurets April 22 2016 07: 43
        +3
        Quote: siberalt
        Why are they going? Why guess? What they tell us, we will find out

        It’s clear that the matter is dark. There is too little information. And on the network there is little to dig about it. So, gossip of journalists and general information.
        1. Pereira
          Pereira April 22 2016 10: 02
          +4
          Muddy people And certainly not an independent political figure.
          I am sure his goal, in one form or another, to draw Russia into the Libyan conflict.
          Europe is wandering, looking for someone who will share responsibility and, naturally, costs.

          I know only one person in Libya with whom it makes sense for our country to conduct business - the son of a colonel. The rest is slag.
          1. Egor-dis
            Egor-dis April 22 2016 13: 35
            +8
            Aisha Gaddafi - what is not an option?
        2. Asadullah
          Asadullah April 22 2016 20: 31
          +1
          Too little information


          Khalifa a protege of the United States for sure. The second no-fly zone over Libya in the Senate will not pass, too negative moods of society. One hope for Russia. Egypt seemed to have been persuaded, but he agrees to fight with the participation of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Such is the Syrian advertisement. The Khalifa’s campaign in Russia is being lobbied by the frogmen who placed at its disposal the special forces of legionnaires. Why are the paddlers, not the State Department? But because with the paddling pools the issue price will be moderate. Three skins will be removed from the State Department. If minor Asadullah understands this, then they understand at least in the Kremlin, I regret that I’m not in the subject. What will our dear friend Khalifa offer ??? And what will they offer him in response? Keep track of the flashes.
          1. dr.star75
            dr.star75 April 22 2016 21: 24
            0
            "The Khalifa is a US henchman uniquely." - is not a fact. The figure is far from unambiguous, but judging by his biography, he is an intelligent patriot of his country, who understands that the heroes go in gardens, and not in a frontal attack and is looking for allies.
    2. HERMES
      HERMES April 22 2016 06: 59
      -1
      Quote: Amirbek
      General Haftar in the center in the foreground
      no need to sign - so it’s clear


      Yes, as for me - all on one face ...
    3. gergi
      gergi April 22 2016 07: 30
      +10
      In Syria, we are helping a legitimately elected government with a legitimately elected president. And this Haftar is a rogue of some sort. In Libya, now, such Haftars as mud. Judging by his epic, the scoundrel is still one.
      1. PAM
        PAM April 22 2016 13: 34
        +1
        they go as always - give it, lend it, and how will it work out, then they forget to pay off (how many (in total) debts to the former USSR have been written off?), so until the world community (represented by "tan") declares someone legitimate ( who will be able to dispose of the seized bank accounts) is not worth spending money (well, perhaps only with weapons, which are written off due to the expiration of storage periods and must be recycled or old), and suddenly become the head of Libya.
    4. warriordima
      warriordima April 22 2016 07: 55
      0
      He disappeared from the prison of Chad, then surfaced in the United States. The queen went to the board of Libya., And probably came to us for advice on how to properly and efficiently wet the igil.
      Just why do we need to help them? On the contrary, I would like them to burn themselves from their own stocks.
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn April 22 2016 08: 47
        +3
        Quote: warriordima
        He disappeared from the prison of Chad, then surfaced in the United States. The queen went to the board of Libya., And probably came to us for advice on how to properly and efficiently wet the igil.
        for arms supplies he came, like everyone else, at the expense of debt naturally fellow
      2. the most important
        the most important April 22 2016 09: 13
        +1
        Quote: warriordima
        probably came to us for a consultation on how to properly and efficiently wet the needles.

        There are a dozen such generals in each aul ... Riding clearly for help and carrying a lot of promises. Without E.Ya. Satan's Arab clans, tribes, eternal love and loyal (in two ways) friendship is very difficult to figure out. We are waiting for the opinion of the Patriarch, he will arrange everything and everyone in his corners.
    5. Andrey Petrov47
      Andrey Petrov47 April 22 2016 12: 17
      +1
      Let the Arabs themselves pay for the betrayal of their countries in favor of the Pind ... owls.
    6. kamski
      kamski April 22 2016 14: 02
      +2
      Seal of the USA on his face
  2. PKK
    PKK April 22 2016 06: 10
    -3
    General Haftar is a serious politician, takes on the same role as Assad in Syria. It looks like our man and strive to establish a normal life of the people in Libya. The USA will not help him in the fight against IS, because the radicals are their friends. With the help of the general asked the only right option. We are waiting for the intensification of the fight against IS in Libya.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 April 22 2016 07: 58
      +1
      Quote: PKK
      General Haftar is a serious politician, takes on the same role as Assad in Syria. It seems our man and strive to establish a normal life of the people in Libya.

