Sunday, March 27, 2011

American weapons to Al Qaida in Libya? Yes...

Truth be known, this program has already been approved and the weapons are flowing as we speak.  Keeping it real, people need to remember that tons of weapons were seized by American forces when we invaded Iraq. A good many of those I am sure were salted away for a rainy day.

That day is apparently here. Only the problem isn't the need of some truly fledgling democracy that needs our support. Those currently bearing the title of rebels and opposition in Libya, have already been identified to have significant numbers of Al Qaeda in their ranks.

Unintended consequences?
One of the unintended consequences of United Nations' Resolution 1970 was to starve the rebels of the weapons they would need to take on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
It requires all UN members to "immediately take the necessary measures" to prevent the supply or sale of weapons to the Libyan government - with no exemption for anti-Gaddafi forces.

But Sky News now understands the US is looking at a legal framework to allow limited supplies of arms to the rebels, if they can prove they need them to defend themselves from attack.

Mark Kornblau, spokesman for US Ambassador Dr Susan Rice, confirmed it was a possibility.
If they are "looking at the legal framework?" Then you can bet that they are intent on doing it. I can see some investigative report down the road, tracing these weapons and clearly demonstrating that they  were used against American forces after the fact.

The beat goes on. Obama launches American military forces into combat without so much as a hello to congress and now his administration is arming militant Islamist with weapons that George Bush captured from other militant Islamist.

1 comment:

timothy said...

Gaddaffi maybe considered insane but he is no man's fool. Libya is massively over armed and this has been known for a couple of decades. He knows that if it all melts down the west is going to face a flood of arms to their enemies.

USA delayed too long, way to long and the initiative has been lost. The ground lost by rebels has been catastrophic and Gaddaffi's forces have been able to gather strength and can continue to fight for a very long time.

If one % of Libya's arms leaks out to terrorists the west is in for a very bad time. Now they want to arm the rebels?