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'Al-Qaeda snatched missiles' in Libya ^

Posted on 03/25/2011 7:42:17 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

'Al-Qaeda snatched missiles' in Libya

From correspondents in Paris From: AFP March 26, 2011 1:03PM

AL-QAEDA'S offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's President says.

Idriss Deby Itno did not say how many surface-to-air missiles were stolen, but told the African weekly Jeune Afrique that he was "100 per cent sure" of his assertion.

"The Islamists of al-Qaeda took advantage of the pillaging of arsenals in the rebel zone to acquire arms, including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries in Tenere," a desert region of the Sahara that stretches from northeast Niger to western Chad, Deby said in the interview.

"This is very serious. AQIM is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region," he said.

His claim was echoed by officials in other countries in the region who said that they were worried that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) might have acquired "heavy weapons", thanks to the insurrection.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; aqim; chad; libya; maghreb; niger; obama; obama4alqeda; obamanation; religionofpieces; sahara; tenere
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought Al-Qaeda was our enemy. You know, like 9/11 and all? Moammar Gadhafi, has been inert for decades. Now it seems that Al-Qaeda is chuckling over our efforts on their behalf in Libya.

And come to find, Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the 'rebel' leader, is a jihadi who fought us in Afghanstan, and is sympathetic to Al-Qaeda.

The MSM will assiduously avoid reporting all this.

21 posted on 03/25/2011 8:57:18 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Viking2002

wonder if there’s any gps devices onboard, we could ‘ping’ just for giggles

22 posted on 03/25/2011 8:58:28 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum
Killer idea. Or a remote starter on a key fob. *BOOM* LOL!

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

23 posted on 03/25/2011 9:05:28 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Obama will be pleased.

Why do you think he acted so quickly - not only illegally by not going through our congress - but going beyond the UN/allies okay for a "no fly"? ("No fly" doesn't mean bombing the he*l out of a country.)

The 'lives' he wanted to save? Perhaps those he's in sympathy with? Al Qaeda?

He had to act quickly to aid their escape with the weapons?

Let's see, he got Mubarak kicked out - one of our staunched allies in the ME - while everyone pooh-poohed there was any threat of the Muslim Brotherhood taking over. And if you didn't believe the hype, you could ask The Won's Muslim Brotherhood guy who is a memeber of his inner circle in the WH.

Now, it seems, the Muslim Brotherhood is poised for a good shot at taking over Egypt.

If they get Egypt and Libya - well, take a look a the map. Pretty good base to reestablish the Caliphate, eh wot?

And maybe with Tripoli as the capitol - deja vu? ARe we going to be fighting The Barbary Coast all over again?

24 posted on 03/25/2011 9:07:43 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: Cvengr

>>>>>>>>>>Obama and Hillary have been fighting this conflict to promote Al-Qaeda. They are traitorous.>>>>>>>>>>

All that No-Fly Zone plot is just a way to prevent Duffy’s airforce bombing his own arsenals they were doing in rebel zone to stop AQ getting armed.
Plain and simple.

25 posted on 03/25/2011 9:18:39 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Viking2002

Arabs should stick to throwing rocks. Check this out

26 posted on 03/25/2011 9:30:49 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Sub-Driver

These are teh epople BO sent our forces to support.

27 posted on 03/25/2011 9:59:45 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, we were wrong.

Obama does have a plan.

28 posted on 03/25/2011 10:08:18 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: maine-iac7
"If they get Egypt and Libya - well, take a look a the map. Pretty good base to reestablish the Caliphate, eh wot?"

Check out the history of the Fatimid Caliphate.

The greatest Islamic Caliphate and the least well-known to Westerners.

One thousand years ago they ruled Egypt, and yes, they took over first from Sardinia and North Africa.

However, they were totally opposed to the Islamists, often assassinating them.
29 posted on 03/25/2011 10:16:52 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: Sub-Driver

No surprise. The rebels and AQ probably have a lot of overlap.

oturdbowl will be happy.

30 posted on 03/25/2011 10:57:11 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: Sub-Driver; Marine_Uncle; no-to-illegals; SE Mom; All

Is the president of Chad and the other African leaders some of those who have been supplying mercenaries to Qadaffi? Are they just spouting the line that Q is using to try to wiggle out of his mess. Q spent a lot of time and money courting the African countries to the south of Libya with a goal of being the leader of a larger Northern African confederation. Don’t believe everything you read. Here is the latest post from AOL News, I don’t necessarily believe everything I read there either.

