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US ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff killed in rocket attack

 

The US ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff have been killed in a rocket attack in Benghazi.

 

It was reported earlier that armed men had stormed the US consulate and set it ablaze in protest at a film they claim insults the Prophet Muhammad.

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that one State Department officer died in that attack.

 

The violent protests in Libya came hours after thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the American embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to express their anger at the same film.

 

At one point some of the protesters entered the embassy compound and tore down the American flag.

 

The United States has condemned the attacks on its diplomatic missions.

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Benghazi attack and the NATO cover-up

 

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US President Barack Obama arrives in Maryland to attend a ceremony marking the return of the remains of four Americans killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, September 14, 2012.

Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:47AM GMT

 

By Finian Cunningham and Mark Robertson

 

The NATO powers and the bureaucrats they installed in Libya want you to think that all 5.6 million Libyans are happy that NATO and its proxy terrorists destroyed Libya, whose standard of living had been Africa’s highest under Gaddafi.

 

They want you to think that NATO brought “freedom and democracy” to Libya, not chaos and death.

 

They want you to think that there is no Green Resistance to the NATO imperialists or NATO’s Islamist allies in Benghazi.

 

In reality, the Resistance has been increasingly active since shortly after the murder of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011, as will be shown below. They strike any NATO target they can, and they assassinate key Libyans who betrayed Gaddafi and sided with NATO. The Benghazi incident was merely their latest blow against what they see as NATO’s illegal occupation of their country.

 

Everyone in Libya knows about the Green Resistance, whose members are called “Tahloob” (Arabic for “Gaddafi loyalists”). The denial only happens outside of Libya, by the NATO powers and their dutiful Western mainstream media.

 

Because of this denial, and because most of the world’s people have forgotten about Libya, the Internet is filled with blind guesses, unfounded claims, and ridiculous counterclaims regarding the Benghazi incident in which US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and at least three other American personnel were killed. And the NATO lie factory is operating at full blast.

 

Clams, Counter-Claims and Disinformation

 

The Obama regime says “protesters” irate over an anti-Islam video did it.

 

The NATO-installed bureaucrats in Libya say that “foreign extremists” did it.

 

US Congressmen say “al-Qaeda did it”. So does CNN, plus disinformation web sites like Alex Jones’ Prison Planet, which denounces any reference to the Green Resistance as “absurd.”

 

Media outlets, such as the UK Guardian, say “an organized terror network did it.”

 

Turkey’s government says “Syria’s Assad did it.”

 

Even reputable alternative media writers and progressive bloggers have attributed the attack to “the Benghazi Islamists,” and that this is “blowback from imperialism.”

 

Wikileaks says the attack happened because the US had backed Britain’s threat to storm the Ecuadorian embassy in London and remove Julian Assange.

 

Some media outlets claim that “al-Qaeda” carried out the attack in revenge for the supposed death in Pakistan (by US drone strike on June 4, 2012) of Libyan-born Abu Yahya Al Libi (aka Hassan Mohammed Qaid) who was supposedly a key aide to Osama bin Laden, and was supposedly the “number two man” in al-Qaeda.

 

This claim is nonsense, since al-Qaeda has been a group of mercenaries employed by Washington and London since 1980. President Reagan called them “heroes” and “freedom fighters.” The US and Britain sends its al-Qaeda mercenaries to the Balkans, Libya, Syria, Chechnya, Somalia, Sudan, and other places that NATO wants to infiltrate, destroy or destabilize.

 

NATO pays Ayman al-Zawahiri, the so-called leader of the al-Qaeda mercenaries, to advance NATO imperialism by recording videos and audio-tapes; over 60 of them so far. Zawahiri repeatedly called for the death of Gaddafi, and now he repeatedly calls for the death of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. He also calls for Pakistanis to support the Taliban in order to make the world think the Taliban still exists. He sometimes records in English, and his true identity and whereabouts are a NATO secret. On September 11, 2012, in commemoration of 9/11, he released a video that eulogized Abu Yahya Al Libi, the one supposedly killed by a US drone in June. This “eulogy” had nothing to do with the Benghazi incident, which happened later that night on Tuesday, September 11.