      Gaddafi was a politician with a capital letter, on this - let's see ...
    2. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn April 22 2016 08: 48
      +2
      Quote: PKK
      It seems our man and strive to establish a normal life of the people in Libya

      at the request of the United States, our people are not released from prisons, especially the traitor
    3. Yuyuka
      Yuyuka April 22 2016 10: 26
      0
      General Haftar is a serious politician, takes on the same role as Assad in Syria. It looks like our man and strive to establish a normal life of the people in Libya. The USA will not help him in the fight against IS, because the radicals are their friends. With the help of the general asked the only right option. We are waiting for the intensification of the fight against IS in Libya.

      as they say, do not compare the genital organ with a finger! they have a significant difference - one is constant in every sense, and the second ... its state depends too much on external factors - if you pull it for a while, there is some benefit, but not for long ... so you shouldn't bother with the "comrade" Enerala, his connection with p (artne) rami is too clear hi
    4. alicante11
      alicante11 April 22 2016 13: 56
      +3
      General Haftar is a serious politician, takes on the same role as Assad in Syria.


      Serious Libyan politicians died in the struggle for freedom and independence of the Jamahiriya. And this is an Amer mongrel, it is necessary to drive him with sticks from Moscow.
    5. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 April 22 2016 16: 17
      +1
      Quote: PKK
      It seems our man and strive to establish a normal life of the people in Libya.

      After studying in the USA, as a rule, they do not become ours, or they cease to be. Moreover, the seven-pronged hooks on which the Americans hang their clients cannot be jumped off. Distances from US? So now a "friend of the United States" is a sure candidate for a bullet in the belly or a knife in the same place anywhere in the unfortunate Libya blown up by the Americans.
      And Russia really helped the Syrians. Adhering to us is a great idea! And it always worked - you fly to these stupid Russians, talk to them about friendship (what do these Russians find in friendship? Who haven’t betrayed yet, that and friend. What's wrong with that?) And cooperation, they will soften ...
      In addition, the United States is vitally important to discredit our efforts and undermine our positions in the Arab East. This is best done with betrayal. Rub deeper into trust and betray. Deliciously, deafeningly, with a huge setup. I do not believe.
      1. fif21
        fif21 April 22 2016 20: 47
        +1
        Quote: Mikhail3
        And Russia really helped the Syrians
        Gaddafi passed Russia as glass containers, Medvedev ruled then. And supporting a pro-American general is the height of stupidity. Although Dostum was supported in Afghanistan, they were given weapons. Let him go to NATO. Or the black ruler of the world, for supporting his six, he will give Russia the Baltic states laughing
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    6. elenagromova
      elenagromova April 22 2016 18: 50
      0
      Sorry, but to compare Bashar Al-Assad, who heroically fights against terrorism, as well as the expansion of the United States, and this generalish coward, who betrayed as soon as possible ...
  3. Teberii
    Teberii April 22 2016 06: 10
    -1
    The general is looking for help, you can listen. You should not fight, but it is quite possible to provide all possible assistance in the form of weapons.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid April 22 2016 06: 30
      0
      After all, they know, they see how Russia supports Syria. Of course, they think about the same help for themselves. Something like that.
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn April 22 2016 08: 50
        0
        Quote: Reptiloid
        After all, they know, they see how Russia supports Syria. Of course, they think about the same help for themselves. Something like that.

        yeah, why not think about it when Syria has long been lending everything - who doesn’t want to
        1. Bath
          Bath April 22 2016 09: 18
          -2
          Well, our godfathers in Syria still have a gesheft; well, the people always have a way to a bright future with us, as a rule, it’s enough from him and this
    2. bocsman
      bocsman April 22 2016 09: 16
      +1
      Quote: Teberii
      The general is looking for help, you can listen. You should not fight, but it is quite possible to provide all possible assistance in the form of weapons.


