THE ATTACK IN BENGHAZI LAYS BARE MANY NASTY THINGS.
They should have listened to Saif’s speech Monday 21/03/2011 where it was stated the following:
A timely comment:The film which has brought about the protests in Libya and Egypt was produced by an Israeli-American real estate developer, Sam Bacile, who called Islam "a cancer". Should not the production and distribution of a film denigrating the Prophet be treated as a hate crime, punishable by law? The guy plainly acknowledged he produced the film to protect Israel, and has gone into hiding. It is the Ambassador to Libya and his three associates who had to pay for Bacile's idiocy with their lives. And of course NATO intervened in Libya to promote democracy and human rights! The blowback has come even more quickly than anyone anticipated.Basem Khader
Killing of US ambassador in Libya is yet more blowback for western intervention
- 12 September 2012
- Chris Nineham
Instead of learning the lessons from the last decade of endless war, Barack Obama, David Cameron and their Nato allies are threatening more war against Syria and Iran.
By Chris Nineham
Stop the War Coalition
12 September 2012
Storming of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, 11/09/12
THE NEWS OF the killing of the US ambassador in Libya along with several other US officials shows how hollow is the West's triumphalism over last year's operation to remove Colonel Gadhafi.
We were led to believe that the West's military operation, which started with a humanitarian 'no fly zone' and morphed quickly into a massive air assault on pro-Ghadafi forces -- killing tens of thousands -- would bring democracy to the country. Instead it has left the country decimated, ethnically divided, and with a strong strain of anti western feeling. The Libyan Observatory for Human Rights says, "The human rights situation in Libya now is far worse than under the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi."
The film which has sparked protests in Libya and Cairo -- called the Innocence of Muslims -- was clearly a deliberate provocation. Made in the United States by two film makers with deeply anti-Islamic views -- one of them an Israeli American -- it claims Mohammed was a fraud, and dresses up a series of insults against him as revelations.
The makers of the film are clearly in part responsible for the deaths of the first US ambassador to be killed in over two decades and three members of his staff.But the virulent Islamophobia portrayed in their film has also been a prominent feature of the 'war on terror' for the past eleven years. And the widespread anti-western sentiment across the Middle East and North Africa is the legacy of the political and social chaos generated by the brutal wars that the West has pursued against Muslim countries.
The attack in Benghazi shows how futile and damaging western intervention is. The disintigration into a new tyrrany in Iraq, the disastrous war in Afghanistan, the destabalising of Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia by illegal drone attacks, show how everywhere the US and its allies intervene, the only result is mass slaughter and destruction, making the world ever more unstable and insecure.
Yet instead of learning the lessons from the last decade of endless war, Barack Obama, David Cameron and their Nato allies are threatening more war against Syria and Iran. Which is why the anti-war movement must continue to campaign against all western intervention in other people's countries, and for all foreign troops to leave.
Libya: Sad, but Crude Reality
"Being dragged through the streets and murdered like Muammar al-Gaddafi by the same "peaceful protestors" that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, ABC News, NBC News, Fox News, CNN News, CBS News, FRANCE 24 English, BBC World News and CBC News supported. What goes around really does come back around. Enjoy!"
With Brett Rogers
Queue the hypocritical reactions to the murder of US ambassador in Libya
September 12, 2012 by AnonAF
The American consulate in Benghazi attacked by rebels Salafi
Source: ALGERIA ISP
ALGERIA ISP / Libya According Elmokawama, clashes have broken at the consulate U.S. Benghazi. Gunmen, rebels Salafis have taken assault the American consulate.
Assailants burned a car that was in the garden of the consulate. They stole the entire contents of the consulate.
An American was killed and dragged through the streets.
Assailants have protested against the film offensive to Islam.
Which is weird, they work well with rebels to destroy the predators Libyan and assassinate the Libyan leader.
A car burned in American Consulate
A rebel who steals items from the Consulate
One American killed and stripped and dragged through the street
(*** This would never had happened with the Jamahirya so Obama lump it! 3 of your people is nothing compared to what we have lost and mainly children! Your’s and your country’s greed is costing you these lives! )
US ambassador, consul among 4 killed in militia attack on Benghazi consulate
Published: 12 September, 2012, 13:05
Edited: 12 September, 2012, 19:18
A vehicle (R) and the surround buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.(AFP Photo / STR) Video from doualia.com(11.1Mb) embed video
The US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed when local militia assaulted Washington's consulate in Benghazi. President Barack Obama has condemned the attack.
Reports from various sources paint an unclear picture of the circumstances surrounding Ambassador John Christopher Steven's death.
A group of extremist militia members stormed Benghazi's US consulate on Tuesday night. Stevens may not have been killed in the Tuesday night assault, however, but rather when a second mob attacked his motorcade as it was leaving Benghazi Wednesday morning, the Guardian said.