 

Some claim that Salafists carried out the fatal attack on the US premises. This is more nonsense, since Salafists are NATO allies. Salafists and Wahhabists connote a strict, literalist, and puritanical approach to Islam. They are mainly associated with Saudi Arabia’s feudal style of Islam, and they were allied with NATO against Gaddafi. Now they are allied with NATO against Assad, Iran, Hezbollah, and Shiites generally.

 

An example of Salafists in Libya is the Ansar al-Sharia -- a blanket term for various militias that want to apply strict Sharia law in Libya. Its members are pro-NATO and anti-Green Resistance. They had no reason to attack the US government site in Benghazi which had been instrumental in galvanizing the Islamist insurgency to topple the Gaddafi government, beginning at least from March 2011 and under the supervision of the late Christopher Stevens. Stevens was Washington’s point man in Benghazi and is known to have cultivated strong ties with the Islamists.

 

In short, it does not make sense that such Benghazi contacts would have wanted or have been motivated to kill their American paymaster.

 

The most obvious explanation is that cadres -- the Green Resistance -- loyal to Gaddafi and in opposition to the NATO-imposed regime carried out the attack. NATO and its Libyan quislings don’t want to admit this subversive reality. The fact of a resistance -- a potent and growing resistance at that -- has to be denied, erased from the record.

 

Timing

 

It was a mere coincidence that the Benghazi attack happened on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. The Green Resistance was angry that Abdullah al-Senoussi (Gaddafi’s chief of intelligence) had been arrested upon his arrival at Nouakchott airport in Mauritania on March 17, 2012. Then, six days before the Benghazi attack, Mauritania extradited Senoussi to Libya for trial by the NATO-installed bureaucrats.

 

One day before the Benghazi attack, the NATO puppets put two senior Gaddafi loyalists on trial, accusing them of wasting public money by paying $2.7 billion to families of people killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The two Gaddafi loyalists are Abdul Ati al-Obeidi (who had been Gaddafi’s prime minister, foreign minister, and head of state) and Mohammed Zwai (former secretary general of the General People’s Congress -- that is, head of the legislature under Gaddafi).

 

Also, Baghdadi Ali Mahmudi had been secretary of the General People’s Committee (that is, prime minister) under Gaddafi, but escaped from Tripoli on August 21 2011 as NATO-backed terrorists swept into the city. Mahmudi was arrested in Tunisia for illegal border entry and jailed for six months until his charges were overturned on appeal. On June 24, 2012, Tunisia’s Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali (acting on NATO orders) suddenly had Mahmudi re-arrested and sent back to the NATO puppets in Tripoli, who promptly imprisoned Mahmudi.

 

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali is pro-NATO, and a friend of American hawkish senators McCain and Lieberman. His re-arrest and extradition of Mahmudi angered Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, who denounced the extradition as illegal, and it also enraged the Libyan Green Resistance.

 

As for US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, he had promoted Libya’s destruction, having arrived in Benghazi in April 2011 for that purpose, and remained there throughout the NATO seven-month aerial bombardment of Libya. His job was to coordinate the NATO-backed terrorists.

After Libya was destroyed, Stevens had used a Tripoli hotel as his base, since the Green Resistance had burned down the US embassy in the capital, Tripoli. When the Resistance tried to kill him with a car bomb outside the hotel, Stevens moved to the villas in Benghazi, a city in the east of the country whose inhabitants tend to be pro-US and which has long been a hotbed of Islamist jihadis, many of them furnishing the ranks of NATO’s Afghan Mujahideen in the 1980s and later al-Qaeda.

 

That was over a year ago. (Stevens formally became Obama’s ambassador to Libya in May 2012.)

 

Stevens was outgoing, and had so underestimated the Green Resistance that he enjoyed jogging in the streets of Benghazi and elsewhere in Libya.

 

Everyone knew that he and his American staff were present. One figure among the pro-NATO terrorists, Ahmed al-Abbar, says of Stevens: “He was loved by everybody [that is, in Benghazi].”

 

Stevens’ popularity with the Benghazi traitors added to the fury of the Green Resistance when they eventually attacked the US site in Benghazi.

