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De Borchgrave: Former al-Qaida Leader Emerging as Strongman in Libya

• NewsMax.Com
The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi could create a vacuum that a whole new slew of Islamic terrorists and would-be despots seek to fill, says award-winning journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave in an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview.

There is a grave risk that the fractious nation divided along tribal lines could fracture or further weaken, creating a new breeding ground for terrorists, says de Borchgrave, who is on the board of, a new Washington, DC-based intelligence analysis and forecasting service.
Already, there is tension from the Islamist fighters of the Tripoli Military Council, and also of the militias of the city of Misrata who played a key military role in toppling Gaddafi and killing him. Islamists, led by several charismatic clerics, are better organizing that many other groups.

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