Sunday, October 30, 2011

Al Qaeda flag now flying alongside Libyan flag, atop Benghazi court house

An Al Qaeda flag is now flying atop the court house in the city of Benghazi, Libya - according to several eyewitness reports.

Until August - before rebel forces overtook the capital city of Tripoli - the Benghazi courthouse had served as the provisional headquarters of the National Transitional Council [NTC], headed by the former justice minister, Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

Islamists have reportedly been spotted recently in Benghazi driving brand-new SUVs and waving black al Qaeda flags.

One reporter noted that that Abdelhakim Belhaj, a well-known al Qaeda fighter and founder of the notorious Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), is now leading the rebel “military counsel” in Tripoli. Mr. Belhaj was appointed to that position by the NTC [National Transitional Council].

The reporter also noted how one NTC member had boasted of his close association with Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the “blind cleric” imprisoned for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

It should also be noted that several months ago, US officials had acknowledged that among the Libyan rebel ranks are terrorists who previously had joined up with the insurgents in Iraq to fight the US military.

Indeed, enthusiasm for Al Qaeda among Libya's new rulers should come as no surprise to us - or to President Obama, who, from the onset of this rebellion, gleefully, and eagerly, embraced the Libyan rebels. Mr. Obama was clearly cognizant of the rebel/Al Qaeda connection from day one, but he willfully chose to ignore the facts.

I suppose we can now paraphrase a line from the popular Southwest airline commercials:

"Al Qaeda, you are now free to move about the country [Libya]!"

Good grief......

Related video pertaining to Libya's National Transitional Council [NTC] leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, here

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