Dutch government official claims Islamic State militant group is ‘Zionist plan’


Dutch government official claims Islamic State militant group is ‘Zionist plan’

A SENIOR official from the Dutch government claimed that militant group Islamic State (IS) was created by Zionists in order to discredit Islam.

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to IS [REUTERS]

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to IS [REUTERS]

Yasmina Haifi, who works for the Dutch Justice Ministry’s National Cyber Security Centre, made the controversial statement on Twitter yesterday, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported.

Referring to IS by their former name, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), she tweeted: “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name.”

Ms Haifi later removed the original message and said: “I realize the political sensitivity in connection with my work. That was not my intention.”

It is now believed that she has been suspended from her position.

The country’s Ministry of Security and Justice and the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) later said in a statement: “Security and Justice and the NCTV distance themselves from her remarks.

“And since [the comment] relates to the work of the NCTV and the National Cyber Security Center, cause is shown to terminate her assignment NCSC/NCTV and outsource her work with immediate effect.”

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ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name

Yasmina Haifi

However, Ms Haifi said in a radio interview that she refused to withdraw her statements.

She said: “Freedom of expression is apparently only for certain groups.

“I have taken the liberty to express myself and obviously I have to pay for it. I do not know why I should take it down; this is what I think.”

Dutch MPs Joram van Klaveren and Louis Bontes said that they believed that Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten should take action against Ms Haifi.

In a joint statement they said: “A person who propagates such ideas and is working with state secrets could be a threat to national security.”

Members of the Kurdish Red Cresent help a displaced Yazidi woman [REUTERS]

Members of the Kurdish Red Cresent help a displaced Yazidi woman [REUTERS]

IS, an off-shoot of al-Qaeda, has taken control of much of Iraq in recent months including the country’s second largest city of Mosul.

The militant group, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also controls areas of Syria.

IS is believed to be responsible for brutally killing many of its opponents and images reportedly posted by members of the group posing with decapitated bodies have sent shockwaves around the world.

Many members of the Yazidi community still remain trapped on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar, surrounded by IS militants, prompting Britain to carry out humanitarian action in the area.

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A VERY DANGEROUS MAN IS COMING TO LIBYA HIS NAME BERNARDINO LEON


A VERY DANGEROUS MAN IS COMING TO LIBYA HIS NAME BERNARDINO LEON

Bernardino León: “The EU wants to militarily support the Syrian rebels, but the weapons turn against us”

Posted: 02/05/2013 21:20 BST Updated: 02/05/2013 21:20 BST

The thousands of secret documents leaked by Wikileaks US repaired no praise when describing Bernardino León (Málaga, 1964). USA dubbed him “golden boy” of the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and ventured that his career would take “far beyond where it is now.” Then he was the principal adviser to the president on foreign policy and today’s special representative of the European Union for the Southern Mediterranean and

Arab Spring that just will not bloom.

Two and half years later, Egypt lives on the edge, with a battered economy, high debt, low and tourism to survive an outstanding loan from the International Monetary Fund hours. The country, as in Tunisia, Islamism and grow governs the voices calling for restricting the rights of women or freedom of the press. Syria remains a tinderbox and other regimes resolve the dissatisfaction with the necessary concessions to perpetuate power.

Leon, waiting to be renovated in office in June, facing the situation calmly. The special representative, who runs marathons, believe in almost everything, even in the Arab Spring, perseverance is the key to success.

They’ve spent two and a half the outbreak of the Arab Spring years. Can you say who has spent a great feast to a tough hangover?

As Europeans, we are required to analyze it from a historical perspective. We know that transitions last long and in some European countries have not yet been completed. Pretender finding results very quickly and, above all, link their lack of real will to democracy is a huge mistake. I think the process continues to meet its logical steps. The Islamists are not building dictatorships and excluding others.

The Arab Spring – follows an Islamist winter?

