When Obama decided to illegally invade Libya, he claimed that he was doing it to protect the poor persecuted Benghazites. Then the poor persecuted Benghazites murdered four Americans.
Now they’ve declared Benghazi to be an Islamic Emirate.
Libya’s Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia has said that it seized complete control of Benghazi late on Wednesday, declaring the city an “Islamic emirate,” the group’s representative said.
Ansar al-Sharia is blacklisted by the United States over its alleged role in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, eastern Libya.
An official representative for the armed group told a local radio channel that Benghazi is now under its control.
“Benghazi has now become an Islamic emirate,” said Mohammed al-Zahawi, the spokesman, to Radio Tawhid.
I guess that’s Mission Accomplished for Obama. It seems to be how his foreign policy endgames always come out, whether in Egypt or Iraq.
Unlike Obama, many in Benghazi seem less than enthusiastic about the Emirate thing.
An angry civilian crowd this evening ignored warning shots from Ansar Al Sharia militiamen and seized control of Benghazi’s Jalaa hospital which had been in the hands of militants since the end of June.
Ansar militiamen, it is unclear how many, were seen to withdraw towards neighbouring buildings while the triumphant young people tore down the Islamists’ black banner from above the gate and replaced it with the Libyan flag.
A crowd, which was originally no more than 50-strong, shouted slogans denouncing terrorism and calling for the army and the police to act.
Calls are now going out on social media for this Friday to be a day of mass protest under the slogan “Benghazi Friday: We will not bow”.
Things don’t seem to be going well for them.
Ansar Al Shari were quick to recover from their humiliating ejection from Jalaa hospital last night by an angry crowd of apparently unarmed protestors. In the early hours of this morning Ansar militia returned to the hospital and retook it after a firefight with some of the new occupiers.
They better not expect Obama to intervene. He only bombs on behalf of Islamists.