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Benghazi Libya US Embassy Attack, Explosive Breaking Details from Arab Press on Anti US Attack of I read a lot of news and i think i can detect what is sensational these articles seem to state a lot of the current thoughts in the Arab press - that are not discussed so matter of factly in the Western press - or some sites that specialize in wild rumors

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«Battle of Benghazi, this is what could be called the Libyan capital witnessed the second, after protesters stormed the embassy and burned, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three Americans, in an attack coinciding with the United States commemorate September 11.

 In the atheist th of September, Americans were on a date with a setback new, this time in Libya, where swept hundreds of Libyans consulate in Benghazi, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three U.S. personnel in protest against the film U.S. offensive to the Prophet Muhammad, is indifferent as reported by Americans for help Libya on freedom from Muammar Gaddafi's regime, but on the contrary, though the Libyans were chanting yesterday mantra «hell America.

 Multiple accounts of the attack, some of which are attributed to the followers of al-Qaeda, particularly Ansar Sharia, especially in the presence of this group in the Middle Libyan Open on the Egyptian border. Others attributed the attack to «ousted the former regime», also accused other groups of former rebels, questioning the entry Islamic currents on the line, as carried Interior Ministry Americans part of the responsibility. 
 reported security sources in Benghazi's «News» that «what happened came at the hands of young not Madlgin, have no link to Ansar al-Sharia nor Brigades Misurata and Zintan rebels, noting that the protesters who set off towards the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, on Tuesday evening to protest the display bar offend the Prophet Mohammed, are affected by what happened in Egypt of reaction American film, and moved on this basis. Regarding the presence of the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, the source said Stevens was supposed to make an official visit to the «capital rebels» yesterday, but he went there on the eve of the visit, and his presence is declared, and when burned consulate was in pajamas and suffocated from the smoke. As they entered the youth was found dead. The sources for the presence of a weapon in the hands of some of the protesters, noting that it was burning consulate RPG shells.

 However, other novel has been circulating in the media, pointed out that the ambassador was to sexually assault him before killing him. She explained that «ambassador was killed and his body representation in a way similar to what happened with Gaddafi.

 The official story has come on the tongue and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior in the eastern region, and Nice Sharef, who announced at a press conference yesterday in Benghazi that supporters of the former regime attacked the consulate in Benghazi medium weapons, pointing out that the attack took place in two phases, led first to the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, choked with smoke, as well as staff member killed and another injured.

 He pointed to «the occurrence of a security breach seriously we did not expect after the transfer of U.S. citizens and their insurance in the second stage at the close of the Consulate», adding that «a special team gunman came to the consulate to the poll and then went to the headquarters of a believer who devoted nationals Americans, which meant it killed two other Americans and wounding 12 to 14 others. Sharef noted that «there are people with precedents and criminals or those who seek to sedition and seek to destabilize the security situation, infiltrated the center of the protesters on the film abuser of the Prophet in front of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to implement their goals.

 But he stressed that the events evolved and increased tension in the vicinity of the consulate, after the elements of the American consulate escorts opened fire from inside the consulate at the demonstrators, who said that their intentions were initially dropped the American flag and peaceful protest without storming the consulate. He added that the fire from inside the consulate further angering the protesters, Vaguethmoua consulate building, killing Americans embassy staff, noting that he subsequently ordered the withdrawal of security force Libyan which had been guarding the U.S. Consulate in an attempt to inject the blood of the Libyans, and not what happened before Italian Consulate in 2006. He Sharef that a serious security breach that occurred in the second time exploited by the ousted regime, pointing to the receipt of a message stating that the perpetrators of the attack «protesters on the arrest of former intelligence chief Abdullah Senoussi. Sharef said he was the transfer of the rest of the U.S. citizens totaling 32 people, in addition to the four dead bodies to the airport, and there was to identify the dead, including the U.S. ambassador, as quoted by the Libyan news agency (and the). Download Sharef U.S. consulate part of the responsibility for the attack, because they «did not withdraw its personnel or insurance status, despite the alerts that have reported, that there are people armed with before.

 In turn, the newspaper Al Watan Libyan »« battalion group of supporters of Sharia in the city of Benghazi attacked Tuesday evening, the U.S. Consulate in the city, and set them on fire to protest the showing of the film is offensive to the Prophet. But supporters of Sharia battalion denied responsibility for the incident, in the words of its spokesman, Hani Al-Mansouri, who explained that the battalion did not participate in what it calls the name of the Popular gift to support the Islamic religion as a separate entity.But a spokesman stressed that the battalion mockery of the laws of Islam «response should be (it) a decisive and uncompromising.The Muslim Brotherhood condemned the Libyan incident, and expressed disapproval of the abuse to the person of the Prophet Muhammad on the pretext of freedom of expression.