 

Thus, contrary to claims by Western media outlets such as the British Independent, there were no “major security breaches,” and no “mystery” about the attack. All such claims are red herrings designed to distract from the reality of the Green Resistance.

 

They All Admitted the Truth at First

 

The morning after the Benghazi attack, on September 12, the NATO puppets unwittingly admitted the truth about the “Tahloob” (Green Resistance), and whined that NATO was not doing enough to help crush it. Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif admitted this in a Benghazi news conference, which was later broadcast on Al Jazeera television.

 

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib also admitted it, as did Libya’s President Mohammed el-Magariaf, as well as Ali Aujali, Libya’s ambassador to Washington, plus Ibrahim Dabbashi, Libya's ambassador to the UN. All of them said that Gaddafi loyalists had attacked the US site in Benghazi. They would quickly change their tune under pressure from their NATO masters.

 

Back on August 24, 2012, Time magazine had noted that Gaddafi “still commands silent admiration in many parts of Libya.” The article quoted President el-Magariaf as saying, “We know that Gaddafi loyalists are behind these bombings [since the overthrow of Gaddafi]. In the last few months, the security services have intensified their campaign against Bani Walid and Tarhuna.”

 

Bani Walid is a loyalist stronghold whose people held key positions in Gaddafi’s security services. It was also the last city outside of Gaddafi’s birthplace of Sirte to fall to NATO-backed terrorists on January 23, 2012. Magariaf is from Benghazi, and spent 30 years in the US being groomed for the time when NATO would destroy Libya. On August 9, 2012, NATO installed him as Libya’s head of state after an “election,” Magariaf is allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is aligned with NATO.

 

The initial admissions of the truth about the Green Resistance were made on the morning after the attack. Within hours, however, all top Libyan officials, acting under NATO orders, changed their tune, merely calling the attackers “foreign extremists.” Magariaf, the president installed by NATO, went to Benghazi three days after the attack, and declared that “al-Qaeda did it”.

 

One bureaucrat who would not adopt the NATO spin was Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib, who continued to insist that Gaddafi loyalists were the perpetrators. Therefore, NATO dismissed him as Libya’s prime minister, and replaced him with Mustafa Abushagur, the day after the Benghazi incident. Abushagur had lived most of his life in the USA, and had always been an enemy of Gaddafi. Like so many other US-installed bureaucrats, he had returned to Benghazi in May 2011 during the NATO-instigated insurgency.

 

Some alternative news outlets acknowledge the truth about the Green Resistance, for example, the Inter Press News Service, which is a non-profit outlet.

 

IPS spoke with armed Gaddafi loyalists who vowed that they will step up their fight. Government sources alternately claim the perpetrators are former Gaddafi loyalists or Islamists. Further confusion arises from a government clampdown on the dissemination of information in the local media, and by Libyan security forces preventing foreign journalists from covering the scenes of attacks first-hand, or taking pictures.

 

The Libyan bureaucrats’ clampdown on media information is understandable, since they want to hamper solidarity with the Green Resistance.

 

Mass Denial

 

Regarding the Benghazi incident, the mass denial begins with basic facts. For example, most people refer to “the US consulate,” when in reality the US site in Benghazi was not an embassy or a consulate, or even a “compound.” It was a collection of villas (that is, a gated community) privately owned by one Mohammad al-Bishari, who was leasing the villas to US State Department personnel.

 

Collectively the villas were what the US State Department calls an “interim facility.” It had a level of security known as “simple lock and key,” meaning it had no bulletproof glass, reinforced doors, US Marines, or other features common to embassies and consulates. (In Mexico, for example, Washington has an embassy and 22 consulates, but in Libya the US government had only a single embassy in Tripoli -- and then, after the NATO bombardment campaign, used the Benghazi villas.)

 

The corporate media falsely use the term “US consulate” to make it seem that “terrorists attacked US sovereignty.” This justifies the “war on terror,” plus the past destruction of Libya.

 

Furthermore, the Obama regime calls the privately owned group of villas a “compound” in order to make it seem that the (non-existent) “protesters” brazenly stormed a fortress similar to the massive US embassy complex in Baghdad.

