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Anti-Jihad Journalist Gunned down in Libya’s Benghazi by Jihadists 27 May 2014


Anti-Jihad Journalist Gunned down in Libya’s Benghazi by Jihadists

By PAMELA GELLER hates Islam and thinks that the Quaran says to kill all Jews….
meftah bouzid

Photo: A picture taken on December 3, 2013, shows Meftah Bouzid (R), editor of the weekly newspaper Burniq, walking with fellow journalists in the Libyan capital Tripoli (AFP Photo/Abdullah Doma)

 

Without strategy, statecraft, forethought and judgement, Obama backed the ouster and cold blooded of Qaddafi, and backed the jihadists that have brutally taken over Libya. The same jihadists who murdered our Ambassador and three American attaches.

Libya has been lost to the jihadists. Qaddafi contained the jihad threat. The domino effect has reached Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and beyond. Africa is being subsumed by jihadists while Obama whistles past the graveyard of Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Ambassador Chris Stevens. 

 The message is crystal clear: oppose jihad and you are dead. ****(lady here you are wrong oppose America and its cronies and you are dead)

benghazi libya journalist

Protesters hold a banner bearing the portrait of Meftah Bouzid, editor of the weekly newspaper Burniq, during a rally to protest against his assassination on May 26, 2014 in Tripoli (AFP Photo/Mahmud Turkia)

“Journalist gunned down in Libya’s Benghazi,” AFP, May 26, 2014

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – A newspaper editor and critic of Libya’s jihadists was gunned down Monday in the lawless eastern city of Benghazi, an Islamist stronghold, medics said.

They said Meftah Bouzid, 50, editor of the weekly newspaper Burniq, was shot dead in the centre of the Mediterranean city.

A journalist and analyst, Bouzid often went on television to criticise Islamic extremists, resulting in threats to his life according to a friend.

Libyan authorities have struggled to stamp out lawlessness in a country awash with weapons from the 2011 revolution which toppled longtime dictator Moamer Qaddafi. ****(really I haven’t seen this struggle for the past three years on the contrary they are under the government and they are paid with a high salary… so how are they struggling?

Ex-rebels, especially Islamists, have been blamed for deadly attacks on dozens of members of the security forces, judges and foreigners in Benghazi, the city where the revolution was born. *****(What revolution lady? are you for real? This was an illegal war done by F.UK.US and they financed & trained some criminals who were in Guantanamo to pursue a new career as extremists  while the salary is good and they get arms from the UNITED STATES VIA QATAR.)

Bouzid and his paper came out openly in support of a military drive launched on May 16 by renegade general Khalifa Haftar to crush Islamists in Benghazi, in a so-called “dignity” campaign.

Hundreds of people attended Bouzid’s funeral, including a number of journalists, an AFP correspondent said. At the same time, journalists gathered in Benghazi and Tripoli to speak out against attacks on the media.

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), condemned the killing “in the strongest terms,” urging the “authorities to conduct an investigation as quickly as possible” to identify those responsible for the murder. ****(I doubt this will ever happen it was an order from the U.S.)

Last week, the watchdog had voiced “deep concern about the fate of the country’s journalists, who are yet again the targets of violence.”

It urged “all civilian, military and political actors …to immediately end all attacks on civilians, including all journalists”.

“News providers have a fundamental role to play in the new Libya, especially in the overall process of building a viable and democratic state for the long term,” the France-based group said. ****(give me a break the French should shut their trap as they are also responsible for this chaos)

The UN mission in Libya also urged a speedy investigation into the shooting, which it labelled a “terrorist act”.*****(What UN mission? It doesn’t exist its only on paper we know from first hand how the UN tried to help us… we see the effects after three years.)

And Mohamed al-Najem, head of the Libyan NGO the Centre for Press Freedom, accused “groups that want to muzzle courageous voices” of being behind the attack in an interview with Al-Nabaa television, without giving further details.

With lawlessness in the mostly desert nation rising, a spokesman for Tunisia’s foreign ministry told AFP that other North African countries will hold an “urgent meeting” on Libya.

Libya will become terror base, Ex-PM warns



Libya will become terror base, Ex-PM warns

Ali Zeidan (AP)

London – Former Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan on Tuesday warned that Islamist groups were sabotaging attempts to rebuild his country in order that it become a haven for extremists, in an interview with Britain’s newspaper The Times.

