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    Al Qaeda in the New Libya?

    Earlier this week, I went to the Benghazi courthouse and confirmed the rumors: an al Qaeda flag was clearly visible; its Arabic script declaring that “there is no God but Allah” and a full moon underneath. When I tried to take pictures, a Salafi-looking guard, wearing a green camouflage outfit, rushed towards me and demanded to know what I was doing. My response was straightforward: I was taking a picture of the flag. He gave me an intimidating look and hissed, “Whomever speaks ill of this flag, we will cut off his tongue. I recommend that you don’t publish these. You will bring trouble to yourself.”
    But none of this should be surprising. In Tripoli, 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. A few weeks ago, Belhaj ordered his fighters to take command of the Tripoli airport, then controlled by a group of Zintan fighters, a brigade of Berber Libyans who helped liberate the capital from Gaddafi loyalists. A few days later, Belhaj gave a speech emphasizing that his actions had the blessings of the NTC, who appointed him to the leadership of Tripoli’s military command.



    Is this the New Libya?
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    Re: Al Qaeda in the New Libya?

    OMG...we never saw that coming.
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    Re: Al Qaeda in the New Libya?

    Yeah, I can just see al-Queda saying to NATO, "so long, suckers!"

    While NATO and the US try to leave Libya alone for self-determination (as we should), al-Queda has no such scruples. Al-Queda receives zero bad press for interventionism or accusations of imperialism, while the US is constantly accused of it. *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Yeah, I can just see al-Queda saying to NATO, "so long, suckers!"

    While NATO and the US try to leave Libya alone for self-determination (as we should), al-Queda has no such scruples. Al-Queda receives zero bad press for interventionism or accusations of imperialism, while the US is constantly accused of it. *sigh*
    I guess you just can't overthrow a dictator then wash your hands of the situation and hope for the best.
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    Re: Al Qaeda in the New Libya?

    Conservatives in 2003: "We must overthrow Saddam and start a new age of democracy in the Middle East."

    Conservatives in 2011: "Oh crap, there's democracy in the Middle East. You never told us there would be Muslims."


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    Re: Al Qaeda in the New Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Conservatives in 2003: "We must overthrow Saddam and start a new age of democracy in the Middle East."

    Conservatives in 2011: "Oh crap, there's democracy in the Middle East. You never told us there would be Muslims."
    That almost sounds like you're saying that all Muslims are terrorists.
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    Re: Al Qaeda in the New Libya?

    looks like we chose the lesser of two-evils.

    it happens sometimes. the world is an imperfect place.


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    Re: Al Qaeda in the New Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Conservatives in 2003: "We must overthrow Saddam and start a new age of democracy in the Middle East."

    Conservatives in 2011: "Oh crap, there's democracy in the Middle East. You never told us there would be Muslims."
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    Re: Al Qaeda in the New Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    looks like we chose the lesser of two-evils.

    it happens sometimes. the world is an imperfect place.

    Wow, are you saying BO chose AQ over MG?
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