however illegal, as he hasn't received any Visa from the Libyan Jamahiriya democratically elected authorities, who are incarcerated in prisons, and he's thus an obvious target of resistance.
Pope served as a Frgn-Srvc-Ofcr from 1969-2000, retiring at the rank of Min-Cnslr, after holding a number of Sr-posts in the St-Dept. He was the Dir for Nrthrn-Gulf-Afrs, 1987-90, Asct-Dir for Cntr-Tersm, 1991-93,
US Amb-Chad, 1993-96) and Political Adviser to the Cmdr-in-Chf-US-Cntrl-Cmnd, 1997-2000. In 2000, Pres Clinton nominated him as Amb-Kuwait.
Laurence Pope retired from the US Frgn-Spy-Srvc Oct-2000, after 31-yrs of srvc to state terrorism. The US-St-Dept says he's "a respected author."
A graduate of Bowdoin College, Pope also had advanced