June 20, 2012
Good News: Libyan Weapons Falling into hands of al Qaeda
I'd do a sarcastic "hooray Arab Spring!!!" post, but the truth of the matter is that Ghaddafi had American blood on his hands and I really don't care who put the bullet in his skull.
Just remember that in international politics no one has friends, only allies. And allies, by definition, are those with mutual interests.
So, pointing out that that the weapons of what used to be the Libyan Army are now falling into the hands of al Qaeda should not be misinterpreted as regret that Ghaddafi is now teets up, six feet under.
No, stories like this just confirm what we've all known for so very long, but very few are brave enough to admit: the Muslim world is one f*cked up place:
"The breakdown of security in Libya has generated a significant flow of militants and weapons and has decreased legitimate cross-border traffic at a time of great economic fragility and turbulence," said Dory, the deputy assistant secretary of defense on African affairs.Thanks to Howie.
Many of those weapons, the Pentagon fears, are ending up with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) the branch of the terrorist network in North Africa, especially in Mali, which in recent months has seen a coup and a separatist effort.