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    7:29 pm, October 19th, 2012
  • 7:40 am, October 19th, 2012

Obama: Benghazi deaths

President Barack Obama is feeling the heat after appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Thursday night.

Obama is accused of being “insensitive” to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi after referring to the deaths of four American diplomats as “not optimal”.

This comes just weeks after the President told CBS News’ Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes that the murders of four Americans in Benghazi were “bumps in the road.”

Dead US Ambassador Documented Creation of Benghazi Terror Emirate

Late US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens documented the transformation of Benghazi, Libya into overt base of operations for Al Qaeda.
by Tony Cartalucci

“I have met with these brave fighters, and they are not Al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation. We should help them do it.” – Senator John McCain in Benghazi, Libya April 22, 2011.

October 20, 2012 – The Washington Times, in an article titled, “Ambassador Stevens warned of Islamic extremism before Benghazi attack,” reported:

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, in a diplomatic cable from Libya last June, cited the apparent rise of “Islamic extremism” and the spotting of “the Al Qaeda flag” over buildings outside the city of Benghazi, where he and three other Americans were ultimately killed in an attack on Sept. 11.

The Washington Times would quote Stevens as writing:

“A number of local contacts agreed, noting that Islamic extremism appears to be on the rise in eastern Libya and that the Al Qaeda
flag has been spotted several times flying over government buildings
and training facilities” in a small Libyan city about 100 miles east of

While all of this is depicted by the Western media as a recent revelation made only after the death of Ambassador Stevens, journalists around the world had documented and warned of the dangers of arming “pro-democracy protesters” who were clearly militant extremists, actively carrying out terrorism for at least three decades in the Cyrenaica (eastern Libya) region. These warning came just as NATO bombs began to fall on Libya in 2011, and were reiterated many times before the bombing concluded.


Video: March, 2011, shortly after NATO began bombing Libya, journalists the world over were warning that the so-called “pro-democracy” protesters the West was purportedly protecting were in fact notorious extremist groups with a 30 year history of terrorism in Libya and abroad. Dr. Webster Tarpley provided documented evidence collected from the US Army’s own West Point study, indicating the the epicenter of the so-called “revolution,” was in fact the global epicenter of Al Qaeda recruitment. It would be in this epicenter that John McCain would give his speech, and where Ambassador Stevens would later be killed.

Geopolitical analyst Dr. Webster Tarpley, in March of 2011, published a report titled, “The CIA’s Libya Rebels: The Same Terrorists who Killed US, NATO Troops in Iraq,” where a 2007 West Point study implicated Libya’s Cyrenaica region as the global epicenter for Al Qaeda recruitment. The most prominent militant group in the region was the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), listed by the US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf) as an international terrorist organization.

The United Nations, in addition to labeling LIFG as a terrorist organization, designated it as being in association with Al Qaeda, a designation that was made in 2001, a decade before NATO’s military intervention.

While the Western press and State Department officials attempt to claim the extremists operating in Benghazi are merely “affiliated” with Al Qaeda, this is an understatement. LIFG is Al Qaeda, and has been officially since 2007. The West Point report titled, “Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq” stated:

The apparent surge in Libyan recruits traveling to Iraq may be linked
the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group’s (LIFG) increasingly cooperative
relationship with al‐Qa’ida, which culminated in the LIFG officially
joining al‐Qa’ida on November 3, 2007. (page 9, .pdf)

To this day, LIFG leaders are alleged to occupy the highest echelons of Al Qaeda, with the recently deceased Abu Yahya al-Libi (the Libyan) having played a role in both terror outfits. With West Point’s 2007 report and the UN’s 2001 official designation, it is clear that NATO’s decision to arm these groups was an act of unprecedented, blatant state sponsorship of terrorism. That the UN mandated NATO’s intervention, undermines entirely the “primacy of international law.”

Warning Signs Were Covered Up, Not Ignored.

