The adage of " My enemies' enemy is my friend" has been used many times when an alliance with other forces seems to be a marriage of convenience/necessity in answer to a threat rather than one that is well thought out....in the case of what is happening in Libya, this cannot be good.
The idea that we will be arming and supporting Libyan Rebel Forces, who are also alligned with Al Qeada, in the fight against Momar Ghaddafi, who a few years ago were fighting our troops in Iraq & Afghanistan is more than worrisome....it is wrong.
And the news only gets worse - " Idriss Deby Itno, Chad's president, said al-Qaeda has managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, "including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries".
That info, if true, constitutes a clear and present danger to our forces across the Middle East and Afghanistan....a grave danger.
Again, any sane person would start to question what we have waded into in Libya if one of the outcomes is arming sworn enemies of the United States with advanced weaponry that could cause the deaths of our troops...I feel that POTUS has a lot more explaining to do as this would constitute a failure of his position as Commander-in-Chief. I will be interested in seeing how he explains this revelation when he gets around to letting us know what we are doing in Libya....
Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links
Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
By Praveen Swami, Nick Squires and Duncan Gardham - UK Telegraph
Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against 'the foreign invasion' in Afghanistan
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited "around 25" men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are "today are on the front lines in Adjabiya".
Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters "are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists," but added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader".
His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad's president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, "including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries".
Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against "the foreign invasion" in Afghanistan, before being "captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan". He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.
US and British government sources said Mr al-Hasidi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which killed dozens of Libyan troops in guerrilla attacks around Derna and Benghazi in 1995 and 1996.
Even though the LIFG is not part of the al-Qaeda organisation, the United States military's West Point academy has said the two share an "increasingly co-operative relationship". In 2007, documents captured by allied forces from the town of Sinjar, showed LIFG emmbers made up the second-largest cohort of foreign fighters in Iraq, after Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this month, al-Qaeda issued a call for supporters to back the Libyan rebellion, which it said would lead to the imposition of "the stage of Islam" in the country.
British Islamists have also backed the rebellion, with the former head of the banned al-Muhajiroun proclaiming that the call for "Islam, the Shariah and jihad from Libya" had "shaken the enemies of Islam and the Muslims more than the tsunami that Allah sent against their friends, the Japanese".