US Supported Military Coup in Libya?

Retired General Khalifa Haftar, with a force he calls the Libyan Army, has attacked Islamic militias and advanced upon the Capital, Tripoli, where his forces struck the Libyan Parliament in an effort to take control of the country.  Haftar has a lengthy history of military experience depending on the shifting fates of fighting in his native land, and also a prolonged stay in the United States quite near the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. According to the Digital Journal, Haftar is on a path to create a military regime to oust Muslim extremists from political power, similar to what Abdel Fattah el-Sisi did to throw out the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  Other accounts, however, such as the Palestine Chronicle, paint the situation more like the beginning of a lengthy Civil War, and assert that Muslim Militias will be a potent force to block Haftar’s assent to power.  By either account, Haftar is supported in his efforts by the Egyptian Regime, who want a more stable government in their neighbor to the west, free of unpredictable Muslim extremists.

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