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U.S. to support supposed enemy Al Qaeda to fight in Libya

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'US to use al-Qaeda as allies in Libya'
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:22AM

The US frustration over the Libyan war has forced Washington to consider supporting al-Qaeda operatives and deploying ground troops in the North African country, a political analyst says.

“I think the US forces and NATO forces are becoming frustrated [in Libya],” said the editor of Pan-African News Wire, Abayomi Azikiwe, in a Press TV interview.

“The US has seen the futility of the air operations against the Libyan government. This is for the simple fact that it has not been able to win any territory for the opposition forces in the Eastern part of Libya,” he added.

“That's why General Ham who is the new Commander of the US African Command came out several days ago, and said he does not rule out the deployment of ground forces in Libya,” Azikiwe pointed out.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the analyst noted that Americans have been supporting groups of opposition forces fighting in Eastern Libya.

“The Libyan government has stated repeatedly that there is a faction within the opposition that had some alliances with the al-Qaeda organization,” he added.

Azikiwe went on to say that the American people are shocked by the fact that in Libya the US government is backing the very organization (al-Qaeda) that has been cited as the major enemy in the so-called war on terror.

“This of course raises serious questions about the credibility and political character of the war that is being waged right now inside Libya,” the analyst argued.

Libyan troops have killed thousands of civilians since the revolution against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime began in mid-February.

Many civilians have reportedly been killed as well since the US-led coalition unleashed a major air campaign against the regime's forces on March 19, under a UN mandate to protect the Libyan population.

Meanwhile, the US-led forces have admitted to killing revolutionary forces and civilians in a fresh airstrike in eastern Libya.

The Western military alliance, however, has refused to apologize for the deadly bombardment.

Revolutionary forces have criticized the US-led forces for their failure to prevent the killing of civilians by Gaddafi troops.

The revolutionaries have recently threatened to plead with the United Nations Security Council to suspend the NATO mission in crisis-hit Libya if the military alliance fails to do "its work properly."



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I wish gaddafi would give up. Nothing can be gained by fighting. We may be wrong for doing this, I don't know, but one thing is sure: what's done is done. Gaddafi should have been more careful in the past. He's not getting any benefit of the doubt from the international community. Neither did Saddam. He shouldn't expect it after some of the things he's done. Few in the UN trust him.

This war isn't going to stop now. He has a choice to make. He can keep fighting and watch as more people die. If he feels he's innocent in some way then all of the innocent people that die in libya as a result of this war are in his hands and in hte hands of hte UN. He has to decide whether his vengeance, his crusade, is worth more than the lives and comfort of his own people. A line has been drawn in the sand. It doesn't matter now who is right or wrong. All that matters now are the death tolls and the losses to quality of life. If leaders want to put their egos first then understand one thing: you serve the people, they don't serve you. It's the people that come first.

He's putting himself ahead of everyone else. He needs to think more about the children. If he has instilled in his citizens the values of goodness and strength and devotion then giving himself up means next to nothing when there's an entire country of people he leaves behind who will continue his legacy in his absence. The country does not depend on him. They can take care of themselves.

If I could speak to you I'd tell you to give up this game, this life. Do it for your people. We all die. Embrace it.

Sometimes giving up is more glorious and meaningful than dying in battle. Please think about the others that will die if you don't.

But alas, I cannot talk to him. I have no doubt he's hard as stone and too stubborn to clearly see his situation.

If he stays and fights he will be remembered as a tyrannical leader no matter what he does. This is clearly seen. If he gives up at least history will remember him as a man that put his people first, not himself. It's up to him what happens.
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