BENGHAZIGATE:The killing of al Qaeda leader Faraj Al-Shalabi Connected to the Killing of Stevens


 

BENGHAZIGATE: The killing of al Qaeda leader Faraj Al-Shalabi Connected to the Killing of Stevens

The killing of al Qaeda leader Faraj Al-Shalabi ‫ ‬ customary in Prairie

Faraj al-Shalabi

According to news sources from El Marg City, Libya. They confirmed the death of Al Qaeda/Ansar Sharia/ Daash/ LIFG/ Nusra/Isis/ CIA/FBI/MI6/DGSE Secret Service leader, Faraj al-Shalabi, who is also a member of the Jewish Misurata militia. The news sources stated that Al Shalabi was found dead after his disappearance two days ago.

As reported in the mainstream media in the USA, the Obama administration and US State department told the whole world that ambassador Stevens and three SAS Americans were killed by the Ansar Sharia militia. The supposed Master mind of this killing (assassination?) was Faraj al Shalabi hence the State department issued that the Ansar Sharia is a terrorist group.  What the State department of America does not say is that Al Qaeda and its affiliates, listed above, are one and the same. On June 14, 2014, The US kidnapped Ahmed Abu Khattala (on Libya soil) . Khattala is a man who is not capable of tying his own shoes let alone master minding a sophisticated attack.

In other words, this was not “Osama bin Laden” hiding in a cave in Afghanistan, changing locations constantly to avoid detection. Khattala told his CNN interviewer, Arwa Damon, that he had not been contacted by any Libyan or American officials despite being an eyewitness to some of the events of September 11, 2012. “Even the investigative team did not try to contact me,” he told Damon, referring to the FBI. For further information on the kidnapping please press on the links above.

Ahmed Abu Khattala

Ahmed Abu Khattala

 Rumors abound about Obama wanting to run for the presidency of the US in 2016 for a 3rd term but Hillary Clinton also wants to run for the Presidency in 2016.  It’s only natural that both Obama and Clinton would like the BENGHAZIGATE scandal to disappear forever. It is only reasonable to assume that they are killing off any witnesses that were either involved or were eye witnesses to what happened on the night of September 11, 2012.  Both of these “criminal” politicians do not want the public to know the truth and the reason for the ORDER to “stand down” and do respond to call for help from the Ambassador.  One should always remember that Hillary Clinton and her husband are famous in the US for the trail of dead bodies that they have around them since Bill Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas.  Not long after Clinton took the White House, Hillary Clinton’s right hand man, Vince Foster, was found dead in a park in DC. The report said suicide but they could not explain how Foster could kill himself and then move his own body to a park in DC and then cover himself with leaves from a different park.  Suffice it to say, the Clintons and Mr. Obama are not averse to using any measures to maintain their power.  This is historical fact.

This article is just another verification of the illegal war that Obama waged against Libya: President Barack Obama has waged illegal wars (Libya).  Obama is well know for following his Zionist orders and using armed Islamic fundamentalists (Libya and Syria) to provoke civil wars (Ukraine) and assert the right of their puppet president to order the assassination of any person, including American citizens, without trial or even a hearing. The Obama administration has built up the infrastructure of a police state, greatly expanding the US spying apparatus and seeking to monitor and collect the telecommunications, email and Internet activities of virtually everyone on the planet.  Obama is now moving thousands of illegal aliens across the southern border of the US (being done illegally) and it is known that radical Islamists are filtering into the US this way as evidenced by prayer rugs and Korans found laying around the border of the US and Mexico.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is pushing for an investigation.  Not an investigation of the countless crimes committed by Obama and Clinton against humanity, international law, the US Constitution and basic democratic rights, but of the White House talking points on Benghazi.  On May 8, the House voted 233-186, along nearly party lines, to establish a select committee to investigate the incident.

