August 26, 2011, - 3:01 pm
I’ve said it before on this site and elsewhere. I’ll say it again: while Qaddafi was a horrible man and an Islamic terrorist, at least we had a negotiated peace with him, pursuant to which he gave up his nukes. Now, things will get worse. The rebels are hardcore Islamic extremists, who will not give up anything for us. And, as I reported years ago on this site and elsewhere, when Dick Cheney headed Halliburton, he used a foreign subsidiary of the Halliburton-owned Brown and Root, to get around embargo rules against doing business with Libya and helped Qaddafi build miles of underground steel-tubed tunnels big enough to transport vehicles and nuclear equipment throughout Libya, impervious to our spy satellites. Now, apparently, these tunnels will be the domain of Al-Qaeda. And check out who will be leading them.
Abdelhakim Belhadj: New Boss Far Worse Than the Old Boss
Our friend, Rodrigo Veleda, notes that Abdelhakim Belhaj a/k/a Abdel Hakim Belhadj, Tripoli’s newly installed military governor, is an Al-Qaeda man. Veleda notes that even the left-wing French media are reporting and recognizing this, while our mainstream media are ignoring this fact, because it goes against their liberal, gushing narrative over the phony “Arab Spring.”
Abdelhakim Belhaj, Tripoli’s newly installed military governor (also being a key military official within Libya’s National Transitional Council), is linked to Al Qaeda, reports Liberátion (a hardcore Leftist French newspaper). Belhaj is a former official of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (an affiliate group of Al Qaeda). In 2003, Belhaj was arrested in Malaysia in 2003, later being interrogated by CIA in 2004 in Thailand. He was set free in Libya in 2008.
Disturbing, but no surprise. Read the rest.
Even the Arab world’s Asharq Al-Awsat notes that this guy is a top jihadist in “From Holy Warrior to Hero of a Revolution: Abdelhakim Belhadj“:
Abdelhakim Belhadj is the commander of the Libyan rebel Tripoli Military Council; he emerged as a leader during the Libyan rebels’ operation to liberate the Libyan capital from Gaddafi control. Belhadj is also a former Emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which was banned internationally as a terrorist organization following the 9/11 attacks.
The LIFG was founded in the 1990s by Libyan mujahedeen returning from Afghanistan and was reportedly previously led by Abu Laith al-Libi, a top Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan who is believed to have been a training camp leader and key link between Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Belhadj was born in 1966, and graduated from university with a degree in civil engineering. He is also believed to have two wives; one Moroccan wife and a second Sudanese wife. Belhadj immigrated to Afghanistan in 1988 to participate in the Afghan jihad against occupying Soviet forces. He is believed to have lived in a number of Islamic countries including Pakistan, Turkey and Sudan. Belhadj was arrested in Afghanistan and Malaysia in 2004, and was interrogated by the CIA in Thailand before he was extradited to Libya in the same year. He was released in Libya in 2008, and announced his renunciation of violence the following year.
Belhadj is known within Islamist circles as “Abu Abdullah Assadaq” and the Libyan uprising has seen his transformation from wanted man to hero of the Libyan revolution.
The LIFG is considered a key component in the revolution that brought down the Gaddafi regime. Approximately 800 members of the LIFG are believed to have participated in fighting alongside rebel forces, under the leadership of Abdelhakim Belhadj.
Welcome to the “new” and unimproved Libya. Alhamdillullah [praise allah].
How long until this Islamic terrorist gets an invite to the Obama White House? 3-2-1 . . . .