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More Violence in Benghazi Shows After-Effects of Scandal

May 18th, 2013 - 5:45 pm

As I’ve noted, Libya is starting to fall apart and the Benghazi scandal cover-up prevented the Obama administration from taking serious action in regard to that country, including retaliation against the terrorist group that the United States knows was responsible.

In the last week, there was a car bomb and four attacks on Libyan military posts in Benghazi. The al-Qaeda affiliate that murdered four Americans controls parts of the city and is unchallenged by the central government, which has been too weak to confront those who reject its authority.

Al-Qaeda still controls part of the city’s entrances and the hospital where the U.S. ambassador’s body was taken by them last September 11. It has faced zero retaliation by the U.S. government and no pressure from Washington for the Libyan government to crack down on it.

Remember that the U.S. government’s attempt to make people forget the scandal and the insistence that the attack was caused by a demonstration against a video gone wrong have prevented the highlighting of the actual murders and any action taken against the perpetrators.

Also read: Obama Aide: ‘Irrelevant’ Where the President Was During Benghazi Attack

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Electricity in Libya was free
There was no interest on loans, banks in Libya were state-owned and loans were given to all its citizens at zero percent interest by law
Having a home was considered a human right in Libya
All newlyweds in Libya received $60,000 dinar (U.S.$50,000) from the government to buy their first apartment
Education and medical treatments were free in Libya (remember: before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans were literate; nowadays this is 83%)
When Libyans wanted to take up farming, they would receive farm land, a farm house, equipment, seeds and livestock to kick start their farms all for free
When Libyans could not find the education or medical facilities they needed, the government funded them to go abroad; above that they received U.S.$2,300/month for accommodation and car allowance
When Libyans bought a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price
The price of petrol in Libya was $0.14 per liter
Libya had no external debt
When a Libyan was unable to get employment after graduation, the government would pay the average salary of the profession, as if he or she was employed, until employment was found
A portion of every Libyan oil sale was credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens
A mother who gave birth to a child received U.S.$5,000
Food was subsidized: 40 loaves of bread in Libya cost $0.15
25% of Libyans have a university degree
Gaddafi carried out the world's largest irrigation project, known as the Great Manmade River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
The day after the Benghazi assault, Obama gave a speech in which he vowed to find out who was responsible, hunt them down, and punish them.

I guess that was just another one of his empty promises; can't believe anything this loser says.
48 weeks ago
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"Punish our political enemies."
"Bring a gun to a knife fight."
"Keep a boot on their necks."

Of course you can believe SOME of the things this loser says...
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
Whenever the US tries to implement global strategies against tribal warriors, the results are all too obvious. They understand obliteration and only that. As long as one of them survives, they will plot, calculate and wait for the day they can slit your throat.
48 weeks ago
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What strategy did the US implement here? PR obfuscation for the domestic trade during an election. Nothing more.
48 weeks ago
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ALTHOUGH CONGRESS HAS SEEN 4 1/2 YEARS OF THIS ADMINISTRATION, IT STILL DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE KIND OF SCUM IT'S DEALING WITH: 1) It was clear from the beginning that the crummy Mohammed video wasn't the cause of the Benghazi massacre. It was classic misdirection; 2) This use of this video was to divert attention from the fact that people who could've helped Americans in Benghazi were told to 'stand down'; 3) The 'stand down' order was given because the White House didn't want to draw attention to what was happening in Benghazi -- especially during an election 4) What was happening was treasonous; 5) It was treasonous because the WH, through cut outs (Saudi Arabia, Qatar), was arming al Qaeda to fight in Syria; 6) Al Qaeda is an enemy of the US; 7) A definition of treason is: "The betrayal of one's own country by ... consciously or purposely acting to aid its enemies." Any wonder why no one, yet, has been brought to 'justice'?
48 weeks ago
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There is nothing as comforting to a great power and its people than to know that its men and resources have gone for naught, and that its struggles to overcome evil in the world is to produce, ironically, even more evil - in our Libyan case, at home as well as abroad.

No one is so arrogant as the One who cannot see his own weaknesses.
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