They just finished the transition phases linked to the previous regimes and now we live in a completely logical process when you consider that this revolution did groups with a vision of politics and very different society. Now the Islamists have won in Tunisia and Egypt. There is polarization and instability is normal but in the end, what matters is an agreement between Islamists and liberals. In Tunisia, after a very difficult time after the Chokri Belaid murder was a moment of great tension. However, it has formed a coalition government. They have even gone more games than the previous.

That is, that the rise of Islam is not a risk but an unavoidable stage.

We are accustomed to see Islam as a threat, but not per se to be a hazard. We tend to confuse Islam with fundamentalism and jihadism. But governs Islam in Turkey and the country has proven to be the most pro-European reformers of the past decades.

They’re different countries makings. In the case of Turkey has always outweighed the influence and legacy of Atatürk, the father of the country and its secularism.

Ataturk and Habib Bourguiba [president of Tunisia between 1957 and 1977] have many similarities. The role of women in Tunisia is unmatched in other Mediterranean countries. In short, we know that Islam is not the problem. There are different types of Islam by country.

They will make mistakes. We are seeing and is common in such countries.

‘In Egypt there are fewer than Hosni Mubarak parliamentary and there are voices that criticize that there are pressures to restrict certain rights that existed before. Against Mubarak life was better?

No. The leaders of Islamist movements in Tunisia and Egypt have insisted that there will be no turning back. The gains for women are collective achievements and country. We’ve heard of Rachid Ghannouchi, the Tunisian Islamist leader. It is true that in the Egypt of Mubarak timid changes occurred. His wife, Suzanne Mubarak led a campaign against female genital mutilation.

Precisely Salafist groups now claim mutilation.

Salafism is a difficult qualifying as a political movement and the distances between them and the Islamists are enormous. Even within Salafism we are seeing big changes. Just before the revolution leaders were very rough, with very basic speeches, and in recent months have come a long way. When they commented to the IMF loan to Egypt I was told that “the Koran says that necessity makes the unacceptable acceptable.”

Very pragmatic.

Right. They begin to understand that politics is the art of the possible and you can not work on the basis of unrealistic principles. Islamist governments know they have to make virtue of necessity. Your credibility depends on foreign affairs as progress in women’s rights.

CAN THE ECONOMIC CRISIS TRANSITION TO THWARTING DEMOCRACY?

‘The Arab Spring was born not only as a requirement of democracy, but to improve the standard of living. Does the economic instability threatens political transitions?

Revolutions settled around dignity not only understood from the political arena. Egypt is now living a very difficult time, with most of the population in poverty, in unacceptable conditions, work without any protection. Investment has fallen and tourism. The situation has solutions that work for us immediately. The IMF is negotiating an agreement but not yet closed.

-What will happen it not?

Failure to reach an agreement with the IMF soon, which it will be an important opportunity for Europe and USA strengthen their investment in the country condition, the situation will be very difficult. In Egypt no reserves left. It is resisting because it has had a emergency loan of 3,000 million Qatar and Libya 2,000 million. The budget deficit will exceed 12,000 million and debt to energy companies is 9,000 million. Or we find a solution in a few weeks or there is a real risk that the economic problems to affect the political transition.

- Political and economic instability slows the spread of revolution to other countries, such as the Gulf monarchies? Stated another way, the experience of Tunisia and Egypt slows monarchies concessions to their citizens and avoid demands of society?

They are two different phenomena. Not the fear of instability which slows societies that have a thirst for freedom. We know that in Libya and Syria people took to the streets against regimes that had no scruples and commit savage acts. It is not that fear that stops them. But I do not think we can talk of contagion to countries in the Gulf. Except in the case of Yemen, who is a tribal society, the only country where there has been conflict in Bahrain, for problem which came back.

That is, the Arab Spring has consolidated only where there has already been riots, no more travel.

