Skip to comments.Al Qaeda may already be among Libya's rebels (and Obama sends in the CIA to help them)
Posted on 03/30/2011 6:43:03 PM PDT by tobyhill
The roots of al Qaeda were famously planted in Afghanistan in the 1980s, fighting the Soviet Union. Many current al Qaeda fighters, including Osama bin Laden, were then mujaheddin rebels that benefited greatly from American arms and covert military training against a better-equipped fighting force.
Today, in Libya, a ragtag group of rebels fight a seesaw battle against Muammar Qaddafi's better-equipped forces, and a debate rages over whether to provide them arms and training.
However, whispers are growing that al Qaeda may already be among them, complicating the current debate over arming the rebels.
Qaddafi's troops push rebels further from Tripoli Top Libyan minister defects to the U.K. Complete coverage: Anger in the Arab World
Admiral James Stavridis, NATO supreme commander for Europe, said of Libya's rebel force: "We have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al Qaeda, Hezbollah."
Former CIA officer Bruce Riedel took things a step further, telling the Hindustan Times: "There is no question that al Qaeda's Libyan franchise, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, is a part of the opposition. It has always been Qaddafi's biggest enemy and its stronghold is Benghazi. What is unclear is how much of the opposition is al Qaeda/Libyan Islamic Fighting Group - 2 percent or 80 percent."
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We should leave..we are broke and know nothing except Uhbummer is a traitor,,
“Many current al Qaeda fighters, including Osama bin Laden, were then mujaheddin rebels that benefited greatly from American arms and covert military training against a better-equipped fighting force. “
OBL was trained by the CIA?
Keep repeating lies long enough and soon...well its CBS so maybe people won’t believe it.
Zippy is destroying this nation. He’s bleeding the middle class dry, and arming our enemies at the same time. Incompetence or by design?? When will a leader emerge to challenge this administration?
Only the Alinskyite president and Hillary would believe Libya and Egypt would have anything to do with democracy.
Zer0's train wreck rolls on.
“”However, whispers are growing that al Qaeda may already be among them, complicating the current debate over arming the rebels. “”
IMO - this doesn’t complicate anything for the jerk in the WH - it’s what he’s hoping for, I’m sure. HOPE and CHANGE MAY work for him in Lybia....
Watching any news show anymore is like watching a comedy show except there’s nothing funny about elected officials groping for excuses and backpedaling on everything.
Odd that reports come out today about PERHAPS the CIA is on the ground there. Lt. Col. David Hunt told O’Reilly last week we have special ops there or there wouldn’t have been any cruise missiles or planes bombing. He and another retired officer (can’t remember his name as we don’t see him often but he was a snappy handsome guy) were Special Ops and they both said there was no way anything would have started without someone in there directing the area to be taken out. Hunt and the other officer weren’t talking about CIA - they mentioned our special forces, France’s and SAS.....
OBAMA LOVES TERRORISTS. ALL OF THEM.
The PEOPLE of Holder and Imam Obama (the undocumented Moslem foreigner)
On terrorists, Justice recused"
AG Eric Holder's clients (the REAL reason for the transfer - to free them):
o Saad Al Qahtani
o Mohammed Zahrani
o Achraf Salim ("Sultan") Abdessalam
o Abdul Rahman Abdul Abu Ghityh Sulayman
o Musaab Omar Al Madhwani
o Jawad Jabbar Sadkhan (Al Sahlani)
o Majid Khan
The Al-Qaeda Bar (Big Law Firms Line Up to Represent Terrorists)
"Some of the nation's wealthiest and most powerful law firms have donated hundreds of
millions of dollars in free legal services to terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Their work, bolstered by left-wing activists groups, has helped to free, or force the
transfer, of hundreds of al Qaeda suspects to third countries. Some have gone back to
terrorism and the job of trying to kill Americans.
The work of big American law firms on behalf of al Qaeda is drawing new attention since
Attorney General Eric Holder decided this month that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who
orchestrated the murder of over 3,000 9-11, is coming to New York City for trial. Holder
was a partner at Covington & Burling, which in 2005 gave one its attorneys an award for
aiding 17 Yemeni suspects at Guantanamo."
A list of 10 of the largest American legal firms representing Guantanamo terror detainees:
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Shearman & Sterling
Allen & Overy
Convington & Burling
Dorsey & Whitney
Holland & Hart
Hunton & Williams
"Impeach Obama Says Sister of Cole Sailor Killed in Terror Attacks
"The sister of Seaman James McDaniels, a sailor killed in the terror attack on the U.S.S. Cole wants President Barack Hussein Obama impeached
over his decision to withdraw charges against the al Qaeda mastermind of the attack."
"Mother of USS Cole Sailor Declines Obama-meet, Says "I Voted for the Wrong Person"
"After Obama dropped the charges against the suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole,
he asked the families of the victims in that tragedy to meet with him.
One mother refused, and now says,"I voted for the wrong person."
John Brennan:"Jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam"
Western thinking has become conservative:
the world situation should stay as it is at any cost;
there should be no changes. ....
The communist regime in the East could stand and grow due to the enthusiastic support
from an enormous number of Western intellectuals who felt a kinship and refused to see
communism's crimes. And when they no longer could do so, they tried to justify them. In
our Eastern countries, communism has suffered a complete ideological defeat; it is zero
and less than zero. But Western intellectuals still look at it with interest and with
empathy, and this is precisely what makes it so immensely difficult for the West to
withstand the East.
[Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn at the Commencement, 8 June 1978, Harvard University]