November 09, 2011

Sweet: AQIM Says It Has Some of Libya's Missing Weapons

This is unsurprising, yet still bad news:

"We have been one of the main beneficiaries of the revolutions in the Arab world," said [AQIM leader] Belmokhtar, an Algerian national.

"As for our acquisition of Libyan armament, that is an absolutely natural thing," he said, without elaborating on the nature of the weapons purportedly acquired.

It's not good, but I'll note that neither was the status quo with Gadhaffi in charge of an oil wealthy nation with lots of weapons at his disposal. State sponsors of terror, like Gadhaffi, are much more dangerous to US interests than groups like AQIM.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:35 PM | Comments |