Has a long journey. Egypt has a key that can open or close a door. Tunisia also, but it is a very special case, because it is known as the Switzerland or Singapore of the Mediterranean, with unique characteristics. If a functioning democracy is consolidated in Egypt, I am convinced that we will gradually changes in all Mediterranean countries.

When? It depends on how long it takes Egypt to reverse the key. But once you do, it will be irreversible.

SYRIA: ARM THE REBELS YES, BUT HOW?

-What The EU and USA are unable to overthrow Bashar Al Assad, who massacres his people, which says on its ability to accompany transitions?

Syria is a very special country in which there are more than 20 minorities. We are not only witnessing a conflict between those who want democracy and they do not want, but the actors choose to support one side or another depending on future consequences. Decisions have to be taken with extreme caution, because there are close to Al Qaeda elements that make us all think twice. Many have memories of Afghanistan, where he supported the

Taliban. We have made mistakes in the past, supporting Mubarak, Ben Ali, Muammar Gaddafi. That mistake we are not committed in the Syrian case.

‘In March, the EU showed its division between those who wanted to arm the rebels and those who do not.

If the lowest common denominator in the EU does not serve to advance Syria, where 27 have tried to go beyond not have agreed.

Everyone would like to spend the economic and political opposition to military support, to help tip the balance in favor of supporting the rebels. At the same time, everyone wants to ensure that these weapons are paid with the money of our citizens do not end up turning against them. It is necessary that these weapons will ever be good hands to fight for truth and freedom democrtacia and are not elements that reinforce or elemenos of jihadists and Al Qaeda is a threat to Europe. Cyprus, Bulgaria and Greece are very close to

Syria.

- Arming the rebels is not the solution now. It’s not what but how I care at this time.

“SPAIN LIVE A CRISIS OF VALUES, MORALS CASI”

Spain -How seen in the distance?

The situation is difficult. We say that the situation will improve in 2014 or 2016 as if the crisis were only economic. It is, but also politics, values , almost moral. The trouble is that finding, but one does not see action with the depth and ambition needed by the whole of society and institutions. The perspective that gives you exposure to areas where everyone is involved, where a vehemence for solutions means you can not be optimistic.

How do you see the protest movements emerged in Spain and disaffection of the policy?

They are a logical answer. My own children are in that dynamic. It is a rejection of politicians who seem to engage in defending formulas always like things have not changed. I’m not worth the view that everything that has to do with politics is bad, because politics is nothing more than finding solutions. These movements are on the street are also political, but not enough to reject it. From politics to look for solutions in which everyone must get involved.

‘The corruption in countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, much of the carried resources to accompany a successful transition. Did he think the Corruption in Spain was so ingrained? Did you know?

I had no idea. It has been one of the biggest blows throughout this stage. It’s terrible, a big disappointment. Together, we must transform a model that goes beyond the legal or political. Have to focus on earlier stages as the field of education. A society with corruption, which does not take into account other values is a society that has no future.

- Europe is a part of his career, is he back from exile?

The question contains an assessment we make many times. When you come called black men, when it comes to giving sovereignty to Europe … we talk about Europe as alien, but it’s not. We are Europe. Spain is a huge part of it, so I, being Andalusian or Malaga, I am one of those realities. Many solutions involve the EU. The biggest challenge facing Europe is Spain and southern Mediterranean. That does not mean they do not ponder, does not take me that no part of the reflection and debate.

 

WORLD SHOCKED BY THIS BETRAYAL! TURKEY’S RADAR SYSTEM PROTECTING ISRAEL FROM GAZA ROCKETS


WORLD SHOCKED BY THIS BETRAYAL! TURKEY’S RADAR SYSTEM PROTECTING ISRAEL FROM GAZA ROCKETS

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MISSILE SHIELD  in so called Islamic Erdogan Govenment TURKEY is protecting zionists from Gaza Rockets!

