La Libye livre des mercenaires dans les points chauds du monde
Après plus de deux ans ayant suivi le renversement du régime de Kadhafi à la suite de l’intervention militaire en Libye, des explosions grondent là. Les attaques sur les forces de l’ordre, les représentants des pouvoirs centraux, les diplomates étrangers se passent en Libye pratiquement tous les jours. La direction du pays est incapable de mettre de l’ordre.
D’après les données des services secrets d’un des pays africains, au moins quatre camps de formation des extrémistes et deux grands stocks d’armes ont été créés ces derniers temps en Libye par le réseau terroriste international Al-Qaïda. Y sont formés les extrémistes de différents pays, y compris européens, pour revenir ensuite chez eux et mener la lutte contre les autorités locales ou aller gagner de l’argent dans les points chauds, marque l’expert de l’Institut du Proche-Orient Sergueï Seregitchev.
« Les extrémistes formés en Libye ont été remarqués sur le territoire de tout le Proche-Orient. Ils font la guerre en Syrie, sur le Sinaï, au Liban il y en a beaucoup, dans l’Autorité palestinienne aussi. Ils vont toujours là, où ils sont bien payés, dans les points chauds. Ils sont présents également en Irak. »
Le flux incessant de l’armement, des munitions, des combattants sur le territoire de la Libye et en sens inverse fait perdre patience aux pays limitrophes. Au Niger, les pouvoirs sont prêts à supporter l’intervention militaire étrangère dans le sud de la Libye et à supporter toutes les infortunes liées aux hostilités à proximité de ses frontières. D’après l’avis du chef du Ministère de l’Intérieur du Niger Massoudou Hassoumi, la responsabilité pour la liquidation des camps extrémistes d’entraînement en Libye retombe sur les pays qui ont mené l’opération armée du renversement du régime de Kadhafi en 2011. Et, au dire de Hassoumi, les Français examinent déjà la possibilité de l’intervention. Mais c’est une impasse, trouve le vice-président du Comité russe de la solidarité avec les peuples de la Libye et de la Syrie Nelli Kouskova.
« L’intervention militaire n’est pas une solution. Comme nous l’avons vu en 2011, l’irruption extérieure en Libye – le pays le plus prospère de l’Afrique autrefois, a amené à son écroulement complet et au chaos. Nous avons vu ce qu’a donné l’intervention en Irak. De sorte que je ne trouve pas que les pays qui ont plongé la Libye dans son état actuel, puissent devenir ses sauveteurs. »
Les experts russes voient l’issue seulement dans la reconstruction systématique de la vie sociale et économique du pays. L’extrémisme est dans les têtes. Meilleure sera la vie de la population locale, moins elle soutiendra les extrémistes et les structures criminelles. Quant au terrorisme international, nous devons lutter contre lui tous ensemble. Mais il ne faut pas liquider un rempart du terrorisme dans un lieu, et créer le sol pour sa prospérité ailleurs…
Iraq crisis: Isis video calls on British Muslims to join in jihad as ‘cure for depression’
Militants behind the jihadist advance in Iraq launched a fresh attempt to attract foreign recruits yesterday with a video featuring apparently British fighters urging their compatriots to join them.
The film posted by Isis showed five men claiming to be British and Australian jihadists calling for Western Muslims to head for Syria and Iraq.
In a sign of the growing sophistication of its propaganda operation, Isis said it was aiming to get one billion Muslims to post messages of support for a hardline Islamist state on social media as part of an effort to advance its cause. The video followed a warning this week from Prime Minister David Cameron that Isis was planning attacks in Britain.
The 13-minute video, entitled “There is no life without jihad”, showed a group of foreign Isis recruits – including three claimed Britons – explaining their motivation for travelling to Iraq and Syria and seeking to persuade British Muslims to give up “the fat job … the big car”.
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Set to a soundtrack of Koranic singing, the film eschews gory images of atrocities and presents instead a call to leave behind the West and join a “pure” Islamic state built on sharia. One apparently British fighter named as “Abu Muthanna al-Yemeni – from Britain”, named Bangladesh, Cambodia, Australia and the UK as sources for Isis recruits. He said: “We will go to Iraq in a few days, and we will fight there.”
Another alleged Briton, named as “Abu Bara al-Hindi”, made it clear the group had in its sights disillusioned or vulnerable Muslims who could be persuaded to swap the trappings of Western life for a religious war. The man said: “Are you willing to sacrifice the fat job you’ve got? The big car you’ve got?” He added: “The cure for depression is jihad… Feel the honour we are feeling, feel the happiness we are feeling.”
The Home Office said it wanted to restrict access to such videos, adding: “We do not tolerate the existence of online terrorist and extremist propaganda, which directly influences people who are vulnerable to radicalisation.
Ahmed Muthana, the father of Nasser Muthana, told ITV News that watching footage of his son had made him cry.
« I wish I could hold him, hold his hand, ask him to come back, » he said.
