by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
The American Spectator
September 19, 2011
Since the de facto downfall of the Gaddafi regime, much analysis has justifiably focused on the questions of Libya’s internal dynamics and future stability. However, the possible implications on the security of the wider region, extending south through the Sahel to Nigeria, have been less widely considered.
One cause for concern that should have been raised during NATO’s campaign in Libya was the fact that airstrikes did not target Gaddafi’s vast stockpiles of missiles and other arms. The predictable result of this massive error has been that several arms depots — including one that contains SA-7b Grail heat-seeking missiles imported by the Gaddafi regime from former Soviet bloc countries — have been found looted in Tripoli. Continue reading Instability Spreading
Dal sito LibyanFriends.com (con alcune correzioni ortografiche, grammaticali e di punteggiatura):
Siamo un gruppo di italiani tornati dalla Libia il 10 agosto. Di una cosa eravamo certi: che nessun manipolo di ribelli avrebbe potuto attaccare Tripoli senza che venisse distrutto prima di varcare le soglie della città, nonostante la Nato potesse aiutarli con bombardamenti mirati una avanzata di forze miste, ben addestrate, armate e sovvenzionate dalla Nato stessa… sarebbe stata molto difficile, non conoscevamo però o non credevamo possibile che il popolo di Tripoli sarebbe stato drogato e reso inefficiente dalle mirabolanti menzogne mediatiche della regia Nato/Al Jazeera. Continue reading Al-Jazeera: Pallywood dal vivo a sostegno dello jihad in Libia
Recently, she stated sarcastically at her blog:
Tonio Borg was quoted by The Times as saying that the revolution in Libya “is different from the one in Tunisia and Egypt because it did not start in the capital city and there is a strong tribal element. The Tunisian revolution was secular.”
And the revolution in Libya is….what, led by Al Qaeda? Continue reading Al-Qaeda? Rubbish! Daphne Caruana Galizia might be right somewhere, somehow
The Libyan “government” or the “Libyan opposition”? Difficult question, isn’t it, all things considered?
Islamist groups took advantage of civil unrest and seized a weapons depot in Derna, on Friday, 18 February and weapons at at port in al-Baida. The Islamist Weapons Inventory in Libya: first count based on news reports. Continue reading Libya: Whom could NATO bomb for now?
This was reported some hours ago by the blog The Muqata which is currently providing much material about the “peacefulness” of the deadly anti-Semitic Hamas support “show” strongly sustained by the Jihadist Turkish prime minister Erdogan.
Erdogan, according to Wikipedia, “was given a prison sentence [in 1998] after he had read poetry regarded as a violation of Kemalism by judges. It included lines translated as ‘The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers…'” (Before reading that, I was quite sure that he had read the quoted sentence aloud, approvingly, and enthusiastically, to a large public, but Wikipedia will certainly know better! He read it secretly under his bedspread.)
The Muqata has published, among others, a photograph of one of the faithful present on one of the “peaceful protest” flotilla:
Continue reading Turkish-led “peaceful” Jihad flotilla ship MV Rachel Corrie is on its way to Gaza from Malta