Ex-Mujahedeen Help Lead Libyan Rebels WSJ
DARNA, Libya—Two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay have stepped to the fore of this city’s military campaign, training new recruits for the front and to protect the city from infiltrators loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
The article names:
Abdel Hakim al-Hasady spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan, oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of about 300 rebel fighters from Darna.
Salah al-Barrani, field commander is a former fighter from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
Sufyan Ben Qumu, a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden's holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan, is training many of the city's rebel recruits.
UN, Obama Fighting Alongside Al-Qaeda in Libya New American
The Obama administration’s UN-backed military intervention against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is aiding al-Qaeda, which, according to media reports citing high-level commanders in the terror group and Libyan rebel leaders, is deeply tied to the revolution. When the dust settles, the anti-American Islamic extremists could easily emerge as the new rulers of that nation, or at least a part of it. And al-Qaeda is already reportedly grabbing up advanced military weaponry there.
Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links Telegraph
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.
Libyan rebel's story shows links to Taliban, Al Qaeda, NATO LA Times
[...] But there are many unanswered questions about Libya's anti-Kadafi forces, with at least 20 former Islamic militant leaders in battlefield roles, according to the rebel army, and hundreds of Islamists participating or watching from the sidelines. All speak of unity and brotherhood, but in the new state, will they be tempted by a once-in-a-lifetime chance to overpower Libya with a conservative Islamist vision?
Is LIFG al Qaeda? Yes.
Investigation into the rebel terrorists in Libya Above Top Secret
[...] The anti-Qaddafi Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) Merges with al Qaeda, 2007 The specific institutional basis for the recruitment of guerrilla fighters in northeastern Libya is associated with an organization which previously called itself the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). During the course of 2007, the LIFG declared itself an official subsidiary of al Qaeda, later assuming the name of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). As a result of this 2007 merger, an increased number of guerrilla fighters arrived in Iraq from Libya. According to Felter and Fishman, “The apparent surge in Libyan recruits traveling to Iraq may be linked the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group’s (LIFG) increasingly cooperative relationship with al-Qaeda, which culminated in the LIFG officially joining al-Qaeda on November 3, 2007.”8 This merger is confirmed by other sources: A 2008 statement attributed to Ayman al-Zawahiri claimed that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group has joined al-Qaeda.
[The article references the following:]
libyan rebellion has radical islamist fervor in benghazi
Libya Release's Scores Of Prisoners
americas secret plan to arm libyas rebels
Clinton meets Libyan opposition figure Mahmoud Jibril
libya getting it right revolutionary pan african perspective
campaign linked to chechen terrorism
who are the rebels we are fighting to protect
Egypt Said to Arm Libyan Rebels
who are the libyan rebels
PDF Downloads Documents:
Foreign Fighter Bios Orig.pdf
FF Bios Trans.pdf
PDF Download of West Point Study Foreign Fighter
UN authorised bankster heist of a nation
[...] The U.S. government and the U.N. have both recently announced that the rebels would be free to sell oil under their control — if they do it without Gaddafi’s National Oil Corporation. And the first shipments are set to start next week, according to news reports citing a spokesman for the rebels.
But the creation of a new central bank, even more so than the new national oil regime, left analysts scratching their heads. “I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising,” noted Robert Wenzel in an analysis for the Economic Policy Journal. “This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences.”
Wenzel also noted that the uprising looked like a “major oil and money play, with the true disaffected rebels being used as puppets and cover” while the transfer of control over money and oil supplies takes place. And other analysts agreed.
A popular blog called The Economic Collapse used sarcasm to express suspicions about the strange rebel announcement. “Perhaps when this conflict is over those rebels can become time management consultants. They sure do get a lot done,” joked the piece, entitled “Wow That Was Fast! Libyan Rebels Have Already Established A New Central Bank Of Libya.”
The blog also commented, sarcastically again, on the possibility of outside involvement. “What a skilled bunch of rebels — they can fight a war during the day and draw up a new central bank and a new national oil company at night without any outside help whatsoever. If only the rest of us were so versatile! … Apparently someone felt that it was very important to get pesky matters such as control of the banks and control of the money supply out of the way even before a new government is formed,” read the piece.
Even mainstream news outlets were puzzled. “Is this the first time a revolutionary group has created a central bank while it is still in the midst of fighting the entrenched political power?” wondered CNBC senior editor John Carney. “It certainly seems to indicate how extraordinarily powerful central bankers have become in our era.”
[...]And when Gadhafi is gone and the dust has settled, according to Encina, “you will see the Allied reformers move in to reform Libya’s monetary system, pumping it full of worthless dollars, priming it for a series of chaotic inflationary cycles.” The future of Libya’s vast gold stockpiles could also be in jeopardy, he noted.
Numerous other analysts and experts have also pointed to the central banking issue as one of the top factors leading up to the Western backing of Libyan rebels. Monetary historian Andrew Gause, for example, recently shared his concerns about the matter publicly.
Other points made in the rebels’ odd announcement last week included preparations to send Gadhafi to the U.N.’s International Criminal Court for trial, the selection of diplomats to send abroad, and the desire for other governments to recognize the Transitional National Council as the legitimate new rulers of Libya. France has already done so, and other governments may soon follow suit.