Zeidan, who fled to Germany after losing a parliamentary confidence vote earlier this month, said that he was preparing to return “maybe very soon” to help restore order and repel the threat of extremism, two-and-a-half years after the killing of veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi.  ****(FOR A LONG TIME HE USED TO SAY THAT HE WAS A DICTATOR, ITS FUNNY HOW THINGS CHANGE AND FROM DICTATOR OUR GUIDE HAS TAKEN HIS RIGHTFUL SEAT OF “VETERAN RULER MUAMMER GADDAFI)

“Libya could be a base for al-Qaeda for any operation to Italy, to Britain, to France, to Spain, to Morocco, to everywhere. Weapons are everywhere, ammunition is everywhere,” the former prime minister, who was in London to meet British politicians, told the newspaper.

“My plan is to struggle to reform the state, to stabilise the situation”.

He suggested that groups such as al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood were exploiting rifts within the country he ruled for 15 months.

“These people want Libya not to be a civil state, not to be a state of law, they want it as what happened in Afghanistan,” he claimed.

Zeidan, an independent, was unable to tame former rebel militia that have carved out their own fiefdoms since the 2011 uprising that toppled the dictatorship of Gaddafi.

The no-confidence motion – triggered when a North-Korean-flagged tanker laden with crude oil from a rebel-held terminal broke through a naval blockade and escaped to sea – was approved by 124 of the 194 members of the General National Congress.

The former prime minister claimed two political groups were behind his removal as premier: the radical Wafa movement, and the Justice and Construction Party which is the political arm of the Libyan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

- AFP

Gaddafi funded ‘mentally deficient’ Sarkozy, interview claims


Gaddafi funded ‘mentally deficient’ Sarkozy, interview claims

A French television programme is set to reveal a potentially damming audio recording in which the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi claims he helped bankroll former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign.

In the recorded interview, which France 3 TV said it would broadcast on Wednesday, Gaddafi insults Sarkozy and says the decision to fund a French presidential election was part of his political strategy.

Asked whether he feels betrayed by France’s president, Gaddafi reportedly answers: “Sarkozy is mentally deficient… It’s thanks to me that he became president… We gave him the funds that allowed him to win.”

The interview by French journalist Delphine Minoui took place on March 16, 2011, a few days after Paris officially recognised the Libyan opposition. France would go on to provide military support that was instrumental in toppling the Libyan autocrat.

Gaddafi says Sarkozy came to ask him for financial support when he was France’s interior minister, but offers no details about the amount allegedly given or about financial transactions.

Sarkozy received Gaddafi at the Elysée Palace in December 2007, seven months after he was sworn in as France’s president.

“For us, as Libyans, if the president of France wins elections thanks to our funds, it is a real advantage,” Gaddafi tells his interviewer.

Claims that Libyan cash secretly funded Sarkozy’s campaign have been made in the past, in particular by Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam. Sarkozy, along with a few members of Libya’s ousted regime, have denied the allegations.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Libya threatens to bomb ships loading black market oil


Libya threatens to bomb ships loading black market oil

Libya threatens to bomb ships loading black market oil

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Libya has accused striking guards who have seized oil export terminals of trying to make shipments for their own profit and threatened military action against any unauthorised vessel that docks.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan issued the warning late on Thursday, three weeks into the action by the security guards that has halted virtually all loadings at key terminals on the central coast.

“A group of guards at oil terminals in the central region has decided to bring vessels they have organised themselves to export oil for their own profit,” Zeidan charged.

“Any vessel not under contract to the National Oil Company (NOC) that approaches the terminals will be bombed from the air and the sea,” he said, adding he had the backing of the General National Congress, the highest political body in Libya, for the warning.

Petroleum Minister Abdelbari al-Aroussi said the action by the guards had cost Libya $1.6 billion dollars in lost export revenues since July 25, in a major blow for the North African nation which is almost entirely dependent on oil and gas for its foreign exchange earnings.

Zeidan warned that the government could not allow the loss of exports to go on indefinitely.

“If the blockade of the oil terminals continues, the state will be obliged to use all means at its disposal, including those of the army,” the prime minister warned.

Zeidan said the continued closure of the Brega, Zueitina, Ras Lanouf and Sedra terminals to vessels under contract to the state-owned NOC came despite his government’s efforts to reach a negotiated settlement to the dispute.

The striking guards accuse Zeidan and Aroussi of awarding export contracts outside longstanding NOC procedures.

“An agreement was reached with the mediation committee to set up a panel of judges to assess whether there is any foundation to these allegations,” Zeidan told state television flanked by his petroleum, defence and foreign ministers.

Aroussi said the blockade had damaged Libya’s credibility on world oil markets.

“Some customers are turning away from Libya to other producers for their supplies,” he said.

Aroussi said earlier this month that output was running at 700,000 barrels per day, up from a low of 330,000 bpd recorded at the height of the protests in late July but still far short of the pre-protest average of 1.42 million bpd.

Even that figure fell short of the 1.6 million bpd averaged before the 2011 overthrow and murder of veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi.