Skip to comments.Benghazi residents 'unsurprised' by US consulate attack (But Barry and Hillary were!!)
Posted on 09/15/2012 12:57:28 PM PDT by barryobi
In Libya's second-largest city, Benghazi, residents have been reflecting on the attacks on the American consulate building on Tuesday.
To many, the ferocity of the incident came as little surprise.
They blamed rising extremism, lawlessness and uncontrollable militias for the worsening security situation in Libya, almost one year after the downfall of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
On Tuesday, eight Libyans and four Americans were killed in the attack, including the US ambassador to Libya, J Christopher Stevens.
'No excuse' The circumstances surrounding the attack are not clear but it is believed that it was carried out by extremists.
They have armed groups here in Libya and they are trying to impose the law of the jungle on the overwhelming majority of moderate Libyans. We are the true voice of Islam
Essam al-Firjani Civil servant in Benghazi "The radicals are sweeping in the elections not only in Libya but in the so-called Arab Spring countries," fumed Essam al-Firjani, a 56-year-old civil servant.
"They have armed groups here in Libya and they are trying to impose the law of the jungle on the overwhelming majority of moderate Libyans. We are the true voice of Islam."
Mohammed Alwarfili, a 35-year-old Arabic teacher, said he saw the trailer of the controversial movie and was "deeply offended".
"But there is not excuse to kill innocent lives. All Libyans really feel for the family of the ambassador of a country that helped liberate us from a dictator like Muammar Gaddafi," Mr Alwarfili said.
Supporters of radical groups in Benghazi, such as Ansar al-Sharia, have taken part in the protests outside the consulate but distanced themselves from the attack.
In June a convoy carrying the British ambassador to Libya, Dominic Asquith, was attacked in Benghazi, injuring two bodyguards.
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New in this story is that 8 libyans were supposedly killed in the attack, does not say if they were attackers or security.
It seems that the British media are doing the best reporting on this.
I’ve been using Bing, and I’m surprised that Google is reliable in these cases. It really wouldn’t surprise me if Google followed the MSM’s lead, but I’m glad to see that they, at least, haven’t.
More than a year ago Michael Scheuer was warning that exactly this would happen. He said that more suicide bombers in Iraq came from the Bengahazi area than anywhere else in the world.
Great article. See the quote from the muslim brotherhood guy? Not about a movie.