Never mind the attempted assassination of King Abdullah. It appears that Muammar Qaddafi, the late ruler of Libya, had an assortment of plans to destabilize Saudi Arabia. Al Arabiya TV — a Saudi satellite TV channel — reports:

Qaddafi had ‘massive’ plan to destabilize Saudi Arabia: report
Al Arabiya

The slain Libyan strongman, Muammar Qaddafi, sought to recruit armed militants to carry out terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia, according to leaked files published Wednesday by the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

Fighters, including al-Qaeda mercenaries, were actively sought out in countries including Somalia, Yemen and Iraq, by the then-Libyan leader.

One of the documents published by the paper appeared to divide the armed gangs into three main groups. Separate groups were to infiltrate the kingdom from the northeast, the northwest and the south respectively. According to the document attacks were to be carried out against the capital Riyadh and the cities of Jeddah Najran, Jazan and Aseer.

The ‘southern group,’ according to the file, consisted of 6,000 “prepared” armed men, there were alleged plans to boost the number to 13,000 with the help of local Yemeni tribes.

The file said Yemeni tribesmen had expressed readiness to cooperate with Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to execute Qaddafi’s plan of attack in Saudi Arabia.

One file singled out an unidentified Libyan party which would transport armed gunmen from Somalia to Yemen and help them cross into the kingdom.

February:21:2013 - 11:16 | Comments & Trackbacks (4) | Permalink
4 Responses to “Why the Qaddafi Enmity?”
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    Dakota Said:
    February:22:2013 - 05:08 

    According to a paperback biography I picked up a long time ago, Qaddafi alienated an astonishing number of world leaders, mostly by trying to overthrow them. (Is this the book? Not sure, I thought the publication date was more like 1986, the book company was in Canada, and the author I could find absolutely no info about at the time.) No wonder he chose to fight to the death rather than look for asylum.

    No matter what you think of his politics, the world will never see another youtube hit like Qaddafi’s “zenga, zenga”.

  2. 2
    John Burgess Said:
    February:22:2013 - 07:57 

    @Dakota: Nor the Amazonian Guard

  3. 3
    Dakota Said:
    February:22:2013 - 22:26 

    I seem to remember from this same paperback that the special academy for the Amazonian guards was disbanded when the students tore down the walls and escaped.

  4. 4
    John Burgess Said:
    February:23:2013 - 08:23 

    @Dakota: Possibly. I did run across newspaper articles that said some of the Amazonian Guard were killed in the final battles within Libya.

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