September 12, 2012
A terrorist group responding to an anti-Islamic film produced in the United States has killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three of his staff members.
“The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets in their direction,” a Libyan official in Benghazi said.
As historian Webster Tarpley and others noted during the orchestrated overthrow of Libya, the so-called rebels supported by the United States and NATO consisted largely of al-Qaeda jihadists. In March of 2011, Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi the leader of the Libyan rebels “who trained and hobnobbed with Osama bin Laden at the Khost terrorist training camp in Afghanistan,” admitted his fighters were linked to al-Qaeda.
In February of 2011, AFP reported that al-Qaeda had established an Islamic emirate in Derna, in eastern Libya, headed by a former US prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. “They have an FM radio station and have begun to impose the burqa” and have “executed people who refuse to cooperate with them,” Khaled Khaim told the news agency.
“This gaggle of fanatics, psychotics, and criminals is billed by the CIA media as an effective ruling elite for the future democratic governance of Libya,” writes Tarpley. “In reality, the Benghazi rebel council, heavily larded with al-Qaeda terrorists, could only preside over the descent of the country into a chaos of tribalism, warlords, and criminal syndicates which would spell the end of civilization itself in the area. Precisely this appears to be the goal of US policy, and not just in Libya.”
Reuters mentions that the Obama administration “supported the Libyan insurgency [al-Qaeda] with funds, weapons and training” but fails to note the al-Qaeda connection.
In addition to “chaos of tribalism, warlords, and criminal syndicates” presiding in Libya, the war-ravaged failed state is now a foothold for al-Qaeda, the CIA-created nemesis and perpetual enemy that feeds the national security state and its military-industrial appendage. The murder of ambassador Stevens will feed more grist into the war on terrorism propaganda mill and will be exploited as an excuse to destabilize and attack more countries on the bankster hit list in the Middle East and Africa.