King Obama’s War Put Al-Qaeda-Linked Extremist in Charge of Tripoli

Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Barack Obama may not believe in fundamentalist Islam, but most of the people helped by his foreign policy do.

The most recent beneficiary of Obama’s “success” in Libya is a former CIA detainee with links to al-Qaeda. The National Transitional Council (NTC) — the governing body representing “the rebels” in Libya — elected Abdel Hakim Belhaj commander of the Tripoli Military Council last weekend. The council vested Belhaj, who also goes by the name Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq, with authority to keep order in the nation’s capital and to exercise command of 8,000 troops, the country’s largest fighting force. In a nation on the brink of collapse, with no organized army or political infrastructure, this is no small power.

The post rewarded his heroism in battle. The New York Times recounts how the east Libyan burst onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, personally leading a cadre of disciplined fighters in a raid on Muammar Qaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound. However, his fighting men were not exactly strangers to warfare. Belhaj has ample experience coordinating and co-founding the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which the State Department designated a foreign terrorist organization in December 2004.

LIFG was the creation of the “Afghan” Libyans, who traveled to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets alongside fellow mujahideen including Osama bin Laden. After returning home, they waged a series of deadly attacks throughout the 1990s in an effort to topple the Qaddafi government. In the process, its members enjoyed ties with both al-Qaeda and Egyptian Islamic Jihad. By decade’s end, the organization was largely defeated and its leadership imprisoned. Yet in the last year, it has come roaring back to life.

Belhaj admits that he met Osama bin Laden twice, once in the 1980s in Afghanistan, and again in 1998, shortly after Osama launched his worldwide jihad against the United States. He presents both meetings as virtually accidental, insisting he had no sympathy for the man nor his global operation.

Despite his protests of innocence, U.S. intelligence took an interest in his activities after 9/11. This curiosity intensified after Qaddafi brokered an agreement with the United States to end his WMD program. Belhaj claims in 2004 he was detained in Kuala Lumpur, then sent via extraordinary rendition to Malaysia, where he says CIA agents tortured him for days. He asserts that after they determined that he was no immediate threat to the United States, the operatives turned him over to Qaddafi, who kept him in solitary confinement for six years.

In prison, he found an unlikely ally….

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Comments

  1. SEAN MURRY says:

    he is a member of the muslim brotherhood obummer is he put one of his Al-Qaeda buddies in charge.

  2. proudamerican says:

    As usual-Rush is on the money however this sick pup obama will never resign! They are wasted words. To resign, obama would have to believe he is wrong and have integrity. End of issue.

  3. Ed Carroll says:

    Obama's policy concerning the Jews is the best reason for Impeaching him. This once great nation was founded on Christian principals. In Genesis 12:3 God tells Abram to leave his homeland and go south to a land flowing with milk and honey which God would give him and make a great nation (Israel) of him, also that he would bless those that bless him and curse those that curse him.

  4. Bring all our boys home from all over the World and stop war in the UN. Now the enimy is our President and all of his goonies too.

  5. Can't believe THIS is the real United States of America!…Can't believe HOW the US Congress, the Supreme Court and also the Military and even THE PEOPLE of USA haven't yet taken back the country from this usurper Hussein Obama!…

  6. THERE YOU GO AMERICA:
    OBAMA IS LITTLE BY LITTLE DOING HIS JOB IN INVADING AMERICA BY HIS "CRONIES", FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD TO THE COMMUNIST PARTY AND THE ATHEISTS OF AMERICA… IF DO NOT STOP OBAMA NOW, HE WILL GET ALL WHAT HE WANT FROM AMERICA AND THEN HE WILL DECLARE HIMSELF KING OF THE UNITED STATES OF THE MUSLIM WORLD. WE MUST IMPEACH OBAMA NOW.. OR AMERICA WILL BE HIS SLAVE

  7. president obama the constitutional lawyer committed open treason when he accepted rotating status as chairman of The U.N. Security Council ,which is a direct violation of article 1 section 9 clause 8 of The Constitution of The United States of America.

    • ALL AMERICAN says:

      WHY ISN’T ANYBODY STARTING IMPEACHMENT!!!???
      I WILL NEVER RESPECT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT EVER AGAIN UNLESS THIS ARSE IS IMPEACHED AND WE CAN START TO REBUILD AMERICA. I’LL CARRY MY RESENTMENT TO THE GRAVE. OBAMA, THE ILLEGAL FAM MEMEBRS, HIS MINIONS, ALL THE ILLEGAL TRASH, ALL THE FOOD STAMP DRUGGIE WINO TRASH MAKE ME VOMIT ON A REGULAR BASIS.

  8. Impeach him on any grounds, the sooner the better.

    • ALL AMERICAN says:

      GOOD … WISH EVRY POSTING I SAW SAID IMPEACHMENT.
      MAYBE THEN CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT ALSO READ THIS WOULD GET THE IDEA, OR HAS BO SOMEHOW THREATENED THEM INTO SILENCE. END THE CHARADE. IMPEACH NOW!

  9. Cherry Talsma says:

    Did anyone see the FOX special report on 911? It would seem Eric Holder once again is in the shadows.
    Just as he refuses to release Fast and Furious info (as well as other info of nefarious activity) so too
    he is the one at the top and so will get away with it. God knows what else he is connected to.

  10. IMPEACH, INPEACH, INPEACH.

  11. IMPEACH IMPEACH IMPEACH,

  12. I ALSO CAN'T BELEVE THIS ,THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS STANDING STILL, WE'RE SLIDING AWAY DAILY, JUST THINK OF WHAT WILL BE ADDED TO OBOMAS LIST BEFORE HE GETS OUT OF OFFICE, WE MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO "UN-DO" HIS BS. EVERYONE I TALK TO FEELS THE SAME AS FOLKS HAVE WRITTEN IN THIS ARTICLE. GOD BLESS AMERICAN , OUR TROOPS AND COUNTRY, AND WHAT WHICH IT STANDS, GOD HELP US TO MAKE THIS NECESSARY CHANGE QUICKLY,

  13. Somebory with some authority had better wake up and soon, 2012 will be to late if that radical continues on at the same speed that he has tracked, so far. I simply cannot understand why somebody has not, a long time ago made a posative move to put brakes on this maniac!!!.

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