Libyan rebellion has Islamic supremacist flavor -- Jihad Watch, March 17, 2011
U.S., Britain join strikes on Libya -- Jihad Watch, March 19, 2011
"America is now at war to protect a Libyan province that's been an epicenter of anti-American jihad" -- Jihad Watch., March 22, 2011
Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links -- Jihad Watch, March 25, 2011
Fantasy-based policymaking is the order of the day, and everyone knows that I'm just a greasy Islamophobe with no "credibility," but if my warnings had been heeded in 2011, Ambassador Stevens would still be alive, and Obama wouldn't have to be holding "secret" meetings about how to contain al-Qaeda in North Africa. For al-Qaeda's increased activity and power in North Africa, Barack Obama has no one to blame but himself.
"Secret White House meetings focus on al-Qaida in North Africa," by Craig Whitlock for The Washington Post, October 1 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
The White House has held a series of secret meetings in recent months to examine the threat posed by al-Qaida's franchise in North Africa and consider for the first time whether to prepare for unilateral strikes, U.S. officials said.
The deliberations reflect concern that al-Qaida's African affiliate has become more dangerous since gaining control of large pockets of territory in Mali and acquiring weapons from post-revolution Libya.
The discussions predate the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya but gained urgency after the assaults there were linked to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.
U.S. officials said the discussions have focused on ways to help regional militaries confront al-Qaida but have also explored the possibility of direct U.S. intervention if the terrorist group continues unchecked....