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Posted on 03/25/2011 7:42:17 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
'Al-Qaeda snatched missiles' in Libya
From correspondents in Paris From: AFP March 26, 2011 1:03PM
AL-QAEDA'S offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's President says.
Idriss Deby Itno did not say how many surface-to-air missiles were stolen, but told the African weekly Jeune Afrique that he was "100 per cent sure" of his assertion.
"The Islamists of al-Qaeda took advantage of the pillaging of arsenals in the rebel zone to acquire arms, including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries in Tenere," a desert region of the Sahara that stretches from northeast Niger to western Chad, Deby said in the interview.
"This is very serious. AQIM is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region," he said.
His claim was echoed by officials in other countries in the region who said that they were worried that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) might have acquired "heavy weapons", thanks to the insurrection.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...
Obama will be pleased.
Way to go, Obastard. YOU F@#&ING MORON!
Almost makes you wonder if Janet Incompetano and Teh One *want* it to happen. /sarc>
Yes, I know Obama is deliberately trying to harm the US, it’s soldiers and it’s citizens.
Obama and Hillary have been fighting this conflict to promote Al-Qaeda. They are traitorous.
His trip to Egypt was a success for his handlers and the Muslim Brotherhood don’t ya think? The downfall of the rest will fall into place just as they plotted it. Strange that the US Congress prefers to stay clueless while the ME burns.
Yes, they are traitorous.
Easier than that. They can just float off shore without worry of detection and blast away.
>> “This is very serious. AQIM is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region,” he said.
Oh... let us resurrect the Left’s accusations against Bush for motivating the terror base...
Does this mean we won’t have to give Al Quaeda arms paid for with our tax dollars like the administration and John McCain wants to do?
Moron, my azz. He’s an evil bastard who know’s exactly what he’d doing.
So could the plane we lost have been shot down?
If he ‘asks’ for anti-terrorism funds from us like Pakistan is doing, then we know he is lying
excerpt from the piece posted here:
“worried that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) might have acquired “heavy weapons”,” (This is spelled out in the article above)
“Deby said in the interview.
“This is very serious. AQIM is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region,”
“Chad's president backed the assertion by his neighbour and erstwhile enemy Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that the protests in Libya have been driven in part by al-Qaeda.
“There is a partial truth in what he says,” Deby said.
“Up to what point? I don't know. But I am certain that AQIM took an active part in the uprising....”
“It could have heavy consequences for the stability of the region and the spread of terrorism in Europe, the Mediterranean and the rest of Africa,” he cautioned.
Gee, ya think?
I can give you another shining example of our so-called CIC handing OUR weapons - ammo, missiles, rockets, thousand of gallons of gas - TOTALLY unnecessary, to the Taliban...who is has been protecting since almost day one - with his new ROE which have resulted in DOUBLE the number of our troop KIA from the first month. (wheres the MSM now?)
Here's one example where the Taliban's friend in the WH just abandoned a firebase and didn't let the troops destroy the weapons - He just pulled them out, after they had kept the Taliban at bay - blocking their route from Pakistan to the rest of Afghanistan. The Taliban didn't drive them out - the CIC pulled them out. Our media was very quiet on this.