A perfect example of why we shouldn't be involved in Libya. Has our government learned nothing about supporting factions it knows nothing about? Even if the campaign is successful at deposing Qaddafi, success will be fleeting. The US government's track record of picking the "good guys" in foreign civil wars is horrendous; attempts to do so frequently come back to bite us in the ass a few years later.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".
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".
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.
Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links - Telegraph