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 [...]

A Letter on Gaddafi

Posted by John Rosenthal

Diana West has been one of the very few American commentators to resist the siren calls of the “Libya hawks,” as she dubbed them early on. She has remained wary of the intervention in Libya throughout and lucid about the nature of the anti-Gaddafi opposition, and she has been kind enough to cite some of [...]

Accused of Genocide in Darfur, Sudan is Western Ally in Libya

Posted by John Rosenthal

In a further sign of the close relations between Sudan and the new rulers in Libya, Sudan’s first vice president, Ali Osman Taha, met with the chairman of the executive board of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), Mahmoud Jibril, in Tripoli on Thursday. Both the U.S. State Department and the International Criminal Court have accused Sudanese government forces [...]