It’s official (or “half-official,” in the US at least, now that the nice third “Arab Spring” job is almost done):
“A [US] defense official familiar with jihadist strategy said Islamists likely will emerge in power from the turmoil expected after the demise of the Gadhafi regime and the West will be partly to blame.
“We’re helping pave the way for them” through NATO airstrikes and other support, he said.
About 1,000 jihadists are operating covertly in Libya, Noman Benotman, a former Libyan al Qaeda member, told The Washington Times in March.”**
“Celebration, man!” Another war victory against the US with much help from the US itself (Kosovo style)!
Btw, does anyone remember which state promoted the UN Security Council resolution for a “no-fly zone” in Libya in the beginning? I think I do: Lebanon. The unofficial province of Iran. In other words, Hezbollah (the Lebanese “Party of God”).
*) http://daphnecaruanagalizia.com/2011/02/25/free-libya-from-gaddafi-and-malta-too-while-were-at-it/ (25/2/2011)
**) Washington Times, 4/9/2011.