Hillary Clinton: We Want to Help the Rebels. We Want Them to Win… We Just Don’t Know Who They Are.
The Obama Administration wants to help the Libyan rebels. They want to put them in power. They want them to win. They just don’t know who they are.
Rebels guard the front line on the road between Ajdabiyah and Brega as forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi threatened to push them further away from strategic oil refineries in eastern Libya March 31, 2011. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)
The Politico reported:
We are currently doing everything we can to bomb, strafe and use missiles to carry the rebels into power in Libya. We want them to win. We just don’t know who they are.
This is not merely my opinion. It is the statement of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, our point person in meeting with the rebels.
She was in London Tuesday to meet with diplomats from 30 countries, most of whom showed up to get in the group picture. There are certainly not 30 countries aiding us in the war in Libya.
Most of the media headlined Clinton’s statement about possibly arming the rebels. Many stories left out what I consider her more important statement: that she really had no idea who the rebels are and that, in fact, they might actually include members of Al Qaeda, the terrorist group that attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001.
Well, we do know that there aren’t as many rebels as we thought, maybe only 1,000 members. At the same time, we also have estimates that 1,000 Al-Qaeda members may have infiltrated the rebel groups.
What could go wrong?