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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:51 PM

3. If true, points to AQ reconstitution inside post-regime change Libya - bad omen for US ops in Syria.

This is significant because it is the first official Al-Qaeda acknowledgment of its role and motive in the attack in Bengahzi that took the life of the US Ambassador. There had been speculation dismissing the the attack as the work of die-hard Gadhafi supporters, not al-Qaeda. Note that this particular AQ group is not claiming direct responsibility.

If this claim by an outside AQ accurately reflects events, it also indicates that AQ forces have taken the opportunity of a safe haven to reconstitute inside Libya, and are capable of significant operations there since the US worked with Jihadist groups to overthrown the Gadhafi regime last year. US Ambassador Chris Andrews, who died in Benghazi, had a significant role in organizing Libyan militant groups in the rebellion, some of which are now involved in the US-backed effort to overthrow the regime in Syria. Please, see, Blowback in Benghazi: Attack Linked to Regime Change Operations in Libya and Syria, http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021343355

Regime change comes with costs. This can only get worse.

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