Democracy on the march, with air cover courtesy Barack Hussein Obama.
“Libya: Former GuantÃ¡namo detainee is training rebels,” by Nick Allen in the Telegraph, April 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A former detainee at GuantÃ¡namo Bay has taken a leading role in the military opposition to Col Muammar Gaddafi, it has emerged, alongside at least one other former Afghan Mujahideen fighter.
Rebel recruits in the eastern port city of Derna are being trained by Sufyan Bin Qumu, a Libyan who was arrested following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, and held at GuantÃ¡namo for six years.
Abdel Hakim al-Hasidi, a senior Libyan rebel commander in Derna, was also held following the invasion of Afghanistan and handed over to Libyan custody two months later.
Both men were said to have been released from prison in Libya in 2008 as part of a reconciliation process with Islamists in the country.
Mr Qumu, 51, a Libyan army veteran, was accused by the US government of working as a truck driver for a company owned by Osama bin Laden, and as an accountant for a charity accused of terrorist links.
The appearance of Islamists in the country’s revolution, and supportive statements by Islamist groups, has led to fears that Western military action may be playing into the hands of its ideological enemies….
I tried to tell you.