While the Western press glossed over stories covering the hoisting of
Al Qaeda flags described by Ambassador Stevens in his cables, the
development was covered across the alternative media, including in, “John McCain: Founding Father of the Terrorist Emirate of Benghazi,”
where the full implications and genesis of these prevailing extremists forces
were examined in detail. Alternative analysis was quickly dismissed as “conspiracy theories,” even as Ambassador Stevens was
sending his cables to Washington conveying exactly the same information.

The West did not
“ignore” these warnings. It covered them up intentionally through a concerted campaign of deceit, cognitive infiltration, and ridicule. The intelligence services
of Washington and London had been supplying weapons and aid to the
terrorists of Benghazi for 30 years, fought along side them in
Afghanistan against the Soviets in the 1980′s, armed and unleashed them
in Kosovo in the 1990′s, and willfully bolstered their numbers,
armament, and operational capacity in 2011 in order to overthrow the
Libyan government.

The terror emirate of Benghazi that consumed Ambassador Stevens is a monster of the West’s own willful, premeditated creation – the West fully cognizant of the implications – and a monster the West is currently still arming, funding, and supporting, this time along the Turkish-Syrian border.

US, NATO, and “International Community” to Willfully Repeat “Mistake” in Syria.

Indeed, the very terrorists that have turned Benghazi into a terror emirate, with Al Qaeda flags waving freely over government buildings, and responsible for the death of a US Ambassador, are being sent to the Turkish-Syrian border where NATO member Turkey is harboring them while the US arms them with Saudi and Qatari purchased weapons.

In November 2011, the Telegraph in their article, “Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group,” would report:

Abdulhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader
of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, “met with Free Syrian Army
leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey,” said a military
official working with Mr Belhadj. “Mustafa Abdul Jalil (the interim
Libyan president) sent him there.”

Another Telegraph article, “Libya’s new rulers offer weapons to Syrian rebels,” would admit

Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya’s new authorities on Friday,
aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against
President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

Later that month, some 600 Libyan terrorists
would be reported to have entered Syria to begin combat operations and more recently, CNN, whose Ivan Watson accompanied terrorists
over the
Turkish-Syrian border and into Aleppo, revealed that indeed foreign
fighters were amongst the militants, particularly Libyans. It was admitted that:

CNN also added:

On Wednesday, CNN’s crew met a Libyan fighter who had crossed into
Syria from Turkey with four other Libyans. The fighter wore full
camouflage and was carrying a Kalashnikov rifle. He said more Libyan
fighters were on the way.The foreign fighters, some of them are clearly drawn because they
see this as … a jihad. So this is a magnet for jihadists who see this as
a fight for Sunni Muslims.

CNN’s reports provide bookends to 2011′s admissions that large numbers of Libyan terrorists flush with NATO cash and weapons had headed to Syria, with notorious terrorist LIFG commanders making the arrangements.

In essence, Syria has been under invasion for nearly a year by Libyan
terrorists – the very same terrorists who have overrun Benghazi and killed a US ambassador, fully facilitated by NATO. In addition to these terrorists, Turkey and the United States are also arming and funding Muslim Brotherhood militants as well as fighters from US State Department-listed Ansar al-Islam.

To explain this to the public, the Western press is claiming that the weapons are inadvertently ending up in the hands of extremists, despite the CIA operating along the border allegedly steering weapons into the hands of “more secular” militants.

In June of 2012, the New York Times in an article titled, “C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition,” claimed:

A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.

The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades,
ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across
the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries
including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the officials said.

The C.I.A. officers have been in southern Turkey for several weeks, in
part to help keep weapons out of the hands of fighters allied with Al
Qaeda or other terrorist groups, one senior American official said.

Then, apparently right under the nose of the CIA and NATO, the New York Times reported on October 14, 2012 in their article, “Rebel Arms Flow Is Said to Benefit Jihadists in Syria,” that:

Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats.

