04/19/2011 10:29 am ET Updated Jun 19, 2011

Inside Gaddafi's Hunt For Osama Bin Laden

The name of Osama bin Laden's spectral terrorism organization is being exploited and abused by all sides in connection with current events in Libya.

Muammar Gaddafi declares that Al Qaeda is pulling the strings behind the protest movement, accusing jihadist veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan of fighting alongside the rebel forces.

His opponents say Gaddafi is playing the Al Qaeda card to conjure up the West's fear of terrorism, presenting himself as a bulwark against militant Islamism in North Africa, and the guarantor of security and stability in the region.

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