Almost 40% of the Palestinians are homeless, all of them hungry, nearly 1300 heavily injured, 190 dead… This is the heavy price of defending their own country from the illegitimate regime occupying the holy lands. It has been seven days so far. No one can sleep in Gaza. Could you image the pain they suffer in the Holy month of RAMADAN.

They are inhuman zionists, we know them. But unfortunately we do not know the Muslim FACED zionists transmitting data of resistance rocket, betraying the whole Ummah. Yes, they seem to be friends of Muslims but in fact they are more zionist and inhuman than Ariel Sharon as they betray and deceive the sincere feelings of Muslim Turks.

The Missile shield set up in Malatya/Kürecik town in 2012 has been functioning and sending signals to zionists since that year. The radar station has been established under the pretext of Syria crisis to save Turkey(!) from the missiles coming from Syria(!). After a short while the allegations uncovering the fact that radar base was in fact established to save terrorist regime from a possible war with Resistance Groups surrounding the occupied territories.

To save the terror regime or to protect Turkey from the very unlikely Syria attack?

Although the experts declared clear opinions about the impossibility of intercepting and preventing any possible attack from Syria, people seemed to believe that Radar System is not for israel’s interests and security as Erdogan government redesigned the public opinion that the system will certainly be controlled by NATO forces.

Coordination of the system tested and approved

Defense News Magazine known US Defense news magazine reported that israel has tested the Iron Dome aerial defense system and as a result of these tests, the system was integrated with the Radar Base in Turkey. The magazine also stated that the defense system was really tested in real life situation on November 20, 2012 in the attack conducted by HAMAS. The rockets were intercepted and signals from the radar base were sent to the iron dome control unit in israel and the threat was eliminated through the signals sent from Turkey’s Kürecik. In the previous trials the Blue Sparrow Missiles sent by israeli jets were simultaneously intercepted and the protecting system eliminating the missile worked properly. In this drills both the coordination and and data tarnsfer between Kürecik and iron dome was tested.

israeli soldiers were in the radar base

The radar system creating conflict between Iran and Turkey was established under the umbrella of NATO but in fact it was for the forthcoming war started by israel. Defence Minister İsmet Yılmaz denied the the fact that zionist soldiers were in the radar base and controlling the radar unit.

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Erdogan’s ONE MINUTE SHOW

After the one minute show everybody supposed Erdogan a real anti-zionist politician. The facts revealed shortly after the establishment of the radar system and after he introduced himself as the co-chairman of BIG MIDDLE EAST PROJECT.2008 Hezbollah, 2009 Hamas victories against israel obliged israel friendly puppet regimes find a protective umbrella for israel. The most challenging issue which was more complicated than preventing resistance rockets was the ammunition flow provided from Syria.

It seems that the weapons coming from Iran through Syria has not been prevented yet. InshaAllah, all the world understand why Assad and Maliki regimes were attacked by global terrorists all over the world and how Syrian people paid the bill with their life and destruction of the whole country as a price of supporting resistance in Palestine.

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EX- LIEUTENANT SALAH BADI FROM MISURATA GOES ON BLOODTHIRSTY RAMPAGE IN TRIPOLI


EX- LIEUTENANT SALAH BADI FROM MISURATA GOES ON BLOODTHIRSTY RAMPAGE IN TRIPOLI

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CRAZY SELF APPOINTED COLONEL SALAH BADI

Salah Badi is from Misurata, was in the Jamahirya army as a Lieutenant were for medical reasons (psychopath)  he was forced to resign in 1992 I think, so it explains the hatred towards the Jamahirya government as he lost most of his privileges. CIA, MI6, MOSSAD, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA and TURKEY want such men on their side, as it is very easy to manipulate them. You can see on the photo above his eyes look kind of crazy, he must be from a mixed marriage as most Libyans do not have Green eyes. The man self-appointed to Colonel, it is said that he resigned from the puppet Congress in 2012 and ever since then he has been on the verge of a nervous breakdown because he can not control Tripoli.

