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NATO commander: Signs of al-Qaida in Libyan rebels
AP ^

Posted on 03/29/2011 9:30:40 AM PDT by Jim 726

WASHINGTON — As the United States and other nations build ties with Libyan rebels and leaders of the political opposition trying to oust Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, intelligence suggests al-Qaida and other terrorists have a small presence within the opposition group, a top military commander said Tuesday.

Adm. James Stavridis, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, told Congress that officials have seen "flickers" of possible al-Qaida and Hezbollah among the rebel forces, but at this point no evidence there are significant numbers within the group's leadership.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; alqaida; aq; flickers; islam; libya; nato; obamasfault

1 posted on 03/29/2011 9:30:46 AM PDT by Jim 726
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To: Jim 726

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. At least this week or until we’re bankrupt and the foreign aid runs out. Then I don’t know what the enemy of my enemy is any more other than maybe a UN Human Rights Commission panel member or potential Nobel Prize winner.


2 posted on 03/29/2011 9:34:33 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Jim 726

We should just let them kill each other.


3 posted on 03/29/2011 9:34:43 AM PDT by Huck (Palin on Libya: Definitely a no-fly zone, definitely regime change, won't rule out ground troops.)
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To: Jim 726

Duh otherwise Obama would have promoted the leaders of the rebels instead of hiding them.


4 posted on 03/29/2011 9:35:09 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Jim 726
intelligence suggests al-Qaida and other terrorists have a small presence within the opposition group,

This is like saying someone has a small amount of AIDS.

5 posted on 03/29/2011 9:37:55 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Jim 726

“Obama pals around with terrorists” -Sarah Palin


6 posted on 03/29/2011 9:39:11 AM PDT by Crim
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To: Jim 726
Yesterday - fat head Ed Schults was asking where is the proof?

Ask and you shall receive.

7 posted on 03/29/2011 9:40:00 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Lakeshark; unseen1; SoConPubbie
Not too worry, I'm sure Sarah Palin had this all figured out when she demanded a month ago that we provide close-air support for the al-Qaeda freedom fighters, right?. After all, America shouldn't fear "freedom" for the Libyan "people" even thought those "people" have been participating in Jihad against American fighting men & women at an alarming rate, right?

And, combat troops shouldn't be a surprise to anyone either, because that's exactly what Palin suggested almost three weeks ago.

8 posted on 03/29/2011 9:40:21 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Jim 726

The situation is of sufficient complexity to completely evade our CIC’s understanding; an all too common scenario. The community organizer is perpetually in over his head.


9 posted on 03/29/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Jim 726

Small presence? Flickers?

They’re in charge, dummies. And Obama is well aware of it. That’s why he’s helping them.


10 posted on 03/29/2011 9:45:19 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Huck

“We should just let them kill each other.”

The dead enemy of my enemy is still dead and so is my enemy.
Let God sort it out.


11 posted on 03/29/2011 9:48:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: OldDeckHand; unseen1; SoConPubbie
You know, as a conservative I'm thinking we have one common enemy, the democrat party/MSM media complex led by Barry O.

For some reason a few here (thank God not many), including OldSourPuss, have decided that the true fight is against....

Sarah Palin.

That's right, let's fight against Sarah Palin, that's the ticket. That'll help.

Good day to you gents, I have no interest in spending time with a curmudgeon who has no interest in fighting the correct fight.

12 posted on 03/29/2011 9:49:37 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Jim 726

This sounds like “Gun Runner II” in Africa. AQ will show the u s what brutality really is.


13 posted on 03/29/2011 9:53:44 AM PDT by Pit1 (Remember Ft Hood, even though obeeeee thinks it never happened. God bless our brave warriors.)
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To: Lakeshark
"You know, as a conservative I'm thinking we have one common enemy, the democrat party/MSM media complex led by Barry O."

It's pretty clear to anyone who's paying attention that Obama and Palin are on the same exact page as it relates to Libya. In fact, Obama adopted Palin's position, not the other way around.

"Good day to you gents, I have no interest in spending time with a curmudgeon who has no interest in fighting the correct fight."

Is what someone would say if they don't know how to defend Palin's demand for a no-fly zone and her admission that ground troops might be necessary. I don't blame you for not wanting to defend that.

14 posted on 03/29/2011 10:01:03 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Crim

Sometimes it seems that Hussein’s regime has switched sides in the War on Terror.


