The Hill reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy is vowing to “pick up the pace” of the special investigation into the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attacks while sparring with Democrats who say the process has become partisan. Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said his panel is exercising the authority it has under […]
Western governments should be reluctant to "help" Libya when their last attempt to "help" the country contributed directly to its ruin.
What’s left in Libya. Hisham Matar reports on the sorry state of …
THE BITTER FRUITS OF SMART DIPLOMACY: Christians Slaughtered in Post ‘Arab Spring’ Libya.
Muslim persecution of Christians is the litmus test of how “radical” an Islamic society has become.
Thanks to the 2011 intervention, Libya was guaranteed to endure the years of disorder and violence that have followed.
Good morning! International Politics Overall - Gareth Porter: “Top Secret List Shows McChrystal Halting Night Raids After Controversy” - Turkey foresaw things differently in Libya before the country slipped into turmoil and are now paying the price - The Pentagon admits its air strikes against the Islamic State may have caused the deaths of civilians - The European [...]
May Stuart Scott rest in peace. International Politics Overall - The Arab League will meet at the request of the recognized government in Libya to discuss problems in the country - Iraq asked Australia to increase military aid because of the challenge of fighting the Islamic State - Intelligence officials in Australia still say ISIS is “resilient” despite Western-led [...]
Aaron David Miller: Four years on, the Arab Spring has degenerated into a catastrophe. Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen are in varying degrees of civil war, insurgency and meltdown. Egypt appears to be less free and prosperous than it was under Hosni Mubarak.
Zack Beauchamp passes along this map from Thomas van Linge, which illustrates the chaotic state of the country as of mid-December: Libya is divided into two main chunks, but there are many smaller tribal, Islamist, and militia players that complicate the war even further. And it’s been bloody: a December UN report said hundreds of […]
Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and chairman of the special committee on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, opened the panel's second hearing by defending why he continues to ask questions about what happened that day.
The Wall. St. Journal has an open access link to an article on how the failed Yemen rain went down. ISIS has taken a town in Libya. The Guardian has an interesting article on how bad and frightening it is. Isis posts a series of pictures showing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Gen. David Rodriguez, who heads U.S. Africa Command, said that "around a couple hundred" IS fighters were estimated to be at training sites in the east of the country. IS controls large parts of Iraq and Syria, but Rodriguez said it was yet to establish a large presence in Libya. Show More Summary
The head of the U.S. Africa Command said the Islamic State has established training camps in eastern Libya. Gen. David Rodriguez, while briefing Pentagon reporters on December 3, added that the United States continues to search for the “network” behind the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Show More Summary
First, it seemed the wheels were coming off the bus internationally. Our people were murdered in Benghazi, Libya. Iraq crumbled. Then Libya crumbled, again. The Islamic State conquered vast stretches of territory. Russia grabbed part of Ukraine. Israel and the United States fought while Iran inched closer to getting the bomb. Our Sunni allies publicly […]
Sharyl Attkisson was one of the few mainstream journalists who tried to seek out the truth regarding what happened on that tragic day of September 11th, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.
On November 21, the Republican-led House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the findings of its investigation into the September 2012 attacks on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, debunking many right-wing media myths about the attacks. Show More Summary
Reports coming out of the Middle East warn that the Islamic State terrorist group has established provinces across the region and a colony in Libya. One report from the Washington Institute says ISIS has developed colonies in areas as...Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said Monday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) will continue to head a special panel to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, pushing ahead with the probe despite the release Friday of a GOP-led report that found no attempt to mislead the public.