Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Libya; US Javelin missiles found in country were sold to....France.

(Tripoli)  I mentioned the other day about the bun-fight currently in play around the capital city of Libya between the 2 strongest actors UN recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) backed by the likes of Egypt and the UAE. Well after initial success against the GNA, the LNA have had to pull back due to losses on the ground which resulted in the bombing of a migrant centre the other week

After the LNA lost the strategic city of Gharyan, it was reported that a number of advanced FGM-148 Javelin missiles were recovered. Initially everybody started pointing the finger of blame at the UAE which had purchased a large number of the missiles. Well the US sent in a team to check the verify the find and surprise , surprise on checking the serial  numbers of the missiles , they found that France and not the UAE was the source of the missiles. The French armed forces minister has confirmed that the Javelin missiles found in Gheryan belonged to French forces but said they were damaged and no longer usable. He stated that the missiles were being temporarily stored in a warehouse awaiting destruction and were not transferred to local forces. The funny thing is, not only were they were found in a LNA arms compound, but the French embassy in Libya openly stated that there were no French troops in Libya

The above reads as: French Embassy in Libya categorically denies the presence of French soldiers or military personnel in Gharyan This find will have questions raised regards how France a Security Council member appears to be supporting a warlord intent on removing the UN recognised government in Libya