Of course, the U.S. government claims to have very little knowledge about who the rebels actually are. But the U.S. Commander of NATO forces recently admitted to the Senate that hints of al Qaeda involvement have been detected among the rebels. The terror group was created, armed, funded, and trained by the U.S. government decades ago, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted even recently. But since then, it has targeted American embassies and other U.S. targets.
As The New American reported over the weekend, elements of al Qaeda and affiliated terror groups are indeed among the leadership of the revolution. But despite that fact, the U.S. government and the international coalition are providing air support and weapons for the new central-bank-creating rebels. Where the conflict goes from here is uncertain, but Western regimes have vowed not to let Gaddafi remain in power. / (bold by me) full story link. I have little doubt that much will be said about this sponsored bank coup attempt. The corporation wars and bankster links with terrorists are becoming more overt. /link also at Global Research
A failed CIA-NATO-UNSC terror Mission on sovereign Libya by Abdul Ruff
[...] Of course, NATO terror syndicate led by the USA-UK terror twins could invade Libya even without any UNSC mandate. NATO wants to illegally offer military terror goods to the rebels in violations of the UNSC mandate to kill more Libyans. And giving the rebels is illegal but the NATO is eager to do so and hence the NATO military, political and financial support was the target of the discussed. It goes without saying that all CIA efforts to unseat President Col. Qaddafi have failed, but NATO could add more Muslim dead bodies to anti-Islamic terror kit. That is the only achievement of of the western terrocracies. These uncultured vultures can eat and drink anything!
Libya sites of interest early 17 April
Tankers at Brega
Tankers at Az Zuwaytinah
Tankers at Benghazi
Tankers at Misurata
Damage by NATO coalition bombs and Libyan ground forces from Telegraph slide show. Link
Soros is the man behind the AYM funding and maybe behind the CIA part in Libyan insurgency
Soros-Confidential Documents Published. Part 1 of 1,026
The more I look at the banksters' Soros, bankster funded CIA, al Qaeda, Lockerbie, 9/11 the more I wonder how soon before a whistle blower will connect the dots for us. I wish Blair had a backbone.
Last word on cluster bomblets (Spanish made 120mm cargo mortars):
Al J yesterday 1:30pm More on those cluster bombs. Adrian Traylor, legal researcher and independent conflict resolution consultant, reminds us that Libya is not a party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions - and so is not bound by that element of international law. He says it's also not clear that the specific weapons mentioned would even be covered by the convention if Libya had signed up to it. He tells Al Jazeera:
It is a possibility, however, that the materiel gathered could be used as future evidence of a crime against humanity or war crime for, at very least, an attack directed at a civilian population (as defined in the Rome Statute Art. 7.2.a) regardless of the cluster weapons convention.
Press TV 16 April
At least seven people have been killed in ongoing fighting between troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi and revolutionary forces near the opposition-held town of Ajdabiyah.The fatalities come after Gaddafi loyalists fired rockets at the revolutionaries' positions between Ajdabiyah and Brega on Saturday.
Medical sources say that at least 27 people were also wounded in the heavy fighting.
Heavy battles and explosions have been reported west of Ajdabiyah.
The revolutionaries say they hold desert terrain beyond Ajdabiyah, along a coastal road that leads to the key oil town of Brega. Link
The revolutionaries say they hold the desert terrain beyond Ajdabiyah, along a coastal road that leads to the key oil town of Brega.
So. How is the NATO supported al Qaeda islamification of Libya proceeding today?
Al Jazeera live report excepts:
12:38am Anti-aircraft fire and explosions have been heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli, however, it is not clear who exactly is being targeted in the attacks.
Meanwhile, NATO has continued its air assault on Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the eastern town of Brega.
Rebel forces are reportedly advancing on the oil town, as they push on from nearby Ajdabiya.
2:24am Anti-aircraft fire has been seen in the sky over the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Earlier, pro-Gaddafi forces launched another barrage of rockets and mortars against Misurata, where Libya's government has denied accusations it used cluster bombs.
4:17am In Libya, pro-Gaddafi forces have launched another barrage of rockets and mortars against Misurata.
The opposition says Gaddafi loyalists have targeted food industry plants, and aid groups have described an increasingly desperate situation for many trapped civilians in Misurata.
[One wonders why they don't surrender.]
8:09am Facing superior firepower on the battlefield, anti-Gaddafi fighters are left renovating aging, abandoned military hardware.
8:46am Fresh artillery fire has killed five civilians in Misurata at dawn on Saturday, a doctor there tells the Associated Press
[Why are the insurgents keeping civilians near them?]
You can read more details on our main story: Battle for Libyan cities rages on.
[See here for more on Abdul, defected from the Libyan army.]
Looking at the ammo the insurgents have, the Libyan army bases they took over, it would appear that there is no shortage of ammo for Libyan sourced weapons. That leads to the conclusion that it is US and EU sourced weapons that are running out.
I can't get a clear picture of what is going on between Brega and Ajdabiye. Brega is a tiny place, it appears only a few army men are there as insurgents sent a small convoy with civilians to repair some damaged pipework there. The insurgents have set up a road block outside Ajdabiye, ~30km. Fighting is continuing in Ajdabiye making the claims to be held by insurgents look to be feeble. Brega seems to be held by whoever fancies a drive over there. Why is NATO bombing the place with so small an army presence? Are they under contract with Halliburton?