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Benghazi is small potatoes

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 […]

Libya Has Already Had Quite Enough “Help”

Western governments should be reluctant to "help" Libya when their last attempt to "help" the country contributed directly to its ruin.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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….

THE BITTER FRUITS OF SMART DIPLOMACY: Christians Slaughtered in Post ‘Arab Spring’ Libya.

Christians Slaughtered in Post 'Arab Spring' Libya

Muslim persecution of Christians is the litmus test of how “radical” an Islamic society has become.

The Interventionists’ Self-Serving Lies About Libya

Thanks to the 2011 intervention, Libya was guaranteed to endure the years of disorder and violence that have followed.

The Roundup

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 [...]

The Roundup

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 [...]

The Arab Spring in 2015: RIP?

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.

Libya Remains A Bloody Mess

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 […]

Verbatim: Not Ready to Move On

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.

How the Failed Yemen Raid Went Down

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

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! ]]

ISIS Operating Training Camps in Libya

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

General: ISIS Training Camps in Libya; US Searching for Benghazi Attackers without Ground Forces

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

The country has had it with Obama

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 […]

A Bad Night in Libya: Sharyl Attkisson on the Benghazi Cover-up

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.

Memo To The Media: GOP Intel Committee Report Is Just The Latest To Debunk Right-Wing Benghazi Myths

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

Analysts: ISIS Developing 'Colonies' in Middle East as it Gains Credibility Among Jihadists

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 GOP Benghazi Probe Goes On Despite Intel Panel Report

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.

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