Terrorists in Argelia same as the ones who opperated in Benghazi

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JANUARY 23, 2013

Some Egyptians who participated in the mass kidnapping of a gas plant in Algeria last week also participated in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four diplomats, as reported Tuesday by the New York Times, whose sources are allegedly Algerian officials.

Based on this information, the Egyptians who were part of the jihadist command died in the assault carried out by the Algerian army that killed 67 people after four days of siege. No clutch, three of the terrorists were captured alive and one of them was the one who provided this information, the report said.

This relationship reinforces the notion that jihadist groups that have become strong in the Sahara cooperate across borders, an issue that Western defense officials have warned about. For example, the alleged organizer of the assault on the gas plant, Mokhtar Belmojtar, is believed to be based in Mali. Belmojtar has also been identified by other sources as a CIA agent.

In the video below, Belmojtar appears taking credit for the terror attack perpetrated against the gas plant in Algeria.

 

According to Infowars.com, Belmokhtar was recruited and trained by the CIA in Afghanistan. The man was recruited from North Africa and worked for the American intelligence agency as well as the Pakistani ISI. The Mujahideen organization would later splinter into al-Qaeda and the Taliban. After the war in Afghanistan, Belmokhtar went back to Algeria in the 1990s and immediately a group known as the Salafists for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned of these cross-border ties between terrorist groups which by all accounts occurred shortly after the assault on Benghazi, reports the New York Daily, but Clinton gave no concrete evidence of these relationships. Clinton said the Islamist uprising in northern Mali, now fighting against the French and African troops, had provided a “safe area” for terrorists to “extend its influence.” Mrs. Clinton did not denounce the allegiance concocted by the CIA with all these terrorist groups, though.

From Kurt Nimmo’s article at Inforwars.com:

“Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb from the outset in 2007 had established a close relationship to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, whose leaders had also been trained and recruited in Afghanistan by the CIA,” writes Michel Chossudovsky. “The LIFG is supported covertly by the CIA and Britain’s MI6.”

The GSPC was purportedly founded by Hassan Hattab, a former Groupe Islamique Armé (GIA) commander. Mohammed Samraoui, the Algerian army’s deputy chief counterintelligence specialist, claims GSPC was established by the Algerian army in an attempt to weaken and destroy the moderate Islamic Salvation Front, an Islamist political party poised to take power in Algeria’s elections. GSPC members were recruited by Algerian intelligence upon returning from the jihad in Afghanistan.

Infowars.com also cites a document from MI6, as proof that British intelligence were more than aware about plans to assassinate former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was deposed and murdered with the help of Western forces that infiltrated Libya last year.

The official source cited in the reports did not say why they have given credibility to the statement issued by the terrorist, nor if this information was obtained under torture. The information does match the kind of relationships that the United States government maintain with terrorist groups all over the Middle East and Northern Africa, which serve as proxy trouble makers operating under Western sponsorship.

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Obama supports Syrian rebel groups that pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | DECEMBER 12, 2012

The U.S. president, Barack Obama, recognized the new National Coalition Forces of the Revolution and the Syrian opposition (CNFROS) as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. Obama affirmed his support for a coalition of rebels that have officially pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda-sponsored terrorist groups responsible for the killing of innocent civilians in their fight to bring down current Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

“We have decided that the Syrian opposition coalition is sufficiently inclusive and representative enough to reflect the Syrian population, who regard it as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people opposed to the Assad regime,” Obama said in excerpts from the interview given to ABC News and that will be broadcast in full on Friday.

The president described this change in policy towards Syria as “a big step” but cautioned, however, that “obviously, with that recognition come responsibilities.”

Part of those responsibilities, Obama said, is “to ensure that the rebel groups organize effectively” hosting all parties and that “they commit to a political transition that respects the rights of women and minorities.”

For Obama, the recognition of CNFROS as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, after almost two years of armed conflict, is “a big step” in the framework of the international community’s efforts to end the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The U.S. support for CNFROS comes after Obama has been criticized for allegedly not responding strongly enough to the conflict in Syria, which analysts say is part of a new phase of pressure to isolate Assad U.S. allies in Europe have also officially recognized the terrorist rebel coalition as the representatives of the Syrian people.

Obama made the announcement on the eve of the fourth meeting of the “Group of Friends of the Syrian people”, a multi=stake holder meeting that will take place tomorrow in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh and will serve as another test of the legitimacy of the CNFROS.

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, today canceled her trip to this international conference due to a stomach virus, said hes spokesman, Philippe Reines. The United States will be represented by Undersecretary of State William Burns.

The U.S. government announced today that it has added the Al Nusra Front, an extremist group opposed to the Assad government to the coalition, even though this group is linked to Al- Qaeda in Iraq. Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury Department today announced sanctions against two leaders of the Front Nusra, precisely because of their links with Al Qaeda in Iraq, and against two pro-government militias.

According to the Treasury, the Waterfront Nusra is responsible for more than 600 terrorist attacks in Syria since November 2011 and has killed and wounded hundreds of Syrians to “hijack the struggle of the Syrian opposition to increase their own extremist ideology. Not all who are participating in the fight on the ground against Assad are people with whom we feel comfortable. There are some that I think have adopted an extremist agenda, an anti-American agenda, and we will sure make a clear distinction between those elements, ” said Obama.

According to observers, Obama’s decision is an important political and psychological boost support to groups seeking to overthrow the Syrian regime, although it is not clear that the Washington government will offer financial or military support in the short term. That is not after officially supporting the group as a coalition, because Washington has been providing cash and weapons to various rebel groups since before the conflict started back in 2011.

Before Obama made his expected announcement before the cameras of ABC, UK, France, Turkey and several U.S. allies in the Arab world had already given their recognition to CNFROS last month.

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