      But not for free!
      And further . The author’s fears that the Russian leadership will embark on a gamble for the sake of the interests of others do not share. Judging by the latest events, Russia cannot be spent on chaff.
  4. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 April 22 2016 06: 13
    +1
    In the days of Gaddafi, on the documents of Soviet military specialists, very impartial words were inscribed about hired labor ... although about the "departed" or only good, or nothing ... But now, have you revised your worldview?
  5. Mig-31
    Mig-31 April 22 2016 06: 13
    +3
    The world quietly understands who the truth is, that’s why they are drawn to GDP.
  6. okunevich_rv
    okunevich_rv April 22 2016 06: 13
    +9
    Subtlely noticed, perhaps the Cossack mishandled. However, the questions posed by him must be put on the agenda in European organizations and offered to finally work out a procedure for joint efforts to combat terrorism.
    Putin, Shoigu and Lavrov clearly already know what the issue is and what to do about it, I’m sure they will again make a move with the knight. :)
    1. tracker
      tracker April 22 2016 06: 34
      0
      even if it’s a Cossack, then he is fighting IS, and this is also useful for Russia, we need help with equipment and weapons
      1. gergi
        gergi April 22 2016 07: 34
        +3
        For his personal power, he fights against igil and other competitors. Muddy type.
  7. Viktor fm
    Viktor fm April 22 2016 06: 18
    0
    Help help strife. It is necessary to help, but it is not necessary to get involved and tear.
    1. Volzhanin
      Volzhanin April 22 2016 08: 13
      +5
      Who to help? Traitors who destroyed their country?
      Yes, with such insignificants on one hectare to shit to sit down, not to talk.
      Let the Westerners themselves rake their feces in Libya. There is no need to climb there at all. It’s better to wait until they bite each other.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 22 2016 06: 20
    +6
    Perhaps General Haftar is a rare exception.

    I think to look listen and feel it is necessary. And then draw the appropriate conclusions.
  9. dmi.pris
    dmi.pris April 22 2016 06: 20
    +1
    Let it stand in line at the Kremlin, it will be clear what kind of fruit it is.
  10. parusnik
    parusnik April 22 2016 06: 29
    +1
    Here the main thing for Russia itself is not to play too much.. Will not play too much, I think that in Russia, they have studied the "Haftar Case" well enough .. And they know who is going and why .. Let's see ..
  11. Ozhogin Dmitry
    Ozhogin Dmitry April 22 2016 06: 31
    +2
    Did the Libyans forgive their "drain" with a dimon-iPhone?
  12. Nitarius
    Nitarius April 22 2016 06: 50
    +2
    a dark horse .. when needed KADAFI escaped ... so I'm not sure why he should be trusted!
  13. Dora2014
    Dora2014 April 22 2016 06: 53
    +1
    Does not impress. A general who has disowned his Supreme Commander is a coward and a traitor. No options. And his moral qualities are appropriate. However, if it is beneficial to us, you can use it. Necessarily on a short and hard leash!
  14. orphan 63
    orphan 63 April 22 2016 07: 19
    +3
    https://lenta.ru/articles/2015/03/03/haftar/ Это ссылка на статью с интервью генерала Хафтара . Некоторые выдержки -
    On March 3, 2015, the Libyan House of Representatives appointed Khalifa Haftar as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country, assigning him the rank of lieutenant general and swearing in. Thus, Haftar, a former commander of Gaddafi, who took an active part in his overthrow, became one of the key figures in the political game on the Libyan field.
    At the beginning of last year, General Haftar Khalifa left his home in northern Virginia, where he lived most of the past two decades, and returned to Tripoli to fight for power for the last time over Libya. He managed to fight on the side of almost every major group participating in the Libyan conflict, and is famous for his unsurpassed combat experience, as well as extremely flexible ideas about personal devotion. Its headquarters is located at the old airbase in the Green Mountains - the traditional refuge of rebels and rebels. Haftar calls his forces the Libyan National Army. He is trying to become the Libyan general of Sisi, intending to destroy the Islamists and bring peace and stability to the country on the bayonets of his loyal army.
    “Everyone told me the same thing,” said Haftar. - "We need savior. Where are you?" I answered them: if the people support me, I will act. According to Haftar, after Benghazi falls under the pressure of his troops, he will begin the fight against extremists from Derna, using all means against them. The general has trump card - own air force. This gives him a serious advantage over the Islamists, whose entire aviation has a couple of aircraft. Every few days, old Haftar MiGs fly out to attack Benghazi. According to the general, his goal is to break through to Tripoli and Misurata. After the victory, he is ready to become president.
    “We are a very rich country,” the general recalled. “We want our people to live in good homes, and our children go to good schools.” Libya can be turned into a paradise of God on earth, but you need to build infrastructure, new buildings and factories. We have oil, gold, uranium and an ocean of sand. We need a superpower to help develop the economy. Those who come to our aid now do not fail.
    1. Yuyuka
      Yuyuka April 22 2016 15: 59
      +2
      “We are a very rich country,” the general recalled. “We want our people to live in good homes, and our children go to good schools.” Libya can be turned into a paradise of God on earth, but you need to build infrastructure, new buildings and factories. We have oil, gold, uranium and an ocean of sand. We need a superpower to help develop the economy. Those who come to our aid now do not fail.

