From New Zeal Blog


Just Who is the West Helping in Libya?

From The Telegraph

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Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi

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.

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”.

His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad’s president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, “including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries”.

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.

Even though the LIFG is not part of the al-Qaeda organisation, the United States military’s West Point academy has said the two share an “increasingly co-operative relationship”. In 2007, documents captured by allied forces from the town of Sinjar, showed LIFG emmbers made up the second-largest cohort of foreign fighters in Iraq, after Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this month, al-Qaeda issued a call for supporters to back the Libyan rebellion, which it said would lead to the imposition of “the stage of Islam” in the country.

Yep, that’s what we all want. Western blood and treasure making the world safer for al-Qaeda.

Melanie Phillips – British Media Incites Mass Murder and Hatred

Some of the straightest talking on the anti – Israel media you will ever hear, from the great Melanie Phillips.

Some Views from the “Atlas Shrugged” Premiere

When I first encountered Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” as a teen back in the ’70s, it was like being hit across the forehead with a cricket bat.

It was pretty hard going for a “bleeding heart” leftie Kiwi boy, brought up on free milk, family benefits and eternal gratitude for our “benevolent” welfare state.

Now “Atlas Shrugged”, first released the year before I was born, is a feature film, with a Kiwi actor Grant Bowler, playing the leading role!

Millions have now read the book, second only in influence, in to the Bible. I never woulda dreamed this possible, back in the day.

“Atlas Shrugged” premiered on March 23 at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC.

Here’s what some of the lucky attendees had to say. http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=hdaGkUSUkU

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