Oratorn Obama hävdade häromdagen att rebellerna i Libyen är helt vanliga ordinära människor, typ doktorer och advokater…
Peace, Salaam, Shalom. No worries, I’m just a doctor….
(Australian) — The US is considering giving weapons to rebels battling Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in Libya, despite concerns that some could have terrorist links to al-Qa’ida and Hezbollah.
“We are examining all options to support the opposition,” President Barack Obama said yesterday. His comments, a day after his nationally televised address on the reasons for US military involvement in Libya, came as leaders from countries involved in the military operation now under NATO leadership met in London to co-ordinate efforts against the Gaddafi regime
US officials also appear unclear about the allegiances of rebel groups and what sort of governmental system might replace the dictator’s rule after 41 years.
In one of three interviews yesterday, Mr Obama said the rebels were “saying the right things” so far. “Most of them are professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible,” he told CBS.
Kanske hans telepromter hade stavat fel, för tydligen så verkar verkligheten krypa sig allt längre från den vi får presenterad för oss.
Ny stoltserar en före detta ledare för al-qaida i Libyen med att det springer omkring minst 1000 inhyrda frilansande jihadister som strider med sina uppdragsgivare
rebellerna advokaterna och doktorerna.
Jag är säker på att när denne man talar om jihadister från utlandet som strider mot K-daffy, så är det nog inte sjuksköterskor och jurister…
(Washington Times) — A former leader of Libya’s al Qaeda affiliate says he thinks “freelance jihadists” have joined the rebel forces, as NATO’s commander told Congress on Tuesday that intelligence indicates some al Qaeda and Hezbollah terrorists are fighting Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.
Former jihadist Noman Benotman, who renounced his al Qaedaaffiliation in 2000, said in an interview that he estimates 1,000 jihadists are in Libya.
On Capitol Hill, Adm. James Stavridis, the NATO commander, when asked about the presence of al Qaeda terrorists among the rebels, said the leadership of the opposition is made up of “responsible men and women.”
“We have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al Qaeda,Hezbollah,” the four-star admiral said. “We’ve seen different things. But at this point, I don’t have detail sufficient to say that there’s a significantal Qaeda presence, or any other terrorist presence, in and among these folks.”
The military is continuing to “look at that very closely,” he said, because “it’s part of doing due diligence as we move forward on any kind of relationship” with the opposition.
Outside observers generally estimate the number of trained Libyan fighters to be about 1,000.
Nu skall de få JAS plan att skydda dem.
Och vem vet, lite fler moderna vapen från USA och Frankrike…