1/ An odd way of creeping towards the truth. "Islamist circles in Turkey"...i.e. the Turkish Government. The "individual networks" phrase makes it sound as if there's the GNA on one hand, & some unsanctioned lone operators on the other who may have done a naughty thing. #Libya
2/ In reality, there is no unified entity called "the GNA". It is *nothing but* competing individual networks whose only unifying interest is their need to stave off a functional civil state in #Libya. They have smuggled weapons & fighters in & out of the country since 2011.
3/ The fact that #Turkey now does that for them doesn't make those networks any less important. They have always been the real power behind the GNC/GNA. Muslim Brotherhood working with NFLS, w/ LIFG & Jihadist/Islamist/human traffickers & criminal militias as muscle. #Libya
4/ In 2012, I personally witnessed NFSL figures sitting for cozy meetings at the Radisson w/ LIFG figures, already known for smuggling fighters to/from Syria. Dismissing all this as "individual networks" conceals the fact that these networks are how things are done... #Libya
5/ Including how instrumental these "individual networks" were in bringing Turkey to Tripoli in the fist place. #Libya
6/ Here's how misleading the "individual networks" phrase is. The GNA Ambassador to Turkey is Abdurrazzaq Mukhtar, one of the most senior Muslim Brotherhood figures in both #Libya, & the USA, & among Libya's most powerful men. One example of an "individual" w/ a "network".
7/ Mukhtar is also responsible for securing the Central Bank of #Libya for the Muslim Brotherhood, by installing Sadiq al-Kabir as governor. Again, something that could be usefully dismissed as an "individual network". The question any reader should ask is why dismiss it as such
8/ Further "individual networks" that have been fundamental to the conflict in #Libya are the number of Islamist paramilitary leaders, such as Abdelhakim Belhadj, who have now based themselves in Turkey. Does anyone imagine that these are all coincidences?
9/ Another “individual network” that tells a great deal about the modern #Libya is the one which allowed senior Muslim Brotherhood figure, Usama al-Salaby, to procure a private jet to fly his son to Germany (from Misrata) after the latter was injured fighting in Tripoli.
10/ Article reference for point 9 above. https://akhbarlibya24.net/2019/10/12/%D8%A8%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%91%D8%A9-%D8%A5%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%86%D8%AC%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%91%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A8%D9%8A-%D8%A5%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A3/
بطائرة خاصّة..إرسال نجل "الصّلابي" إلى ألمانيا لتلقي العلاج | وكالة أخبار ليبيا 24
أخبار ليبيا24ـ خاصّ كشف مصدر مطّلع، أنه تم نقل نجل القيادي في تنظيم الإخوان المسلمين “عبدالمجيد أسامة الصلابي” المكنى “عبدو” إلى دولة ألمانيا لتلقي العلاج بعد بتر ساقه اليسرى. وأوضح المصدر أن...https://akhbarlibya24.net/2019/10/12/%D8%A8%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%91%D8%A9-%D8%A5%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%86%D8%AC%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%91%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A8%D9%8A-%D8%A5%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A3/
11/ “Individual networks” are how politics is done. Anyone dismissing them as unimportant is either trying to conceal something, or is too naive to be commenting on the real world. #Libya.