Rebel Leader in Libya Fought Against U.S. in Afghan.


Shortly after unrest broke out in eastern Libya in mid-February, reports emerged that an “Islamic Emirate” had been declared in the eastern Libyan town of Darnah and that, furthermore, the alleged head of that Emirate, Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi, was a former detainee at the American prison camp in Guantánamo. The reports, which originated from Libyan government sources, were largely ignored or dismissed in the Western media.

Now, however, al-Hasadi has admitted in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore that he fought against American forces in Afghanistan. (Hat-tip: Thomas Joscelyn at the Weekly Standard.) Al-Hasadi says that he is the person responsible for the defense of Darnah — not the town’s “Emir.” In a previous interview with Canada’s Globe and Mail, he claimed to have a force of about 1,000 men and to have commanded rebel units in battles around the town of Bin Jawad.

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Usually such fact-finding research would only make it into print AFTER our help was given and the terrorist had taken over.
So….he’s not the Emir…..yet.
And what will there be, an election for Emir?
In Islam the strong horse always wins.
al-Hasadi is already proving that he is that strong horse.
Why, look!
He’s got the USA, which formerly imprisoned him, doing his bidding!