Friday, January 25, 2013
This is coolbert:
Here is the head of Al Qaeda in Mali now causing so much aggravation for the French, an Algerian for at least thirty years now an active "soldier" in the jihad!
Mokhtar Beimokhtar. One-eye having been injured in the many decades long conflict that continues to rage in Afghan. NOW having taken the fight to Mali.
"Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the new face of al-Qa'ida (and why he's nothing like Osama bin Laden)"
"Robert Fisk on what he really means in the 'war on terror'"
"And now we have Mokhtar Belmokhtar with another eye lost to God’s enemies." [speaking of another in the sense of Mullah Omar that most senior member of the Taliban who also is minus one eye.]
"This Cyclops wears no patch to hide his wound. Was it shot out by the pro-Western 'mujahedin' in Afghanistan after the Soviet withdrawal? Or blown from his face when he was 'mishandling' explosives during the war, when Belmokhtar and his cronies were still heroes, our equivalent – once, in Ronald Reagan’s eyes – of the Founding Fathers?"
"Now he hides in – or bestrides, if you believe what you are told – Mali"
Mokhtar not a Tuareg, not a native Malian, not from the area but an outsider that inspired commander of the insurgents their cause his cause, etc.