Tripoli or Tripolitania as its originally called has completely disregarded the Misurati militias and its people, the capital can not forgive them for the MASSACRE OF GARGOUR (by the way I was there when it happened too much blood too many dead and they were innocent civilians killed by Bady and its crew).

This last rampage that he is doing and going against the peoples wishes is because his masters: CIA,MI6,MOSSAD, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA AND TURKEY who are connected to ALQAEDA, ANSAR SHARAIA, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, DAASH AND LIFG are loosing to the renegade Hafter plus they (Misurata and its crew) has lost the MILITARY airport Metiga, which means they can not have the support from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey with guns, money etc which is all done with Best Wishes from the Obama/Cameron/ Netanyahu and the French administration.

Here is an admission of the Muslim brotherhood who praises Badi for his accomplishments leading Muslim Brotherhood member Abdul Razag al Aradi supported the attackers, describing their grab for the airport as a response to “aggression” by Khalifa Haftar, the ex-general who has been leading Libyan armed forces in a crusade against Islamist militias. The Zintanis have been actively supporting Haftar’s “Operation Dignity” — his fight against Islamist militias in the east — and they have also played a role in Haftar’s forces in Tripoli. The Zintanis supported Haftar’s demands for the dissolution of the General National Congress (GNC), which they see as under the sway of the Islamists. Justice and Construction Party member Mahmud Abdulaziz also endorsed the operation, hinting that he knew about it in advance. “Libya Shield forces from Misurata have told me they’ll keep the number of causalities to a minimum as they attempt to take over the airport,” which of course it was not held to the minimum. Badi lost a lot of men on the first round. Now he is a wanted man in Tripoli and the police and army is looking for him. Naturally he is not hiding because he has his masters to protect him in Misurata. Now he commands from Misurata his small army that his masters gave him. Militias from Misurata tend to side with the Islamist groups within the GNC, such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wafa Islamist bloc (of which Salah Badi was a prominent member).

To conclude the Zintan still hold the international airport, but all of Tripoli is grieving for the deaths of the innocent civilians and children who were to Badi collateral damage. Here are the photos of his rampage.

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International Airport

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International Airport

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International Airport

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International Airport

Also a hospital was hit with no regard to the patience!

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clinic area of Qasr Ben Ghashir

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clinic area of Qasr Ben Ghashir

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clinic area of Qasr Ben Ghashir

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clinic area of Qasr Ben Ghashir

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clinic area of Qasr Ben Ghashir

 

On Libya, Now They Tell Us


On Libya, Now They Tell Us

 

The U.S. capture of an alleged al-Qaeda terror leader in Libya underscores the failure of the major news media to give the public the full story during the military intervention that led to Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster and murder. Mainstream journalists behaved more like propagandists, as Robert Parry reported in 2011.

By Robert Parry (Published on Sept. 15, 2011)

During the six-month uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, major U.S. news outlets repeated again and again that the Libyan dictator was behind the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and they ignored warnings that militant Islamists were at the core of the anti-Gaddafi rebel army.

Indeed, for Americans to get alternative views on these points, they had to search out Web sites, like Consortiumnews.com, which had the audacity not to march in lockstep with the rest of the Western media. Only outside the mainstream press would you find significant questions asked about the certainty over Libya’s guilt in the Pan Am bombing and about the makeup of the rebels.

Libyan Ali al-Megrahi, whose conviction as the “Lockerbie bomber” remains a point of historical dispute.

Now, after the United States and its NATO allies have engineered the desired “regime change” in Libya – under the pretext of “protecting civilians” – those two points are coming more into focus. The New York Times and the Washington Post finally acknowledged that radical Islamists, including some with links to al-Qaeda, are consolidating their power inside the new regime in Tripoli.

