By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JANUARY 23, 2013
Some Egyptians who participated in the mass kidnapping of a gas plant in Algeria last week also participated in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four diplomats, as reported Tuesday by the New York Times, whose sources are allegedly Algerian officials.
Based on this information, the Egyptians who were part of the jihadist command died in the assault carried out by the Algerian army that killed 67 people after four days of siege. No clutch, three of the terrorists were captured alive and one of them was the one who provided this information, the report said.
This relationship reinforces the notion that jihadist groups that have become strong in the Sahara cooperate across borders, an issue that Western defense officials have warned about. For example, the alleged organizer of the assault on the gas plant, Mokhtar Belmojtar, is believed to be based in Mali. Belmojtar has also been identified by other sources as a CIA agent.
In the video below, Belmojtar appears taking credit for the terror attack perpetrated against the gas plant in Algeria.
According to Infowars.com, Belmokhtar was recruited and trained by the CIA in Afghanistan. The man was recruited from North Africa and worked for the American intelligence agency as well as the Pakistani ISI. The Mujahideen organization would later splinter into al-Qaeda and the Taliban. After the war in Afghanistan, Belmokhtar went back to Algeria in the 1990s and immediately a group known as the Salafists for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned of these cross-border ties between terrorist groups which by all accounts occurred shortly after the assault on Benghazi, reports the New York Daily, but Clinton gave no concrete evidence of these relationships. Clinton said the Islamist uprising in northern Mali, now fighting against the French and African troops, had provided a “safe area” for terrorists to “extend its influence.” Mrs. Clinton did not denounce the allegiance concocted by the CIA with all these terrorist groups, though.
From Kurt Nimmo’s article at Inforwars.com:
“Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb from the outset in 2007 had established a close relationship to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, whose leaders had also been trained and recruited in Afghanistan by the CIA,” writes Michel Chossudovsky. “The LIFG is supported covertly by the CIA and Britain’s MI6.”
The GSPC was purportedly founded by Hassan Hattab, a former Groupe Islamique Armé (GIA) commander. Mohammed Samraoui, the Algerian army’s deputy chief counterintelligence specialist, claims GSPC was established by the Algerian army in an attempt to weaken and destroy the moderate Islamic Salvation Front, an Islamist political party poised to take power in Algeria’s elections. GSPC members were recruited by Algerian intelligence upon returning from the jihad in Afghanistan.
Infowars.com also cites a document from MI6, as proof that British intelligence were more than aware about plans to assassinate former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was deposed and murdered with the help of Western forces that infiltrated Libya last year.
The official source cited in the reports did not say why they have given credibility to the statement issued by the terrorist, nor if this information was obtained under torture. The information does match the kind of relationships that the United States government maintain with terrorist groups all over the Middle East and Northern Africa, which serve as proxy trouble makers operating under Western sponsorship.
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