Skip to comments.Pro-American Libyans Besiege Group Suspected in U.S. Envoy’s Death
Posted on 09/21/2012 6:02:06 PM PDT by WilliamIII
BENGHAZI, Libya Galvanized by anger over the killing of the popular American ambassador here last week, thousands of Libyans marched through this city on Friday, demanding the disarming of the militias that helped topple the dictatorship but have troubled the country with their refusal to disband.
In a show of mass frustration at the armed groups, protesters seized control of several militia headquarters on Friday night and handed them over to Libyas national army. They also stormed the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, a hard-line Islamist militia that has been linked to the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.
As members of the militia fled their headquarters, protesters there set at least one vehicle on fire, and there were unconfirmed reports that several were wounded by gunfire from the departing gunmen.
The killing of the ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, who was considered a hero in Benghazi because he worked closely with the rebels who toppled Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi last year, appeared to be the spark for the protests on Friday, though hardly its only cause. The militias, which started forming soon after the February 2011 uprising against Colonel Qaddafi, emerged as a parallel and often menacing authority after his downfall, seizing territory for themselves and asserting their authority over the fledgling government.
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Most of the time when Ulsterman is asking the White House Insider if they have any kind of information they heard about the middle east, the WHI says, that it’s just their own opinion.
So just like Iran, this bastion of Freedom and Liberty and Independence will stand by and let another opportunity to pry open the cell doors of islam be lost. Damn.
Oh well, America choose a Communist Moslum as President.
This Presidency will be known as the decade of lost opportunity.
Seems the NYT is spinning the headline by indicating the Libyans are ‘pro-American’.
I think it’s more like the regular folks there are fed up with the militant groups and are making an effort to drive them out. .....Think of it as an American town deciding that the local gangstas have caused too much trouble and they rise up and drive them out. ....jmo
The more I read the more I agree with you. Looks like someone has found a way for a twofer or a three-fer.
I saw the headline: Pro-American Libyans
Thought to myself, this has to be satire. Then I saw that the article was ran in the NYTimes.
If I may be so bold, can I equate Pro-American Libyans to Pro-American Muslims? I spent time in both Afghanistan and Iraq. There are some that would love to come to America and live the life they see on the internet: Jersey Shore, American Idol, you know-all the important stuff. Do they want the American Dollar? Yep. Do they want to be able to go by vegetables and not worry about getting blown to bits? Yep.
But I have never encountered a ‘Pro American’, anywhere in that part of the world. And I spent the better part of 5 years there. Maybe there a bit different in Northern Africa.
The Internet is a technology, not a doctrine; and as such it is mostly neutral. Why do you think there are Islamic web sites?
Actually they didnt.
In fact, contrary to myth, few if any did.
Wikipedia!!?? Oh that is rich. A real trustworthy site there! So, “few if any” you say? If any??!!....If ANY!!?? Just great, another fan of the head chopping muslims weighs in pushing the islamic death cult’s goat humper’s version of what happened. This old boy ain’t buyin’ it for one minute and never will.
You think I am a Muslim cheerleader?.
You sir, are an idiot.