Is it just a coincidence that Gen. Khalifa Hifter launched his Libyan coup just four days after the US sent a "crisis response team" to Sicily at the State Department’s request?

Is it just a coincidence Gen. Hifter lived in Washington, D.C. for decades, a few convenient miles from the CIA’s Langley headquarters, where his US-backed exile group was based?

Is it just a coincidence that this is all playing out as the US backs coups from Ukraine to Egypt to Venezuela?

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News
Updated May 21, 2014 - 11:28 PM EDT
Tripoli Clashes as Coup General Gains New Allies
 
  State Dept: US Not Supporting General's Libya Takeover
  Libyan General Rules Out Negotiations and Vows to Fight
  Libya Announces June Election in Attempt to Preempt Civil War
  US Sees No Coup in Military Takeovers in Thailand, Libya
Ukraine Oligarch's Bid to Stop Separatists Fails
 
  State Dept: Russians Captured by Ukraine May Not Be Real Journalists
Both Sides Mum After Latest Iran-IAEA Talks
 
  Top Iran Terrorist Under CIA Protection in US, Book Says
Senate OKs Judge Pick Who Wrote Drone Memo
 
  Justice Dept to Release Redacted Drone Memo
  Appeals Court: CIA Can Keep Bay of Pigs History Secret
Restrictions on NSA Data Store Put Into Reform Bill
 
 
  WikiLeaks May Name Targeted Country Despite Greenwald Warnings
  US Indictment of Chinese Hackers Could Be Awkward for the NSA
100 Killed, 47 Wounded in Iraq Operations and Attacks
Car Bombings Kill at Least 118 in Central Nigeria
US-Armed Group Seeks 'All Syrian Land Occupied by Israel'
Israel Offers Excuses After Video Shows Troops Killing Teens
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Let's End Congress's Blanket Authorization of Force  by Gene Healy
Public Hysteria Over Boko Haram Is Counterproductive  by Ivan Eland
Ukraine and International Law: Double Standard at the NY Times  by Howard Friel
The Libyan 'Coincidence'  by Justin Raimondo
Secretary of State John Kerry Once Was Everywhere  by Mac Deford
American Journalism Needs More Edward Snowdens  by David Sirota

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Ukraine/Russia
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Iraq
100 Killed, 47 Wounded in Iraq Operations and Attacks
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Iran
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Yemen
27 Killed as Shi'ite Rebels Attack Army in North Yemen
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Lebanon
Lebanon Army Arrests Iraqi Terror Suspect, Eight Soldiers Wounded
China
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China Summons US Envoy Over 'Hypocrisy' on Cyberspying
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Venezuela
Mediators Leave Venezuela, Apparently No Solution to Standoff by Govt, Opposition
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