Thought for the day

"If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military." -- Harry S. Truman

Africa Intelligence website said the Libyan American Alliance, chaired by Esam Omeish, is gearing up to deal another legal blow against Khalifa Haftar and has appointed as legal counsel for the plaintiffs lawyer Miya Griggs, who is close to the group.

The French website added that the plaintiffs are suing Haftar in the US state of Virginia and are seeking millions of dollars over a January 2020 attack on a military academy in Tripoli.

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In a new threat, the rogue military commander, Khalifa Haftar, says that he is "close to taking a decisive decision to determine the path towards restoring the state."

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Dr James Dorsey, Adjunct Senior Fellow at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, analyses the relations between the Persian/Arab Gulf states and their influence on other Arab countries. He also explains the motives behind the United Arab Emirates’ normalisation of relations with Israel. (His syndicated column and other podcasts can be found at www.jamesmdorsey.net)