Category: Libya

BBC: Libyan PM Ali Zeidan calls for foreign help on militancy

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has called on Western powers to help stop the spread of militancy in his country. In an interview with BBC Newsnight he said Libya was being used as a base to export weapons throughout the region. “The movement of these weapons endangers neighbouring countries too, so there must be international […]

US moves Marines to Italy as situation in Libya becomes tense

Two hundred United States Marines are being mobilized from a base in Spain to an Italian site neighboring Libya where an Army raid over the weekend resulted in the capture of suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist, Abu Anas al-Libi. CNN reported early Tuesday that a US military official confirmed the repositioning of 200 heavily armed Marines to […]

Libya condemns U.S. for seizing al-Qaeda MI6 assassin

Libya’s fragile interim government condemned the United States on Sunday for what it called the “kidnapping of a Libyan citizen” from this capital city a day earlier, and Libyan lawmakers threatened to remove the prime minister if the government was involved. The capture of the Libyan, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Anas […]

“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 […]

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