Saturday, March 26, 2011

Libyan Rebel Fighters Have Links to al Qaeda

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

Having made my position clear the Obama administrations interventionist policy with respect to Libya was wrong on ethical grounds, new information confirming the leader of the so called "rebel" forces spent time in Afghanistan fighting against the U.S.A. gives additional reasons to question Obama's decision. In fact I believe it gives reason to question his sanity.

Reporting in The Telegraph:
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited "around 25" men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are "today are on the front lines in Adjabiya".

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters "are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists," but added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader".

His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad's president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, "including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries".

I am sure his fighters are patriots. Patriots in the cause of  establishing an Islamic Theocracy. If  Iran is any indication the new regime will be as repressive, and deny human and civil rights just as the current government does. It will quite likely provide more safe haven's for the murderous al-Qaeda.

Even though the LIFG is not part of the al-Qaeda organisation, the United States military's West Point academy has said the two share an "increasingly co-operative relationship". In 2007, documents captured by allied forces from the town of Sinjar, showed LIFG emmbers made up the second-largest cohort of foreign fighters in Iraq, after Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this month, al-Qaeda issued a call for supporters to back the Libyan rebellion, which it said would lead to the imposition of "the stage of Islam" in the country.

Doesn't it strike you as very strange that the President of the United States would make a decision to support rebels who had fought against our troops, and worse in so doing essentially support al Qaeda who is supporting the Libyan uprising? One can not help but wonder what the Presidents end game is.

Obama's intervention made no sense before, it makes even less sense now. this whole affair looks to be headed to a bad end. At the end of the day if it does we'll just chalk it up to another Obama FAIL.

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum 


  1. This whole decision to go into Libya is ludicrous! Why didn't the United Nations do their homework and find out about who they are helping - who the rebels are? Or, maybe they did?

  2. Mr. Obama is supposed to be very good at "nuance" (at least that's what the media's always saying). Based upon this scenario, though, I'd have to say that he isn't good ENOUGH!

  3. As Gomer Pyle would say, Surprise, surprise, surprise!

    Our inability to learn anything is stunning.

  4. As I've said before, Libya, like Egypt, is basically bad guys fighting against bad guys. We should let them eliminate each other, if that's what they want to do.

  5. OMG! The whole crew who gave us the shock and awe show are now pacifists....

    Was it Afghanistan? Or Iraq?

    Remember that one news conference Obama had with Bill Clinton and then he left and let Bill go on and on....well, I thinke Obama needs to do the same thing on Monday except this time have George Bush with him...

    War just ain't the same without GWB! Lets just admit it...nobody cares what we think! We just love the show on television...

  6. >The whole crew who gave us the shock and awe show are now pacifists

    Not surprisingly, you're too simple to see the stark difference between intervention in Iraq/Afghanistan in an effort to prevent further damage to the U.S. from easily identifiable threats, and intervention in what is no more and no less than a civil war in Libya.

  7. TAO - Get real.

    When GWB went into Afghanistan following 911 he did so with ethical justification and with the country behind him.

    Iraq was, and remains a different matter. As does Afghanistan today.

    If you really believe the crap you are spewing with respect to honest conservatives and Libertarians over the Libyan intervention I have nothing further to say.

    By the way, check out my just realesed post here and at LCR.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Bastiatarian - I could not have said it better myself. I thank you for your usual and continued clarity.

  9. I've always been a noninterventionist, Tao. Hell, man, I was even against the first Gulf War (yes, I was wrong about that one), for Christ!

  10. @TAO,

    Yeah, I must say, I understand you would presume since most of us are conservatives of one stripe or another, that we were all gung-ho on Iraq after 9/11. I wasn't.

    I actually scratched my head when CNN announced we were going to pursue Hussein instead of bin-Laden. It reeked of Bush wanting to finish the job his daddy couldn't.

    I will not speak for anyone else here, but for me, I am no warmonger. Do I see dictators and rulers around the world that I think should be ousted or "dealt with"? Sure. Many of us do, even libs. But sending a death squad to assassinate is a far cry from engaging ourselves in wars for countries that hate us because we are America.



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