« As a father I give a message, not only to Nasser, to all the people that go from Britain to Syria to fight please stop. Come back home. »
Mr Muthana told the Daily Telegraph that his son had been accepted at four universities to study medicine but did not go, and he had not heard from him since November.
In February, the younger brother also disappeared after it is thought he applied for a second passport.
« To be honest, I don’t agree with him but I don’t know what he has been taught in his mind, » he said.
« Of course I fear he will be injured or die fighting but I can do nothing. They are conservative Muslim, they don’t have girlfriends, they don’t talk to girls. »
ISIS menace al-Qaeda in Derna ( Lybie )
A Libyan jihadist just home from Syria was shot dead in Derna this week during a feud between rival terror groups.
The al-Battar Brigade, which is affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), issued a statement on Monday (June 9th) saying that heads would be cut off, stomachs slit and Libya filled with graves to avenge Mahdi Saad Abu al-Abyadh al-Gaithi.
Al-Ghaithi was killed in a clash with the Abu Slim Martyrs Brigade, inflaming the conflict between the jihadist groups
« The people of Derna are disempowered, » said Tahani Obeidi, a 28 year old housewife. « Most hope that the army enters Derna to save them from the pressure they are suffering at the hands of the terrorists. »
« Takfirists are in control and [we] fear assassinations, » she added.
For his part, media figure Mahmud Shammam described extremist groups as « forces of darkness and evil ».
« They are afraid of ballot boxes, and thus use their religious power represented by the mufti to encourage suicide operations, » he said.
« ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra and Ansar al-Sharia are trying to push us into the abyss, but the Libyan people will not allow them to do so, » Shammam added.
On the other hand, Ramzi Yousef, a member of Ansar al-Sharia said, « The group of al-Battar, the word refers to one of the names of the sword an affiliate of Ansar al-Sharia. It was founded in Syria and all its members are from Libya. They are the fiercest because they do not negotiate but just act. »
He affirmed that it was a group trained in weapons and specialising in suicide attacks, bombings, and assassinations that they learned in Syria.
According to local residents, the threat to Libyan civilians from the rival extremist groups is not just violence.
« A family next door with eight young girls was forced to escape to Benghazi in August, » engineer Firas al-Mansouri, 32, told Magharebia. « The father was afraid and moved, to get away from extremist groups that marry off Libyan girls to al-Qaeda, against their parents’ will. »
« The Abu Salim brigade is another form of al-Qaeda and Ansar are the same as ISIS, » al-Mansouri added.
The Stingers of Benghazi
Earlier this week, Roger L. Simon of PJ Mediabroke a story with shocking revelations, contending that slain U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was in Benghazi on September 11 to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups that had been originally provided to them by the U.S. State Department.
Simon cited two former U.S. diplomats:
Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.
Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted “to overthrow [Qaddafi] on the cheap.”
This left Stevens in the position of having to clean up the scandalous enterprise when it became clear that the “insurgents” actually were al-Qaeda — indeed, in the view of one of the diplomats, the same group that attacked the consulate and ended up killing Stevens.
A careful review of reports from Libya over the past few years corroborates some parts of that account, but contradicts others:
Some Libyan rebel leaders, including at least one who had spent time in a training camp in Afghanistan and who was in that country in September 2001, specifically asked Western countries to send Stinger missiles.
Qaddafi’s intelligence services believed that the rebels were having the missiles smuggled in over the country’s southern border — but they believed the French were supplying the missiles.
There is no evidence that the U.S. supplied the weapons, but it appears they gave their blessing to a secret Qatari effort to ship arms across Libya’s southern border in violation of a United Nations arms embargo.
Anti-Qaddafi forces also obtained a significant number of anti-aircraft missiles from the regime’s bunkers early in the conflict.
Enough Stinger missiles disappeared from regime stockpiles during the civil war to become a high priority and serious worry for the administration.
(Note that in much of the coverage of Libya, “Stinger” has turned into a catch-all term for any shoulder-mounted anti-aircraft missile.)
To save Eric Holder and the Department of Justice the trouble of reading my e-mail or collecting my phone records, all of the information in this report is gathered from public and open sources, both in the U.S. and overseas, and none of it can be considered classified or sensitive.
Before the war, Qaddafi’s regime in Libya possessed more of these kinds of missiles than did any other country except where they’re produced. On April 7, 2011, General Carter Ham, then recently promoted to head of U.S. Africa Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that “we do estimate that there were as many as 20,000 of these types of weapons in Libya before the conflict began.”
In March 2011, Ambassador Chris Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the Libyan opposition. He first entered Benghazi on April 5, 2011, joined by a USAID team, while the war was still raging, to meet with rebel leaders.
On March 2, 2011, Mike Elkin of Wired reported as rebel forces cleaned out the Salmani weapons-maintenance depot in Benghazi, and mentioned “30-year-old rockets” and “anti-aircraft weapons.”