Libya: Turns out the dictator was right

Don’t expect the mainstream media to spend much time on this story:
Before he was overthrown and killed, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi warned jihadists would conquer northern Africa
The sock puppets in the network news are much too obsessed with butt-kissing to hold the Obama White House responsible for the disastrous results of their hapless foreign policy.
So if, like me, you prefer to live in the real world, you have to go to sources like the (Canadian) National Post for legitimate journalism these days ~

During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy. If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror.
The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with turbans.”
Now, with France locked in a battle with extremists in Mali; with al-Qaeda-linked groups carrying out a massive hostage taking in Algeria, and with Britain, Germany, and France telling their citizens to leave Libya because of an unspecified threat, the man many considered mad may not have been so crazy after all.

Qaddafi was no paragon of virtue, but he did keep the jihadists under control.

For years, Mr. Gaddafi warned of radical Islamists bubbling below the surface in north Africa. Repeatedly, he proclaimed himself a “stalwart of stability.” :roll:


Albeit, with a penchant for flamboyant caftans.


… by 2011, the Libyan people were finished with the Gaddafi regime. Early that year, protests began spreading across the country, providing NATO with the grounds to intervene. By October, Mr. Gaddafi was dead. Days later, the West ended their military campaign, and just as Mr. Gaddafi predicted, Libya fell into chaos and the opportunity arose for jihadists to seize power and weapons.
With power vacuums consuming Libya and Mali, radical Islamists mobilized.

And brought us Benghazi… and the growing unrest across north Africa ~

Mr. (Scott) Stewart (vice-president of analysis at Stratfor Global Intelligence) said you could connect the dots between the fall of Gaddafi, the civil war in Mali and the Algerian hostage crisis when Islamists seized hundreds of hostages at a gas plant in In Amenas two weeks ago. At least 37 foreign workers died in the kidnapping either at the hands of the extremists or when Algerian forces tried a rescue attempt.

The Libyan conflict was yet another international situation in which U.S. should have avoided choosing sides, but our fearless leaders knew better. Senator John McCain for instance…
Andrew C. McCarthy (at National Review Online) describes the strategy that McCain and his fellow international affairs masterminds in D.C. advocated ~

The reason the “rebels” of eastern Libya hated America so much had nothing to do with their totalitarian, incorrigibly anti-Western ideology. No, no: The problem was that we sided with Qaddafi, giving the dictator — at the insistence of, well, McCain and the State Department — foreign aid, military assistance, and international legitimacy. If we just threw Qaddafi under the bus, the rebels would surely become our grand democratic allies.

How’d that work out for Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans gunned down in Benghazi?
We should have listened to the dictator.

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