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Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
reply to post by Misoir
but do you justify the rebellion and outright Western interferance just because of what you perceive to be a lack of liberty?
Besides, what liberty do you think will now come about in Libya?
And how do you think Libya will survive if the rebels succeed in regime change?
Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against "the foreign invasion" in Afghanistan, before being "captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan". He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.
US and British government sources said Mr al-Hasidi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which killed dozens of Libyan troops in guerrilla attacks around Derna and Benghazi in 1995 and 1996.