Its not enough that the Zionist Mafia (Obama) violated our sovereignty, but they imported Al Qaeda to destabilize Libya and now they are killing off witnesses who can shed light on what really happened. There are so many different scenarios playing in the western media currently that it is difficult to discern the truth of any of these reports. Confusing? Not a coincidence. You can read more on the page Benghazigate and other updates in the archives of this blog.

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many thanks to J. Moriarty for editing this article

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Why the International Airport of Tripoli Closed down for three days.


Why the International Airport of Tripoli Closed down for three days.

We all know that Libya after the illegal war in 2011 is NOT the great success as declared by Obama but is a failed state that is a fact. What the Western Media neglects to report is that all Libyans are struggling against the ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS brought in by NATO, F.UK.US, QATAR, U.A.E. and SAUDI ARABIA. Before I conclude this article about the closing of the International airport of Tripoli, I would like to reiterate for my readers what has happened since the end of the ILLEGAL War up to and including today’s incident. 

The Israeli agreement signed and sealed by the phony entity NTC (National Transitional Council), which was put in place by NATO and F.UK.US to rule Libya forever.  This document gave the Mossad a permanent base of operations in the green mountain area of Libya. When I first tweeted this document other reporters (I do not claim to be a reporter just an activist and a fighter for the liberation of my country from the colonization done illegally by the west) tried to mock me by saying it is a false document and No Western Media has published it therefore, it does not exist.  This agreement was signed in Afghanistan. Here is the link which confirms: “The tribe’s security got this document from their people inside and I believe it came out of Afghanistan.” The document is written in Hebrew and is an agreement between the NATO puppet rebels and Israel. The agreement stated that Israel will arm and train the rebels until they take over Libya at which time Israel will be allowed to build a military base in the green mountain area in the east of Libya.“Israel-involvement-fake-revolution.  All of these conditions are being met and the location has been secured for Israel.

We the Libyan people are a very straight forward people. We were never fanatics about religion or politics. What we desire is security for our family, a good job, a home we could call our own and the ability to travel abroad. This we had before NATO blew up our country.  So what changed? Well the Illegal war for one, the imported mercenaries from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, U.A.E, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Tunis, Algiers, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, America, Israel, England and France. Now the F.UK.US are using the uneducated-poor in Libya as their patsies because they are cheaper than their own troops. They import these uneducated-poor-mercenaries whenever they want to overthrow a legitimate government. Any Arab country that does not voluntarily comply with the commands of the “one world order” Zionists is invaded. Here is a formal confirmation supporting my earlier statements about the mercenaries who are Al Qaeda: The Database Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that “Al Qaeda” is not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan”. Courtesy of World Affairs, a journal based in New Delhi, WMR can bring you an important excerpt from an Apr.-Jun. 2004 article by Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military intelligence.

“I first heard about Al-Qaida while I was attending the Command and Staff course in Jordan. I was a French officer at that time and the French Armed Forces had close contacts and cooperation with Jordan . . .

“Two of my Jordanian colleagues were experts in computers. They were air defense officers. Using computer science slang, they introduced a series of jokes about students’ punishment.

“For example, when one of us was late at the bus stop to leave the Staff College, the two officers used to tell us: ‘You’ll be noted in ‘Q eidat il-Maaloomaat’ which meant ‘You’ll be logged in the information database.’ Meaning ‘You will receive a warning . . .’ If the case was more severe, they would used to talk about ‘Q eidat i-Taaleemaat.’ Meaning ‘the decision database.’ It meant ‘you will be punished.’ For the worst cases they used to speak of logging in ‘Al Qaida.’

 The west has plans for us Libyans: Africa is a land mass that is a little more than 3 times the size of the United States.  The Africans north and south of Sahara must unite. The permanent tactic of the Europeans in general, and the British, in particular, is to divide and conquer. This is the standard operating procedure of imperialist/Zionists.  In Libya, the Zionist had been planning for decades to exploit the traditional Arab Libya.  I abhor the Zionist vision of Libya as a racist state. The Zionists invision the creation of Libya as a racist State, in the same way as South Africa was once a racist State. Number one fear of the Zionists has always been the unification all of Africa.

