TALKING POINTS FOR THE DDI; QADHAFI'S VULNERABILITIES

Created: 1/28/1986

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Talking Points for the DDI

6 Qadhafi's Vulnerabilities

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officers were adnantlv oppcaea to3 intervention and avaiibie information indicstes that Chad is still an unpopular assignment for Libyan officers.

Another option is highlighting Libyan military assistance to Iran. Public warnings that the us reserves the right to prevent Libyan officers free* travelling to Iran If we believe it Is in support ofupplemented In appropiate circumstances by political, military,

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ciTcTesV Oadhafi'a sending military aOvlsors to Iran haa been

tic and sustained media campaign by Washington

emphasizing thatnot tha Libyanthe target of recent us political, military, and economic measuren would undermine Oadhafi'a efforts to generate US sentiment to shore up his domestic position.

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Oadhafi and hie principal dwputy, Abd al-Salam Jallud. went out of their way to personally refute the remark*

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made by the President during his news conference .asserting that US measures were not aimed at the Libyan people.

Oadhafi has followed up byetermined domestic campaign to convince Libyans that the US is trying to take away their independence.

Increased US focus on Oadhafi personally would dsmonatrate US conviction that Oadhafi himself is responsible for Libyan lawlessness, putting the lie to his persistent claims thst the Libyan peoplo alone

.determine Tripoli's terrorist policies.

A program by Washington to publicly warn Third World* governments of the dangers of receiving Libyan delegations would raise the political cost to Tripoli of its diplomatic and subversive activity. rogram would highlight the fact that such delegations often include Libyan intelligence ami terrorist operatives and are used to develop contacts with local dlaaidants.

ravel advisory for countries where largo Libyan delegations visit probably would embarrass Oadhafi and may prompt the host government to limit their contact with the Libyans.

Additional measures the US could take to make it more difficult for Libyans to travel to Third World areas include singling out the groups or Individuals the Libyans meet with and publicly queatloning their political affiliations.

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