The USA feared the consequences of the Arab spring security

Posted on July 27, 2011


Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Washington warning the UN AQIM
By: Karim Kebir

If he has attracted a wave of hope among the peoples of the region, admiration even among European youth, and which we see a replica in the form of “outraged” Spanish, the “Arab Spring” did carries no less than some concern among Western powers.

starting with the United States of America, concerned about the risk of these revolutions to enjoy one of the branches of International Terrorism: AQIM, in this case.
“The importance of locating U.S. efforts against terrorism in a broader context of foreign and security policy, is highlighted by the changes taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, the full impact, including our efforts against terrorism is taking shape, “he said before yesterday, before the committee against terrorism Security Council of the UN, the U.S. coordinator of the fight against terrorism at the State Department,
M. Daniel Benjamin. Considering that these political upheavals throughout the countries of the MENA region are promising in terms of democracy, Mr. Benjamin, whose remarks were reported by the APS agency warned, however, that “some dangers can not be ignored.” “The political unrest has distracted the security services in a number of countries,” he said. And if it is a country that continues to bothers Western capitals, it is certainly Gaddafi’s Libya where the situation takes some respects to Iraq. The United States, including a senior officer has admitted publicly that NATO is at an impasse in Libya have not concealed their “concern for both the transit of terrorists in the light of the instability in Libya, and the threat posed by the movement of weapons that were previously controlled by the Libyan government. According to Daniel Benjamin, “terrorist groups will be tempted to exploit the situation to commit acts of conspiracy.” “The United States know that these political crises across countries in the region have attracted the attention of Al Qaeda seeking to insinuate it,” he further assured.. A perspective that will not be without consequences for the stability of the region.
 “The terrorist conspiracies could have significant implications for the disruptive states who face the challenges and difficult transition to democracy”, argues Daniel Benjamin. . He whose stay in Algeria in March enabled it to better “understand the situation” called on the Security Council to consider the payment of ransoms to AQIM. “No terrorist group is also well known in AQIM kidnapping against ransom and has become a major source of income for groups linked to al-Qaeda.” “The United States strongly encourage the Committee against Terrorism of the Security Council to focus more on this aspect of the terrorist threat that extends beyond AQIM.”
 Washington has thus, after London, to provide significant support to Algeria, based on a clause in a UN resolution criminalizing the payment of ransoms to terrorists in exchange for the hostages’ release.

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