So now you have a better picture of what is happening in Libya. Libya is now being occupied by imported terrorist groups brought in, trained and financed by ISRAEL, USA, FRANCE AND BRITAIN: Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Sharaia, Misurata/Jewish Racist Rat Brigade and Daash which is under Abdelhakim Belhaj.  Belhaj is the only one who is a Libyan but he was in exile because Islamic Extremists were forbidden in Libya under the past government. Belhaj carries a BRITISH passport and has been caught with many other professionally prepared phony passports.  He was living in England when the US decided it was time to sent him back to Libya as a gift to the legitimate Jamahiriya government, but it was a trap. The US used all its influence with the UN to force the Jamahiriya government (for HUMANITARIAN REASONS) to release all prisoners in Libya who were claimed to be political prisoners but were in fact radical Islamist terrorists. All of those released were associated with Al Qaeda, Libyan Islamic fighting group (LIFG), and other extremist groups,  all of whom originate from the east Libyan town of Derna. The legitimate Jamahiriya government complied with this demand even though it was against the better judgment of the Late Leader. He capitulated with the UN demand because he was promised more freedoms in world business for the Libyan people.  The last prisoner was released in the first week of February 2011. This coincided with the resignation of Mustapha Abdeljalil from his job with the legitimate Libyan government.  

 Do you think this was a coincidence? I don’t think so!

Everything had been planned to the last detail. The master-planners did not calculate the HUMAN factor, this being that the Libyan people loved their country and supported their government by a factor of 85%. Libya is an ancient culture with one of the strongest support for family units in the world.  Those values are upheld by the tribal structure.  Libyan people are typically non confrontational, they enjoy strong belief in their God, but protect the every religion based on a book.  These are all the things that the Zionists cannot allow. They attempted to split Libya into THREE pieces to be shared with England, United States and France. This is why you see the attempt at forced independence of CYRENAICA which is Benghazi. Second division to be an area of the minority of the Amazigh or Tamazight known as Berbers; they are scattered between the regions of Zawiyah, Nalut and Gharyan. The area of northwest to be called TRIPOLITANIA and lastly the extremists want to make the city of Derna a radical Islamic emirate.  I have attached a map of Libya so that you can see the divisions.

 Political Map of Libya

 

MAP OF TRIBES

MAP OF TRIBES

Tribes Legend the numbers attached to the names of the tribes,  which connects to the map above.

When Benghazi tried to get its independence as Cyrenaica the rest of the Libyan population went against them, you can go to the archives of this blog to find more information. 

The Libyan people do not want to be divided, we do not want to live in fear, we do not want our wives and daughters raped. We are sick and tired from the 240 foreign & national militia’s who are financed by NATO/CIA/MOSSAD to cause chaos in Libya. We are sick with worry for all of our beloved sisters and brothers being illegally detained in militia-controlled detention centers, living under inhumane conditions. These centers are holding nearly 40,000 people without access to the justice system, and some 2 million civilians still remain forcibly displaced  or in exile as a result of the illegal war in 2011.

Since NATO began its destruction of Libya in March 2011until today, I don’t think any legitimate Libyan has had a peaceful night.  The legitimate Libyan people suffered continuous bombings for 8 months during the NATO attacks in 2011 (I am surprised any of us are still alive). After NATO accomplished the destruction of Libya it left 250,000 psychopathic mercenaries to finish the destruction of Libya. These mercenaries formed militias (armed gangs). These militias are always fighting each other and of course there is collateral damage.  In April of 2014, the calculated death toll since NATO started its destruction of Libya is over 600,000; most were civilians.

