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".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.
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".
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 Rational Nation USA