Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Enemy Of Our Enemy Really Is Our Enemy

Attempts by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens to portray the September 11th attack as a spontaneous eruption of violence by a mob have now been thoroughly discredited. The latest intelligence reports credit an al Qaeda terrorist with quite an interesting past association with our government as being responsible for masterminding the attack last Tuesday. The terrorist being fingered is Sufyan Ben Qumu, a former tank driver for the Libyan army who did time in prison.

According to Fox News, intelligence sources say Qumu made his way from Libya to Egypt and then eventually to Afghanistan, where he took up arms with Osama bin Laden, who our government initially helped arm and train during the late 1970s when he helped drive the Russians out of Afghanistan. He later joined the Taliban after they came to power following the Russian exit from Afghanistan. After 9/11, Qumu was captured in Pakistan as an enemy combatant and taken to Guantanamo Bay. In 2007, the U.S. made some sort of deal with Libya to turn over Qumu, which released him back into the general population in 2008. When the Obama administration was looking for allies to help drive Gaddafi out of power, a former enemy combatant became an ally we helped arm and finance. Despite Qumu's known ties to al Qaeda, the Obama administration felt he wasn't a threat because he was indigenous to Libya. So to make a long story short, our consulate was sacked and our ambassador assassinated by a person we once considered an enemy combatant but later considered an ally worthy of our financial support.

It's also becoming increasingly apparent that the orchestrated attacks against our government in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East have less to do with an offensive, amateurish movie produced by a nobody and more to do with efforts to put pressure on the Obama administration to release from prison the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of playing a key role in the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Shockingly, the State Department is reportedly in talks with the Egyptian's Muslim Brotherhood to reach an agreement to release the Blind Sheik for humanitarian reasons in exchange for the release of Americans being detained in Egypt. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been calling for the release of the Blind Sheikh ever since he was elected earlier this year. The State Department at first refused to comment on the story but later stated that "there is no plan" for his release. As someone commented, that's sort of like an unannounced candidate for office who says "I have no plans to run", which is typically taken as an indication that the person will run for office. You can bet that Obama will wait to announce the release of the Blind Sheik until after the November election. Obama did after all back the release of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.


Southsider said...

And the enemy within...copy and paste the following article and also read the comments

Marycatherine Barton said...

There is a good chance that the released convicted Libyan Lockerbie bomber might win his pending appeal in Scotland. al Megrahi has an excellent legal team, and his grounds for appeal that have been published have caused a Scottish MP to call for a probe into his conviction.