Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rebel Rousers

How dumb are we, helping make the world safe for jihad by aiding and abetting people who despise and want to kill us just because we've called them "rebels"? Robert Spencer writes:
Gaddafi is bad. What will follow him is likely to be worse. Eastern Libya, where the anti-Gaddafi forces are headquartered, is the most fanatically anti-American and pro-al Qaeda region in Libya, and that’s saying a lot. West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center has released a report revealing that more jihadists per capita entered Iraq from Libya in recent years than from any other Muslim country—and most of them came from this same part of the country that is now leading the revolt against Gaddafi.
These are the people who will take power in a post-Gaddafi Libya—and while that was already the likely outcome before the U.S. intervened, now Barack Obama has committed American blood and treasure to an enterprise that amounts essentially to aiding the global jihad in Libya...

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