 

There Were No Protesters in Benghazi

 

The White House claims that protesters against that anti-Muslim video “spontaneously” attacked the so-called “consulate.” In reality there were no protesters anywhere in Benghazi at the time of the attack. When Fox News questioned US officials about this, the officials admitted the truth.

 

Nonetheless, the Obama administration/regime continues to insist that “protesters did it.” This lie not only conceals the Green Resistance; it also makes Muslims all seem irrational, thereby justifying imperialist aggression (that is, the “war on terror”).

 

The absence of protesters was confirmed by one of the eight Libyans guarding the private group of villas used by Ambassador Stevens and his staff. The eyewitness, aged 27, is being treated in a hospital for five shrapnel wounds in one leg, and two bullet wounds in the other. He asked that his name be withheld, and that the hospital not be identified, for fear that “militants” (that is, the Green Resistance) would track him down and kill him.

 

Of the eight Libyan security guards, the eyewitness and four others had been hired by a British firm. The remaining three were members of Libya’s 17th of February Brigade, a group of pro-NATO terrorists formed at the start of the NATO campaign to destroy Gaddafi and Libyan society.

 

In an interview with McClatchy news service last Thursday (September 13, 2012) the eyewitness said there were no protesters at all.

 

“The Americans would have left if there had been protesters, but there wasn’t a single ant. The area was totally quiet until about 9:35 p.m., when as many as 125 men attacked with machine guns, grenades, RPGs, and anti-aircraft weapons. They threw grenades into the villas, wounding me and knocking me down. Then they stormed through the facility’s main gate, moving from villa to villa.”

 

That does not sound like a “spontaneous protest” against a blasphemous B-movie that suddenly appeared on the Internet, as the White House and others claim; rather, it was a sharply executed military strike that must have been planned meticulously well in advance.

 

The eyewitness managed to escape by telling one of the attackers that he was only a gardener in the gated community. His account is consistent with that of Mohammad al-Bishari, who owns the villas, and was leasing them to the US government. Bishari gave his own account on September 12, the day after the attack.

 

Ambassador Stevens was overcome by “severe asphyxia” (smoke inhalation), and was still alive after the attack. Pro-US Libyans in Benghazi carried him to the Benghazi Medical center, where he died later in the night.

 

Resistance Grows

 

NATO destroyed Libya and reduced its people to poverty and violence. In the post-destruction chaos, there are family feuds and inter-militia rivalries. There are long-standing disputes over land, plus long-standing friction between Arabs and Berbers.

 

However, we shall focus on Resistance attacks against NATO targets, and Resistance assassinations of Libyan figures that betrayed Gaddafi and sided with NATO. The following are only some of the “scores.”

 

On March 18, 2012, in the Tripoli neighborhood of Abu Salim (a pro-Gaddafi stronghold) local members of the Green Resistance had a shoot-out with a pro-NATO militia group from Zintan led by one Mohammed el-Rebay. (Zintan is a province in Libya’s western mountains.) The Resistance managed to kill one of the Zintan terrorists, who had been using a Tripoli school as their base.

 

In April 2012, the Resistance detonated a roadside bomb beside a UN convoy that included Ian Martin, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Libya.

 

On April 29, 2012, the lifeless body of Shukri Ghanem, Gaddafi’s former oil minister, was found floating in the River Danube. In May 2011, Ghanem had joined NATO, and went off to reside in London and then Vienna.

 

On May 2, 2012, the Green Resistance claimed responsibility for assassinating General Albarrani Shkal, a former military governor of Tripoli who had demobilized the 38,000 men of his guard and opened the gates of Tripoli to foreign troops during Operation Mermaid Dawn, the sacking of Tripoli that began on August 20, 2011. (Tripoli’s nickname is “The Mermaid.”)

 

On May 15, 2012, Khaled Abu Salah, a candidate for the Constituent Assembly controlled by NATO, was assassinated near the oasis town of Ubari in southwest Libya.

 

On May 22, 2012, a rocket-propelled grenade targeted the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Benghazi, but caused only structural damage to the premises. The ICRC is headquartered in Geneva, and its foreign offices are often used as cover by Western intelligence agencies, such as MI6 or the CIA.

