Abu Anas’s “Al-Qaeda Manual”: A Blueprint for the “Arab Spring”?

Posted by John Rosenthal

In May 2000, British police raided the Manchester home of reputed al-Qaeda operative Nazih Abdul Hamed al-Raghie, better known by his nom de guerre Abu Anas al-Libi. Last Tuesday, some 10 days after having been plucked from the streets of Tripoli by US special forces, al-Libi was arraigned in a New York courthouse on charges [...]

Abu Anas al-Libi and the Contradictions of US Libya Policy

Posted by John Rosenthal

The seizure and rendition of key al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi in Tripoli on Oct. 5 is being hailed as a victory for American counterterrorism efforts. Given that Libi has been a wanted man in the United States for more than a decade, a victory undoubtedly it is. On closer inspection, however, the rendition operation [...]