      and with Gaddafi what was missing from them? belay how do you read what conditions were for ordinary citizens, you still think, "what do you want, dog?" (c) request it was too socially oriented gosssvo ... like a bone in the throat for many, as at one time the USSR was a deterrent and an example of the standard of living of ordinary people
    2. Weyland
      Weyland April 22 2016 18: 21
      +2
      Quote: Orphan 63
      We need a superpower to help develop the economy. Those who come to our aid now do not fail.


      Gaddafi last 20 years somehow without the help of superpowers coped with the development of the economy ...
    3. fif21
      fif21 April 22 2016 20: 59
      +1
      Quote: Orphan 63
      We need a superpower to help develop the economy. Those who come to our aid now do not fail.
      Libya after the assassination of Gaddafi has ceased to interest mattresses ?! Who betrayed Gaddafi must die! And then we'll see. We have enough of our own problems.
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  15. Pitot
    Pitot April 22 2016 07: 35
    +2
    And the current government in Libya - those who killed the Colonel? If they are, then these dubious encounters .... if not, then whose will they be? I just don’t know, and Google to help .... in the end, we’re here, like, in a circle, we are talking .....
  16. surrozh
    surrozh April 22 2016 07: 53
    +4
    Libya is a bold chunk. Oil is light, cheaper than water when Gaddafi was worth it. Of course, there are reasons to listen.
  17. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 22 2016 08: 16
    +1
    Why is the Libyan commander in chief going to Russia?

    Russia is the last hope for resolving the situation following the example of Syria.
    This is already understood by many leaders of the Middle East. Therefore, they often went to Moscow ...
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn April 22 2016 08: 52
      +2
      laughing yeah, in Syria it’s quiet and grace has come. What is settled there - battles every day
      1. creak
        creak April 22 2016 10: 17
        +1
        Quote: Stirbjorn
        yeah, in Syria it’s quiet and grace has come.