Libyan officials alleged that Islamist militants fired rockets at Steven's car, killing him and three other embassy staffers. Witnesses cited by local media claimed that members of the hardline Islamist group Ansar Al-Sharia were among the ranks of the attackers.
President Obama and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen have roundly condemned the attack, and mourned Steven's death.
"Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi," Obama said in a statement.
"We apologise to the United States, the people and to the whole world for what happened," interim Libyan president Mohammed Magarief said in a news conference. "We confirm that no one will escape from punishment and questioning."
The US diplomatic facility in eastern Libya was evacuated following violent clashes, and a horde of militia members then stormed the building and torched it.
Tunisian Salafis are now calling for an attack on their country's US embassy, Tunisian media outlets said. Salafis militants had previously attempted to attack the embassy, but were repelled by security forces. Many in the region believe another attack is imminent.
President Obama has ordered increased security for US diplomatic personnel around the world, and a Marine fleet anti-terrorist security team has been dispatched to Libya to boost security.
Film mocking Muhammad sparks violence, worldwide anger among Muslims
The outbreak of violence is part of global Islamic outrage against the American amateur film 'Innocence of Muslims,' which was deemed offensive to the Prophet Muhammad. Similar attacks took place at the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
The independent film was allegedly produced and directed by Sam Bacile, a 56 year-old Israeli-American real estate developer. According to Ynet, Bacile said he raised $5 million from about 100 Jewish donors, whom he declined to identify. On the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, controversial pastor Terry Jones released a video promoting the film, which portrays the Prophet in what he described as a "satirical" manner.
A vehicle and the surrounding area are engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.(AFP Photo / STR)
The attack may also be a retaliatory tactic by Gaddafi loyalists for the arrest of the regime’s former Intelligence Chief Abdullah al-Senussi, journalist Zaid Benjamin’s wrote on Twitter.
Al-Senussi was extradited from Mauritania to Tripoli on September 5. The International Federation for Human Rights called on Libyan authorities to send al-Senussi to the International Criminal Court, concerned that a trial in the country would not be open and transparent.
An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.(AFP Photo / STR)
Ambassador Stevens was born in northern California in 1960.
He was first sent to Libya in June 2007 as deputy chief of the country’s US mission, and then served as chargé d’affaires at the Tripoli embassy until 2009.
Stevens returned to Libya in April 2011, arriving on a cargo ship. The US government sent him to rebel headquarters in Benghazi to serve as a special representative to the Libyan National Transitional Council.
In March 2012, Stevens was named the US ambassador to Libya.
A vehicle sits smoldering in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.(AFP Photo / STR)
A man walks inside the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi September 12, 2012.(Reuters / Esam Al-Fetori)
An interior view of the damage at the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi September 12, 2012.(Reuters / Esam Al-Fetori)
John Christopher Stevens, US ambassador to Libya, shakes hands with Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil (R) after presenting his credentials during a meeting in Tripoli, June 7, 2012.(AFP Photo / Mahmud Turkia)http://rt.com/news/us-ambassador-libya-killed-946/
U.S. to send Marines to Libya to bolster security: official
(Reuters) - The United States is dispatching a Marine fleet anti-terrorist security team to boost security in Libya after an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
No further details were immediately available.
Late on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. diplomats were killed in a rocket attack on their car, Libyan and U.S. officials said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film that was said to have mocked the prophet of Islam.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he directed his administration "to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe."
(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-libya-ambassador-marines-idUSBRE88B0UD20120912
Source: ALGERIA ISP
ALGERIA ISP / According Yawm 17 February Thida Fi Libya, American soldiers en-route to Libya Benghazi.
The American embassy in Tripoli closed its doors.
A German plane was targeted by gunfire in the same base. This aircraft had carried the body of the consul and American diplomats.
Security has been strengthened at the military airport in Benghazi Benina. Foreign diplomatic delegations begin to evacuate Benghazi.http://libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.com/2012/09/12/libya-american-soldiers-are-en-route-to-benghazi-12-september-2012/ Hunting them or hiring them for their war on Syria?
U.S. Sending Drones to Hunt Libyan Attackers
CNN reports that the United States will send unmanned drones to Libya to look for jihadist camps, as the White House now accepts the belief that the Benghazi attack was the premeditated work of terrorists. U.S. officials say the attack was not a direct assassination attempt on Ambassador Christopher Stevens, but that used the otherwise peaceful protest of an anti-Muslim film as a diversion to infiltrate the area and then strike the compound.
Nic Robertson of CNN reports that the top suspects are the Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades, named after the infamous "Blind Sheikh", who is currently in jail for orchestrating the original 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The group has claimed responsiblity for previous attacks in the Benghazi area and even attacked the same diplomatic offices back in June. On September 11, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called for new attacks to avenge the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi, who had been the No. 2 man in the Libyan Brigade.
