|Blast from the past 2011 cartoon|
Think and Connect the Dots
- In 2011 Dear Leader Obama, and his NATO allies, had no problem conducting an unconstitutional war and bombing the troops of the government of Libya in support of Islamist rebels.
- Today Al-Qaida and ISIS in Libya are marching to war in full view of the world and not one bomb falls on them from Obama and NATO. The same applies as ISIS openly marches undisturbed through the wide open deserts of Iraq and the CIA arms and trains Syrian Islamists.
- Conclusion - No U.S. bombs are dropping on Islamist forces. After all, why would you bomb the forces you just got done arming and funding? But I am just a "crazy" Blogger. Keep on believing those government press releases.
(Associated Press) — Al-Qaida-linked militants in eastern Libya declared holy war — or jihad — on the local Islamic State affiliate after one of their senior leaders was killed Wednesday by masked gunmen, which set off clashes between the rival groups that left 11 people dead on both sides, including a top militant commander.
The hours-long fighting in the eastern coastal city of Darna erupted after gunmen opened fire on Nasser Akr, an al-Qaida-inspired militant once held in the United Kingdom on terrorism charges. The 55-year-old veteran jihadi, who fought in Afghanistan, was killed along with his aide.
Akr's group — known as Shura Council of Darna's Jihadis — announced his death in a statement Wednesday, blaming it on Islamic State militants. It accused the IS fighters of "tyranny and criminality," and vowed to wage "holy war against them until none of them are left." It also called on residents to rise up against the extremist group.
The ensuing clashes killed at least nine IS militants and two from the Shura Council, including Salem Derbi, the commander of the so-called Abu Salem Brigade, which has history of enmity with the IS affiliate.
The IS group in Libya is a mixture of homegrown militants, former al-Qaida affiliates and foreign nationals who were trained in Syria and sent to join IS in Libya. The clashes in Darna mirrored regional rivalry between the two groups, which are also fighting against one another in Syria.
A member of the Abu Salem Brigade, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, told The Associated Press that among IS members killed in Wednesday's exchange was the group's top ideologue Hossam Abu-Rashed.
|Out in the open for bombing|
An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth
Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of
Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014.
Darna was also the main source of Libyan jihadis and suicide bombers who joined the insurgency in Iraq after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Entire brigades of Darna natives have also been fighting in Syria's civil war.
An IS affiliate seized control of Darna last year after veteran militants returning from Iraq and Syria united the city's fractured extremist factions and killed off rivals, including members of Derbi's militia.
The Islamic State won a foothold in Libya amid the chaos that accelerated last year when militias allied with Islamist factions seized the capital, Tripoli, and the second largest city of Benghazi, forcing the elected parliament and government to relocate and reconvene in the country's far est.
IS fighters have also taken the central coastal city of Sirte and are marching toward the third largest city of Misrata in western Libya and toward the oil terminals in the east.
In Darna, IS has set up its own religious courts and police to inforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia.Read More . . . .
Hillary and Obama have no problem murdering the leader of a foreign
nation and his family, but drop bombs on ISIS? No way.
|It is 1914 all over again.|