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Al Qaeda: Pawns of CIA Insurrection from Libya to Yemen

5 April 2011 30,180 views One Comment

By Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D. TARPLEY.net, April 3, 2011.

After two weeks of imperialist attack, Libya is being mangled by al Qaeda terrorists, civil war, NATO air raids, cruise missiles, Predator drones, and C-130 gunships – all made possible by the CIA-backed al Qaeda rebels of Cyrenaica. US, British, French, and Dutch commandos have taken leadership of the rebel forces, and are arming them with modern weapons in flagrant violation of the arms embargo specified in UN Security Council resolution 1973. Al Qaeda is also stealing heavy weapons on its own, as the president of Chad has reported. The singing tomorrows of the fatuous US-UK color revolution rhetoric have dissolved, exposing the hideous reality of a brutal, cynical, imperialist drive to destroy the modern nation-state itself.

Rebel Triumvirate of Terror Rules Darna

According to the London Daily Telegraph of March 26, Darna (also transliterated as Derna or Darnah), a key city in the rebel heartland between Benghazi in Tobruk, is commanded by al-Hasidi, an al Qaeda terrorist controller who trained and hobnobbed with Osama bin Laden at the Khost terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. Hasidi boasts of having sent 25 fighters to fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan; one wonders how many they managed to kill. Hasidi was a US prisoner of war after being captured by the Pakistanis, but tells the Wall Street Journal of April 2 that he now hates the US only “less than 50%” hinting that Americans can redeem themselves by appeasing Al Qaeda with arms, money, political power, and diplomatic support. At his side in the city leadership is Sufian bin Kumu, Osama bin Laden’s chauffeur, another terrorist who was an inmate at Guantánamo Bay for six years. Also among the Darna city fathers is al-Barrani, a devoted member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which merged with Al Qaeda in 2007.

This gaggle of fanatics, psychotics, and criminals is billed by the CIA media as an effective ruling elite for the future democratic governance of Libya. In reality, the Benghazi rebel council, heavily larded with al Qaeda terrorists, could only preside over the descent of the country into a chaos of tribalism, warlords, and criminal syndicates which would spell the end of civilization itself in the area. Precisely this appears to be the goal of US policy, and not just in Libya.

Darna, Northeast Libya: the World Capital of Terrorist Recruitment

Nor are these persons atypical. A December 2007 study by the US Military Academy at West Point showed that Libya (population 7 million) provided 20% of all Al Qaeda fighters crossing the Syrian border into Iraq at that time. This same city of Darna (population about 60,000) was the single greatest center of terrorist recruitment anywhere in the world, edging out Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (population 4.5 million); the rebel capital of Benghazi also placed in the top four. Libya sent twice as many terrorists into Iraq per capita as did Saudi Arabia, and 85% of the Libyans who indicated a specialty chose that of suicide bomber.

The London Economist, BBC Newsnight, and an increasing number of pro-Obama warmonger quackademics are attempting to obscure these plain facts. These are now mellow, pluralist, democratic terrorists, they argue. The CIA limited hangout operation known as Wikileaks has helpfully provided a few doctored cables purporting to show that it was really US support of Qaddafi that drove these fanatics into despair and terrorism — which is also part of the CIA line. On April 1, the Benghazi rebels themselves used the media presence at Friday prayers to hold up signs denying that the rebellion is run by Al Qaeda. If so, let them oust the terror triumvirate of Darna, and reveal the names of the dozen or more anonymous members of the rebel council who are suspected of belonging to Al Qaeda.

Hillary Clinton concedes she has no “100% insight” into the rebels, and US Admiral Stavridis, the NATO commander, has told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he sees only “flickers” of Al Qaeda. In truth, the central role of Al Qaeda is no flicker, but is as bright as the noonday sun over the Mediterranean

Four Plagues of Libya

The Libyan insurrection has four components. The first is provided by the British, and consists of the monarchist and racist Harabi and Obeidat tribes of the Benghazi-Darna-Tobruk corridor, whose traditional culture is that of the obscurantist Senussi Order. During the resistance to Italian colonialism, these tribes allied with the British and were rewarded by seeing the head of the Senussi Order placed on the throne in the person of King Idris I, overthrown by Qaddafi in 1968. Deprived of their role as the monarchist ruling class, these tribes hate the black or dark-skinned pro-Qaddafi Fezzan tribes of southwest Libya, and this has fed into the lynching and massacre of many black Africans from Chad, Mali, and Sudan working in Libya, which the western media have ignored. Enan Obeidi, the woman who claims she was raped by Qaddafi forces, is an Obeidat from Benghazi, and this puts her story into question. For the media, she is a new edition of the Kuwait incubator babies hoax of 1990, made to order to whip up war hysteria against Qaddafi.

