May 12, 2022
Matthew VanDyke – Some 3 Letter Agency Dude With An Obsessive Compulsion For Publicity
- Matthew VanDyke: US citizen held in Libya emerges on Syria’s frontline – Guardian, Nov 9 2012
An American who fought alongside Libyan rebels, and who was detained in Tripoli’s Abu Salim prison for six months before returning home to Baltimore in late 2011, has turned up on the frontline of the uprising in Syria.
Matthew VanDyke said that he was in Aleppo to film a documentary alongside the Syrian rebel army. But he claims he is also advising the rebels on weaponry based on his experience in Libya.
“I go to sleep and wake up to the sound of artillery shells, and Assad’s jets flying overhead and bombing the city,” VanDyke, 33, wrote in the first of a series of emails with the Guardian.