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  •  His Government was recognized (1+ / 0-)
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    Johnathan Ivan

    By the US and Britain, 24 hours after the coup,

    (The CIA was actually siding with the Black Boots, a different group of Military Plotters, but they were made irrelevant by the Gaddafi coup)

    And he was enough of "our Guy" for the CIA to warn him in late 1968 and early 1969 of two coup plots by the remains of the Black Boots.

    King Idris was our guy, during WWII and in the early years of post colonialism, but his Monarchy was hopelessly corrupt and an anachronism  by the early 1960's.

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