Clearly, there are only two explanations. The CIA is inept and should be held accountable for its profound and repeated failures, or the same verified lies told by the West in regards to Libya are being repeated in Syria.

Either way, the West, though its demonstrable actions, has forfeited its self-proclaimed authority to intervene beyond its borders, based on “international law” it willfully, openly, and repeatedly violates, selectively enforces, and otherwise manipulates to achieve its extraterritorial ambitions – and must be excluded entirely from any solution implemented to resolve the violence unfolding in Syria.


Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son ‘killed’ in clash of Libyan militias

  • From: AP
  • October 22, 2012 12:00AM

Muammar Gaddafi Libya

THE youngest son of Muammar Gaddafi has been reported killed in fighting between militias on the first anniversary of the late dictator’s death. The report emerged as a man purporting to be the dictator’s former spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, issued an audio recording yesterday denying that he has been captured and saying he was outside Libya.

Khamis Gaddafi, 29, a former military commander, had previously been reported killed during the uprising against his father’s regime.

A Libya TV reporter, who himself was wounded in the fighting in Bani Walid, said he had seen Khamis Gaddafi’s body.

Bani Walid was one of the regime’s last stronghold during last year’s revolution.

The Libyan army on Saturday had launched an attack on armed groups in Bani Walid after a siege of more than two weeks.

Troops hit targets in the southeastern city as five government troops were wounded in the clash, which saw the forces capture a tank from the militia.

Army forces had besieged the town while tribal leaders tried to broker a peaceful solution.

Sporadic clashes left scores of troops and civilians dead.

Mr Ibrahim was captured in the town of Tarhouna, which lies between Tripoli and Bani Walid.

During the conflict last year in Libya, Mr Ibrahim held regular press conferences for international journalists in Tripoli.

His whereabouts had been unknown since rebels took over Tripoli in August last year.

Saturday was the anniversary of the killing of Muammar Gaddafi.

“The campaign to liberate the country has not been fully completed,” Mohammed Magarief, the head of Libya’s National Congress, said on state television.

Colonel Ahmed Omran Abouhlalh told the official news agency that security forces tightened their grip on the 40km coastal road that links the capital with the town of al-Zawiyah.

Troops took control of the road after a group of Gaddafi loyalists tried to block the highway, the report said.

Libya’s new rulers have ordered illegal militias to be disbanded and have launched a drive to re-establish security.

The recording posted on Mr Ibrahim’s Facebook page dismissed government claims he was detained outside Bani Walid.

The interim Prime Minister’s office said in a statement that Mr Ibrahim, who became the international face of the regime in its final months, had been captured as he was trying to flee Bani Walid.

The audio recording could not immediately be verified.

Full Article

International Law Suffers Another Blow in Libya Conflict

NATO silent as its client regime vows “no mercy” for city of Bani Walid.

Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
Activist Post

The United States invoked the so-called “responsibility to protect” doctrine as justification for NATO military intervention in Libya, based on fears that the Libyan government was about to enter, and eliminate systematically, resistance in the eastern city of Benghazi. This was based on alleged statements made by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, claiming he would hunt armed resisters, “door to door.”

Image: Cover of the ICISS report on “The Responsibility to Protect,” also known as R2P. R2P is a geopolitical mechanism used to couch foreign military aggression within “humanitarian concerns.” NATO’s use of the doctrine in Libya was based on “evidence” now admittedly fabricated by the Libyan opposition itself, with the subsequent military intervention killing by far more people than the violence it claimed it was stopping. Additionally, the intervention installed a government guilty of documented and sweeping atrocities that dwarf accusations made against Qaddafi – this includes NATO-backed rebels exterminating a city of 10-30,000 black Libyans (and here). For a definitive look at R2P, please listen to James Corbett’s excellent presentation, “R2P or: How the Left Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Wars of Imperial Aggression.”