15 posted on 03/29/2011 10:06:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Jim 726

So in two months when this circus is still ongoing with no end in sight, and Kadaffy still in power, what are the odds that the Hildebeest and Mrs. Cass Sunstein are both thrown under Premier Hussein’s bus??

The Far Left base of the Democrats are howling mad over this and they are just getting madder by the minute the longer this goes on. At some point the pressure on Premier Hussein is going to force him to “do something” to divert responsibility for all of this, so why not put it on the Hawk Hens and fire them both?

John F’in Kerry, (D. Viet) is slobbering to be SecState, and if it comes to this I would not be surprised to see him be the Hildebeest’s relief; even at the cost of alienating the entire Arkansas Mafia and the substantial Dhimmie base of Clintonistas.


16 posted on 03/29/2011 10:08:11 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Jim 726

No s*it Sherlock. But Obama says most are good and responsible.

Only in his muslim mind.


17 posted on 03/29/2011 10:09:11 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Jim 726

the choice is between Red Arabs and Islamists, my money is on the most ruthless...The islamists. This is a remake of the iranian B movie from 1979.


18 posted on 03/29/2011 10:11:46 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: OldDeckHand

Sarah is digging her hole deeper. She is not doing us any favors.


19 posted on 03/29/2011 10:13:05 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: Cicero
Small presence? Flickers? They’re in charge, dummies. And Obama is well aware of it. That’s why he’s helping them.

Paging John McCain...

20 posted on 03/29/2011 10:15:50 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I agree with another poster that said:

“Let them slaughter each other, then kill the winner.”


21 posted on 03/29/2011 10:26:40 AM PDT by Levante
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To: Jim 726

Signs of al-Qaida in Libyan rebels...

So? What do you care?

You are impartial...


22 posted on 03/29/2011 10:29:54 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Crim

Come on, now, at least be consistent. Palin’s only difference with Obie is that he waited too long to help the rebels. I like Palin, but this country is in a massive and futile circle jerk.


23 posted on 03/29/2011 10:30:11 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: crazydad; OldDeckHand

IBTZ


24 posted on 03/29/2011 10:32:21 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome; crazydad
ROTFLMAO.

Of course, one must be a "troll" if they have the temerity to remind readers what Sarah Palin's position on this is.

Good grief, you're ridiculous.

25 posted on 03/29/2011 10:34:24 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Jim 726

"Amerika, since our early friendship, you're hot, then you're cold, you're yes then you're no, you're in then you're out, you're up then you're down..."

26 posted on 03/29/2011 10:36:22 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: OldDeckHand

Didn’t say you were a troll and I don’t really have any intention of seeing you ZOT’d.

Your position is the same as Pissant’s and I disagree with it. But, he does make me laugh.


27 posted on 03/29/2011 10:41:33 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Lakeshark
That's right, let's fight against Sarah Palin, that's the ticket. That'll help.

Chill! I'm in her court but she didn't do herself well by wanting to take us to war. 99% of my thinking is that no way we should get involved. That ME is a cesspool. The lesser of these combatants the better the world will be. BTW you got a couple billion that you can loan us or 50 cents or more for gallons of gas we now are paying when Libya has only 2% of the oil? With this group of keystone cops do you really want them conducting a war? Finally, fight on, Sarah.

28 posted on 03/29/2011 10:42:30 AM PDT by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: Jim 726

Obama plans to arm the Libyan rebels regardless of what he says. He WANTS to take credit for being the inspiration behind how one aces out a sovereign nation (America and Congress) and instead uses the UN and other nations to overthrow “bad people” like Gaddafi.

This is who he’ll be arming:

Libya Islamists ‘seize arms, take hostages’ (This is how it all started—with an Al Qaeda attack)
Middle East Online ^ | February 20, 2011 | Middle East Online
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=44478

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More dot connecting...note the date—February 20, 2011, when the ‘revolt’ started in Libya. Congratulations Obama! You’re now fighting for Al Qaeda against a very recent ally in the GWOT.
Gaddafi regime fed names of jihadists to the CIA and to Britain

“The revelations about al-Hasadi’s involvement in the anti-American jihad are particularly troubling in light of clear evidence that Western forces are coordinating their attacks on Libyan government targets with rebel forces. “

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Rebel Commander in Libya Fought Against U.S. in Afghanistan
Pajamas Media ^ | March 25, 2011 | John Rosenthal
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/rebel-commander-in-libya-fought-against-u-s-in-afghanistan/?singlepage=true

On his own admission, rebel leader Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi fought American troops in Afghanistan and recruited Libyans to fight American troops in Iraq.

