Friday, August 08, 2003

Libya may be supplying Taylor with weapons

The Washington Post has more on the weapons flown into Liberia. Two plane loads of weapons are accounted for ... seems Libya is the source.

The WP quotes sources as saying that Taylor went to Libya late last week (when he was supposedly off in one of the cities commanding his forces). The sources say his plane was delayed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on the return trip from Tripoli ... which is why he missed the meeting he was supposed to have with diplomats on Aug. 1.

Recall that Libya supported Taylor when he was a guerilla fighter in the early 90s. Since Taylor hasn't said when he'll be leaving Liberia, the fear is that he's accumulating weapons for a return to the bush.