Muammar Qaddafi’s warning that his removal will open the door to al-Qaeda’s takeover of the region, dragging it into chaos, didn’t take too long to materialize.
The links between the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been known at the time France intervened on behalf of the LIFG during NATO’s attack on Libya,”providing weapons, training, special forces and even aircraft to support them in the overthrow of Libya’s government.” Now France, and soon other countries will be mired in Mali. And if the recent past is of any indication, Algeria and West African countries could be AQIM’S and other jihadist groups next target.
Analyzing the situation in globalresearch.ca, Tony Cartalucci, points out that NATO has turned Libya into a Western-sponsored sanctuary for al Qaeda, and was right saying that “AQIM’s headway in northern Mali and now French involvement will see the conflict inevitably spill over into Algeria.” LIFG, with French arms, cash, and diplomatic support, is now invading northern Syria “on behalf of NATO’s attempted regime change there.” According to the U.S. Army’s West Point Combating Terrorism Center, LIFG “officially” merged with al Qaeda in 2007, and the weapons supplied to LIFG, “most certainly made their way into the hands of AQIM on their way through the porous borders of the Sahara Desert and into northern Mali.”
Interesting to note that immediately upon defeating Nazi Germany, the U.S. and allied forces’ critical task was the de-Nazification of the country and the banning of all Nazi symbols. In Afghanistan, however, the U.S. refrained from banning Islamic symbols and in 2004 approved of Shari’a based constitution. The very same Shari’a that the Taliban enforced before the U.S. “liberated” Afghanistan from the tyranny that also supported al Qaeda. As if this wasn’t enough, Obama ‘recommit[ted] our nation[s] to a reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban,’ and to the opening of a Taliban office in Dubai.
Every family that lost love ones in Afghanistan, every soldier who was wounded physically and psychologically by Taliban insurgencies, as well as their family members, and every taxpayer in the U.S. should protest against Obama’s legitimization of the Taliban.
One wonders what would have been the American peoples’ reaction had Harry S Truman and Konrad Adenauer announced in 1949 that the U.S. had agreed to the establishment of a Nazi office in the neutral European country Switzerland to negotiate the reconciliation between the Nazi party and the government of West Germany.