As I stated before the master-planners failed to calculate the Human factor – the love of our country. Today there is a Green Resistance and day by day it’s getting stronger as more Libyans are realizing or waking up and joining the resistance against the militias and the foreign occupiers. The tribes in exile are assisting were ever they can to help the resistance. Many “self exiled” Libyans are returning to assist. Each and every one of us is giving a helping hand.  We will never stop loving our country even if we have to die to save it.

On the 12th of this month there was a meeting with the main militias to decide who control’s what. After the militias agreed they shook their hands and left. The Misurata militia, Tajoura, Janzour brigade 27, Souk Juma and Daash initiated an attack on the 13th of July, against the Zintan tribal fighters and the International airport of Tripoli. The reason for this attack was because the Daash militia which belongs to Belhaj, lost control of the military airport called Mitiga. Belhaj’s control of Mitiga allowed Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE to smuggle arms, alcohol and money into Libya.  In return, Belhaj and his crew would repay them with Human trafficking of children and women.  With the loss of Mitiga airport to the government,  Belhaj and his criminal associates are left with only one airport in Misurata which is not sufficient for all their illegal activities. These militia’s are attempting to put Tripoli under siege, but as I said before the Human factor is always foiling their schemes.  The Zintan tribe, although they are not my favorite tribe, are probably the most proficient Libyan fighters, they are more humane and apparently they do love Libya. They are always on alert. When the “militia mafia” fighters of Misurata, Daash, Tajoura, Zanjur , Souk Juma  attacked the Zintan, they were in for a very big surprise, they were soundly beaten back.

Many thanks for the editing of the above article by J. Moriarty 

“We are publishing the reports of the secret security officers of the Libyan intelligence regarding the meetings of the Muslim Brotherhood and the armed mafia in collaboration with the terrorist elements from Daash (Belhaj). This report shows the brutal schemes (collusion) of these criminals to attack the legitimate Libyan army who are working to bring back the dignity and security of Libya. A copy of their plan has been leaked and we have posted it below. This report shows what is happening today in Tripoli because of NATO’s illegal actions in 2011and its results in detail. A copy of the original plan was delivered to the head of Libyan intelligence by hand.”

 

Libya: 6 dead and 25 injured in clashes in Tripoli 13.07.2014 According to sources with the Ministry of Health of Libya today announced the arrival of 9 dead and 30 wounded to hospitals in the Libyan capital of Tripoli as a result of fighting between militias from Misurata and the Zintan in several areas of Tripoli, the source added that the cases of wounded, ranging from moderate to serious .

Libyan Civil Aviation announced the closure of the airport in Tripoli for 3 days 14/07/2014 Libyan Civil Aviation announced that it will be shut down the Tripoli International Airport for three days. Also added that travelers stranded abroad will run flights from Misurata to bring these passengers.

Video: of Tripoli clashes between militias the Zintan and Misurata 13/07/2014

Sound of clashes Palace bin Ghashir between militias Misurata and the Zintan 13/07/2014

Ongoing clashes to control the airport in Tripoli between forces from Misurata and the Zintan

Video the Zintan forces arrived at dawn today to Tripoli airport

Confessions of Abdul Hamid Issa one centrist leaders shield after his arrest

 for the attack to the international airport of Tripoli.

The killing of Abdel Moneim hunting leading of Ninewa operations room of rebel militias by the Zintan

 

Suleiman Shatwan was killed, he is the leader of the battalion “Big” in Misurata clashes of Tripoli 13/07/2014 sources reported the death of Suleiman Shatwan leadership of “Big battalion” in Misurata. The death of Shatwan came after his injuries in today’s battles in the vicinity of the airport in Tripoli.

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The death of Solomon Chitwan

Images of militias Salah Badi corpses

Gharyan military council confirms clashed with a convoy of Zintan gate of Abi Shaybah 13/07/2014 The head of the military council of Gharyan Chenkadh key “to the website ambiance” The clashes capabilities at noon today gate of of the Council area Iboshibh between forces loyal to them and the military convoy coming from the city of the Zintan heading to Tripoli four people injured during the clashes belonging to the forces of the military council of Gharyan.

