The New York Times has quoted "four senior American officials" as saying that Egypt and the UAE, despite strong public and official denials, were responsible for the bombing of targets in Tripoli last Monday and again yesterday. If verified, this may resolve one of the stranger mysteries of the past week, rather overshadowed by events in Iraq and Gaza.
Last Monday morning before dawn, at least two combat aircraft attacked targets in Tripoli in Libya, striking at areas controlled by Islamist militias. Libya's Air Force denied responsibility, and experts said he Libyan Air Force lacks night fighting capability and could not have launched the strikes. Libyan government officials blamed a "foreign" Air Force, and the US, Britain, France, Italy, and Egypt all disclaimed responsibility. One ... [view whole blog post ]