Q&A with Diana West on Libya, Syria, Boston — and “The Jihadist Plot”

Posted by John Rosenthal

Diana West was kind enough to ask me to do an interview on The Jihadist Plot. Even better, Diana asked several questions that go beyond the book itself to related current issues such as the war in Syria and the Boston bombings. Here is a small excerpt: DW: You make a strong case that on [...]

The Jihadist Plot — Now Also Available Internationally

Posted by John Rosenthal

My new e-book, The Jihadist Plot: the Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion, is now also available to Amazon customers based in Europe and, I gather, elsewhere in the world as well. The Amazon.com page is here. The book can also be purchased on some other local Amazon sites in Europe and elsewhere. Also now available [...]

The Jihadist Plot: The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion

Posted by John Rosenthal

My new e-book The Jihadist Plot: The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion is now available on Amazon.com here. Beware that as far as I know, it is not currently available when accessing from Europe or perhaps elsewhere outside of the United States. If readers could let me know their own experiences trying [...]

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 [...]

An Incoherent Criminal Court: Libya, Sudan & the ICC

Posted by John Rosenthal

This is the story of two photos and what they reveal about the incoherence of so-called international criminal justice, as embodied in the International Criminal Court (ICC). See my new article on National Review Online here.

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 [...]

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.

McCain is Not Alone: Sarko, Cameron Celebrate Libya Rebellion at Beheading Site

Posted by John Rosenthal

As reported recently on the Daily Caller, when Arizona Senator John McCain went to Benghazi in April to call for stepped-up American support for the Libyan rebellion he was filmed with rebel leaders at a location where the rebels had publicly decapitated a man only weeks before. Following Nicolas Sarkozy’s and David Cameron’s triumphant visit [...]

John McCain Celebrated Libyan Rebellion at Site of Rebel Atrocity

Posted by John Rosenthal

When Senator John McCain went to Benghazi in April to express his support for the Libyan rebels did he visit the site at which an alleged pro-Gaddafi “mercenary” had been beheaded by the rebels only weeks before? Visual evidence assembled by the website Human Rights Investigations clearly shows that he did. See my new report on [...]

Unintended Irony: Merkel Reveals Contradictions of Western Libya Policy

Posted by John Rosenthal

In an interview with the Sunday edition of the German tabloid Bild, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that deposed Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi should be tried at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. “Gaddafi should have a trial according to the rule of law, such as he never offered to his opponents,” Merkel told [...]