Skip to comments.Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya
Posted on 04/23/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT by george76
A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda.
A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants...
In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libyas first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later, that training camp is now being used by groups with direct links to al Qaeda to foment chaos in post-Qaddafi Libya.
Last week, the Libyan press reported that the camp (named 27 for the kilometer marker on the road between Tripoli and Tunis) was now under the command of Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush, a veteran associate of Osama bin Laden.
the camp today is considered a denied area, or a place where U.S. forces would have to fight their way in to gain access
Since the 9/11 anniversary attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, jihadist groups and al Qaedas regional affiliates have been gaining territory throughout Libya. News that a veteran like Tantoush is now in charge of a military base only 27 kilometers from Libyas capital shows just how much the security in Libya has deteriorated.
He is considered one of the original members of al Qaedas network. In 2000, he was indicted for his role in helping plan the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.. Tantoush was the head of an al Qaeda support group based in Peshawar known as the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society.
and an array of advanced tactical gear
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Would have been easy to hit IF the US military
had not switched sides.
It now ARMS with al Qaeda against the American people.
Yup, that Libya operation is going real well.
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No doubt here ... by design prior to flying for the jihadists.
Well... That was obvious to anyone with a brain on Sept 11, 2012, around 1 pm est
Now why would obama want to hit his friends and allies?
If that’s the case, then eliminate it from the face of the earth.
"The EXEMPT crackers in Congress have my back."
Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at Stanford Universitys Hoover Institute in the Wall Street Journal, Who, today, does not thrill to the spectacle of freedom in Tripoli. The President proclaimed, After four decades of darkness, they (the Libyan people) can walk the streets, free from a tyrant. Isn’t Springtime wonderful?
“It now ARMS with al Qaeda against the American people.”
All part of obama’s plan.
How would the New York Times have played this if it had happened under Bush?
Working as intended.
And again, baraq can claim that he won.
Coming to a Ukraine near you soon.
How do you separate terrorists form terror hunters with Che-Obama in office, after all he is rooting for the Islamic Brotherhood. It’s confusing BECAUSE he’s failing -he doesn’t quite have the nerve.
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