And, the proverbial dog not barking – even as Libya’s secret intelligence files have been exposed to the eyes of Western journalists – is the absence of any incriminating evidence regarding Libya’s role in the Lockerbie case. Earlier interrogations of Libya’s ex-intelligence chief Moussa Koussa by Scottish authorities also apparently came up empty, as he was allowed to leave London for Qatar.

Since Gaddafi’s fall, news outlets also have reported that Libyan intelligence agent, Ali al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the Lockerbie bombing by a Scottish court and was later released on humanitarian grounds because of terminal prostate cancer, is indeed gravely ill, bedridden and seemingly near death. [He died May 20, 2012.]

Megrahi’s trial in 2001 before a panel of Scottish judges was more a kangaroo court than any serious effort to determine guilt – even a Scottish appeals court expressed concern about a grave miscarriage of justice – but the Western press continues to describe Megrahi, without qualification, as the “Lockerbie bomber.”

It also was common in the West’s news media to smirk at the notion that Megrahi was truly suffering from advanced prostate cancer since he hadn’t died as quickly as some doctors thought he might. After Gaddafi’s regime fell, Megrahi’s family invited BBC and other news organizations to see Megrahi struggling to breathe in his sick bed.

His son, Khaled al-Megrahi, also continued to insist on his father’s innocence. “He believes and we know that everybody will see the truth,” the younger Megrahi told the BBC. “I know my father is innocent and one day his innocence will come out.”

Asked about the people who died in the bombing, the son said: “We feel sorry about all the people who died. We want to know who did this bad thing. We want to know the truth as well.”

Convicted or Railroaded?

As more information becomes available inside Libya, the facts may finally be clarified about whether Gaddafi’s government did or did not have a hand in the bombing over Lockerbie. However, so far, the indications are that Megrahi may well have been railroaded by the Scottish judges who found a second Libyan defendant innocent and were under political pressure to convict someone for the crime.

After Megrahi’s curious conviction, the West imposed harsh economic sanctions on Libya, agreeing to lift them only if Libya accepted “responsibility” for the bombing and paid restitution to the families of the 270 victims. To get rid of the punishing sanctions, Libya accepted the deal although its officials continued to insist that Libya had nothing to do with the Lockerbie bombing.

However, amid the 2011 propaganda campaign in support of the Libyan rebels, none of this uncertainty was mentioned in the New York Times, the Washington Post or other leading U.S. news outlets. Gaddafi’s guilt for Lockerbie was simply stated as flat fact, much as the same news organizations endorsed false claims about Iraq’s WMD in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of that Arab country.

Similarly, there was scant U.S. media attention given to evidence that eastern Libya, the heart of the anti-Gaddafi rebellion, was a hotbed for Islamic militancy with that region supplying the most per-capita militants fighting U.S. troops in Iraq, often under the banner of al-Qaeda.

Instead, Gaddafi’s claims that he was battling Islamic terrorists in the Benghazi region were widely mocked or ignored in the West. Even a report by analysts Joseph Felter and Brian Fishman for West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center got short-shrift.

In their report, “Al-Qaeda’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq,” Felter and Fishman analyzed al-Qaeda documents captured in 2007 showing personnel records of militants who flocked to Iraq for the war. The documents showed eastern Libya providing a surprising number of suicide bombers who traveled to Iraq to kill American troops.

Felter and Fishman wrote that these so-called Sinjar Records disclosed that while Saudis comprised the largest number of foreign fighters in Iraq, Libyans represented the largest per-capita contingent by far. Those Libyans came overwhelmingly from towns and cities in the east.

“The vast majority of Libyan fighters that included their hometown in the Sinjar Records resided in the country’s Northeast, particularly the coastal cities of Darnah 60.2% (53) and Benghazi 23.9% (21),” Felter and Fishman wrote.

The authors added that Abu Layth al‐Libi, Emir of Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), “reinforced Benghazi and Darnah’s importance to Libyan jihadis in his announcement that LIFG had joined al‐Qa’ida.”

