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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:27 PM

Trump praises Libyan general whose troops march on US backed government in Tripoli

By Ryan Browne, CNN
Updated 1:52 PM ET, Fri April 19, 2019

(CNN) President Donald Trump spoke with Libyan general Khalifa Haftar Monday, praising his role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's vast oil resources even as Haftar's troops continue their offensive against the UN and US-backed government in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Trump "recognized Field Marshal Haftar's significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources, and the two discussed a shared vision for Libya's transition to a stable, democratic political system," the White House said Friday in its official readout of the call.

The statement made no mention of Haftar's offensive on Tripoli ...

The head of US Africa Command, Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, told Congress last month that the Russians were backing Haftar in part to secure influence in a strategic area on NATO's southern flank ...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/19/politics/us-libya-praise-haftar/index.html

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Reply Trump praises Libyan general whose troops march on US backed government in Tripoli (Original post)
struggle4progress Apr 2019 OP
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Turbineguy Apr 2019 #2
highplainsdem Apr 2019 #3
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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:30 PM

1. "From the halls of Montezuma, to the...."

What?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:47 PM

2. Well, yes.

We know trump has been working for the other side for a long time.

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:14 PM

3. K&R. Important story that's not getting as much attention as it desrves, with all the other news.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:55 AM

4. '..that the Russians were backing Haftar..' rec, nt

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