Why is President Obama Arming al-Qaeda in Libya?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

President Barack Obama has secretly authorized plans for the CIA to provide arms to Libyan rebels, U.S. officials said ahead of Thursday congressional hearings on Libya.

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Obama indicated he is considering arming the Libyan rebel fighters.

“Our primary military goal is to protect civilian populations and to set up the no-fly zone,” he said, but “we’re not taking anything off the table at this point.”

“One of the questions that we want to answer is do we start getting to a stage where Gadhafi’s forces are sufficiently degraded where it may not be necessary to arm opposition groups,” he said.

Asked whether the U.S. could take that step, Obama said: “I’m not ruling it out, but I’m not ruling it in. We’re still making an assessment partly about what Gadhafi’s forces are going to be doing.”

On Saturday, I reported on an interview (ignored by the mainstream media) with Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi in the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Mr. al-Hasidi is the de facto leader of the Libyan rebels.

Mr. al-Hasidi said he had recruited “around 25″ men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq who have tie to al-Qaeda.

This troubling revelation certainly begs the question, just what team is President Obama playing for? Let’s hope when congressional hearings on Libya get underway, the Obama administration is forced to explain why the president plans to arm al-Qaeda.

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10 Responses to Why is President Obama Arming al-Qaeda in Libya?

  1. Pechanga says:

    There is just no way, no hell that Obama will be back for another term.

  2. Rachel says:

    The US storms around the globe behaving like we’re ancient Greece or ancient Rome and just like what happened to them, I am now more convinced than ever the US is on the brink of collapse. I really thought Obama was smarter — he’s not. With Libya, he’s taking this country down the same path Bush too us with Iraq.

  3. CriticalEyes says:

    I’m convinced….. Obama is as big a moron as GWBushit was……..

  4. VicoDANIEL says:

    Did you get the email update from Obama blaming high gas prices on India and China?

    Exactly, to the letter, who George W. Bush blamed for high gas prices. Funny though, Obama never mentioned the latest spike began the day he started bombing Libya and ordered the USS Bataan Amphibious Group to deploy to the Mediterranean Sea.

    His arrogance is stunning. This guy is really banking on the stupidity of the American public to not connect the dots. Sorry sonny, but not this time.


  5. Jolly Roger says:

    I wouldn’t worry too much about people claiming to be “al Qaeda”; the organization doesn’t exist anymore. The name is more of a franchise now, something people wear as a prestigious label. I’d be a lot more worried about the fact that Libya has been a fairly radical state for over 40 years, meaning several generations of Libyans have been brought up in a radicalized environment. They are going to be naturally inclined to extremism, like a white kid in rural Mississippi will be inclined to radical religious extremism.

  6. Randy Arroyo says:

    I don’t think the Republicans will allow Barry to arm the al-Qaeda rebels in Libya unless he doesn’t it covertly through a second or third party nation like Israel or Yemen. This is a very serious development but the good news is, the American people now have a clear picture of who they elected in 2008 and he’s not a community activist with a heart of warm, liberal fuzzies. Obama is quite possibly guilty of war crimes.

  7. Jolly Roger says:

    Why wouldn’t the Rushpubliscums allow the President to arm a bunch of Muslim Brotherhood fundamentalists? They did it THEMSELVES long enough.

  8. Brigadoon says:

    When the first American casualties happen from firearms provided to al Qaeda, then I think President Obama will fall even lower in the polls, with calls for complete unfunding of his illegal operation in Libya. I know he thinks Libya will make him a big, war hero and elevate his marbles but, after a decade of wars, Americans are tired of the expense and the casualties.

  9. Harry says:

    With any luck, Boehner and McConnell will defund this stupid mission.

  10. Mynd Control says:


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