Sunday, April 3, 2011

Does the Administration have a clue?

This Blog was originally posted on Puma By Design's website, it fit in so well with the video I asked if I could borrow it;

Former Six Year Gitmo Detainee and Two Former Ex-Mujahedeen Help Lead Libyan Rebels

From the Wall Street Journal

DARNA, Libya—Two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay have stepped to the fore of this city’s military campaign, training new recruits for the front and to protect the city from infiltrators loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

The presence of Islamists like these amid the opposition has raised concerns, among some fellow rebels as well as their Western allies, that the goal of some Libyan fighters in battling Col. Gadhafi is to propagate Islamist extremism.

Abdel Hakim al-Hasady, an influential Islamic preacher and high-school teacher who spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan, oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of about 300 rebel fighters from Darna.

Mr. Hasady’s field commander on the front lines is Salah al-Barrani, a former fighter from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which was formed in the 1990s by Libyan mujahedeen returning home after helping to drive the Soviets from Afghanistan and dedicated to ousting Mr. Gadhafi from power.

Sufyan Ben Qumu, a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden‘s holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan, is training many of the city’s rebel recruits.

Both Messrs. Hasady and Ben Qumu were picked up by Pakistani authorities after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and were turned over to the U.S. Mr. Hasady was released to Libyan custody two months later. Mr. Ben Qumu spent six years at Guantanamo Bay before he was turned over to Libyan custody in 2007.

They were both released from Libyan prisons in 2008 as part of a reconciliation with Islamists in Libya.

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To that Puma asks:

Is it supposed to make one feel better that Hasady’s disdain for the USA has supposedly ebbed somewhat. “If we hated the Americans 100%, today it is less than 50%. They have started to redeem themselves for their past mistakes by helping us to preserve the blood of our children.”

Oh yeah, I am feeling better already. Get Ghaddafi out of office and see how quickly they turn.


I think she has a point, but as this video shows, Obama supporters don't see it that way

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  1. Short answer.... No this Administration does not have a clue.

  2. I think the Obama administration DOES have a clue.

    The 2010 mid-term elections were not good for them, and they need to do something to prevent a disaster (from their perspective) in 2012.

    The US economy is in the dumps, and not only is Obama in danger of losing the political center, which is vital for any candidate, but is also in danger of losing votes from his own power base.

    US involvement in Libya is an attempt to regain both by making it seem as if this administration knows what it is doing, as if there is clear-cut policy somewhere.

    Is that in fact the case? Nope.

    I only hope that the Republicans are wise enough to elect a candidate that can defeat him.

  3. Anyone that runs is going to get roasted by the lefty media. They got everything riding on this man-child golfer.

  4. Marine, I think he's up to something, he seems to be the only one who knows what. Pretty clear Sec of Def Gates doesn't know.

    Yishai, you traveled a long way to make that comment.. I appreciate it, I'm hoping the GOP picks someone who can kick his tail...

    Madpole, I used to think the media backed Clinton because they knew he give them new scandals on a regular basis. They back Obama because he'll give them a new fiasco at least once a month, to talk about

  5. A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. It also takes everyones mind off of their subversive agenda.

  6. Indeed USMC, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste and Obama is desperate for such an opportunity.

    Great post Grumpy, totally like it. Love the video, Progressives are such a mess.

    Our beloved nation cannot afford another four years of the disaster holed up in the Oval Office.


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