In January we wrote that the key to picking a winner in the Middle East/North Africa unrest was to figure out who or what is behind the unrest. There were two possibilities: One, it was a genuine ground swell of opposition to their current governments. Two, they were backed and organized by terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, or the Muslim Brotherhood as surrogates for Iran and other Islamic Fundamentalist nations/sympathizers. Our conclusion was that it was the latter who used students and other non radical groups as their front shield in the opposition uprisings.
It is simply impossible for us to believe that our CIA would not have known the make-up of the protesters. After working in the Middle East for 8 years, I even knew who was in the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt within the circles I traveled in. The MB, Hezbollah and Hamas organizers are well-known throughout the world, even to lay people and companies working in these countries to safeguard the safety of their employees.
Therefore, one can only conclude that Obama knew full well who was sponsoring this form of terrorism that took the form of a protest before he went into Libya, before he encouraged the protestors in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, etc… Now we have learned from the President of Chad that Al-Qaeda has “snatched” surface-to-air missiles from Libyan stockpiles and is prepared to use them against whomever they choose. They may shoot at the one or two planes that Kadaffi has left or turn them on the NATO forces if that suits their objectives. The bottom line is that this administration is aiding, abetting and/or enabling the #1 terrorist group in the world. The Chad President went on to say “This is very serious. AQIM is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region.” Great, now we are taking out the enemies of Al-Qaeda around the Globe, who were OUR allies, and will install Al-Qaeda or some version of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, or the Muslim Brotherhood in our former allies place.
Finally, a member of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, Dr. Abdulmonem Hresha who lives in London, anticipates the Muslim Brotherhood could become an important player in a post-Gadhafi environment. Further, he states that the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood welcomes airstrikes in Libya. Why not? It will allow the MB to move in and further radicalize another Middle Eastern Country.
What happened to US self-interest. Oh, I forgot, Obama is transforming the world so the US is not so dominant, greedy and imperialistic. Obama is either naive, harbors a deep-seated hatred of the US, holds a religious bias toward radical Islam, or all of the above.