Video: Statement of the people of the city of the Zintan on the events in Tripoli

Jewish Messiah to lead Libya?


Jewish Messiah to lead Libya?

 

In November 2011, French Jewish scholar and close friend of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy (a Crypto Jew) and present Jewish president Hollande, told members of the Council of Jewish Organization of France that he convinced Sarkozy to invade Libya because Qaddafi had become a threat to Israel.

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What I have done all these months, I did as a Jew. And like all the Jews of the world, I was worried. Despite legitimate anxiety is an uprising to be welcomed with favor, we were dealing with one of the worst enemy of Israel,” said Levy.

Libyan-born Swiss citizen, Abdul Basit Igtet 43, has announced his plan to become Libya’s next president to replace the current president Nouri Abu Sahmain. Igtet’s father had embezzled millions of taxpayers’ money and was put in jail where he died under Qaddafi regime.

Basit and Sara Igtet at their Manhattan home with infant daughter, Safia. (Photo Credit: Jeffrey Clark Grossman)

Basit and Sara Igtet at their Manhattan home with infant daughter, Safia.

On December 5, 1013, Forbes’ Carrie Sheffield, a “scholar” at Israel lobby AEI, heaped great praise over Igtet, saying:Igtet, a successful businessman, wants to redesign his homeland (where he did not live for the last 20 years). Igtet believes he can transform his country of six million people from the brink of civil war into a crown jewel of northern Africa (Libya held that title under Qaddafi leadership).”

Naturally, Zionist Sheffield could not tell her readers where and how Igtet inherited such a large fortune. Abdul Basit Igtet is married to whisky baroness,Sarah Bronfman. She is daughter of Jewish billionaire Edgar Bronfman, former president of World Jewish Congress and an anti-Muslim, anti-Blacks racist Jew.

Edgar’s father, Samuel, had built his fortune in the Prohibition era, when liquor was made illegal in America. He had bought the Seagram distillery inCanada, and all through the 1920s Bronfman pumped out a poisonous rotgut swill that was loaded into boats on Lake Erie and dumped in Detroit and around America. A mob of Detroit Jews called the “Purple Gang” ran the enterprise on the American side. Bronfman’s friend, the notorious gangster Meyer Lansky (Jewish), put it like this: “Sam Bronfman was bootlegging’ enough whiskey across the Canadian border to double the size of Lake Erie. It was no wonder that [they referred to] Lake Erie as ‘the Jewish lake.’” In that time, illegal liquor in America grossed $300 million a year and “employed” 50,000 people. In Detroit, the racket was 3 times larger than the city’s chemical industry, 8 times the size of its heating appliance industry, and 10 times that of its tobacco industry; it was second only to the manufacturing of automobiles! America had 200,000 illegal saloons and Bronfman tried to force his whiskey into every last one of them. His only real competition was yet another Jew named Lewis Rosenstien, who had bought up about thirty distilleries to compete with Seagram’s.

And liquor was only the tip of that iceberg. According to Israeli scholar Robert Rockaway, fifty percent of the leading bootleggers were Jews, andJewish criminals financed and directed much of the nation’s narcotics traffic.” Rockaway further states that these Jewish criminals were seen by American Jews as “folk heroes” because they used their underworld wealth to finance Jewish institutions, including the state of Israel. Read more here.
The tragedy for Edgar Bronfman (actually a great victory for temperance and sobriety) is reminiscent of Revelation’s prophecy that the Great Harlot Israel, bedecked with jewels and clothed in scarlet will, in one hour, be overthrown and utterly desolated – by treachery from within by her lover, theanti-Christ false messiah,” wrote Rev. Ted Pike on August 1, 2012. Read full article here.

During the war dubbed “Operation Freedom Falcon,” initiated in March of 2011, the US, its European allies and NATO launched over 26,000 sorties against targets inside Libya, including the savage carpet bombing of Tripoli and Sirte. The US-led war was fraudulently presented by the US government and various Jewish lobby groups.

