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.
My suggestions... form a Special Forces... unite them in every State in these United States and take out these training grounds.... It has to start some place... at some point. Elections are not going to help us. We need unification, collaboration and forces to take back our Nation.
There will be blood in the streets of America... the questions is will it be ours or theirs? This is coming to America..... and elections is not going to stop it. Millions of Muslim Terrorist are right here in our neighborhoods in our backyards.... are we going to wait until they attack or are we going to hunt them down and at least send them back packing to where they came from.
Look at it this way..... If you have a rogue animal that has proved over and over again it can do nothing but murder and destroy and this animal is roaming around your peaceful neighborhood just waiting to attack. Are you going to place your children and families in danger while you wait for this attack.... or are you going step outside your comfort zone and hunt this animal down and make sure it never kills those you love?
Our blood their blood... that is the question. Of course we can all wait until the election and take the chance this animal will not attack. IMHO... I do not think Obama will ever give up his power!
But who am I.... just one women's opinion.
ForeverTruth...Thank you for your post. I totally agree with you. Yesterday, I wrote the following post on a different TPN thread called, "Interfaith Dialogue with Sharia Islam is a Trojan Horse". I want to repeat it here, now....
I wonder what action American patriots are prepared to take if there is a repeat of the 911 murders in the near future? Will we all just merely watch the news unfold on TV, then turn away and say, "Oh well" as we get back to our daily activities? Sadly, I think that's what will happen.
All the Keystone Cops, the FBI, the ATF, Big Sis, Eric"the black"Holder, the Secret Service, and the moozlem-in-chief will do nothing but run about, talk a lot, and scratch their block heads. The local and state police forces throughout the country will be more concerned about protecting the moozlem scum and with safeguarding the filthy mosques than they will be about the violation of America.
For the most part, we'll be quiet; many will pray and maintain vigils, but in the end, after all the immediate outrage has faded, islam's star & crescent will rise yet higher in America. This will not change, until at some point, a group of committed, determined, organized patriots comes forward, and by overcoming their fear, and by risking their own lives and liberty, decide that enough is enough, and that the time for action against the moozlem scum has arrived. If the government won't act, then the citizens must. Only then may other patriots, the fence-sitters, become inspired to act as well.
After all, it didn't take much to ignite that "arab spring" in Tunisia, did it? A facebook posting of a beating was all it took. Just look at how fast that spread.
Tears come to my eyes as I read your words TGFD for you have my heart and you are hearing and posting the truth. Over a year ago I tried to wake this Movement up to exactly what you have posted. I screamed out for unification, collaboration and a force of men and women to ban together against the oppression of those attacking our Nation. But I was suspended and banned... called every name in the book... and thrown by the wayside.... and accused of in sighting violence. Well maybe violence is what we needed... for nothing else has worked so far. Maybe someone needs to say .... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
My family came from an era in Europe when Muslims had joined with the Nazi forces to take over the world and had it not been for America they would have succeeded. Do we not understand that G-d gave us a responsibility? .... that He gave this GREAT NATION a place in history to defend and protect. And now what has happen to us? We have become cowards.. pussies.... lazy no good self centered fearful cowards. This is not the America I grew up in.... this is not the America my father kissed the soil of when he came off the ships from Italy.
So yes.... tears feel my eyes and a sword pieces my heart as I watch all this happening to our Great Nation. The Nation who fought on many shores for the Freedom of others cannot themselves fight to secure their own Freedom. Where will we go... and to whom will we turn to when America is going up in smoke..... Can we not see .... Do we not know .... that we have no place else to go. Blood will run in the streets of America the question is will it be ours or theirs? When will America WAKE UP!
It's called rules of engagement & every military person knows about it. You're on the money, it has to come to resolving our future as we can't rely on these a******s in government(both Dem & Repubs) they are more interested
in popularity than thier responsibilities
I want Allen West to be President. I trust him the most. Michele Bachmann would be my choice for VP. Then, let's really shake things up after the election and name Ron Paul as Secretary of the Treasury, or better yet, Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Perfect.
You got two out of three right.. TGFD.... Ron Paul needs to stay home. Sorry, he does not fly in my book. Too radical and to much against Israel. Israel does not need America. Contrary to what Ron Paul tells people....Israel does not need funding from America. Israel has the most advanced Intelligence Forces on earth and we NEED Israel. Leaving out the spiritual aspect of how G-d blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who curse Israel. They are the most fierce fighting forces on earth and their technology beat seven ours. They are the only FRIENDS we have on this earth. Ron Paul needs to sit down and shut up. And others who follow him need to research just a little bit more on how valuable Israel is to America and how many of their Special Forces risk their lives everyday you keep you and me safe.
Allen West... yes Michele Bachmann.... yes Ron Paul.... NO!!!!!
ForeverTruth...I am not a big fan of Ron Paul, but as Fed Chairman or Treasury Secretary, Ron Paul would have very limited or no responsibilities in any areas of foreign policy. Besides who is more knowledgeable of the Fed and more motivated to straighten-it-out than Ron Paul? He hates the Fed, and putting him in charge of it would be very appropriate. He is definately well-qualified, and by offering him that post, the West/Bachmann ticket would certainly draw the support of Ron Paul's voting bloc.