31 posted on 03/25/2011 11:25:46 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Sub-Driver
their [Al Qaeda] sanctuaries in Tenere," a desert region of the Sahara that stretches from northeast Niger to western Chad

That's where the bombs should be falling...

32 posted on 03/25/2011 11:53:17 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Army Air Corps


33 posted on 03/26/2011 12:12:25 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Plutarch
I thought Al-Qaeda was our enemy. You know, like 9/11 and all? Moammar Gadhafi, has been inert for decades.

Al-Qaeda is our enemy. Qadaffi had been inert, even fighting AQ over power in his country. Now, no doubt, he is pi$$ed off at the US.

The only way for us to win this one was not to play. This ain't a quagmire, it's a poop pit, and a juicy one at that.

34 posted on 03/26/2011 3:21:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Probably the SA-5s and 15s and other systems the Q hid in the interior so they would not be bombed...

35 posted on 03/26/2011 5:09:58 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: grey_whiskers

Not to worry they already have them here and worse.

36 posted on 03/26/2011 5:13:34 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Your comments are usually just the beginning of my usual verbal rants about that (.)hole which I am sure all my neighbors are fully aware of by now.

37 posted on 03/26/2011 6:14:52 AM PDT by Mouton (Government expands to fill any voids in freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if O will bring this up during his speech on Monday.

38 posted on 03/26/2011 6:38:37 AM PDT by HollyB
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Well, the article in the link said they were SA-7's. Those are MANPADS....

39 posted on 03/26/2011 7:35:19 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Sub-Driver

On FOX News this morning Norman R. Augustine the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation’s largest defense contractor,told Neal Cavuto:

“Airpower alone will not be successful and boots on ground will be needed.”

Obama: No U.S. Forces on the Ground in Libya . . . Except for Those Guys.
By Jim Geraghty
Posted on March 23, 2011 3:46 PM

NPR: “President Obama said Wednesday it was ‘absolutely’ out of the question that U.S. ground forces would be used in Libya.”

How would the president describe the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit? There is no such thing as a purely air-based combat mission; planes have problems and pilots end up on the ground, and then U.S. forces have to end up on the ground, hopefully briefly, to rescue them and bring them home safely. Ask Scott O’Grady how much time you can spend on the ground while patrolling a no-fly zone.

Details on the recent rescue:

The Kearsarge then sent up two MV-22 Ospreys carrying Marine rescue teams. As they were en route, the Harriers dropped two laser-guided bombs near the crash site, apparently to keep Libyans on the ground from approaching the pilot.

With additional helicopters hovering overhead for security, one of the Ospreys landed and picked up the pilot. He was then taken aboard the Kearsarge.

The weapons systems officer was recovered by what U.S. officials described as Libyan opposition forces. He is safe, officials have said.

There are about 2,200 Marines off the shore of Libya right now.

March 24, 2011

Are U.S. Troops Already on the Ground in Libya? | O’Reilly Factor

Special Guests | Col. David Hunt & Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer

RET. COL. DAVID HUNT, U.S. ARMY: Yes, absolutely. You’ve got British service been in there about three weeks ago and actually got captured and released. The French GIGN have been in there and our special forces and our U.S. intelligence operatives and their assets. We do not conduct operations like this, large scale air operations, without people on the ground. They have been very successful, very good, not a lot of contact with the rebels because you don’t know who to talk to. But, yes, we have got intel gathering and rescue guys and special operations guys on the ground, have had them for about 12 days.

O’REILLY: Now, do you agree with that, Col. Shaffer?

LT. COL. TONY SHAFFER, FORMER ARMY INTELLIGENCE OFFICER: Yes, I have heard from my sources — I got a call from one of my key sources on Monday and that’s exactly what’s going on. Let’s be really clear here. You have got to have these individuals doing what Dave just said, especially when you are talking about trying to protect, and the stated goal here, Bill, is humanitarian support. So you don’t want to have weapons hitting the wrong targets. So, Dave is very good on the fact that we have special operations guys sitting there with laser designators. Bill, you saw…

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40 posted on 03/26/2011 7:51:03 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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