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The Unknown in Libya

Don't expect the intelligence community to know much about what's going on in Libya.

12:53 PM, Mar 24, 2011 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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It is more complicated than that, but men such as al Hasadi should concern us. Given his jihadist ties and double-speak on al Qaeda, how can the U.S. intelligence community be so sure that al Hasadi and his ilk are not part of an “organized” al Qaeda-affiliated (or like-minded jihadist) “presence…among the Libyan opposition”?

We don’t know.

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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