Did We Overthrow Gaddafi Just to Replace Him with Al Qaeda?

Have We Have Delivered Libya Into the Hands of Al Qaeda?

We repeatedly warned that the Libyan “rebels” were largely led by Al Qaeda. See this and this.

Now that Gaddafi is gone, our fears have not decreased.

The Daily Mail noted earlier this month:

The black flag of Al Qaeda was hoisted in Libya yesterday as Nato formally ended its military campaign.

The standard fluttered from the roof of the courthouse in Benghazi, where the country’s new rulers have imposed sharia law since seizing power.

Seen as the seat of the revolution, the judicial building was used by rebel forces to establish their provisional government and media centre.

Change of regime? A trademark Al Qaeda flag was seen flying over Benghazi's courthouse last week

Change of regime? A trademark Al Qaeda flag was seen flying over Benghazi’s courthouse last week

Flying high: The Al Qaeda flag, with Arabic writing and a moon design, can be seen flying alongside a Libyan national flag above Benghazi's courthouse
Flying high: The Al Qaeda flag, with Arabic writing and a moon design, can be seen flying alongside a Libyan national flag above Benghazi's courthouse

Flying high: The Al Qaeda flag, with Arabic writing and a moon design, can be seen flying alongside a Libyan national flag above Benghazi’s courthouse

The flag has been spotted on the courthouse several times, prompting denials from the National Transitional Council that it was responsible.

And see this, this and this

 

Congressman Dennis Kucinich said recently:

What is going on in America? On the one hand, we have soldiers dying in Afghanistan fighting Al Qaeda. On the other hand, we just helped a group of people take over Libya and the Al Qaeda flag is flying over their capital city headquarters.

What are we doing? It is time for America to get its story and its priorities straight about what we stand for as a nation. Its time to get out of all these wars and all of these conflicts where we think we can play both sides against the middle and it usually ends up with U.S. soldiers getting killed.

Its time to bring our troops home and take care of things here at home…. We can’t tell the whole world what to do and we have an obligation to get our own house in order here at home and put people back to work.”

 

And Truthout notes today:

America appears to have “liberated” Libya right into quasi-theocratic governance, its transitional government announcing that the decision regarding what to do with the body of its summarily raped and executed former dictator would be taken by the head of the Islamic Fatwa society. This is not actually a problem for America, whose mind is on other things. “It may not be quite the country that NATO thought it was fighting for (when Sharia is implemented in Libya),” said Libya expert David Hartwell, senior analyst at HIS Jane’s. “But the huge amounts of oil and gas in Libya will make everyone learn how to reconcile themselves with the new Libya.”

Hey, what’s a little Al Qaeda among oil-sharing friends?

Especially when it has made the world safe for central bankers (and see this)

As I’ve repeatedly noted, the “War on Terror” never had anything to do with fighting terrorism or Al Qaeda.

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  • Eli Baker

    Yes! It does sound familiar to anyone who lived through the left wings defense of the Soviet Union as a constitutional democracy while the ‘western press’ reported the crimes of the Stalinist regime.

    Same old!

    • Eli Baker

      sorry…this was supposed to be a retort to the report about The Arab Leagus’s report of the Syrian situation!

  • Washington76

    After all we did build them, ask Hillary!

    Reality Check: One on One with President Obama, Why Is The U.S. Supporting Al Qaeda In Syria? Be sure and pay close attention starting at the 50 second mark. You will not hear this anywhere but from this reporter!

 

 

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