Category: Libya

“Al-Qaeda’s bigger now than it ever has been” – Analyst

Al-Qaeda has now welcomed al-Shabab the group responsible for the Kenya mall attack–into its ranks. Despite the targeted US killing of al-Qaeda leaders, more and more terrorist groups are joining the al-Qaeda network and expanding membership – what led former Australian intelligence analyst Leah Farrell to say, “al-Qaeda’s bigger now than it ever has been.” […]

Saif’s lawyer concerned for her safety, nephew kidnapped

A lawyer hired to defend Colonel Gaddafi’s son against war crimes charges has expressed fears for her safety after her relative was kidnapped and tortured by a militia. Mabrouka Jamaa, who is representing the late Libyan leader’s second-eldest son, Saif al-Islam, said her nephew was abducted last month, just days after she represented Saif at […]

Obama admin produced fake news of Assad being toppled

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Libya losing control of oil fields to jihadist groups

The resignation of Libya’s Interior Minister Col. Mohammad al-Sheikh on Aug.18 after less than two months in office revealed the size of the political turmoil in Libya. A group calling itself the Barqa Youth Movement has declared the eastern area to be an autonomous federal province within the framework of the Libyan state. The movement’s […]

Qatar’s risky overreach in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and beyond

July 3 was not a good day for Mohamed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood’s man was ousted from power after just a year as Egypt’s president, having lost the essential confidence of the country’s powerful military leaders. July 3 was also a black day for the State of Qatar, the country which had nailed its colors […]

Cover story? 400 US surface-to-air missiles
were ‘STOLEN’ from Libya during the Benghazi attack

Four hundred American surface-to-air missiles were ‘taken from Libya’ during the terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a former U.S. Attorney who represents whistleblowers claimed on Monday. He added that the U.S. intelligence community is terrified they might be used to shoot down airliners. Joe diGenova, whose wife Victoria Toensing – a former […]

Terror alert used to justify government crimes

Last month, Keith Alexander, director of the NSA, defended his agency’s electronic surveillance program by claiming that it had helped prevent “potential terrorist events” at least 50 times since 9/11. Now, in the words of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), come warnings of a potential attack that are “very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11.” That […]

CIA ‘running arms smuggling team
in Benghazi when consulate was attacked’

The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports. Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in the city during the […]

‘Gaddafi’s son may face execution after show trial in Libya’
– Lawyer

Nearly two years after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in Libya – his son, Saif al-Islam, is yet to stand trial for alleged war crimes committed during the 2011 uprising. He’s set for a hearing in Libya in August – but International Criminal Court judges fear he won’t receive a fair trial there. Libya […]

As protesters attack Muslim Brotherhood offices in Libya, 1,000 prisoners escape from jail

Libyan protesters have stormed the headquarters of a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated political party and another Islamist-allied party. Amid the chaos, 1,000 detainees escaped from a Benghazi jail. Saturday’s clashes in Libya came after the assassination of a prominent critic of the Brotherhood. Hundreds took to the streets overnight to protest the Friday killing of prominent political […]

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