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Jihadists’ Surge in North
Africa Reveals Grim
Side of Arab Spring

Washington Post, by Robert F. Worth

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/20/2013 11:07:13 AM

Washington—As the uprising closed in around him, the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi warned that if he fell, chaos and holy war would overtake North Africa. “Bin Laden’s people would come to impose ransoms by land and sea,” he told reporters. “We will go back to the time of Redbeard, of pirates, of Ottomans imposing ransoms on boats.” In recent days, that unhinged prophecy has acquired a grim new currency. In Mali, French paratroopers arrived this month to battle an advancing force of jihadi fighters who already control an area twice the size of Germany.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/20/2013 11:09:17 AM     (No. 9127991)

All on the watch of Our Dear Reader, friend of the Muslim Brotherhood, and by extension to the Mullahs in Iran!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 1/20/2013 11:12:10 AM     (No. 9127997)

But, I have been told AQ is on the run by none other than Barry himself.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattO, 1/20/2013 11:12:50 AM     (No. 9128002)

"...Reveals Grim Side of Arab Spring." Hey Robert. A little heads up. This is the ONLY side of the "Arab Spring"!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/20/2013 11:37:43 AM     (No. 9128054)

As odious as Qaddafi was, he held the rebels in check, and, true to his prophesy, they are now unleashed and al Queda is seizing control of North Africa. And why, pray tell, did Obama feel all of sudden that Qaddafi had to go?

Now we find that Ambassador Stephens was conducting a gun running operation out of Benghazi, through Turkey and into Syria in support of Muslim Brotherhood and al Queda insurgents. Furthermore, the vaunted Arab Spring that Obama is so supportive of is a coup by the Muslim Brotherhood (of which the top aide to Obama’s Secretary of State is closely tied to and a former activist in).

Obama, educated in his formative years as an Indonesian Muslim citizen, promised to fundamentally change America. From what, to what, he didn’t stipulate. Well, now we begin to see what he had in mind, not just for America, but for the Middle East as well.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 1/20/2013 11:39:16 AM     (No. 9128060)

Oh sure, THE ´grim side" only became apparent after the election.

Obama want to have a "fuller understanding" of the Algerian situation...
I guess he´s moved on from the Libyan situation, the Egyptian situation, the situation in Gaza, the Iranian situation...

How´s about the situation in Fort Hood with Hasan...

Obama has no coherent foreign policy. Why are we in Afghanistan? Why are we sending aide to Egypt?

I am waiting to hear he has sent the FBI into Algeria to "investigate the criminal activities there"

Gun control/ fast and furious..

I mean I am so disheartened by this Presidency...worse in my lifetime. Makes Carter look good. Almost makes you wish Clinton was back...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 1/20/2013 11:41:28 AM     (No. 9128066)

"Others warn against too muscular a response. .... we risk making ourselves more of an enemy than we would otherwise be..."

Huh? If we´re already Enemy #1, the "Great Satan" and all that, how does being passive and "less muscular" help? The Algerians sent a message that they won´t be messed with - let´s see if the next attack comes in Algeria or somewhere that a "less muscular" response is likely.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 1/20/2013 11:42:24 AM     (No. 9128069)

"Grim side"? "Grim side"? "Grim side" my tuchas!

How about "inseparable core"? How about "raison d´etre"?

And how about the triumph of the "Islamists" was/is just hunky-dory with Hillary and Stinky? Remember?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 1/20/2013 11:52:51 AM     (No. 9128089)

Reveals the dangers of having an ignorant, America hating, contitution hating, liar for president.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 1/20/2013 12:15:16 PM     (No. 9128143)

Qaddafi and Mubarek kept a lot of very bad actors in check. Algeria knew we were being foolish in Libya. And now we complain they won´t do more in Mali. As if Algerians would fight alongside the French in a former French colony. Don´t think so. They wanted to find a political solution with the Tuaregs. Hillary wanted to push them into fighting instead. We´ve made a real mess of things. Somewhere in Pakistan ayman al-zawahiri is watching and plotting.

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