Two ingredients come from the CIA. These are Al Qaeda itself, founded as the CIA’s own Arab Legion against the USSR by then CIA deputy director Robert Gates – the current Defense Secretary– in Afghanistan in 1981-82. Another CIA ingredient is the Libyan National Salvation Front, based first in Sudan and then in Northern Virginia, which is supposedly sending the CIA asset Khalifa Hifter to lead the rebel military, most likely also to cover the presence of the Al Qaeda types.

A fourth component is contributed by the French, who arranged the defection of top Qaddafi associate Nouri Mesmari last fall, as reported by Maghreb Confidential. A clique of generals around Mesmari helped foment the military mutinies against Qaddafi in northeast Libya.

And Libya is not unique. In Yemen, al Qaeda operatives are decisive components of the CIA putsch attempt against President Saleh, which US is promoting in order to fragment Yemen into two or more rump states. Here the Al Qaeda leader is al-Shihri, a Saudi who was freed along with several other Guantánamo inmates and sent to Yemen by the Bush administration, allegedly as a humanitarian gesture, but in reality to provide leadership for the coming destabilization. Also in Yemen is the American-born Anwar Awlaki, known in the trade as Awlaki the CIA lackey, an obvious US double agent who has been used to give the Al Qaeda seal of approval to dozens of terrorists including the Fort Dix six, Major Hasan of Fort Hood, and Mutallab of Nigeria, the Christmas 2009 underwear bomber.

In Syria, the CIA goal is to deprive Iran of an ally, to isolate Hezbollah, to oust Russia from the Tartus naval station, and to build the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the principal force promoting the insurrection so far.

Demand that the State Department Explain Why the US is Arming al Qaeda Terrorists

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has rightly warned against the NATO policy of arming the Libyan rebels, since this would be “conducive to terrorism.” Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has also condemned any NATO arming of the rebels. Pope Benedict XVI’s call for a cease-fire goes in the same direction. Russia, Turkey, China, and other governments must now formally demand explanations from the State Department as to why the US is providing the most dangerous international terrorists with modern weapons and training, while proposing to award them large chunks of the $32 billion of frozen Libyan government assets, plus a share in coming oil revenues. This is enough to make the Mediterranean, the Arab world, and southern Europe boil over with refugees, piracy, mayhem, and war.

Under Bush and Cheney, the alleged presence of Al Qaeda was used as a pretext for bombings and invasions. Under Obama, an overstretched and moribund US-UK imperialism is using al Qaeda as its own irregular infantry in the effort to harass and cripple the nation-states of the world, causing them to disintegrate into a tribal, sectarian, criminal, and warlord chaos. In the current phase, al Qaeda has resumed its original status as CIA guerrillas. As a result, civilization itself is threatened across vast areas of the globe. If you are skeptical, just take a look at the city council of Darna, Libya.

One Comment »

  • hasnain imam said:

