It is time meet the new Libyan Management Team brought to you by an illegal war and $1B+ of taxpayer dollars. Let's examine the background on who this group is and where they came from before we dive in to who the individual Leaders are.
Most of the prominent Leaders of the Transitional Council got their training from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). So who is that group?
The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) also known as Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية المقاتلة بليبيا) is the most powerful radical faction[waging Jihad in Libya against Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's regime. LIFG was founded in 1995 by Libyans who had fought against Soviet forces in Afghanistan. It aims to establish an Islamic state in Libya and views the current regime (Gaddafi) as oppressive, corrupt and anti-Muslim, according to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Shortly after the 9-11 attacks, LIFG was banned worldwide (as an affiliate of al-Qaeda) by the UN 1267 Committee. If the UN banned them then they must be WAY out there. The UN doesn't ban these types of groups. They tend to fund them.
It is also important to note that in October 2005, the United Kingdom's Home Office banned LIFG under their version of the Terrorism Act of 2000 and froze all their assets in U.K. banks. See http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/js4016.aspx for additional information.
So who are the alumni of LIFG on the Transitional Council? Remember these names for future reference and headlines.
1. Othman Suleiman El-Megyrahi (Batnan Area)
2. Mr. Ashour Hamed Bourashed (Darna City)
3.Dr. Abdelallah Moussa El-myehoub (Qouba Area)
4. Mr. Zubiar Ahmed El-Sharif (Representative of the political prisoners)
5. Mr. Ahmed Abduraba Al-Abaar (Benghazi City)
6. Mr.Dr. Fathi Mohamed Baja (Benghazi City)
7 .Mr.Abdelhafed Abdelkader Ghoga (Benghazi City)
8. Mr Fathi Tirbil and Dr.Salwa Fawzi El-Deghali(Representative of youth and women)
So what do you do organizationally when you get banned by the U.N., have your assets frozen and generally are in the top ten of the Islamic Terrorist organizational list. You change your name (Libyan Islamic Movement (al-Harakat al-Islamiya al-Libiya), rebrand your product, management team and market the organization as the newest, best, alternative around to a ruthless dictator.
This group has managed to do that brilliantly and now find themselves in the driver's seat in Libya. The U.N. has authorized the U.S. to release $1.5B in frozen assets to the NTC and President Obama has promised U.S. Aid to the National Transitional Council as well. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/08/25/bloombe...
So without further facts to muddy the water.. Introducing the New Management Team!
Head of government
Has been abroad during most of the rebellion trying to persuade foreign leaders to recognize the rebel council. Was head of the National Economic Development Board under Qaddafi before defecting at the beginning of the rebellion.
Mustafa Abdel-Jalil (LIFG Alumni)
Chairman of the National Transitional Council
Has been the leader of the rebel council since it was formed in February. Was Minister of Justice under Qaddafi until he resigned after violence was used against protesters. Mr Abdul Jalil was born in the city of Bayda, east Libya, in 1952. He graduated from the department of Shari’a and Law in the Arabic Language and Islamic Studies faculty of The University of Libya in 1975. Mr. Abdul Jalil was appointed Assistant to the Secretary of the Public Prosecutor in the city of Al-Bayda, and was appointed a judge in 1978. In 2002, he was appointed President of the Court of Appeals and then President of the Court in Al Bayda, before being made Minister of Justice in 2007. Note: (Shariah law expert who will implement a Marxist version of Shariah)
Mr. Abdul Hafiz Ghoga (Vice-Chairman) (LIFG Alumni)
Mr. Ghoga is former Head of the Benghazi Lawyers Syndicate. Mr. Ghoga is Vice Chairman of the NTC and its official spokesman. He also represents the city of Benghazi.
Mr. Fatih Turbel (Youth) (LIFG Alumni)
Mr. Turbel has a BA in law from the Gar Yunis University in Benghazi and represented the families of the 1996 Abu Salim massacre. Mr. Turbel is a human rights activist and was arrested on 15th February 2011 during the first street protests in Libya. As a member of the NTC, he is responsible for representing Youth.
Mr. Zubeir Ahmed El-Sharif (Political Prisoners) (LIFG Alumni)
One of Libya’s longest serving political prisoners, Mr. El-Sharif was arrested in 1973 for conspiracy and sentenced to 31 years in prison. He graduated from the Military Academy of Iraq in 1958 and as a member of the NTC is currently responsible for representing political prisoners.
Mr. Omar Al-Hariri (Military Affairs) (Muslim Brotherhood Alumni)
As a member of the NTC, Mr. Al-Hariri is responsible for representing Military Affairs. (Member of Muslim Brotherhood)
Dr. Fatih Mohammed Baja (Political Affairs) (LIFG Alumni)
Dr. Baja has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Morocco and previously worked as a member of the teaching staff at Gar Yunis University. As a member of the NTC, Dr. Baja is responsible for Political Affairs and heads the Political Affairs Advisory Committee. He also represents the city of Benghazi.