        It is true that this is not the time for victorious fanfare - a too complicated tangle of inter-religious, clan and tribal contradictions has begun in Syria.
        The fact that the bearded were thoroughly battered is not a victory, but another big step on the way to it ...
        However, it should be remembered that in addition to Islamic radicals, there are several quite influential forces and movements (secular, religious and tribal planes) in the country - and with them, you do not want to have to reckon with, take into account their interests and make certain compromises (as obvious as and unspoken).
        Without this, there will be no stability in the country, even if it defeats the Islamists ...
        Many of our well-established concepts and ideas do not work there - I was convinced at one time on my own experience during business trips to this region ...
  18. ando_bor
    ando_bor April 22 2016 08: 46
    0
    Maybe they want the same bombing?
  19. Berber
    Berber April 22 2016 09: 25
    +3
    Libya is next in line - this is obvious. And the author writes correctly, without sane advantages for Russia, there is nothing to do there. Helping others is good, of course, but this is not the case.
    And as noted above, you need to connect Europe if possible, let them also rake these stables.
  20. shcishcok
    shcishcok April 22 2016 09: 26
    -1
    I would not want us to be dragged into the war again ... of course, his betrayal says a lot ... God forbid, Goodwin the Great and Terrible will put everything right in its place, there are many advisers.
  21. Dex
    Dex April 22 2016 10: 00
    +2
    With increasing uncertainty regarding the SA, and therefore in Egypt, it is unreasonable to send military forces to Libya even from a logistics point of view ... I agree with those who consider this situation to be attempts by the West to drag us into another mess. Yes, and why did my flag change? IP Vladimir region is somewhat different from all California
  22. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur April 22 2016 11: 25
    +3
    This mess in Libya was not caused by Russia. Whoever arranged it, let him disentangle it. It is clear who. On the one hand, and on the other hand, it smacks of provocation, our overseas "friends" who sleep and see in whatever military adventure to involve Russia in order to weaken it by someone else's hands. So let's go without us.
  23. ruAlex
    ruAlex April 22 2016 13: 26
    0
    I think we need someone who knows who this general is and how he breathes. If they let him go to Moscow, then it makes sense to listen to him, otherwise they would hint at the undesirability of such a meeting.
  24. Pencil
    Pencil April 22 2016 13: 54
    +2
    Ask them - why did they kill Gaddafi? Do not wash them ...
  25. Cucumbers
    Cucumbers April 22 2016 15: 12
    0
    The general goes accordingly for a freebie. Smoothly they want to pile Libya on us.
  26. Karabas
    Karabas April 22 2016 15: 42
    0
    You have to listen carefully and keep him on a leash. Something like what happens with Egypt, "we don't seem to mind, but still ....."
  27. Shpagolom
    Shpagolom April 22 2016 15: 44
    +2
    ... honestly, I do not trust such generals ..... the more he is a US protege, and indeed, after the reprisal against Libya and Gaddafi, for me there is no such country and interests in it!
  28. NordUral
    NordUral April 22 2016 17: 50
    +1
    But is it not a Greek plot with one treacherous skate?
  29. elenagromova
    elenagromova April 22 2016 17: 55
    +2
    Haftar is still a rat. He is one of those who helped transform Libya into what it has now become. Because he supported rebellion. And the fact that he was captured in Chad and immediately renounced his homeland says a lot about this type.
  30. Gvas1174
    Gvas1174 April 22 2016 19: 45
    +1
    I do not think that Russia will get into another viper tangle. However, it does not smell of selling war equipment on a tangible scale, because the cat cried out for the dough there. Indeed, it smells of "zaslanets", possibly cunning. However, there is a (negligibly small) probability that the general is looking for those on whom in reality he can rely in his movement, since how the States are fighting ISIS and others like them is no longer a secret. They stupidly created a scheme to pump up the military budget and are successfully mastering And they won't be able to destroy this scheme, because they will have to either invent a new one, or speculate on the threat posed by Russia, which by the way they never stop doing. In short, fuck it, what is there and how, but I think the situation will clear up a little soon , so that we could continue to suck on this topic. One way or another, the Libyan topic had to come up, and it pops up, while not singularly gleaming, but still ahead ...
  31. Holsten
    Holsten April 22 2016 20: 25
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    Who gets smart enough to say that Russia doesn't need influence in the Mediterranean? At the same time, you can help good people get rid of the "barmaley". And how do you fight cockroaches at home if they suddenly appear? I will poison them in every corner where I notice and this is the guarantee of my consensus with them.
    1. fif21
      fif21 April 22 2016 21: 17
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      Quote: Holsten
      And how do you fight cockroaches at home if you suddenly appear?
      Here with your and fight wassat And do not touch mine, I breed them laughing The mattress plan is Libya without Gaddafi in your performance, and in mine so without Gaddafi and Libya there is not and will not be, like Iraq without Hussein - but the whole world sees the results of the export of American "crap". They came, shit and washed away am
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  32. glasha3032
    glasha3032 April 23 2016 00: 26
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    An attempt by the United States to drag Russia into a protracted civil war in Libya, to do what was expected, will happen in Syria.
  33. D. Dan
    D. Dan April 26 2016 22: 58
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    Here the main thing for Russia itself is not to play with a sort of warrior of the world, who rushes to salvation at any place from where she comes to ask for "anti-terrorist help", the general who declared himself commander in chief. Their interests are above all.

    This is how one should live, it's time to learn to help everyone is not free of charge! The days of "fraternal help" are over.