Who would have ever guessed it. The Brotherhood is set to take over after their “free” elections and it only cost the U.S. a billion dollars or so to manage this – fabulous. Don’t forget that this war was illegal and Gaddafi’s weapons are loose in the Arab Spring world.
The Brotherhood is the daddy of al Qaeda which has supposedly sworn off violence. In Libya, al Qaeda is a powerful force in the Brotherhood.
The Telegraph UK reported today that the top politicians in Libya have agreed to let the Brotherhood lead the country and better yet, they expect to form a coalition with their Brotherhood neighbors in Egypt and Tunisia. Wow, great, what more could we want for our billion dollars?
I have been saying this all along because it’s obvious that it would go this way – read here and here. The new Libya is also demanding Shariah Law. What no Jeffersonian Democracy? Well, shut my mouth!
Ironic how these “free” elections bring them all out to vote for statism that will deprive them of their freedom.
Our war helped unleash a pogram by Tuaregs who took over Mali and murdered Christians because we didn’t take care to secure Gaddafi’s weapons –
Sentinel Report April, 2012: Let’s not forget that Gaddafi’s arsenal of weapons are loose. The Gaddafi army and his arsenal of weapons have been used to conquer Mali for instance, a democracy of peace-loving people now facing starvation, rapes and pillaging.
Though they are collateral damage from Obama’s interference in Libya, they will not be seen as a humanitarian cause by this administration unless there is political capital in it. Mali could serve as a base for Obama’s desire to reach into Africa.
Obama unleashed a new war. He aided the Libyan Islamist rebels as they took over Libya, allowing the Gaddafi army to flee and overtake a democracy in the Sahara. There is an excellent chance that al-Qaeda will be able to set up bases in the midst of the violence and turmoil, another consequence of Obama’s illegal war in Libya.
Gaddafi’s arsenal of stolen weapons have turned up among the rebels who, in 72 hours, conquered Mali, an area of the Sahara as large as France…
Back in March, the Sentinel reported on the progress of Libya’s Arab Spring –
Independent Sentinel: We haven’t heard much about Libya lately. Maybe it’s because the media doesn’t want to brag about how Libya has become an Islamic state.
It happened thanks to our tax dollars and President Obama’s leadership. Hillary Clinton has also done her best to make it all happen.
I certainly have no use for Gadhafi but I also am tired of our interference in Middle Eastern affairs and wonder about the supposed benefits – time will tell. The people seem to be happier. However bad it might be, it is better than what they had in many of these countries.
We helped Libya for “humanitarian” reasons which apparently don’t apply to Syria, Nigeria, the Congo, Tibet and the many other countries suffering even worse atrocities.
If you remember, both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton support the Communist would-be dictator, Manuel Zelaya, who was thrown out of Honduras and they did their best to keep him in power. Supporting Islamic extremists and Communist dictators appears to be a pattern of some kind.
The Brotherhood represents the largest political force in Libya with the extreme Salafis coming in second. We heard the press touting the Arab Spring until it sprung. Praise is more muted now as we wait to see how Israel and the United States interests fare.
The Muslim Brotherhood is out of shadows in Libya and has formed a political party, the Justice and Development Party. The party leader, Mohamed Sowan, is from Misrata where the worst fighting occurred. He was a political prisoner under Gadhafi 1998 until 2006.
The Brotherhood is the most organized movement in Libya and has nationwide support. It includes wealthy exiled businessmen.
Their rhetoric sounds hopeful but, then again, so did Egypt’s before it didn’t.
The goal is to “establish a just and developed society based on religious values,” according to Brotherhood spokesman Mohamed Gaair. He further added, ”Our first main goal is to work on security and stability. We are still a new founded party, but we will work on the basis of Islamic principles and that doesn’t mean the shallow meaning of religion most people think of like banning women from leaving home. This is not rational.”…
Okay, we’ll see how it goes.