Qatari state-run Al Jazeera reported in a March 2011 article titled, “Obama defends military intervention in Libya:”

In blunt terms, Obama said the Western-led air campaign had stopped Gaddafi’s advances and halted a slaughter that could have shaken the stability of an entire region and ‘stained the conscience of the entire world’.

‘To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and more profoundly our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are.’

‘I can report that we have stopped Gaddafi’s deadly advance,’ the US president said.

‘We will deny the regime arms, cut off its supply of cash, assist the opposition, and work with other nations to hasten the day when Gaddafi leaves power,’ he said.

Now, fighting has erupted across Libya once more – and “rebels” are rising up against the client-regime installed by NATO late last year. NATO’s proxies in Tripoli have stated, according to the Guardian’s report, “Confusion rife as Libyan army storms town of Bani Walid:”

A lot of people who supported Gaddafi are hiding now in Bani Walid. We have a list of names. They are fighting very well because they know they are going to die soon.

Clearly, this constitutes as clear a case for “R2P” as the West claimed it had in 2011. With Qaddafi declared dead and his government swept aside in a bloodbath of reprisals and atrocities, documented safely in retrospect by disingenuous “international” institutions such as Human Rights Watch and the US State Department-affiliated Amnesty International, the people in Bani Walid are fighting for much more than just the fact that they are “supporters of Qaddafi.”

In the divided Libya that emerged from NATO’s military intervention, sectarian violence, discrimination, and marginalization has ensued, betraying the “democratic” values NATO claims to have brought to Libya’ shores. The persisting resistance in Libya stems not only from a sense of injustice regarding the installation of a government by foreign interests through the use of foreign military force, but also from increasing anger over injustice purveyed by the new proxy-regime itself.

Video: Wiped out. Tawarga, once home to 10,000 (this video claims up to 35,000) people, many part of Libya’s black community who had resided in the country for generations, had its inhabitants either exiled, imprisoned or exterminated. NATO-backed militants told the Telegraph in 2011, ” every single one of them has left, and we will never allow them to come back.” This, along with recent reports of a similar campaign of genocide directed at the inhabitants of Bani Walid, have failed to incur the same “outrage” exhibited by the West’s “international community,” thus exposing the “primacy of international law” as a selectively enforced doctrine, both applied and suspended for geopolitical convenience.

That NATO’s proxies in Tripoli have announced intentions to systematically exterminate people found on their “list of names,” without the same international outrage exhibited before NATO’s intervention last year, exposes an egregious, selectively applied double standard that in fact drives the current “international order,” undermining what Western corporate-financier interests claim is the “primacy of international law.”

With the facade of “democratic” Libya unraveling, what is left is evidence of a self-serving corporate-financier agenda of military and economic conquest, merely couched in the premise of “humanitarian intervention” and “global democracy promotion.” NATO’s new failed state, once the most thriving nation in Africa, provides a cautionary model with which to measure similar designs now being directed toward Syria.

Libya, like Iraq and Afghanistan are all warnings of the dangers of “international law” that presumes primacy over state sovereignty. NATO’s failure in Libya, exposed from the beginning as a war of aggression built on a pack of verified lies, should provide ample evidence as to why NATO should be excluded from any further role in “international conflict resolution” beyond the borders of its membership, indefinitely.

Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at
Land Destroyer Report. Read other contributed articles by Tony Cartalucci here.

Panetta appoints new African Command chief

DEBKAfile October 19, 2012, 5:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

Gen. David Rodriguez, former senior commander in Afghanistan, if approved by the Senate, will oversee counterterrorism missions in Somalia, Yemen, Mali and Nigeria after the deadly Al Qaeda attack on the US consulate in Libya and amid growing concern about its affiliates. He succeeds Gen. Carter Ham who played a key role in the NATO war in Libya.

Historic Speech of Gaddafi to UN General Assembly, 2009 from UN_ilateral on Vimeo.