Skip to comments.Gadhafi spokesman calls death a sign of rebel weakness
Posted on 07/31/2011 3:29:06 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Details murky on Libya rebel chief death
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- The killing on Thursday of the top rebel military commander shows that those forces are in disarray, a spokesman for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Friday.
Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis and two other rebels were killed after the country's main rebel organization, the Transitional National Council, sought to question him about military matters and allegations that he or those close to him had ongoing ties to Gadhafi, Younis' supporters said.
Younis' killing represents "more proof that the transitional council of the traitors is not able to lead any sort of government or have any control of eastern cities of Libya," said Musa Ibrahim, the Gadhafi spokesman.
Ibrahim accused two members of al Qaeda of having arrested Younis with the help of the Transitional National Council and subsequently charging Younis with treason for "betraying the cause."
But the abductors knew that a fair trial would have been lengthy and that Younis' tribe would have intervened to help him, so they killed him, Ibrahim said. "He was shot and his body was immediately disfigured," he added.
The killing shows that "al Qaeda is the real power among the rebels," he said, repeating Gadhafi's assertion that rebel forces are allied with al Qaeda. "They have the most soldiers; they have the training; they have the weapons; they have the faith -- a wicked faith; they have the strategies."
The killing also sends a powerful message to other tribes: "Try to exclude us from your settlement, your political settlement, and this is your fate," Ibrahim said.
Younis was killed along with a colonel and a lieutenant colonel, the Transitional National Council said in a prepared statement. No further details were immediately released.
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Gees! We should get out of the way and let these two sides just fight it out. Hey they are killing each other.
Actually, I would call it a sign of al Qaeda’s strength.
I think so too. I just wish we would get out of there. Let them fight among themselves, we have enough going on.
I vote we leave Gadawful alone and let him decimate the trash rebels. Let attrition whittle the sides down to a minimum
and then if the remaining muzzys start messing with us then we deal with it.
But by all means let them focus their muslim hate on each other.
Let's not support either side, let them kill each other on their ownsome.
If they want to buy weapons, good, we'll sell them old hand-weapons but no missiles or rocket-launchers (won't make the same mistake we did with the Pakis and the Mujahideen)
Exactly. Ghaddafi is no angel, but he’s the lesser of two evils and will be constantly fighting off the AlQ and killing em.
Gadhafi can make it if he’s the last man standing in Libya. Already France and UK are thinking about leaving.