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President Obama – High Treason?

Abdel Hakim al-Hasady aided the Taliban

Abdel Hakim al-Hasady aided the Taliban

Adm. James Stavridis, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s supreme allied commander in Europe, told a Senate committee on that U.S. intelligence has picked up “flickers” of al Qaeda among rebel groups in Libya.

These “flickers” have turned out to be two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay.

The Gitmo detainee is Sufyan Ben Qumu, a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden’s holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan.

Another terrorist among the Libyan rebels is Abdel Hakim al-Hasady, an influential Islamic preacher and high-school teacher who spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan.

Both Hasady and Ben Qumu were picked up by Pakistani authorities after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and were turned over to the U.S. Mr. Hasady was released to Libyan custody two months later. Mr. Ben Qumu spent six years at Guantanamo Bay before he was turned over to Libyan custody in 2007.

Hasady and Ben Qumu were both released from Libyan prisons in 2008 as part of reconciliation with radical Islamists in Libya.

Mr. Hasady’s field commander on the front lines is Salah al-Barrani, a former fighter from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which was formed in the 1990s by Libyan Mujahedeen returning home after helping to drive the Soviets from Afghanistan and dedicated to ousting Mr. Gadhafi from power.

Ireland's Samantha Power - our next Secretary of State?

Ireland's Samantha Power - our next Secretary of State?

After the uprising began in Libya, Mr. Hasady told several journalists that he had joined the fight against the Americans during his time in Afghanistan. He now claims he was misquoted and that he only settled in Afghanistan because Islamists of his ilk were unwelcome everywhere else—yeah, sure.

For the U.S., the situation recalls the problems that followed America’s ill-fated alliance with the Afghan Mujahedeen fighting the Soviets in the 1980s. Many went on to al Qaeda and other violent radical Islamist groups.

Col. Gadhafi has singled out Mr. Hasady as evidence of Al Qaeda elements among the Libyan rebels.

Obama’s lady neo-cons, Hillary Clinton, and possible future Secretary of State, Dublin born Samantha Power, are the driving forces behind Obama’s policies in the Libyan civil war.

Should Obama have sent the CIA to help the rebels?

If those rebels being helped are members of a terrorist organization, such as Al Qaeda or the Mujahedeen, then it is legally an act of treason on the part of all Americans involved—possibly including President Obama.

3 comments to President Obama – High Treason?

  • Common sense Arab

    There are no permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests, whether in peace or war, between states.

    So if by coincidence Al Qaeda is involved but it is in America’s interest this time, so be it.

    Remember even Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was once an ally of the US, when he fought the Iraq Iran war shortly after the Shah of Iran, a staunch American ally, was overthrown by Ayatollah Khomeni in the Islamic revolution.

  • Tang Li

    I would also point out that Osama Bin Ladin was trained by the CIA when he was helping the Mujahideen kick the “God-less” Soviets out of Afghanistan. Unfortunately for the CIA, he had every intention of turning the training an arms provided by the CIA back onto them.

    Common Sense Arab, I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that there are only permanent interest. Alliances shift according to the needs of the superpower. Not much the small nations can do except prepare to deal with the shifting sands.

  • Simple Simon Says

    Common Sense Arab & Tang Li

    Likewise to what you mentioned about shifts in alliance, Machiavelli said that it is better for the (political ruler) to be feared by his people than for him to be loved. If he is loved by his people, for a time they will shower him with adulation. But when, over time, such adulation wears off and the situation changes, they will abandon him; even his trusted lieutenants will change sides to stay alive politically. However, if he is feared by the people and even by his henchmen, none of them will dare to stab his back because of this pervading fear they have of him.