Skip to comments.American Official Warns That Qaddafi May Lash Out With New Terrorist Attacks
Posted on 03/18/2011 5:43:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The United States is bracing for possible Libyan-backed terrorist attacks, President Obamas top counterterrorism official said on Friday.
The official, John O. Brennan, said that the military attacks on civilians ordered in recent days by Libyas leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, coupled with his track record as a sponsor of terrorism, had heightened worries within the administration as an international coalition threatens military action against Libya.
Asked if American officials feared whether Colonel Qaddafi could open a new terrorism front, Mr. Brennan said: Qaddafi has the penchant to do things of a very concerning nature. We have to anticipate and be prepared for things he might try to do to flout the will of the international community.
Among the threats the United States is focusing on is Libyas stockpile of deadly mustard gas, he said.
Mr. Brennan spoke to reporters after addressing the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School in Manhattan. The center is named for Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr., who died in 1997 and was no relation to Mr. Brennan.
After renouncing its nascent nuclear weapons program in 2003, and enjoying a brief interlude as Washingtons partner in combating Al Qaedas branch in North Africa, Libya has reverted to its status as a pariah government whose intelligence operatives blew up Pan Am Flight 103 above Scotland in 1988.
Mr. Brennan acknowledged that the political turmoil in the Middle East in the past three months had breached or weakened counterterrorism cooperation among some Arab countries. But he added that the United States had taken unspecified steps in recent months to offset its losses in that area. Among those steps may be more electronic eavesdropping, spy satellite coverage and more informants on the ground, independent intelligence specialists said.
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With a jackass like Obozo as president, the USA had better stay out of this mess.
The French backed the rebels. Let them be the policemen for a change.
Obozo is an imbecilic, moronic socialist muslim!
Why did we feed this monster in the first place? Are we learning yet? Why did we make deals with murderous treacherous Gaddafi? Why?
No more deals! We want justice! Justice for the dead of Pan Am 103! Justice for the dead of Operation El Dorado Canyon! Give Libya the Carthage treament-—salt it over!
Translation: Egyptian Intelligence has told the CIA to go to hell.
This is a real good reason to make sure the rebels catch him and hang him shades of Saddam Hussein.
Not if he's dead.
News Flash: The “revolutionaries” will also engage in terrorist attacks against the U.S. So I guess it’s which flavor of terrorist attack one prefers...
I don’t expect Qaddafi to live to see the end of April.
I fear you are right.
Barry better surrender ASAP then.
If you strike a king you must kill him.Machiavelli
Hit Lybia. Iran and N.Korea at the same time with a huge space based weapon, inform them to straighten up or we give them to whoever wants them.
Gotta getta new president. One with gonads.