That whole “Let’s Bomb Libya, So We Can Replace Their Government With Islamist Militias” plan sure is working out well. No wonder Obama wants to try it again in Syria.
Libya’s government earlier this month released a key terror suspect who U.S. officials say was involved in planning the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on U.S. diplomatic and intelligence facilities in Benghazi.
Faraj al Chalabi, (also spelled Shibli) an al Qaeda terrorist also linked to the 1994 terrorist murder of two German tourists, was detained by the Tripoli government in March.
However, al Chalabi was released June 12 based on claims that there was a lack of evidence to hold him custody.
Al Chalabi was a member of both al Qaeda and the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group (LIFG). He had previously been sought in connection with the attack on German nationals Silvan and Vera Becker near Sirte, Libya in 1994.
The LIFG has not been identified as continuing to operate in Libya. However, a Pentagon report on al Qaeda in Libya said: “While some of its former leaders have distanced themselves from al Qaeda and reiterated their intent to play by the democratic rules of the new Libya, clandestinely, some former members of LIFG may be among those helping to create the al Qaeda network.”
The fake LIFG moderation was a scam that Gaddafi Jr. fell for. And it ended up costing daddy his whole regime. The United States wanted to believe that the Muslim Brotherhood had moderated the LIFG away from Al Qaeda.
And then the US got the Muslim Brotherhood to protect the Benghazi mission.