#1 " Oh Great,Now Al-Qaeda Has Surface To Air Missiles and Heavy Weapons ."
03-26-2011, 06:38 AM
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'Al-Qaeda snatched missiles' in Libya
AL-QAEDA'S offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's President says.
Idriss Deby Itno did not say how many surface-to-air missiles were stolen, but told the African weekly Jeune Afrique that he was "100 per cent sure" of his assertion.
"The Islamists of al-Qaeda took advantage of the pillaging of arsenals in the rebel zone to acquire arms, including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries in Tenere," a desert region of the Sahara that stretches from northeast Niger to western Chad, Deby said in the interview.
"This is very serious. AQIM is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region," he said.....His claim was echoed by officials in other countries in the region who said that they were worried that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) might have acquired "heavy weapons", thanks to the insurrection.
03-26-2011, 08:42 AM
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This whole thing in Libya is not going to turn out well. Same for Yemen.
It reminds me of the call for freedom in Iran years ago.
George Washington faced a similar insurrection during his presidency in the form of The Whiskey Rebellion. And he did the right thing. He sent Alex Hamilton and 10,000 troops to put the tax rebellion down.
Then he pardoned the leaders.
Wouldn't want anyone to believe I put Qaddafi and Washington in the same place, but some ways to remove a dictator are better than others.
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