Considering we have been highlighting the al-Qaeda connection in Libya since March this comes as no surprise. What is concerning however, is the fact the source states the U.S. has been aware of the leadership activity around the area of Benghazi and the Libyan/Egyptian border. Not concerning from the perspective of a “surprise”, but concerning in that either: a.) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton intentionally lied. Or, b.) the State Dept. really did not know the information known by the CIA and U.S. military.
At the exact timeframe this report describes, Treepers were just getting to know rebel leader, and former Libyan Justice Minister, Mustafa Abdel-Jalil. We suspected from the outset he was connected to Radical Islamist Jihadists and potentially al-Qaeda operatives within the Muslim Brotherhood elements crossing the border from Egypt to help train, arm, and fight against Quackdaffy. Looks like our suspicions, and the interpretations we were piecing together from internal reports were correct. Check it out:
(CNN) – Al Qaeda’s leadership has sent experienced jihadists to Libya in an effort to build a fighting force there, according to a Libyan source briefed by Western counter-terrorism officials.
The jihadists include one veteran fighter who had been detained in Britain on suspicion of terrorism. The source describes him as committed to al Qaeda’s global cause and to attacking U.S. interests. The source told CNN that the al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, personally dispatched the former British detainee to Libya earlier this year as the Gadhafi regime lost control of large swathes of the country.
The man arrived in Libya in May and has since begun recruiting fighters in the eastern region of the country, near the Egyptian border. He now has some 200 fighters mobilized, the source added. Western intelligence agencies are aware of his activities, according to the source.
Another al Qaeda operative, of dual European-Libyan nationality, was arrested in an unnamed country on his way to Libya from the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
The individual now trying to establish a bridgehead for al Qaeda in Libya is known as “AA.” His name has not been made public because of UK law on terrorist suspects who are detained but not charged.
“AA” has been close to Ayman al-Zawahiri since the 1980s and first traveled to Afghanistan in the early 1990s to join mujahideen fighting the Soviet occupation — as did hundreds of Arab fighters.
“AA” later moved to the United Kingdom, where he began spreading al Qaeda’s ideology to younger Muslims. He was an admirer of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who emerged as leader of al Qaeda in Iraq after the U.S. invasion and who led an especially brutal campaign that targeted civilians and promoted sectarian hatred between Sunni and Shia Muslims. (read more)
I don’t generally request an article be re-read for a goosebump understanding. But back in August Butchcracker assembled all of our archives into a summation of the connection between Egypt/Libya/Muslim Brotherhood/al-Qaeda and the big picture. CLICK HERE
Then remember their own words:
When the Mubarak dictatorship crumbled, the Muslim Brotherhood announced that regimes will fall all over the Middle East and the radical left in America and internationally is cheering them on. (Of course). The unholy alliance between the radical secular left and the forces of the Islamic jihad was forged a long time ago in the crucial of the Palestinian Islamic jihad against Israel and the West. Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood as are the Muslim Students Association, CAIR and every major Muslim organization in America. The MSA and the pro-Palestinian left was part of the coalition of radical organizations that defended the Saddam regime during the lead up to the Iraq war and was on the steering committee of the International Answer demonstrations. Yassir Arafat was one of Saddam’s leading cheerleaders when Iraq tried to swallow Kuwait, triggering the first Gulf War. The roots of the alliance we see shaping up in the Egyptian struggle are deep.
We saw the unholy alliance at work in the Hamas-inspired campaign to break the Gaza blockade. Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were leaders of the American wing of the Hamas coalition against the blockade and went to Gaza to meet with Hamas shortly before the terrorist Flotilla was intercepted by Israeli forces. The Gaza blockade was jointly instituted by Israel and Egypt – by the Mubarak regime in Egypt. (Mubarak had outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood after they attempted to asassinate him). Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood’s army. If the Muslim Brotherhood replaces the Mubarak regime, Hamas’s war against the Jews will be immeasureably strengthened. The radical left in America and internationally is committed to Hamas and its genocidal campaign against the Jews and its general war against the United States. That is why the fate of Egypt in this crisis resonates for all of us.
And if the snake Mohammed ElBaradei forms a national unity government with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Brotherhood will be the new government of Egypt. Perhaps that is why we are seeing Egyptian Tanks moving into Libya to support the removal of Quackdaffy. The Egyptian army may now be influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood and their ‘more than likely’ rise to power. The military leaders either have to commit to following the Brotherhoods’ agenda, or face the possibility of removal at the hands of Radical Islamists. Remember this is not a ‘western democracy’, this is an opportunistic power move created by a vacumn in leadership from Mubarak’s removal, and Islamists control the most significant percentages of the Egyptian population.
But why would a Muslim Brotherhood influenced Egyptian military move in to support the anti-Kadaffi resistance group? Well you have to consider since March the rebels appointed Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, Libya’s former Justice Minister, to form a new transitional government in Benghazi. Of course, it is good that someone is stepping up to the plate to take over Libya, since that may prevent the country from erupting into civil war. But, depending on who takes over Libya once Muammar Quackdaffy is finally removed from power after ruling Libya with an iron fist for 42 years, Libya may go from bad to worse. Both for the welfare of the people of Libya and the peace and stability of the rest of the world, starting in Europe.
Above I have outlined, with specific notations, my suspicion that Egypt will become an Islamic republic, like Iran, in the not-distant future. Judging by Abdel-Jalil, I suspect the same terrible fate may await Libya. Why do I say that? Sometimes the simplest answers are right in front of your face. (continue reading - Butchcracker)