The U.S. has previously flown surveillance missions over the Benghazi area in the search for terrorist camps, but has not launched any attacks using the drones, leaving that to Libya forces. However, given the failure of Libyan security at the embassy, it's possible that U.S. military will take action, should any groups be found that can be tied to the attack.Want to add to this story? Let us know in comments or send an email to the author at email@example.com. You can share ideas for stories on the Open Wire.
US deploying warships to Libyan coast – reports
USS McFaul Guided Missile Destroyer (AFP Photo)
American officials have said that the Pentagon is sending two warships toward the coast of Libya, the Associated Press reports. Earlier, the US announced it was sending 50 Marines to Libya to reinforce security at American diplomatic facilities.
The move comes in the aftermath of an attack on US the consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three members of his staff.
The USS Laboon moved to a position off the coast Wednesday, and the USS McFaul is en route to arrive to its destination within days. Sources say that the vessels are equipped with Tomahawk missiles but are not scheduled for deployment yet, giving the commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by President Obama.
The destroyers have crews totaling about 300. American drones also were expected to join the hunt for potential targets. They would be part of "a stepped-up, more focused search" for a specific insurgent cell that may have been behind the attack, the official told the CNN.
The drones are expected to survey militant encampments over the North African country before handing over the information to the Libyan leadership to strike any targets.
Earlier, a special task force of 50 Marines group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team was deployed to the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
A rebel who participated in the attack on the American consulate
Source: ALGERIA ISP
ALGERIA ISP / According Yawm 17 February Thida Fi Libya, the rebels took part in the attack American consulate in Benghazi. He used an RPG inside the consulate. He has published on his Facebook page his joy in attacking the consulate.
The release of rebel battalion “Ansar Sharia.” They welcomed the attack on the American consulate.
Al-Qaeda, CIA armed wing, sodomized and killed U.S. ambassador in Libya, creating an excuse for the final military intervention in Africa
The U.S. embassy in Benghazi was attacked by the mercenaries alqaedisti armed by NATO last year, and the U.S. ambassador to Libya has been sodomized before being killed by these terrorists, who had yesterday staged a protest against the offensive film against the Prophet Muhammad, who had been released in the U.S. a few days ago.
Al-Qaeda, CIA armed branch, sodomizing and killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya, is creating the pretext for U.S. final military intervention in Africa?
The American intelligence services have sacrificed, on 9/11 many years ago, thousands of their citizens to create an excuse for military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yesterday, 11/9, have they repeated the intelligence operation to clone the project in north Africa?
Do U.S./CIA hope to do the same in Syria? That ‘s why they arm terrorists and mercenaries of al-Qaeda in Syria?
We believe so, but history always reserves many surprises…
September 11, 2012
Anger Over a Film Fuels Anti-American Attacks in Libya and Egypt
CAIRO — Protesters angry over an amateurish American-made video denouncing Islam attacked the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, killing a State Department officer, while Egyptian demonstrators stormed over the fortified walls of the United States Embassy here.
On the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the assaults were a violent reminder that the changes sweeping the region have hardly dispelled the rage against the United States that still smolders in pockets around the Arab world.
The mobs were set off by Egyptian media reports about a 14-minute trailer for the video, called “Innocence of Muslims,” that was released on the Web. The trailer opens with scenes of Egyptian security forces standing idle as Muslims pillage and burn the homes of Egyptian Christians. Then it cuts to cartoonish scenes depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a child of uncertain parentage, a buffoon, a womanizer, a homosexual, a child molester and a greedy, bloodthirsty thug.
The trailer was uploaded to YouTube by Sam Bacile, whom The Wall Street Journal Web site identified as a 52-year old Israeli-American real estate developer in California. He told the Web site he had raised $5 million from 100 Jewish donors to make the film. “Islam is a cancer,” Mr. Bacile was quoted as saying.
The video gained international attention when a Florida pastor began promoting it along with his own proclamation of Sept. 11 as “International Judge Muhammad Day.”
In a statement on Tuesday, the pastor, Terry Jones of Gainesville, Fla., called the film “an American production, not designed to attack Muslims but to show the destructive ideology of Islam” and said it “further reveals in a satirical fashion the life of Muhammad.”
He said the embassy and consulate attacks illustrated that Muslims “have no tolerance for anything outside of Muhammad” and called Islam “a total deception.”
Mr. Jones inspired deadly riots in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011 by first threatening to burn copies of the Koran and then burning one in his church. He also once reportedly hanged President Obama in effigy.
In Benghazi on Tuesday, protesters with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the United States Consulate and set it on fire, Libyan officials said. Some news reports said American guards inside the consulate had fired their weapons, and a brigade of Libyan security forces arriving on the scene had battled the