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February 24th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Radical Islamists could step in should Gadhafi fall

As Libya spirals into turmoil, some in the intelligence community are predicting a military coup. If Col. Gadhafi were overthrown, however, there is a possibility that Al Qaeda forces would attempt to move in.

Jamie Smith is a fmr. CIA Officer and the CEO of SCG International, a global security firm. Smith attended security briefings in Washington, D.C. Wednesday about Libya and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the volatile situation in North Africa.

Filed under: Security • World
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  1. mike sey

    Could be radical islamists, might also be conservative democrats or liberal muslims or Martians by way of Venus.

    So tired of this goofy refrain about Al Quaida etc. Now that Ghadaffi has declared it to be true, it must be – along with hallucigenic protesters and hallucenating American pundits and politicians.

    February 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  2. MeLoN

    Libya will be the next Afghanistan with Al Qaeda in charge.

    February 24, 2011 at 8:39 am |