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That Sirte rescue mission, one more time...

Dutch involvement in Operation Unified Protectorwas limited to enforcing the no-fly zone, leaving the serious stuff to others. But last week the most intriguing event in the whole Libyan escapade - the failed Sirte evacuation mission of Sunday 27 February - once more saw the light of day. A short recap. A representative (who we know as `NN') of infrastructure/engineering giant Royal Haskoning needed to be evacuated.

Why Mabel Wisse Smit? A long-time executive in George Soros's Open Society Institute and closely involved in Balkans affairs, she knew prominent son Saif Gaddafi through the World Economic Forum's Global Young Leaders network, and was well-connected with both financial and governmental leaders on both sides. The Gaddafi assets were apparently transferred to Ageas, a successor enterprise to Fortis. Gaddafi's economic interests in the Netherlands went far beyond the $3.5bn of frozen financial assets.

by Oui on Sun Nov 14th, 2021 at 06:40:32 PM EST
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