[] Shortly after unrest broke out in eastern Libya in mid-February, reports emerged that an “Islamic Emirate” had been declared in the eastern Libyan town of Darnah and that, furthermore, the alleged head of that Emirate, Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi, was a former detainee at the American prison camp in Guantánamo. The reports, which originated from Libyan government sources, were largely ignored or dismissed in the Western media.

Now, however, al-Hasadi has admitted in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore that he fought against American forces in Afghanistan. (Hat-tip: Thomas Joscelyn at the Weekly Standard.) Al-Hasadi says that he is the person responsible for the defense of Darnah ­ not the town’s “Emir.” In a previous interview with Canada’s Globe and Mail, he claimed to have a force of about 1,000 men and to have commanded rebel units in battles around the town of Bin Jawad.

“I have never been at Guantánamo,” al-Hasadi explained to Il Sole 24 Ore. “I was captured in 2002 in Peshawar in Pakistan, while I was returning from Afghanistan where I fought against the foreign invasion. I was turned over to the Americans, detained for a few months in Islamabad, then turned over to Libya and released from prison in 2008.”

Al-Hasadi’s account is largely confirmed by investigations conducted by Praveen Swami, the diplomatic editor of the British daily The Telegraph. Swami originally wrote about al-Hasadi’s background in the Afghan jihad in a March 21 column. In response to a query from the present author, Swami was able to obtain confirmation of al-Hasadi’s arrest and transfer to Libya from what he describes as a “senior source” in the Afghan government.

According to a separate UK intelligence source contacted by Swami, al-Hasadi was released by the Libyan government as part of a deal that was struck with the al-Qaeda-affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIGF). The LIGF has long opposed the rule of Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya.

On February 25, al-Hasadi had issued an ambiguous statement claiming that he had been a “political prisoner” and accusing the “Dictator Gaddafi” of spreading “lies.” Al-Jazeera provides an English translation of the statement here. (Scroll down to “12:46pm”.) A video of al-Hasadi reading his statement is available here.

In his more recent remarks to Il Sole 24 Ore, al-Hasadi admits not only to fighting against U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but also to recruiting Libyans to fight against American forces in Iraq.

As noted in my earlier PJM report here, captured al-Qaeda personnel records show that al-Hasadi’s hometown of Darnah sent more foreign fighters to fight with al-Qaeda in Iraq than any other foreign city or town and “far and away the largest per capita number of fighters.” Al-Hasadi told Il Sole 24 Ore that he personally recruited “around 25” Libyans to fight in Iraq. “Some have come back and today are on the front at Ajdabiya,” al-Hasadi explained, “They are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists.” “The members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader,” al-Hasadi added.

The revelations about al-Hasadi’s involvement in the anti-American jihad are particularly troubling in light of clear evidence that Western forces are coordinating their attacks on Libyan government targets with rebel forces.

Reporting from the outskirts of Ajdabiya yesterday, Antoine Estève of the French news channel i-Télé noted that just “minutes” after rebel positions had been hit by artillery fire from Libyan government forces, the Libyan government positions were then bombarded by coalition aircraft. (Estève’s report can be viewed here.) In a March 19 dispatch from Benghazi for the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, correspondent Lorenzo Cremonesi cites rebel leaders as saying that they were given the opportunity to provide NATO with a map indicating enemy targets that they wanted bombed.

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With Obama’s help:
Muslim Brotherhood (Al Qaeda) Taking Over Egypt with the Egyptian Army backing them up. (Just as we knew would happen)
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/nyt-muslim-brothers-taking-over-egypt


29 posted on 03/29/2011 10:50:20 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: Jim 726

Are we now going to start arming our enemy, al-Qaida,in the name of freedom?


30 posted on 03/29/2011 1:10:36 PM PDT by chainsaw
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To: OldDeckHand

I am in no way a troll. I have been a freeper for a long long time. I love Sarah but the media has destroyed her, to the normal masses. She has the most vile things said about her.It pains me to be on the other side of most of my freeper friends but I think if she runs, we will have Biden or worse the Usurper in thief for another 4 years or more. Not a troll just being weary.


31 posted on 03/29/2011 1:24:39 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: crazydad

Yes, I realize that. It wasn’t me that made the accusation, I was just responding to it. Sorry for the confusion.


32 posted on 03/29/2011 1:31:13 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Thank you...


33 posted on 03/29/2011 3:59:34 PM PDT by crazydad
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