 

On May 26, 2012, Mukhtar Fernana, head of the Military Council for the Western Region, survived an assassination attempt.

 

On June 5, 2012, the Resistance detonated a bomb in front of the US-operated building in Tripoli, damaging its gates.

 

On June 11, 2012, in Benghazi’s al-Rabha neighborhood, the Resistance fired an RPG at a convoy that carried British Ambassador Dominic Asquith, wounding two of his bodyguards.

 

Back in July 2011, Abdel-Fattah Younis, the former Gaddafi loyalist turned “rebel” military commander, was assassinated. On June 22, 2012, the judge investigating the death of Younis was himself assassinated in Benghazi.

 

On July 28, 2012, Suleiman Buzraidah was killed in a drive-by shooting while he was en route to a Benghazi mosque. Buzraidah had been a military intelligence official under Gaddafi, but betrayed him to join the NATO-backed terrorists.

 

On July 29, 2012, Khalifa Belqasim Haftar narrowly survived an assassination attempt. Formerly one of Gaddafi’s army commanders, in 1988 he betrayed Gaddafi and lived for 23 years under US government protection near CIA headquarters in Virginia. He returned to Libya during the NATO-led insurgency, hoping that after Gaddafi’s death, he would be made commander-in-chief of the Libyan military (controlled by NATO). However, he had to settle for third place in the hierarchy, and was given the rank of Lt. General before the Resistance caught up with him.

 

Last month was an especially active four weeks for the Resistance. Security buildings and hotels in Benghazi were rocked by bomb attacks and attempted attacks. Foreign diplomatic staff and embassies were targeted. US embassy staff in Tripoli escaped an attempted carjacking.

 

On August 10, 2012, eight Resistance members escaped from the Al Fornaj prison in Tripoli after a coordinated attack. Gunmen in pickup trucks outside the prison shot at security guards, while prisoners inside set sections of the prison on fire and managed to overpower a number of guards. This was the third Resistance attack on the prison since the murder of Gaddafi.

 

On August 18, 2012, the Green Resistance detonated a car bomb outside the Four Seasons Hotel on Omar al-Mukhtar Street in Tripoli. The target was a vehicle being used by Benghazi security officials (installed by NATO) who were staying at the hotel.

 

Afterwards, the NATO-installed bureaucrats sent heavily armed soldiers to prevent photographs being taken, and to forbid journalists from entering the area, so that word of the Green Resistance would not get out. A Libyan interior ministry official refused to comment further.

 

The following day, the Resistance set off more car bombs in Tripoli. One bomb was near the administrative offices of the interior ministry (controlled by the NATO powers). Two other car bombs exploded minutes later near the former headquarters of a women’s police academy, which NATO now uses for interrogation and detentions. (The latter two bombs killed two passersby.)

 

The next day in Benghazi (August 20, 2012) Resistance members tossed a bomb into the car of Abdel Hamid Refaii, the first secretary of the Egyptian embassy. This was outside Refaii’s house. However, the assassination bid failed.

 

The day after that, the then Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib condemned the Green Resistance in a televised speech, saying, “Desperate and malicious forces among the supporters of the former regime are trying to create tension, send Libya backwards to violence, and sabotage the country’s political process.”

 

Tripoli’s security chief, Col Mahmoud Sherif, said Gaddafi loyalists were responsible for the spate of violent attacks. He ordered the arrest of 32 suspected Resistance members for interrogation.

 

Indeed, the police in Tripoli (who now work for the NATO powers) are constantly occupied with defusing car bombs set by the Resistance.

 

After the Resistance bombing of the former headquarters of a women’s police academy, the NATO puppets sent soldiers to raid a farm where Resistance members were holed up. Several of the Gaddafi loyalists were killed.

 

One of the members who survived was alleged to have set up sleeper cells in Libya and to have been crisscrossing the border with Tunisia from where he and several comrades were smuggling weapons into Libya for the Resistance.

 

On August 23, 2012, Abdelmenom al-Hur, official spokesperson for the Supreme Security Committee, installed by NATO, held a press conference in which he admitted that Gaddafi loyalists had penetrated many official security units. He said that a whole barracks full of heavy armaments was under the control of a pro-Gaddafi cell that he called the Awfia Brigade. (The group’s members call themselves the “Martyr Gaddafi Brigade.”) The same Resistance brigade had briefly occupied Tripoli International Airport back in June 2012.

