In March, 2011, as NATO bombed Libya, Obama told the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip the invasion was all about democracy.
In an email sent out after a phone call between the two leaders, the White House insisted the invasion was about “helping provide the Libyan people an opportunity to transform their country, by installing a democratic system that respects the people’s will.”
That “democratic system” has produced chaos, terror, and social and political disintegration.
Latest example: a brutal attack on the Corinthia Hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, supposedly targeting militia-backed Prime Minister Hassi and foreign diplomats.
A number of gunmen stormed the luxury hotel after detonating a car bomb outside the building. The attack killed three and injured six.
The corporate media, following the lead of U.S. government intelligence contractor the SITE Intelligence Group, claims the attack was the work of a group that supports ISIS and was carried out in the name of Abu Anas al-Libi, the supposed al-Qaeda computer specialist who reportedly died after his capture by U.S. Army Delta Force soldiers in Tripoli back in October 2013. It is said al-Libi was an al-Qaeda operative involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa.
The New York Times reports:
A group calling itself the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State, the extremist group that has seized territory in Syria and Iraq, issued a statement on social media claiming responsibility for the attack just as it was beginning. The group portrayed the assault as retaliation for the abduction last year by American commandos of a Libyan Qaeda operative, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, also known as Abu Anas al-Libi.
Mr. Ruqai, 50, died this month in a New York hospital of complications from liver surgery as he was waiting to stand trial for a role in the Qaeda bombings of the American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
Left unmentioned in the reportage on the death of al-Libi is his linkage to western intelligence. He was connected to another prominent intelligence asset, Ali Mohamed, and was paid to assassinate Libyan leader Colonel Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi.
Al-Libi was allowed to live openly in Britain until 2000. He was associated with MI6 asset L’Houssaine Kherchtou, an al-Qaeda member who later turned witness for a U.S. trial and was trained in surveillance techniques in Pakistan by CIA operative Mohamed in 1992.
The Tripoli Province of the Islamic State is connected to the CIA and Saudi effort to topple the al-Assad government in Syria.
The group “has been bolstered by the return to Libya from Syria and Iraq of up to 300 Libyan jihadists who were part of ISIS’ al Battar Brigade — deployed at first in Deir Ezzor in Syria and then Mosul in Iraq. These fighters supported the Shura Council for the Youth of Islam in Derna, a pro-ISIS faction,” CNN reported in November.
In June, it was reported that members of ISIS were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan.