October 08, 2012

Pentagon Reports the Obvious: al Qaeda a Threat in Libya

Your tax dollars hard at work:

“Al Qaeda has established a core network in Libya, but it remains clandestine and refrains from using the al Qaeda name,” according to the report produced jointly by the Library of Congress and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office’s Irregular Warfare Support Program, a unit under the assistant defense secretary for special operations.

The report concludes that al Qaeda poses “a significant threat to the state-building process in Libya.”

The 54-page unclassified report describes al Qaeda—which President Barack Obama recently declared to be in decline—as “seeking to create an al Qaeda clandestine network in Libya that could be activated in the future to destabilize the government and/or to offer logistical support to al Qaeda’s activities in North Africa and the Sahel”—the Sahara desert region stretching across northern Africa.

The government has two kinds of reports: 1) Lie spinning; 2) Stating the obvious.

This clearly falls in the latter category.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:01 AM | Comments |