Through an exclusive Reuters dispatch, Mark Hosenball reveals that President Barack Obama gave the CIA the green light to undertake covert actions in support of Libyan rebels.

According to the journalist, the order was signed before the vote on Resolution 1973. Washington thus endorsed a text which prohibits the very actions for which it had already given its approval.


"Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret help for Libya rebels", by Mark Hosenball, Reuters, 30 March 2011.