After the defeat and murder of Qaddafi, the US and NATO oversaw the installation of a weak Libyan government run by the pro-West Salaafi militias and US intelligence assets that has done nothing to resolve the ever more desperate situation facing the population as a result of the US bombing. The ZOGs claim that the 2011 war was fought to support a democratic revolution to overthrow Gaddafi was as big a lie as the 19 Arab hijackers with knife-cutters flew planes into WTC.

 

 

source: rehmat1.com

Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East?


 

Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East?

by Bill Van Auken

“The United States of America is not responsible for what happened in Libya, nor is it responsible for what is happening in Iraq today,” Secretary of State John Kerry declared at a Cairo news conference held in the midst of his recent crisis tour of the Middle East.

As Kerry spoke, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and a growing Sunni insurgency were consolidating their grip over the north and west of Iraq, including the country’s borders with Syria and Jordan. Upwards of a million Iraqis had been displaced by the fighting, and thousands had been killed in the mounting sectarian slaughter.

Libya is in a state of complete collapse, with continuous fighting between rival militias, a government that exists in name only, oil production down by at least 80 percent, and over a million ****(unfortunately its over 3 million) people forced to flee the country’s violence. Many thousands ****(over 70 thousand) are incarcerated in a network of prisons run by armed groups that practice systematic torture.

Kerry’s statement merely made official the steady drumbeat from the political establishment and the media since the situation in Iraq turned into a complete debacle: “The US bears no responsibility.”

Typical was the commentary by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, a “human rights” imperialist who was a vocal proponent of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. He wrote: “The debacle in Iraq isn’t President Obama’s fault. It’s not the Republicans’ fault… overwhelmingly, it’s the fault of the Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki.” ***(Really? Maliki is the puppet of the USA so how is it his fault?)

Maliki, the stooge put in power and kept there by the US occupation, is made the fall guy.

Thomas Friedman, the Times’ foreign affairs columnist, wrote Sunday that Maliki is an “arsonist,” who, “the minute America left Iraq,” deliberately unleashed mayhem. This is the same Friedman who in 2003 declared that the US invaded Iraq “because we could,” spoke proudly of US troops going house-to-house and ordering Iraqis to “suck on this,” and declared that he had “no problem with a war for oil.”

Listening to the chorus of statements insisting that the US has no responsibility for the deepening tragedy inflicted upon the people of Iraq and Libya, one is reminded of nothing so much as the Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg, from Hermann Göring on down, rising one-by-one in the dock to declare themselves “not guilty.”

What are the crimes for which Kerry and so many others in the ruling establishment insist Washington bears no responsibility?

The description that they used for their own actions at the time was “shock and awe,” the unleashing of colossal destructive force upon a society already shattered by a decade of sadistic US sanctions. Killing hundreds of thousands of people and turning millions into refugees, the US war and occupation destroyed every institution of Iraqi society, while Washington deliberately fomented sectarian divisions as a means of overcoming Iraqi nationalism. The country’s deposed ruler, Saddam Hussein, was tried by a drumhead court and unceremoniously executed.

All of this was justified with warnings about the imminent threat from “weapons of mass destruction” and ties between Baghdad and Al Qaeda. As the whole world now knows, it was all lies.

There were no WMDs and there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq until US imperialism overthrew the country’s government and tore its social fabric to pieces. In fact, there was no Al Qaeda at all before Washington set about inciting a bloody war by right-wing Islamists in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

In Libya and now in Syria, the Obama administration abandoned the “war on terrorism” pretext for an equally cynical and fraudulent justification for regime-change: “human rights.” In Libya, the US and NATO heavily bombed the country while organizing and arming Islamist-led militias in a sectarian war that destroyed all of the existing governmental and social structures. As in Iraq, it ended its war with the brutal murder of the country’s secular leader, Muammar Gaddafi.

