Good article on the situation in Libya and background of the General.
Khalifa Hiftar, the ex-general leading a revolt in Libya, spent years in exile in Northern Virginia
He does seem like a homegrown guy but if he does have foreign backing I wonder if the Egyptian military might be using him to limit the Botherhood’s influence in N. Africa.
His situation is interesting. How much would Western powers move to stop him from cleaning up the Islamists? As long as he doesn’t go nuts with it I don’t think NATO or US would interfere with him.