US to Arm Libyan Rebels; Rebel Commander Admits Fighters are al-Qaeda Members – Wha?

Posted on Mar 25, 2011 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

Sources: Sky News & The Telegraph

Hayden’s Note:

This goes far deeper than it appears on the surface, even when faced with the fact that we’re arming al-Qaeda members.  We’ve long known that, but now it’s blatant.  The Global Power Elite are pushing their plan into action, steamrolling across the Mid-East and North Africa, full steam ahead.  They don’t even care how abvious it is now.

They also know that the masses of Americans watching CNN and Fox refuse to aknowledge differences between various groups of Muslims; only what they see on television.  This “rebel commander” would be considered a “terrorist” by any mainstream media outlet if it were not for the spin and disinformation surrounding Africa and the Middle Eastern “revolutions.”  The commander was even captured by American and Pakistani forces shortly before the invasion of Iraq. 

Ask questions.  Understand the bigger picture.  al-Qaeda?  All-CIA-Duh!  They use people like puppets.

US Will Arm Anti-Gaddafi Rebel Forces in Libya

Western diplomatic sources have confirmed to Sky News that the US is considering the legality of arming the Libyan rebels.

One of the unintended consequences of United Nations‘ Resolution 1970 was to starve the rebels of the weapons they would need to take on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.  It requires all UN members to “immediately take the necessary measures” to prevent the supply or sale of weapons to the Libyan government – with no exemption for anti-Gaddafi forces.

But Sky News now understands the US is looking at a legal framework to allow limited supplies of arms to the rebels, if they can prove they need them to defend themselves from attack.

Libyan Rebel Commander Admits his Fighters Have al-Qaeda Links

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

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”.

Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against “the foreign invasion” in Afghanistan, before being “captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan”. He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.

US and British government sources said Mr al-Hasidi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which killed dozens of Libyan troops in guerrilla attacks around Derna and Benghazi in 1995 and 1996.

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.

British Islamists have also backed the rebellion, with the former head of the banned al-Muhajiroun proclaiming that the call for “Islam, the Shariah and jihad from Libya” had “shaken the enemies of Islam and the Muslims more than the tsunami that Allah sent against their friends, the Japanese”.

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