Washington is carrying out a similar war for regime-change in Syria, backing Sunni Islamist and sectarian militias that are led by ISIS, the same force that has overrun much of Iraq. The US hopes to end this war with the assassination of a third secular Arab head of state, Bashar al-Assad.

Just last week, Obama proposed to funnel $500 million in arms to the Syrian “rebels”—weapons that everyone knows will end up in the hands of ISIS, which the US is supposedly committed to defeating in Iraq.

As the contradictions and deceptions of Washington’s policy become ever more glaring, US officials simply act as though the American people won’t notice, or will believe anything. Or, for that matter, they won’t see that $500 million can be conjured up instantly to pay for a criminal war, while working people are being told “there is no money” for health care, education, housing or jobs.

The destruction that the US oligarchs have wrought in the Middle East, with all of its terrible human consequences, is the external manifestation of their destructive role within the US itself—smashing up the country’s manufacturing base, turning its economy into a gambling casino for financial parasites, destroying the jobs and living standards of millions of people. With no answers to the growing crisis at home, they turn to violence abroad, only compounding the catastrophes they have created overseas.

The “not responsibles” and “not guilties” from Kerry, Kristof, Friedman and the other advocates and apologists for American military aggression won’t wash. US imperialism is responsible for terrible crimes against humanity.

Yet no one has been held accountable. Not those in Washington—Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell, et al.—who conspired to wage a war of aggression; not those in the current administration, from Obama on down, who conspired to shield their predecessors and continue the same predatory policies; not the military brass who carried out the war; not the private contractors who enriched themselves off of it; not the lying media that helped foist the war onto the American public; not the cowardly and conformist academics who justified and went along with it.

Together, they are responsible for the catastrophes that have been inflicted upon the peoples of Iraq, Libya and Syria.

Why is Turkey becoming a target in Libya?


 

Why is Turkey becoming a target in Libya?

by Sami Kohen

Men stand in front of the Turkish Consulate in Benghazi, May 19, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)

 

ISIS’s seizing the Turkish Consulate in Mosul and taking hostage scores of consulate personnel and Turkish truck drivers was the most dramatic assault ever against a Turkish diplomatic mission and its citizens. Sadly, Turkish missions and citizens have been becoming targets of multitude of quarters, the latest being in Libya when 250 Turks working there were given a 48-hour ultimatum to leave the country.

Retired Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who has rebelled against the government and already controls the eastern regions of the country, has accused the Turks and Qataris of acting against his rule and engaging in espionage. Newspapers in Benghazi reported that people have been angered by Turkey’s attitude, therefore Turks had to leave.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called these claims “baseless and wrong” and said the legitimate ***(what legitimate government the 3%) government in Tripoli was responsible for defending the Turks against Hifter’s accusations. But in the end, Turkey had to evacuate these Turks.

Because of hot news from Syria and Iraq, events in Libya have been largely ignored despite the acute turmoil in the country. Hifter has the support of the army, police and most of the tribes. Clashes between forces loyal to him and the Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood, are continuing. The central government has become irrelevant.

It is not easy to predict how this struggle between rival forces will end, but for the time being Hifter controls most of the country. His decision to expel Turks and Qataris is one indicator of his standing. Although allegations used for this decision could be challenged as baseless and false, one has to wonder why there is such a perception among those controlling the country. It means that Turkey has given them the impression of taking sides against them in the raging political struggle for power in Libya.

The expulsion of Turkish nationals makes our Libya policy problematic. It is yet another sign of how Turkey is losing the gains made by Turkish diplomacy in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. After Syria, Egypt and Iraq, now Libya has become a country of problems for Turkey.

Of course, unexpected developments in those countries have played some part in this situation, but one cannot ignore the role of some wrong policies the Ankara government has pursued.

It is certainly imperative to correctly diagnose why all these countries once known as friends are now targeting Turkey.