 

After the attack that killed Ambassador Stevens on September 11, 2012, the Resistance managed to shut down the Benina airport in Benghazi, which the US military was using as a drone base.

 

With the Resistance firing at US drones, the airport had become unsafe. A Turkish Afriqiyah Airlines flight with 121 people onboard was forced to turn back to Istanbul.

 

Conclusion

 

The foregoing is only a partial list of Resistance activity over the past year, which has dramatically increased during the last three months, reaching a crescendo in August, and leading to the death of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens last week.

 

The NATO powers had shifted their focus to destroying Syria, and on continuing their preparations to destroy Iran, while letting their Tripoli bureaucrats handle the Green Resistance in Libya. Now, however, the NATO powers realize that Libya is far from subjugated and that they are being seriously tasked with crushing the Resistance before it gains critical mass.

 

Marines, drones, and warships have been sent to quash the Gaddafi loyalists -- but how to find them? Even the FBI declined to “investigate” the latest attack in Benghazi, realizing that it would be pointless.

 

Libya presents Washington with another Afghan nightmare -- only perhaps worse. If US drones start blasting Libyans, and the US military rounds up tens of thousands of suspected loyalists, then the Resistance can only become stronger. Of Libya’s 5.6 million people, only one in 10 (that is, the population of the eastern city of Benghazi) welcomed the NATO bondage and destruction of their country.

Meanwhile, the NATO powers do not want the Western public to realize any of this awkward truth. They want you to think that all Libyans are happy under NATO’s “liberation” with their Islamist terrorist proxies. Some 50,000 Libyans lost their lives due to NATO’s bombing and ground campaign during 2011. And for what? Only for a Resistance to rise up to illustrate to the world that Libyans had their country stolen from them by NATO powers in a criminal war of aggression.

 

The more the Libyan Green Resistance gains strength and challenges the NATO-imposed regime, the more clear it becomes that the Western governments and their media lied in their pretexts of “responsibility to protect (R2P)” human rights and democracy. Recall that these were the pretexts invoked by the NATO powers to justify setting up no-fly zones in Libya in March 2011. (The same pretexts are again being reiterated with regard to Syria.)

 

But, as the growing Resistance illustrates, the Western powers did not “liberate” Libya; they invaded a sovereign country and killed massively to execute their real, criminal agenda of regime change and theft of oil resources. Now the people of Libya are resisting this criminal conquest. And that damning truth has to be expunged at all costs.

 

Before the Benghazi incident, the corporate media had occasionally mentioned Gaddafi loyalists. After the incident, all such mention has suddenly ceased. The media say that “extremists” attacked the US site in Benghazi, or “al-Qaeda” or “Islamists” or “terrorists,” or “protesters” -- anyone but the Resistance.

 

Not true. The Green Resistance lives, and furthermore it is only getting started.

 

FC/MKR/HSN

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Libyan security chief assassinated in Benghazi

 

Colonel Farag al-Dersi played key role in curbing militia power in wake of murder of US ambassador Chris Stevens in September

 

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Chris Stevens was the first US ambassador to be assassinated since 1979 when the American embassy in Benghazi was stormed by militants in September Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

 

 

The Libyan security chief who led an anti-militia crackdown in the wake of the killing of the country's US ambassador has been assassinated in Benghazi, raising questions about the government's ability to impose the rule of law.

 

Colonel Farag al-Dersi, Benghazi's chief of security, was shot dead by three gunmen in the eastern Libyan city where ambassador Chris Stevens and three fellow diplomats died after the US consulate was overrun on 11 September. The colonel had been instrumental in seeking to curb the power of extremist militias in Benghazi, banning some and trying to bring others under control of government-appointed officers.

 

His death is the latest in a string of killings and car bombings in the city, most of them targeting officials who had high-profile roles in the former administration of Muammar Gaddafi. To date none of the assassins have been put on trial.

