June 16, 2004

Libyan - Al Qaeda Plot

Here's Dan Darling's special report at Winds of Change detailing the plot hatched by Libyan intelligence to contract Al Qaeda for the assassination of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah. Dan says it seems clear that bin Laden's boys would have stepped in to replace the royal family:

The big deal here is that a prominent American Islamist appears have been more or less subcontracted by Libya to finance an al-Qaeda plot to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah and possibly other members of the House of Saud. Given that the only competitor to the royals these days is bin Laden, the clear implication here is that al-Qaeda would take over the Kingdom should Alamoudi's plot succeed, a detail Libyan intelligence surely would have been aware of.

And as Dan points out, neither previous animosities between Qaddafi and Al Qaeda, nor ideological/religious differences prevented them from working together in their common cause.

Posted by dan at June 16, 2004 12:48 AM