 The Libyan authorities have been directed finger to supporters of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and former al-Qaeda of being behind the attack. The head of the National Congress (parliament) Mohammed Maqrif, in a press conference in Tripoli, «what happened yesterday to coincide with the September 11, has a clear meaning.

 The Maqrif apology «the United States and the American people after the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three other American staff.

 Also, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Jamahiriya «condolences and sympathy to the Government and people of the United States of America and the families of victims of the cowardly attack that targeted the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, according to Wal».

 The ministry stressed that «this cowardly attack can not be justified in any way, and is completely contrary to the teachings of Islam, and contrary to the international charters and norms and diplomacy, and incompatible with the right of expression and peaceful demonstration.


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The post-Gaddafi Libya is Not Real

TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2012 10:03 JEN ALIC
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Lybia_oil_industryWASHINGTON DC (IDN) - People often ask me why the West doesn't attempt a Libya-style intervention in Syria. After all, things are going so well in Libya. Oil production is up. But oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it wasliberated.

Last Wednesday (September 12), US envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed along with three other American diplomats in a rocket attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

What about the oil, that global elixir? Well, the violence will not bode well for Libya's production ambitions, coming at a time when the country looked prepared for a boost in output and was banking on this for economic growth.

Security was already dubious at best, and now international oil companies will be more reluctant than ever. Those that are already there – Germany's Wintershall AG, Italy's Eni and France's Total – will be seeking to beef up security and have already started sending some of their workers home.

If the picture was not clear from the onset of the post-Gaddafi atmosphere, it certainly came into focus earlier this summer when protests over parliamentary elections forced the temporary closure of the el-Sider oil terminal, the country's biggest.

Anyone who thinks that Libya will be a secure oil frontier after the formation of a new government next summer is mistaken. The road to destruction runs from Afghanistan to Benghazi (incidentally, the oil-producing region), branching off to southern Iraq and Pakistan's tribal regions.

So, you ask, what about the controversial anti-Islamic movie apparently put together by an Israeli-American real estate developer with too much time on his hands?

According to Jellyfish Operations – a private intelligence and analysis boutique that has spent much time dissecting the intervention in Libya and the conflict in Syria – the anti-Islamic movie is a red herring in all of this.

Speaking to Oilprice.com, Jellyfish President Michael Bagley said that while the movie is being upheld as the root cause of the intensifying protests and the death of the US envoy to Libya, it has only served to give added momentum to another more important development.

The real catalyst

"The key to all of this is al-Qaeda's second in command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, who was killed by a US drone attack in Waziristan on 4 June," Bagley said. "The real catalyst for the attack in Libya and the unrest that has spread to Yemen, was a lengthy video released by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, marking the anniversary of 9/11 and admitting to the death of al-Libi, who is Libyan."

"This was a very powerful call to avenge al-Libi's death," Bagley said, "and it came only 24 hours before the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi."

To put this into perspective, let's reminisce a bit about al-Libi, whose past is a roller coaster, enemy-foe ride with the US.

Al-Libi was captured in the "war on terrorism" in Afghanistan in 2002 and held for three years in Kabul's high-security Bagram prison. Against all odds, he escaped in 2005.

In 2011 he resurfaced again, but this time as a friend to Washington who had decided that it was no longer friends with Gaddafi, despite all the efforts leading up to this to rebuild relations after that nasty Lockerbie business and all the sanctions. So here is al-Libi again, but this time around his terrorist inclinations are a bonus rather than a liability: He fights alongside intervention forces to oust Gaddafi.

With Gaddafi gone, al-Libi once again became a liability so he was taken out by a drone in Pakistan.

This brings us back to the present, with al-Zawahiri on the rampage and Libyan's wise to their liberators.

"This is a cut and dry example of the backfire of the US intervention strategy," Bagley said. "Let's hope it isn't attempted in Syria."

The post-Gaddafi Libya is not real. It's a dangerous fabrication of materials stuck together by the glue of dubious alliances with jihadists who are cut loose with their weapons once the immediate goal (Gaddafi's demise) was achieved. Forget about the oil for now.

*Jen Alic is a geopolitical analyst and the former editor-in-chief of ISN Security Watch in Zurich. This article is being republished by arrangement with OILPRICE.COM which carried it on September 13 under the headlineLibya - Doomed from Day One. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, IDN or its editorial board. [IDN-InDepthNews – September 17, 2012]

2012 IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

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