Libya: Mystery Blaze At Rabta

Mystery Blaze At Rabta

All the likely suspects who might be linked to the fire that devastated Libya's Rabta chemical plant, which the U.S. claims produces chemical weapons, were denying culpability last week. But they no doubt were pleased that the deed had been done. According to the Pentagon, the fire caused "massive" damage to the main building of the complex 50 miles southwest of Tripoli. Said a U.S. intelligence analyst: "The plant's finished."

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi first blamed the U.S., then Israel and finally West Germany for sabotaging the installation, which Tripoli maintains is designed to manufacture pharmaceuticals. Officials in all three countries said...

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