I’m not saying that all Libyan’s are radical bloodthirsty Islamists. Indeed most of the Western Libyan citizenry (Tripoli areas) are very friendly to European and American sentiments.
However, conversely I do not believe that radicalized Jihadists are an insignificant minority. In Southern, Central and Eastern Libya (Benghazi area) the Sharia Compliant Islamist ideology represents the primary view.
Even the media has to admit the rule of law is now afforded all over Libya at the hands of random groups of non-governmental militia. These contingents are not under the command and control of the central governing political body.
The following video is disturbing, but highlights the propaganda perpetrated by the US State Department – and continuing to be sold by a willing media. Here you see Libyan officials, government officials, showing off the body of Ambassador Christopher Stevens while in the morgue:
Indeed, the US Army’s West Point Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) noted that Benghazi and the neighboring city of Darnah served a disproportionately high role in supplying foreign fighters to wage terror against the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Senator John McCain with US Ambassador John Christopher Stevens in the Libyan
terrorist rat nest city of Benghazi 2011 after marshaling cash, weapons, and political support for militants “rebels” tied directly to al-Qaeda.
Senator McCain’s insistence that the
terrorists “rebels” he helped arm and install into power were “not Al Qaeda” runs counter to our own US Army’s reports which state that Benghazi’s terror brigades officially merged with Al Qaeda in 2007.
Senator McCain, Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power’s “Libyan patriots” have now killed US Ambassador Stevens with weapons most likely procured with cash and logistic networks set up by NATO last year.
This is the political risk to Obama/Clinton and why they are doing anything to avoid exposure. The “rebels” Clinton backed and supplied with cash, have killed her own Ambassador. Think about it.
The “Rebels” Hillary Clinton and John McCain were defending were Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) militants, with links directly to Al Qaeda according to West Point reports(.pdf), and still listed to this day by the US StateDepartment, the UKHome Office (.pdf), and the UN as a “foreign terrorist organization.”
Clinton, Power, Obama, McCain et al were not only rhetorically supporting listed terrorists, but calling for material support including weapons, funds, training, and air support in direct violation of USC § 2339A & 2339B, “providing material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations.”
But remember, President Obama refused to go before Congress to seek engagement permission. He did this on his own, against the advice of his own Office of White House Counsel, invoking the “War Powers Act” and ignoring congress.
terrorists rebels are now not only the defacto rulers of much of Libya, but
are leading death squads in Syria and arming militants in Mali, an exponential expansion of al-Qaeda influence toward the West and Europe, while surrounding Israel.
Reuters, in their article, “Libyan fighters join Syrian revolt,” reported, that Mahdi al-Harati, “a powerful militia chief from Libya’s western mountains,” who is actually a militant of the US, British, and UN listed terrorist organization Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), “now leads a unit in Syria, made up mainly of Syrians but also including
some foreign fighters, including 20 senior members of his own Libyan rebel unit.”
Reuters would go on to explain, “the Libyans aiding the Syrian rebels include specialists in communications, logistics, humanitarian issues and heavy weapons,” and that they “operate training bases, teaching fitness and battlefield tactics.”
Even this week as we bury our own ambassador, killed by the same rebels Clinton and McCain themselves armed and thrust into power through covert and direct military
intervention, in a nation now wrecked by sectarian and tribal infighting, Senator John McCain insists on replicating the “success” in Syria……. Just listen…….