Chairman of the Board of Tripoli called to arrest Hakim Belhadj trying to leave Libya with a false passport and a false name.
The battalion of Zintan men has arrested him after the discovery that the passport is registered with the competent authorities and carrying fake name.
After the arrest the rebels received a call from the President of the Council Mustafa Abdul Jalil asking the Alzentan and officials at the airport in Tripoli to allow Hakim Belhaj to leave the country, this has been found on the large sum of money inside the bag Khuwaildi Belhadj.
Abdelhakim Belhaj is called. Some may have heard of him in the Middle East, but few in the West and the rest of the world have had the chance.
Time to catch up. Because the story of how a very valuable al-Qaida has become the top military commander in Tripoli Libya, still torn by war, likely will shatter, once again, this forest of mirrors that is the “war on terror “, while deeply committed propaganda, carefully constructed, the” humanitarian “intervention of NATO in Libya.
The strength of Muammar Gaddafi of Bab-al-Aziziyah was essentially invaded and conquered last week by men who were Belhaj-at the forefront of a militia of Berbers from the mountains southwest of Tripoli. The militia is called Tripoli Brigade, trained in secret for two months by U.S. Special Forces Proved to be the most effective military rebels in six months of tribal warfare / civil. Last Tuesday Belhaj already showed a malignant joy of victory in battle, saying that Gaddafi’s forces fled “like rats” (note that the same metaphor used by Gaddafi himself to describe the rebels).
Abdelhakim Belhaj, alias Abu Abdallah al-Sadek, a Libyan jihadist. Born in May 1966, honed his skills in anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan.
He is the founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG for its acronym in English) and the emir of factors and Sami Khaled Saadi Chrif as their replacements. After the Taliban came to power in Kabul in 1996, the LIFG held two training camps in Afghanistan, one of them 30 kilometers from Kabul, led by Abu Yahya, strictly limited to jihadists linked to al-Qaida.
After the 11-S, Belhaj went to Pakistan and Iraq, where he became friends neither more nor less than the dangerous ultra Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, all this before al-Qaida in Iraq declared its allegiance to Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri and enhance its gruesome tactics.
In Iraq, it happened that the Libyans were the largest contingent foreign jihadist Sunni, only after the Saudis. In addition, Libyan jihadists have always been superstars at the highest levels of al-Qaida “historical” from Abu Faraj al-Libi (military commander until his arrest in 2005, and now suffer slowly as one of 16 high value detainees in the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo) Abu al-Laith al-Libi (another military commander, killed in Pakistan in early 2008).
The time of “extraordinary rendition”
The LIFG had been in the CIA monitors from the 11-S. In 2003, Belhaj was finally arrested in Malaysia, and then transferred, as a sort of ‘extraordinary rendition’ to a secret prison in Bangkok, and tortured in due time.
In 2004, the Americans decided to send as a gift to Libyan intelligence, until he was released by the Gaddafi regime in March 2010 along with 211 other “terrorists” in a public relations event publicized with great fanfare.
The orchestrator was none other than Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the ‘face of modernization / London School of Economics’ of the regime. LIFG leaders and their assistants, Belhaj and Chrif-Saadi made before being finally released a confession of 417 pages called “proper study” which declared terminated (and illegal) jihad against Gaddafi.
A fascinating account of the whole process can be seen in a report entitled “Combating terrorism in Libya through dialogue and reintegration”  Note that the authors, “experts” on terrorism based in Singapore who were treated by the regime, expressed his “deep appreciation to Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and Gaddafi Charity Foundation and International Development for enabling this visit.”
Crucially, even in 2007, the then number two of al-Qaida, Zawahiri, officially announced the merger of the LIFG and al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Therefore, for all purposes, LIFG / AQIM has since been one and the same, and Belhaj was / is their emir.
In 2007, LIFG called for a jihad against Gaddafi, but also against the U.S. and a series of “infidel” West.
We urgently February when, as a free man, Belhaj decided to return to jihad and align their forces with the lifting rigging in Cyrenaica.
Every intelligence agency in the U.S. and the Arab world know their origin. Libya has already assured that he and his militia will only accept Sharia.
There is nothing “pro democracy” in the subject, under any circumstances. And yet, one could not exclude the NATO war valises a man so just because you do not really like the “infidels.”
The assassination in late July of rebel military commander Abdel Fattah Younis, by the rebels themselves, seems to point to Belhaj or at least very close people to him.
It is essential to know that Younis, before defecting from the regime, had been in charge of special forces who fought bravely to Libya LIFG in Cyrenaica from 1990 to 1995.
The National Transitional Council (CNT) as one of its members, Ali Tarhouni, has been spreading that Younis was killed by a suspect known as Obaida brigade ibn Jarrah (one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad). But now the squad seems to have dissolved without a trace.
Shut up or I’ll cut your head
It’s not exactly by accident, but all the top military commanders are LIFG rebels in Tripoli Belhaj in some as-Salabi Ismael in Benghazi and some al-Assadi Abdelhakim in Derna, not to mention a key asset, Ali Salabi located in the center of the CNT. It was Salabi who negotiated with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi the “end” of jihad LIFG, ensuring the bright future of these “freedom fighters” born again.
You do not need a crystal ball to imagine the consequences of LIFG / AQIM, after conquering military power and to be among the “winners” of the war, not even remotely interested in relinquishing control just to please the whims of NATO.
Meanwhile, amid the fog of war, it is unclear whether plans to catch Gaddafi Tripoli brigade in urban warfare or force the mass of rebel militias to penetrate the vast tribal areas Warfallah tribe.
Gadhafi’s wife belongs to the Warfallah, the largest tribe in Libya, with up to 1 million people and 54 sub-tribes. In Brussels, NATO said confidently that Qadhafi expected to fight for months if not years, hence the bounty on his head in the style of George W. Bush and the desperate return to NATO’s Plan A, which was always his disposal.
Libya may be facing the specter of a two-headed Hydra guerrilla, Gaddafi forces against a weak central government of the CNT and NATO troops on the ground, and the nebula LIFG / AQIM in a jihad against NATO (if excluded from power).
Gaddafi may be a relic of the past dictatorial, but not the monopoly power for four decades to nothing, and your intelligence services know a thing or two.
From the beginning, Gaddafi said it was an operation with foreign backing and al-Qaida was right (although you forgot to say that this was especially the neo-Napoleonic War French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but that’s another history).
He said it was the prelude to a foreign occupation and privatization aimed to seize the natural resources of Libya. It may be that-again-you’re right.
The “experts” in Singapore who praised the Gaddafi regime’s decision to release the LIFG’s jihadist described as “a necessary strategy to mitigate the threat posed to Libya.”
Now, LIFG / AQIM are ultimately doomed to implement their choices as “indigenous political force.”
Ten years after the 11-S, it is hard not to imagine some broken skull of the Arabian Sea in the background laughing derisively to the end of time.