The latest killing highlights the problems faced by Libya's new cabinet, which was sworn-in last week, in tackling the country's security vacuum. Police and army functions remain distributed among a patchwork of militias. Some, notably those in the former key rebel cities of Misrata and Zintan, are well organised, but other parts of the country remain chaotic.

The new government is handicapped by the exclusion from office of eight of its 27 ministers, including both interior and justice ministers, by a commission investigating their alleged links to the former Gaddafi regime.

 

No replacements have been announced by prime minister Ali Zidan, leaving the country still without a full cabinet four months after Libya held its first free national elections in more than 40 years.

The assassination of Dersi also highlights the lack of progress made in catching the killers of Stevens, who died when the consulate was stormed and set ablaze by several dozen militiamen.

 

Libya has yet to give details of any investigation into the death of what was the first killing of a US ambassador since 1979, or bring any suspects to trial. Also unclear is what role, if any, America's FBI has been given in the case.

 

The uncertainty at the heart of government is also handicapping reform. A three-day international trade conference meeting this week in the capital, Tripoli, is taking place without the participation of government ministers or officials, leaving investors unsure about Libya's future economic policy, or what plans the government has for establishing security.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/21/libya-security-chief-assassinated-benghazi

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Two police stations targeted in Libya's Benghazi

 

Reuters – Sun, Dec 16, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Two police stations were targeted in what appeared to be simultaneous attacks in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, a police source said, while the chief of police in Derna survived an attack on his car.

An explosive device was thrown at an empty car parked in front of Gharyounes police station in western Benghazi early on Monday, the source said. A loud explosion was heard in the area, according to a Reuters reporter nearby.

 

An explosive device was also thrown in front of another police station in the east of the city, damaging a front wall.

"The attacks appear to be simultaneous. There are no injuries," the source said.

 

Separately, Colonel Mufid al-Misoury, chief of police in Derna, said a car in which he was traveling was fired at by unknown gunmen.

 

He was on his way to the police headquarters in the eastern city, known as an Islamist stronghold, after it was targeted in a small blast. The building sustained little damage, he said.

 

"A car passed us very quickly and then gunfire came from that direction. Luckily no one was injured even though the car was heavily hit with bullets," he told Reuters by telephone.

 

Libya's new rulers have struggled to impose their authority on a myriad of armed groups, who helped oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi last year but have yet to lay down their arms.

 

The anti-Gaddafi uprising started in Benghazi but Libya's second city is now a hot spot for violence.

On Sunday, unknown assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a Benghazi police compound that houses patrol cars, damaging an office and killing one policeman. A gun battle followed and three of the police reinforcements who arrived at the scene were killed, a police spokesman said.

 

That attack is believed to be linked to the recent detention of two men in connection with several assassinations of security officials in the city, as the assault happened next door to a police station where they were being held.

In September, the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, the worst of a string of attacks on international convoys and official buildings in the city.

 

(Reporting by Ghaith Shennib; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Jackie Frank and Philip Barbara)

 

 

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Benghazi rocked by months of ongoing attacks

 

 

Benghazi, 17 December:

 

Two more police stations were attacked in Benghazi in the early hours of Monday morning, marking the second consecutive night of severe unrest in the eastern city, with months of daily occurrences of murder and mayhem.

 

Shortly after midnight, Garyounis police station was hit by explosives, resulting in damage to two civilian cars, but no reported casualties.

 

Al-Oruba police station was then subsequently hit, with both explosions and exchanges of gunfire being witnessed, although as with Garyounis, no casualties have yet been reported.

 

A potential third attack on Al-Hadaeq police station was prevented when the security services managed to apprehend the likely perpetrator in possession of two RPGs, pro-regime media claim, but could not be verified if the apprehended person was involved.

 

There have also been reports of drive-by shootings directed at police patrols, although these too are not reported to have resulted in casualties.

 

The police have not revealed the identity of the arrested man, and to date no group has publicly claimed responsibility for either last night’s attacks or those of the night before.

 

The assaults follow the arrest of a potentially vital suspect linked to the spate of assassinations directed against senior security personnel in Benghazi that continued over the past year.

