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In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited "around 25" men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are "today are on the front lines in Adjabiya".
Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters "are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists," but added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader".
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.
Well as I've already stated before ,Libya is good news for the military complex ,it's there wet dream of a perputuating war ,without end ,2000 tribes all armed to the teeth ,all have different religious factions ,all want a piece of the pie in a massive oil rich nation.
Simple logic dictates that its a matter of time before the west has to put troops on the ground ,to protect there large commercial contracts ,that are all being drawn up as we type ,and you can bet your life no one african nation gets one of these contracts.
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by wcitizen
I guess that's where I'm having trouble....seeing the motivation of NATO, etc. After losing a few family members to U.S. bombs, Momar was pretty pliable, and no longer a major threat to world peace. (at least as far as the evidence suggests).
What on Earth would motivate us to support this rebel leader who is basically already our enemy right out of the gate? I'm just not seeing the big picture here. (but at least I can admit it).