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Citizens Electoral Council of Australia

Media Release  11th of December 2012

Craig Isherwood‚ National Secretary
PO Box 376‚ COBURG‚ VIC 3058
Phone: 1800 636 432
Email: cec@cecaust.com.au
Website: http://cec.cecaust.com.au

A Preliminary fact sheet:

President Obama is in bed with al-Qaeda in Libya and Syria

Thirty-nine Australian soldiers have died in Afghanistan, after their government sent them to fight alongside our U.S. allies against the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban. The following release from U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche’s Political Action Committee (LPAC) exposes how closely Barack Obama has allied with the very same al-Qaeda terrorists to execute his British-directed agenda of “regime change” in Libya, and now targeting Syria. The Gillard government has signed on to the British-Obama agenda, and has taken a leading role in demanding regime change in Syria—first under Kevin Rudd as Foreign Minister, and now Bob Carr. Australia’s role in Syria is a betrayal of the sacrifice of the 39 Australian soldiers killed fighting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

Dec. 8 (LPAC)—While traveling across the country and around the globe, claiming credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama has forged a deep alliance with al-Qaeda and allied neo-Salafist organisations to overthrow the governments of Libya and Syria. The alliance between Washington and the global Jihadi organisations runs even deeper than the support that Washington delivered to the Afghan mujahideen in the 1980s when they were battling the Soviet Red Army in Afghanistan. Those Afghan mujahideen spawned both al-Qaeda and the Taliban. But now, President Obama is taking even more direct action to assure that these terrorist networks come into power in Tripoli and Damascus.

In the case of Libya, the evidence is overwhelming. Under the guise of humanitarian interventionism, President Obama ordered American military forces to create a no-fly zone and provide close air cover for al-Qaeda groupings to overthrow Muammar Qaddafi. Once in power in eastern Libya, groups like Ansar al-Sharia, Libyan Shield, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and others repaid the President for his aid and comfort by attacking the United States mission and a CIA safehouse in Benghazi on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three CIA officers. The very organisations now proven to have led the 9/11/12 attacks—Ansar al-Sharia and the Libyan Shield—were chief American combat allies in the drive to overthrow Qaddafi. And after Libyan Shield members executed Qaddafi, they were given authority to run security affairs in eastern Libya.

The last signed diplomatic cable from Ambassador Stevens back to the State Department in Washington described a tense Sept. 9, 2012 meeting in Benghazi between U.S. security officials and a leader of Libyan Shield, Wissam bin Hamid, in which the Libyan threatened to lift all security protection for American diplomats unless the candidate of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood was the winner in the upcoming election for prime minister. Bin Hamid fought against American forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan before returning to the Benghazi-Derna area of eastern Libya to “ally” with Washington to overthrow and execute Qaddafi.

According to an August 2012 report from the Library of Congress, “Al-Qaeda in Libya: A Profile,” bin Hamid is widely identified as the actual head of al-Qaeda in Libya. Yet, his Libya Shield militia was entrusted with security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and the Sept. 9, 2012 meeting likely provided the group with the travel plans of Ambassador Stevens, who arrived in Benghazi on Sept. 10 for a scheduled ten day visit. The attack on the CIA safehouse only began after Libyan Shield fighters escorted a Marine rescue team to the location hours after the initial attack on the U.S. mission, where Ambassador Stevens was killed.

The leader of the Ansar al-Sharia group in Derna that actually carried out the assault on the U.S. mission and CIA safehouse in Benghazi on 9/11/12 is Sufyan bin-Qumu, a member of the now defunct Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an early al-Qaeda affiliate, who was Osama bin Laden’s personal driver in Afghanistan and Pakistan before the original 9/11 attacks. He was later captured in Pakistan and spent six years at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bin-Qumu was transferred to a prison in Libya and later released. He became a key U.S. ally in the drive to overthrow Qaddafi, and his Ansar al-Sharia group in Derna was even highlighted in the New York Times in April 2011 as former American foes who were now allied against the Libyan dictator.

According to the above-cited Library of Congress study, the overall chief of security for Tripoli, heading the 20,000 strong official Tripoli Military Council, is Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the former emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, who fought in Afghanistan against the Americans and was a member of the Taliban, before being renditioned back to Libya. He has been accused of participating in the 2004 Madrid train bombings by Spanish authorities.

The same alliance with al-Qaeda that brought down the Qaddafi government in Libya is in full force in Syria, where recent news accounts by the McClatchy News Service and Britain’s Daily Telegraph confirm that the main rebel force challenging the Syrian Army is Jabhat al-Nusra, another al-Qaeda affiliate that has conducted almost all of the suicide bombings and most of the major military engagements against the Assad government. In almost every instance, Free Syrian Army units only enter the conflict after al-Nusra fighters have carried out the heavy fighting. For months, the U.S. State Department has planned to place Jabhat al-Nusra on the list of international terrorist organisations; however, the action has been postponed, due to the role that the group is playing in the drive to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC) is rushing into production a detailed documentary on President Obama’s filthy dealings with the very British and Saudi-backed Jihadists who have the blood of American Ambassador Chris Stevens and countless others on their hands. Congressional demands for the creating of a select committee to get to the bottom of the Benghazi 9/11/12 attacks must begin with a thorough airing of the ongoing alliance-of-convenience between the Obama White House and al-Qaeda. Nothing short of a thorough probe will prevent a replay of the first two 9/11 attacks on a far grander scale.

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