Top Libyan Terrorists

Some important al-Qaeda leaders operating in Pakistan’s tribal regions also are believed to have come from Libya. For instance, “Atiyah,” who was guiding the anti-U.S. war strategy in Iraq, was identified as a Libyan named Atiyah Abd al-Rahman.

It was Atiyah who urged a strategy of creating a quagmire for U.S. forces in Iraq, buying time for al-Qaeda headquarters to rebuild its strength in Pakistan. “Prolonging the war [in Iraq] is in our interest,” Atiyah said in a letter that upbraided Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi for his hasty and reckless actions in Iraq.

After U.S. Special Forces killed al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, in Pakistan, Atiyah became al-Qaeda’s second in command until he himself was reportedly killed in a U.S. drone strike in August. [See Consortiumnews.com “Time Finally Ran Out for Atiyah.”] ***(Unfortunately Bin Laden had died of natural causes in 2002 or 2005 this has been proven, what they killed in May 1st 2011 is an unfortunate person who was not Bin Laden. Do a research and find out what happened to the CREW and SPECIAL FORCES who were involved in this escapade, If I am not mistaken they are all dead) 

However, to most Americans relying on the major U.S. news media, little of this was known, as the Washington Post itself acknowledged in an article on Sept. 12, 2011. In an article on the rise of Islamists inside the new power structure in Libya, the Post wrote:

“Although it went largely unnoticed during the uprising that toppled Gaddafi last month, Islamists were at the heart of the fight, many as rebel commanders. Now some are clashing with secularists within the rebels’ Transitional National Council, prompting worries among some liberals that the Islamists — who still command the bulk of fighters and weapons — could use their strength to assert an even more dominant role.”

On Sept. 15, 2011, the New York Times published a similar article, entitled “Islamists’ Growing Sway Raises Questions for Libya.” It began:

“In the emerging post-Qaddafi Libya, the most influential politician may well be Ali Sallabi, who has no formal title but commands broad respect as an Islamic scholar and populist orator who was instrumental in leading the mass uprising. The most powerful military leader is now Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of a hard-line group once believed to be aligned with Al Qaeda.”

Belhaj was previously the commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which was associated with al-Qaeda in the past, maintained training bases in Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks, and was listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

Though Belhaj and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group deny current allegiance to al-Qaeda, Belhaj was captured during George W. Bush’s post-9/11 “war on terror” and was harshly interrogated by the CIA at a “black site” prison in Thailand before being handed over to Gaddafi’s government which imprisoned and – Belhaj claims – tortured him. ****(he was not tortured stayed in prison only a year and then was on a house arrest) 

The Times reported that “Belhaj has become so much an insider lately that he is seeking to unseat Mahmoud Jibril, the American-trained economist who is the nominal prime minister of the interim government, after Mr. Jibril obliquely criticized the Islamists.”

The Times article by correspondents Rod Nordland and David D. Kirkpatrick also cited other recent developments of growing Islamist influence inside the Libyan rebel movement:

“Islamist militias in Libya receive weapons and financing directly from foreign benefactors like Qatar; a Muslim Brotherhood figure, Abel al-Rajazk Abu Hajar, leads the Tripoli Municipal Governing Council, where Islamists are reportedly in the majority; in eastern Libya, there has been no resolution of the assassination in July of the leader of the rebel military, Gen. Abdul Fattah Younes, suspected by some to be the work of Islamists.”

It may be commendable that the Post and Times finally gave serious attention to this unintended consequence of the NATO-backed “regime change” in Libya, but the fact that these premier American newspapers ignored the Islamist issue as well as doubts about Libya’s Lockerbie guilt – while the U.S. government was whipping up public support for another war in the Muslim world – raises questions about whether any lessons were learned from Iraq.

Do these prestige news outlets continue to see their role in such cases as simply getting the American people to line up behind the latest war against a Mideast “bad guy” – or will they ever take seriously their journalistic duty to arm the public with as much information as possible?