The Libyans didn’t pass any information. This report is absolutely baseless and untrue,” says the senior official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject. “This was a plan by the security to arrest people they suspect. It’s a precaution to mobilize in the streets in anticipation of the American withdrawal.
Last week The New York Times reported on a tip from a senior official in the Iraqi government: Intelligence documents found in Tripoli after the fall of Gaddafi indicated that the Saharan madman was helping Baathists and former military officers in Iraq to topple the government, the Times reported. Now a senior Iraqi official tells The Daily Beast that in fact there was no Libyan tipoff.