Tag Archives: Al-Qaeda

Libyan Islamist Fervor

New York Times – 27 Jun 2012 DARNAH, Libya — Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi first took up arms nearly 20 years ago to try to bring Islamic law to Libya. He studied under the Taliban in Afghanistan, and during last year’s uprising he led … Continue reading

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‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’?

By Stephen Gowans http://gowans.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/al-qaedas-air-force/ Canadian fighter pilots “flew 946 sorties and dropped almost 700 bombs” in last year’s NATO intervention in Libya. [1] But rather than enforcing a no-fly zone to protect civilians, the Canadian pilots—and their counterparts from other … Continue reading

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‘Al Qaeda flag’ flown above Benghazi courthouse?

The flag, complete with Arabic script reading “there is no God but Allah” and full moon underneath, was seen flying above the Benghazi courthouse building, considered to be the seat of the revolution, according to the news website Vice.com. The … Continue reading

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The leading role rebel Islamic extremists have played throughout the Libyan conflict

One terror leader in particular, Abdelhakim Belhaj, made headlines around the world over the weekend after it emerged that he was appointed the chief of Tripoli’s rebel Military Council. Prior to leading rebel forces against Gaddafi’s regime, Belhaj was the … Continue reading

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Libyan rebels release fundamentalists

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Kucinich: NATO Pursued Regime Change in Libya

Was the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency involved in planning for regime change prior to events in February and March in Benghazi? Did the CIA and its assets have a role in fomenting a civil war? Was the United States, … Continue reading

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Backlash begins as rebel leaders in Benghazi criticise those storming Tripoli

By Rob Crilly, Benghazi 7:24PM BST 23 Aug 2011 Leaders in the eastern port city have suffered a difficult 24 hours, watching their forces become embroiled in a Tripoli street fight. The episode has revived long-standing tensions between the professional … Continue reading

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