The people opposing Gaddafi are the CIA's al Qaeda.
The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) has been an affiliate of al-Qaida.
(Libyan rebellion has radical Islamist fervor.)
Top al-Qaida member Abu Yahya al-Libi, above, has been an LIFG member.
On 18 March 2011, a Daily Telegraph (UK) article tells us that in Libya: the West and al-Qaeda are on the same side
"An al-Qaeda leader of Libyan origin, Abu Yahya al-Libi, released a statement backing the (Libyan) insurrection a week ago..."
US government "cables ... identified Dernah (in Libya) in particular as a breeding ground for fighters in a number of causes, including Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Col Gaddafi has pinpointed the rebels in Dernah as being led by an al-Qaeda cell that has declared the town an Islamic emirate...
"The man running Dernah's defences, Abdelkarim al-Hasadi, was arrested by US forces in Afghanistan in 2002..."
The military chief of the opposition National Council "is Abdul Fattah Younis al-Obeidi" who "worked with the SAS..."
I discovered, hidden in my 'spam' box, a number of useful comments. They have now been 'published'. Sorry about the delay.
Below are two such comments, which just happen to be about CIA terrorism:
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1. Bravo for raising concerns about CIA support for the Baloch separatist movement.
I believe this is well-supported by the evidence.
It seems to me that the government of Pakistan has only discussed this sensitive issue in closed door sessions, but since Davis' arrest, more retired generals and ISI agents are speaking out about it:
The Pentagon makes no secret (via unclassified documents widely available on the Internet) of their desire to see energy and mineral rich Balochistan secede from Pakistan to become a US client state - just like energy and mineral rich Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the other former Soviet republics.
Moreover there’s no way to ascertain whether random acts of terror in the border regions are caused by the Taliban, Al Qaeda or the CIA-funded BLA.
However there's no question that CIA-sponsored BLA terrorism is responsible for much of the violence - especially around the Chinese-built port in Gwadar, Pakistan (employed to offload Iranian oil destined for China).
Given that Iran and China are major political/economic rivals, it's a pity the US media fails to report on any of this.
I blog about this at "Our CIA freedom fighters in Pakistan"
By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall on RAYMOND DAVIS & ARRESTS OF VICTIMS on 19/03/11
A Libyan living in the UK, Al-Bashir Mohammed Al-Faqih was convicted in the UK of 'terrorism' offences. Reportedly he is linked to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
2. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group which began the uprisings:
An analytical report is available for download from the NEFA Foundation website focusing on the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), authored by NEFA Senior Investigator Evan Kohlmann (with NEFA Senior Analyst Josh Lefkowitz).
This document is based upon an expert witness report filed in 2007 on behalf of Scotland Yard's SO-15 Counter Terrorism Command and the U.K. Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during Operation Cavern (Regina v. Al Bashir Mohammed al-Faqih).
In July 2007, Mr. al-Faqih pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism—specifically documents demonstrating how to fabricate explosives and set up a terror cell.
The report is divided into the following sections: Part I: Origins in the 1980s Part II: Exile in the Sudan (1992-1995) Part III: The Libyan Theater (1990-1997) Part IV: A Return to Jihad in Afghanistan (1998-2001) Part V: The LIFG and the Contemporary War on Terrorism.
Additionally, the report includes an appendix featuring an actual personnel form completed by recruits seeking to enlist in courses offered at the LIFG-run "Abu Yahya al-Liby" terrorist training camp near Kabul, Afghanistan in 2000-2001.
By Anonymous on GADDAFI, SADDAM AND THE CIA on 06/03/11
Child injured by US-NATO bombing in Afghanistan.
On 22nd March 2011 we learn that in Libya, a US chopper has shot 6 pro-American villagers including a boy who may have to have his leg amputated.
"Six Libyan villagers are recovering in hospital after being shot by American soldiers coming in to rescue the U.S. pilots whose plane crash-landed in a field.
"The locals, who had come to greet the pilots, were hit - among them a young boy who may have to have a leg amputated because of injuries caused by a bullet wound...
"Channel Four's International Editor Lindsey Hilsum confirmed the civilian casualties..."
(Six Libyan villagers shot by US team rescuing pilot - Channel 4 News)