Al Qaeda Obtained Weapons From Libya

John Glaser, November 11, 2011

As’ad AbuKhalil, for those who don’t know, is a Lebanese-American professor of political science at California State University. On his blog today, he cited a news source in Arabic, which I can’t read, but he summarizes it for us:

This is not in the US media but is all over Arab media.  The leader of Al-Qa`idah in the Maghrib admits that his group benefited from the turmoil in Libya and that they obtained weapons from Libya.  ”It is natural“, he told a Mauritanian media outlet.

This adds some direct context to why we saw the al Qaeda flag flying over the center of Benghazi, the de facto capital of the NTC. Brilliant job, America.




4 Responses to “Al Qaeda Obtained Weapons From Libya”

  1. So lemme see here, the Obama went all manner of "humanitarian interventionist" on Libya and al-Qa`idah makes out like bandits? Weaponized bandits. Holy crap, talk about political irony. Oh yeah.

  2. terrorisms’ strategic ambigouty, prolferated, right before everything switched cides again & all that, now thares something the “horrorist, globalist, corpo crypto capatalist etc whatereverist can negoite with, the mirror

  3. Maybe we should ask Sec, Hilary Clinton if Washington has ever miscalculate Al Qaida's moves?

  4. Whats so strange about this ? Carter and Reagon both partnered with Osoma to drive the Russians out of Afganhistan and install the Taliban . Clinton furnished the U.S airforce for Al Qaida in Yugoslavia . Bush gave Iraq to Iran and just said last yr said the muslim brotherhood were peacable . Why shouldn't Obama do a few things to help out AlQaida too .