Skip to comments.Libya Islamists 'seize arms, take hostages' (This is how it all started--with an Al Qaeda attack)
Posted on 03/25/2011 7:14:53 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
TRIPOLI - Islamist gunmen have stormed a military arms depot in Libya and a nearby port and seized numerous weapons and army vehicles after killing four soldiers, a security official said on Sunday.
The group also took several hostages, both soldiers and civilians, and is "threatening to execute them unless a siege by security forces is lifted" in Al-Baida, the official said, asking not to be named.
"This criminal gang assaulted an army weapons depot and seized 250 weapons, killed four soldiers and wounded 16 others" in the Wednesday operation in Derna, which lies east of Al-Baida and 1,300 kilometres from Tripoli.
"Army Colonel Adnan al-Nwisri joined them and provided them with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, three pieces of anti-aircraft artillery and 70 Kalashnikov" assault rifles, the source said.
(Excerpt) Read more at middle-east-online.com ...
Congratulations Obama! You're now fighting for Al Qaeda against a very recent ally in the GWOT.
Bush: fought against Al Qaida.
Obama: supported them.
It couldn’t really be any more clear.
Hat tip to Steve Van Doorn for the link to the story. I’ve been looking for coverage of this attack, which of course went unreported in the western LSM.
The “I’m-Not-George-Bush” strategy is readily apparent. It is, after all, what he campaigned on.
This was one of the very first things I thought about... While I hate Quadaffi, at the same time I knew that he was a declared enemy of Al-Queda.
When Obama refused to go before either congress or the American public, I couldn’t help but think that the reason was because of questions he didn’t want to crop up... “Is it possible that you (Obama)are helping Al-Queda take over the government if an oil rich North African country?”
Mrs. Palin was all for it even before Obama. I guess she was all for supporting terrorists while Obama dithered.
Take it to the Palin threads, Christie-boy. This is a GWOT thread.
This needs to be posted everywhere
March 2010: Qadaffi Frees Al Qaeda Linked Group (good behavior)
Members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group are released from prison in Tripoli after renouncing violence
Just read that the AQ Leader of the Libyan ‘rebels’ was released by GDaffy after being captured in Afg.
Bump for later reading.
Good thing palin kept her mouth shut on this and didn’t do something stupid...you know, like call for intervention and a NFZ to help these guys...that would have been really dumb...
Binnie must be beside himself at what we are achieving for AQ in Libya.
So Kaddafi let hundreds of these bastards go thinking they would not attack him? He is getting soft in the head. Before Ronnie whacked him he would have killed these scum.
These is going to go so bad for the US that even the dumbassed voters might get the message. But the media will still convince them not to believe their own lying eyes.
A fight always keeps the thread alive. So let Huck say what he wants. I am a Palin guy but this was not one of her brighter calls. Not that she has to make a call in any case.
Well she isn’t going to stand out.
Who could argue with trying to get an even fight?
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