Dr. Salwa Fawzi El-Deghali (Legal Affairs and Women) (LIFG Alumni)
Dr. El-Deghali has a PhD In constitutional law and previously taught at the Academy of Graduate Studies in Benghazi. As a member of the NTC, Dr. El-Deghali is responsible for Legal Affairs and heads the Legal Advisory Committee. She also represents women.
Dr. Abdullah Moussa Al-Mayhoub:
Dr. Al-Mayhoub has Phd from France and previously worked as Dean of the Law Faculty at Gar Yunis University in Benghazi. Dr. Al-Mayhoub represents the city of Qubba.
Mr. Ahmed Al-Abbar (Economics)
As a member of the NTC, Mr. Al- Abaar manages the economics portfolio and also represents the city of Benghazi.
Mr. Ashour Bourashed (City of Derna)
As a member of the NTC, Mr. Bourashed represents the city of Derna
Mr. Uthman Megrahi (City of Batnan)
As a member of the NTC, Mr.Megrahi represents the city of Batnan
Dr Suleiman Al-Fortiya (Misrata)
As a member of the NTC, Dr. Al-Fortiya represents the city of Batnan
Who have we unleashed in the Region? I think that is clear. The United States and NATO allies have expended multi billions of dollars to put Islamic Jihadists in power. We have empowered extremists and Islamic terrorists that even the UN banned.
As in most revolutions the fighters have unlocked the cell doors in the prisons and freed the inmates. ""As Benotman said many of the militants released are pro-al Qaeda. "Nobody knows what these released prisoners are going to do next," he said. "Will they take part in the fighting and if they do will they join pre-existing rebel brigades or form a separate fighting force?"Benotman, now a senior analyst at the Quilliam Foundation in London, said the freed prisoners are Salafists, embracing a puritanical interpretation of Islam that has gained ground in Libya in recent years."
All of this only cost us a $1B. What a bargain. I wonder how much more money we are going to spend to prop these guys up? How do you measure that ROI (return on investment)? President Obama has promised more aid. You should keep an eye on the cash register. Ask your Congressmen and Senators to monitor this closely. We have to hold our elected officials accountable especially when we as a Nation and our NATO allies just facilitated unleashing Jihad on the rest of the planet.
as in Muslim Brotherhood?
William.... that is an excellent question. Why is Obama giving our Tax Dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood?
I have written down some facts here... just pondering... but lets puts some facts together.
1. Obama is not going to give up his power. He has proved he has no respect for our Constitution nor the Laws of this land and I will tell everyone here.... Obama is not going to give up his power without a fight and this does not mean in the election process for he knows he is a one term president now.
2. Obama is funding the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Groups.... Why? It certainly is not because he feels sorry for them ... for we all know he has no heart. He has a particular goal or purpose for giving them money, on that you can rest assured. He is paying them for some kind of service... the question is ... WHAT?
3. Millions of Shock Troops Muslim Terrorist Groups were flown in to Venezuela, South America and allowed to enter across our borders.
4. Muslim Terrorist Mosque/Training Grounds are established now all over our Nation in every State and Country in these United States.
Many people have stated that Obama has his own Militia..... that he is planing a Race War to start an uprising... we know he is not going to give up his power.... so what does all this mean?
Could it possibly be that Obama is planning to use this Muslim Brotherhood like Hitler did? Hitler used Muslims as part of his armies to take over Germany.
One thing I do know for sure.... Obama is paying the Muslim Brotherhood for a reason!
I wonder if there is anyone left in the FBI that is watching Obama and his friends
With our idiot un-American leaders, obama and the rodham, we will surely reap what they sow. obama wants sharia law, the rodham is to aloof to understand the disastrous dimensions she has created and we, as usual, have funded another disaster.
When will it stop? We have one chance to save this nation . . . . the voting booth, November, 2012!
"Just as Jimmy Carter will be forever known for losing Iran, Obama will be forever known as the president who lost Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Israel."
Thank you so much for forum Kathleen.... this is information all Americans need to pay close attention to. Obama is funding with our tax dollars the very Terrorist who have vowed to destroy America and Israel. What is it going to take to activate the American People into Action?
The elections last November were suppose to put an end to this regime.... yet we are no closer to riding ourselves of these idiots then we were before the elections and just look at how much more damage we have allowed Obama to succeed in doing to our Nation and our Economy.
I wish an election was all that was needed to stop this insanity.... but IMHO it will take more then an election to save our Freedom... it is going to take the American People alert like yourself and ready to stand up and speak out like you are doing.
The Truth remains in these Facts..... If America is destroyed it will not be because of Obama nor his tugs in Washington, but if America is destroyed it will be because the American People did not fight for their own Freedom. Fear is the opposite of Faith.
My prayers and my heart are over America and Israel.... for only G-d the One True G-d can help us now!
You are blessed and may your heart live forever......