 

On Sunday, a senior police source informed pro-occupation regime media and British intelligence agents working under the cover as journalists for the "Libya Herald" that the man had identified as many as seven prominent Islamists in connection with the attacks including: leading Derna Islamist and former Guantanamo Bay inmate Sufyan Ben Qumu; Obeida militia chief Ahmed Bukatela; Ansar Al-Sharia chief Mohammed Zahawi; Rafallah Al-Sahati chiefs Mohammed Al-Gharabi and Ismael Sallabi; and Zawia Martyr’s brigade member Salim Nabous.

 

However, others say that this information cannot be trusted since the regime authorities are under pressure and direction from their U.S.-N.A.T.O. masters to implicate certain groups while leaving out the strong equation of mass popular discontent, anger and popular resistance against the occupation of Libya and its symbols and agents.

 

Two separate assaults were launched on a police facility adjacent to where the man is being held on Sunday morning, resulting in the death of four policemen. The first was killed in the initial attack whilst three reinforcements died when their car was shot at upon arrival.

 

In the Jamahiriya, the Benghazi Police were highly respected for their professionalism and ethics and operated one of the few well designed and functional web sites in Libya. The Benghazi Police were the first to be attacked at the launch of the February 17 "Ratvolution Ratspiracy" following the shooting of peaceful demonstrators from Egypt in support of the Egyptian uprising across the border.

 

It is believed that French and Israeli "businessmen" in Benghazi along with British agents took up positions in buildings overlooking the marches which were joined also by Libyans demanding some reforms and an end to corruption within the Jamahiriya after key persons were installed without popular participation upon the orders of western intelligence in collaboration with "reformist" reactionary elements.

 

These then shot a number of the peaceful protesters in the head, causing the crowd to great confusion and anger, and directed by those who had been trained in the USA under various Libyan exiles who would soon return to take up leading positions and even presidency in the country, they marched on the police stations and seized weapons there. Police in the Jamahiriya are trained to serve the people unlike in most countries where the police serve government, wealth and power.

 

The police thus vacated their stations in order to avoid having to shoot unarmed protesters or otherwise be killed themselves, and the peaceful demonstrators turned violent under the direction of their "leaders" seizing the weapons and then leading the angry crowd, now armed, toward military facilities.

 

The same situation repeated itself at the military facilities one after another with the crowd obtaining increasingly powerful weapons, and then was able to quickly take over Benghazi by force of arms after freeing dangerous criminals from the jails who joined and swelled their ranks.

 

The military were under orders from the Leader of the Libyan Revolution Muammar Qadhafi, not to retake Benghazi into people's authority and to let the situation be resolved peacefully. However, NATO using the cover of an erroneous and deliberately introduced "UN Security Council Resolution" by USA, Britain and France, embarked upon an 8 month long violation of their imposed "no fly zone" in tens of thousands of bombing sorties which left around 100,000 dead.

 

The Libyan people along with their armed forces, police and special forces battled valiantly for all this time against an array of the world's most powerful military forces bent upon destroying Jamahiriya socialism, direct participatory democracy and its historic leadership, with some parts of the country holding out until now.

 

The most famous resistance was in Bani Walid and Sirte, two towns along central northern Libya coast which were all but destroyed after being surrounded by NATO "rat" forces for months with rockets being fired upon the innocent citizens day and night until the towns were invaded and prisoners taken.

 

More than 10,000 political prisoners now languish in jails -- many of them makeshift -- across the country, and one million citizens -- a quarter of the population -- having been forced into exile to avoid unlawful imprisonment, torture or death at the hands of the "ratvolutionaries".

 

Occupation media mouthpiece for British regime, the newly installed illegal publication "Libya Herald" claims that there were no supporters of the Jamahiriya and the symbolic and historic leader of the 1969 Al-Fateh Revolution which launched people's conferences and committees which took power abolishing traditional government monopoly in 1977. Yet the publication cannot explain the anarchy and violence, nor the years long valiant resistance of the Libyan people.

 

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The Greens in Tunisia with their brothers from Libya, held a demonstration today in Tunis to prove the world we are still here. The rats were very afraid of this demonstration and tried to stop it, but the green people make it success.

I want say to the rats ::

 

SEE WHERE THE FLAG OF YOUR LORDS, IT'S UNDER THE GREEN FEET.

 

 

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