Liberating Libya for Jihadists

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The fall of Muammar Gaddafi is making some in the West giddy with the usual “Arab Spring” wishful visions of democracy and freedom flourishing throughout the Muslim Middle East, even as the last binge of democratic intoxication, the fall of Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, has left the hangover of a newly empowered Muslim Brotherhood, increasing assaults on Christian Copts, growing anti-Americanism, and terrorist attacks on Israel originating in Egypt and including Egyptian citizens among the attackers. And now, according to DEBKAfile, we may see Libya heading in the same anti-Western, Islamist direction.

“Members of the Al Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – LIFG, are in control of the former strongholds of Muammar Qaddafi captured by Libyan rebels last Sunday,” DEBKAfile reports. “They are fighting under the command of Abd Al-Hakim Belhadj, an al Qaeda veteran from Afghanistan whom the CIA captured in Malaysia in 2003 and extradited six years later to Libya where Qaddafi held him in prison. Belhadj is on record as rejecting any political form of coexistence with the Crusaders excepting jihad.” Despite the media’s depiction of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) as a coherent, controlling leadership structure, it is unclear who controls Tripoli at this point, the NTC, or the LIFG, and it is doubtful that the NTC will in the future be able (assuming they are willing) to control or disarm the Islamist outfits.

Worse yet, in addition to being armed with weapons looted from Gaddafi’s weapons depots, the fighters in Tripoli succeeded in capturing the compound because they were given advanced weapons by British and French special operations forces, in addition to U.S.-supplied intelligence. As DEBKA concludes, “Tripoli’s institutions of government have wound up in the hands of fighting Islamist brigades belonging to al Qaeda, who are now armed to the teeth with the hardware seized from Qaddafi’s arsenals. No Western or Libyan military force can conceive of dislodging the Islamists from the Libyan capital in the foreseeable future.” And let’s not forget the remnants of Libya’s WMD program––including 10 tons of mustard gas and dumps of raw nuclear fuel––that we are depending on the NTC to secure, on the assumption that the NTC actually is in control of the country. This is the same TNC, by the way, that has just announced it will not hand over Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.

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  • tarleton

    At this moment in time , moslems ARE incapable of liberal democracy ….''don't cast pearls before swine ''…these folks have a quasi medieval mindset completely unsuited to democracy … would liberal democracy have worked in 16th century england or france ?
    Democracy is a slow evolutionry process which builds on a secular foundation of logic and reason …the best the moslem world can hope for is a kemal attaturk to guide and sheperd them into rational modernity …these folk are so backward , ignorant , fanatical and superstitious it's hard to imagine them learning tolerance and pluralism short of a generation or two

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    When Chamberlaine came back from a visit to Germany. He told the free West
    "you can all go to sleep because Mr Hitler confirmed to me that he won't attack
    Belgium-the Netherlands and Brittania.We all know where that fairy tale took us.
    And of course there were a lot of intelligent people who warned their
    gouvernements for the dangers nazi Germany would invoke on us and that started
    as early as 1934. Today we freed the Midle Eastern countrys of their divers
    dictators.Even the U.N. with the U.S.A. in front started bombing them from their
    holes. And everybody is telling us you can all go to sleep because now the
    democratic processes will make those poor repressed people free.
    The Muslim brotherhoods have taken over??? and our head of states will tell
    us don't worry we will help those poor brotherhoods to see the light.
    Why is it then that I'm worried to dead I feel like Mowgly when the snake told
    him go to shleep—go to shleep I will take care of every thing don't worry go
    to shleeeeep. And I have nightmare dreams of bearded muslim-hoods are
    banging on my door '''' all Jews and after that all non muslims gather on the
    train stations for relocation and fitting work.
    Wich strong statesman can rid me of this nightmare….Please!!! ther is so
    little time left.

  • zsqpwxxeh

    Just beginning to figure this out, are we? Remember: a politician never admits that he has been played for a dupe.

  • Lou J Apa

    Dear Fellow World Citizens;
    Can we all say "Muslim Brotherhood"?????…he middle east will coalesce to one massive bastion of Muslim brotherhood with Sharia at it's core. The West will lose, big time. Pray for world peace!!!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Based on our own experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, the possibility of this sort of reconciliation seems remote. Despite our decade-long efforts in those countries, complete with billions in aid and the presence of thousands of our troops, the jury is still out whether genuine, lasting democracies will take hold there.

    Yeah right. It was a foregone conclusion even before those fantasy based missions were ever launched that would never happen.

  • Asher

    Heck, These people have been fighting amongst themselves since the beginning of their existence. They will never get along with each other, thats why some Arabs in Israel do not want a Palestinian State. There will not be more democracy with these new regimes in place.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Western Nations may put any spin on what is happening today and down the road
    but in the end we will all be fighting Islamism for our survival. It is absurd to think
    they would be like us when they blow themselves up trying to spread their own
    vision which holds us in contempt as slaves or dead.

    If you placed them in communities here in America, the land of the free and home
    of the brave, would they change into what is being foisted as democratically in tune
    and longing for our values, no. Hasen't this been tried in all Western lands and
    they are no more than Islamist colonists. Look at America with it's growing
    Muslim no go zones, they do not assimilate, they subvert and seek to destroy
    American culture with the aim of substituting their Islamist Caliphate.

  • Jim

    No one should be surprised if the fanatics do take over. They have been around the longest,are well organized and their followers far out number any other segments of their populations. They have a clear cut goal and are willing to die in great numbers for it.

    On the otherhand they are so regressive that except for purchases a, help and theft as an armed force they will never be much more than terrorists.

    The one ace in the hole they have are western politicians who attack the anti Jihadis as the real enemy.

  • g_jochnowitz

    Here is a horrible story of honor murder in Libya:

  • Flowerknife_us

    Those who decried Bush for Nation building are all suddenly in joyous rapture for it now???__Meanwhile- we have some 90,000 or so Troops exposed in Afcrapistan trying to kill who were helping in Libya???__About the time of Bush becomming a lame Duck-did both Afcrapistan and Iraq recieved a constitution with Islamic Law held supreme-or not?__Is it remotely possible that along with the shift in the power structure there was a shift on whos side we are actually on?__Bush still gets blamed at every opportunity-except "spreeding Democracy" A subject he was berated for for 6 years. No point blaming him for a policy, that,_ in reality,died as a matter of policy, some time ago,__If those pretty words like "The Arab Spring" had any meaning, Iran would be a different Country by now. After all those years of universal hope that Iranian Youth who "love America" would rise against their masters were lost.__Osamma Obamma was just soooooooo smooooooth in selling them out wasn't he?__Think of Americas future with the total loss of Middle East Oil and Sea transit in tandum with the current Administrations energyless policy. Just how far out is that day- the car hits bottom- that has already been driven off the cliff?__

  • esperantominoria

    Lybia is lost folks,the terrorists are going to take over,the minority real moderates there do not have the guts to really fight because they know the population is indifferent to their liberal ideas.

    abnsat has done it again

    Watch this debate between a muslim and an ex-Muslim on "Why should the US adopt Shariah?"


    A few years ago Quebec and Ontario in Canada prohibited Sharia Law,just like that,no big problem.The Muslims have not tried anything since.The lesson learned:to show character works with anti-human rights admirers.

    One of the Few Muslim Groups that are Really Moderate

    At least it looks like it,I may be wrong.They are the Alevis,the Second Largest Muslim group in Turkey>

    The following article also has links to articles about the Peaceful Ahmadiyas and the Anti-Human rights Salafis: