The Islamist Plot: A UK Terror Trial and the Origins of the Libyan Rebellion

Posted by John Rosenthal

Today is the official anniversary of the “February 17th Revolution,” the Libyan rebellion against the rule of Moammar Qaddafi that — with a massive helping hand from NATO — eventually led to the fall of the regime and the death of Qaddafi. Although the rebellion was initially presented in the Western news media as a “protest movement,” it is clear from both video evidence and firsthand accounts that the “protests” were extremely violent from the start.

Moreover, little known evidence from a British terror trial indicates that there was nothing spontaneous about the violence. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group had a longstanding plan to topple the Qaddafi regime by using just those methods that would be employed by “protestors” and rebels one year ago…

See my new article at National Review Online here.

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