French Libya Expert: Official Libyan Security Colludes with Ansar al-Sharia

Posted by John Rosenthal

It is now widely believed that a “rogue” Islamist militia was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi that took the lives of American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans; whereas a “loyal” Libyan-government-sponsored militia is supposed to have joined forces with American Marines in efforts to rescue American personnel. But according to [...]

Benghazi Attacks: Marines “Supported” by Radical Islamic Militia

Posted by John Rosenthal

Video and documentary evidence shows that a Libyan-government-sponsored militia that reportedly provided support to American Marines on the night of the Sept. 11 Benghazi attacks is a radical Islamic militia that, like the presumed assailants, flies the black flag of jihad. For the details, see my new report on WorldNetDaily here.

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 [...]

Libyan Rebel Commander: I Was on the Mavi Marmara

Posted by John Rosenthal

According to the Spanish daily ABC, a Libyan rebel commander who played a key role in overthrowing the rule of Muammar Qaddafi previously participated in the May 2010 attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the Turkish-owned vessel the Mavi Marmara. The operation famously culminated in a deadly clash between Israel Defense Force [...]

The Libyan Revolution: Democracy or ‘Purity of Islam’?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Mustafa Abdul Jalil’s announcement last month that Islamic sharia would form the basic source of legislation in the new Libya, and that all laws contradicting the sharia were immediately null and void, came as a surprise for Western observers. It should not have. From the very start of the Libyan rebellion, clear evidence was available [...]

A Sea of al-Qaeda Flags: The Video

Posted by John Rosenthal

There is a nearly 14-minute-long video available of the October 28 demonstration discussed in my “Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags.” See my new post at The Corner on NRO here.

Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags

Posted by John Rosenthal

The emergence of images of a black al-Qaeda flag flying atop the Benghazi courthouse, the symbolic cradle of Libya’s anti-Qaddafi rebellion, has provoked hasty efforts at damage control by defenders of the rebellion and the new Libyan order. The latter, mostly operating under cover of anonymity in online comments sections, have suggested, among other things, [...]

See No Al-Qaeda: The New York Times and Libya

Posted by John Rosenthal

A recent New York Times article provides proof that one can wave the al-Qaeda flag in the noses of Western journalists in broad daylight in Libya, and they will either not recognize it, or if they do, not deign to inform their readers… See my new post at The Corner on NRO here.

Anti-Qaddafi Forces Flew al-Qaeda Flag During Siege of Sirte

Posted by John Rosenthal

Sightings of the black al-Qaeda flag flying atop the courthouse of Benghazi only days after the declared “liberation” of Libya on October 23 have raised concerns about the role being played by the Islamic terror organization in post-Qaddafi Libya. But according to a report in the Arab press, the so-called “Islamic Caliphate” flag — the [...]

Western Leaders Celebrate Libyan Rebellion at Site of Rebel Atrocity

Posted by John Rosenthal

The smoke-stained window frame in the background of Nicolas Sarkozy’s and David Cameron’s triumphal photo ops reveals the enormous elephant in the room that the western media has been ignoring: the al-Qaeda-like brutality and anti-black racism of our allies, the Libya rebels. My earlier Trans-Int post now on Hudson-NY with a new conclusion here.