    Libya and Colonialism
    Hasnain Imam
    Are we being duped? Yes we are being duped.
    What happened in Libya is no surprise. After Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and the others, it was clear that public discontent with old and repressive Middle East regimes was spreading faster than fire in dry grass. It should be noted that all these repressive regimes were openly supported by the Western Powers including the European Union. The Western leaders are now speaking about rebuilding Libya. These open ended promises may, or may not, metamorphose into a new colonial involvement in Africa. The main parties to this issue are the British and the Italian governments. They have a major stake in the Libyan Oil industry. Till yesterday the rogue turned friend Ghadafi was being courted by the British and was being supplied with weapons to suppress his people but today he is being touted as the biggest rogue in the Middle east.
    The so-called opposition has been named as “Interim National Council”. Who is the projected leader? An unknown lecturer Guma El-Gamaty in the Grafton College of Management Studies. Who has found him capable of leading a country? The British. Do the people of Libya recognize him or is he just one of the MI6 operatives being groomed for the job? Libyan politics depends mainly on tribal alliance so to which brig tribe does this man belong? The same is true for Shammam and Mahmoud Jabril whom America is courting. Dr. Abdulmonem Hresha ios said to be a prominent figure of Muslim Brotherhood in Libya. He taught physics at the University of Tripoli but was exposed as a Western plant in the Muslim Brother so he escaped to Canada and is now living in Britain. Now the west regards his organization as a terrorist set up so how come he is being sheltered instead of being arrested for the crimes of his organization? It is strange that the Western powers still believe that they can replace on tyrant with another stooge in any country they wish and call it a democratic government. From the Shah of Iran to Muammar Ghadafi the western powers have supported only tyrants. Even today they are blinded to the massacre in Bahrain by their supporter the Khalifa family who are in the minority but with the explicit support of the Western powers and the Wahhabi Arabs led by Saudi Arabia is able to crush the majority of the population who happened to be Shia Muslims.
    By fomenting regime changes in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria and Libya the US government is securing a safe passage for gulf and central Asian oil via the Atlantic to its shores. Democracy as we all know now is the rule of the industrial powers with the help of the corrupt officials over the un-suspecting majority. American forces are already stationed in the Gulf States, Central Asia and Egypt and so the oil is secure. A monopoly over the oil reserves of the world is slowly but surely being established. The growing economies of the third world will soon have to buy oil from this Western cartel at whatever rate its fixes. This however, cannot be done without the commitment of ground troops and this is where the strategic partners of the Western powers like Pakistan, India, and Indonesia will have to commit themselves. The citizens of the US and its allies are not amenable to the idea of body bags of their sons coming home. They do accept the idea , at least to some extent, that their countries are fighting the “bad guys” but now they wonder that such powerful forces as theirs have not been able to establish “:good guys” under a democratic set up in Iraq and Afghanistan. Al Qaeda remains undefeated after nearly a decade.
    In Libya, the rebels on the eastern side are free while the main oppression is on those who live in the west side controlled by Ghadafi so why are they being bombed? Al-Amin Bilhaj and Kemal el Helbawy two other Muslim Brotherhood’s so-called leaders are now also stationed in Britian. Yusuf al Qaradawi — an Egyptian preacher in Qatar widely viewed as the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief spiritual guide — issued a fatwa or religious ruling obliging any Libyan soldier who had the opportunity to do so to assassinate the leader. Qatar is another protectorate of the Western powers. This makes one thing very clear and that this regime change was being planned from the time the Muslim Brotherhood (Libya) was compromised by the British Intelligence services and they were instrumental in bringing Ghadafi close to Britain. This was the great betrayal of the aspirations of the people of Libya. These people are helping the colonization of Libya in the name of democracy. It should also be noted that Muslim Brotherhood is a Wahhabi organization financed to a large extent by Saudi Arabia and its gulf allies. The same will be the case in Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria. Muslim Brotherhood will support the so the new so-called democratic governments in these countries. The Passage of oil to the western countries is now ensured.
    But why are Europe and the US so anxious to overturn Gadhafi after more than 40 years? It seems mighty strange that the “Allied” forces were able to act so quickly on this one. The quick action indicates preplanning that has been going on for weeks. If the agenda is to stop the killing of protestors protesting dictators and their corrupt reigns, then why not make it a clean sweep of it everywhere throughout the entire world? What is the major difference between Qaddafi and all the other dictators throughout the world that requires such immediate action now? When Israeli aircraft and missiles are used against civilians in Lebanon or Gaza, I don’t see the West threatening anything at all — no embargo, nothing to prevent Israel from flying and bombing, and surely no attack on tanks or armored vehicles used to kill civilians. More than 20,000 civilians have died in such attacks.
    According to Seymour Hersh a group of radical neoconservatives hijacked US foreign policy agenda in order to pursue a crusade of the ancient order similar to those back in 1096-1099. The objective is “to change mosques into cathedrals. That is the attitude pervades a large percentage of the Joint Special Operation Command (JSOC)” (Foreign Policy dated 18 January 2011).
    Hersh went on to disclose that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who headed JSOC before becoming the top US commander in Afghanistan and his successor Vice Adm William McRaven as well as many within JSOC ” are all members of Knights of Malta.” The Knights of Malta dates back to the 11th century. Its mission is to avenge Islam and Muslims for the decline of Christianity. It is a sovereign entity that has diplomatic relations with more than 80 nations.
    Are we being duped through democracy? Yes , there is not an iota of truth in what the Western powers are saying.

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