A friend sent me the opening below.
“AQ is no longer an organization, Instead it is a “Movement.” Like you pointed out, anyone who wishes can use the term AQ. It now means those who want to return the Caliphate on a world-wide scale!”
Funny how Mr. Kaddafi (aka Qaddafi) wants to blame Al Qaeda for his troubles in Libya.
It seems that even the embattled Arab states will use Al Qaeda as a boogie man. This approach may even find traction in certain segments of the U.S. government who now have to search how much from Kaddafi is bluster and how much is fact.
It has been reported that Kaddafi had allowed the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to establish training camps along Libyan’s southern borders with Islamic states of Niger, Chad, and Sudan. Allegedly, the Libyans have already withdrawn their Cadre and buried the evidence.
At one time Kaddafi had training camps for many of the world’s terrorists groups: Irish Republican Army, Sandinista, Black September, Palestinian Liberation Organization, etc.
We have not seen the end of Al Qaeda as a movement but the old leadership providing money, training, advice & assistance, etc., is gone or in deep cover.