The headline of an Associated Press article by Kimberly Dozier being run by Yahoo News is unusually honest for a major US media company: ‘US scrambles to rush spies, drones to Libya.’ It reveals the desperation of the Feds to maintain their grip on North Africa and the Middle East. Dozier writes:
The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones to Libya, trying to speed the search for those who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, but the investigation is complicated by a chaotic security picture in the post-revolutionary country and limited American and Libyan intelligence resources.
…The CIA has fewer people available to send, stretched thin from tracking conflicts across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Much of the team dispatched to Libya during the revolution had been sent onward to the Syrian border, U.S. officials say.
…The Libyan government, which U.S. officials say is eager to help, has limited tools at its disposal. The post-revolution government has been slow to rebuild both its intelligence capability and its security services, fearful of empowering the very institutions they had to fight to overthrow Gadhafi. They have made a start, but they lack a sophisticated cadre of trained spies and a large network of informants.
Controlling most of the world is no doubt a difficult thing to do. Fighting locals on multiple continents and throughout vast swathes of the planet is a formidable project, even for the US Empire. The puppet government that the Feds installed in Libya after destroying the once relatively stable and prosperous country is in no shape to effectively collaborate with the United States. Warlords still control various towns and regions of the country and in general the situation in Libya is a disaster. Surely, adding more CIA agents and drones will hardly help bring stability and peace to the country.
In a related story, Libyans have apparently found out where the Feds are basing the drones which are flying over their heads – the Benghazi airport – and have attacked the facility.