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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    They are islamist terrorists, just a competing group that are also fighting each other. You really should google if you dont know-Libya is filled with them.
    See? Case and point. You don't know these people but you are here saying "They are islamist terrorists". The only way you could do that is to believe they all are terrorists.
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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    Mosul on the Mediterranean? The Islamic State in Libya and U.S. Counterterrorism Dilemmas - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Since the summer of this year, Libya has been wracked by civil war with the launch of Operation Dignity—a coalition of military units, Qaddafi-era military officers, eastern tribes, federalists, and Zintani militias in the west, led by retired General Khalifa Hifter. The immediate goal for Operation Dignity was to rid Benghazi of Islamist militias including Ansar al-Shari‘a and restore security in the troubled city, which had been rattled by a spate of assassinations. But a broader unstated goal was to reshape Libya’s security sector and political institutions to privilege the Qaddafi-era officer class and allied technocrats, while excluding the militias, younger Islamists, and Misratan factions. Hifter’s forces enjoy support from the internationally recognized parliament in Tobruk, the House of Representatives (HOR), and the cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani.


    On the opposing side is Operation Dawn, a loose and increasingly fragmented coalition of militias from the powerful coastal town of Misrata, Islamist factions in Tripoli, and western mountain communities (including ethnic Berbers or Imazighen). The Dawn allies have rejected the legitimacy of the Tobruk parliament, convened their own unrecognized parliament, and installed their own prime minister, Omar al-Hassi.
    A common labeling of the Dawn coalition and Misrata as the Islamist faction is mistaken: their key difference with Dignity is not over ideology but rather the inclusion of ex-regime officials into the new political order. Nevertheless, the Dawn forces have allied themselves militarily with Ansar al-Shari‘a and its Islamist militia coalition in Benghazi, with the Dawn’s prime minister al-Hassi telling a Western reporter that the Benghazi jihadist group is a “beautiful idea” whose excesses could be tempered through dialogue. Despite such talk, the alliance largely stems from a common enemy and is ultimately expedient—as are most alliances in Libya.





    On a chilly night, bearded militants gathered at a stage strung with colorful lights in Darna, a Mediterranean coastal city long notorious as Libya's center for jihadi radicals. With a roaring chant, they pledged their allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. With that meeting 10 days ago, the militants dragged Darna into becoming the first city outside of Iraq and Syria to join the "caliphate" announced by the extremist group. Already, the city has seen religious courts ordering killings in public, floggings of residents accused of violating Shariah law, as well as enforced segregation of male and female students. Opponents of the militants have gone into hiding or fled, terrorized by a string of slayings aimed at silencing them.

    A number of leading Islamic State militants came to the city from Iraq and Syria earlier this year and over a few months united most of Darna's multiple but long-divided extremist factions behind them. They paved the way by killing any rivals, including militants, according to local activists, former city council members and a former militant interviewed by The Associated Press. They all spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for their lives. The vow of allegiance in Darna gives the Islamic State group a foothold in Libya, an oil-rich North African nation whose central government control has collapsed in the chaos since the 2011 ouster and death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.....snip~

    How a Libyan city joined the Islamic State group

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    On a chilly night, bearded militants gathered at a stage strung with colorful lights in Darna, a Mediterranean coastal city long notorious as Libya's center for jihadi radicals. With a roaring chant, they pledged their allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. With that meeting 10 days ago, the militants dragged Darna into becoming the first city outside of Iraq and Syria to join the "caliphate" announced by the extremist group. Already, the city has seen religious courts ordering killings in public, floggings of residents accused of violating Shariah law, as well as enforced segregation of male and female students. Opponents of the militants have gone into hiding or fled, terrorized by a string of slayings aimed at silencing them.

    A number of leading Islamic State militants came to the city from Iraq and Syria earlier this year and over a few months united most of Darna's multiple but long-divided extremist factions behind them. They paved the way by killing any rivals, including militants, according to local activists, former city council members and a former militant interviewed by The Associated Press. They all spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for their lives. The vow of allegiance in Darna gives the Islamic State group a foothold in Libya, an oil-rich North African nation whose central government control has collapsed in the chaos since the 2011 ouster and death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.....snip~

    How a Libyan city joined the Islamic State group
    I may be off the mark here, but 1 key issue is bring back the old guard. Same thing happened in Egypt.
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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    On a chilly night, bearded militants gathered at a stage strung with colorful lights in Darna, a Mediterranean coastal city long notorious as Libya's center for jihadi radicals. With a roaring chant, they pledged their allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. With that meeting 10 days ago, the militants dragged Darna into becoming the first city outside of Iraq and Syria to join the "caliphate" announced by the extremist group. Already, the city has seen religious courts ordering killings in public, floggings of residents accused of violating Shariah law, as well as enforced segregation of male and female students. Opponents of the militants have gone into hiding or fled, terrorized by a string of slayings aimed at silencing them.

    A number of leading Islamic State militants came to the city from Iraq and Syria earlier this year and over a few months united most of Darna's multiple but long-divided extremist factions behind them. They paved the way by killing any rivals, including militants, according to local activists, former city council members and a former militant interviewed by The Associated Press. They all spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for their lives. The vow of allegiance in Darna gives the Islamic State group a foothold in Libya, an oil-rich North African nation whose central government control has collapsed in the chaos since the 2011 ouster and death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.....snip~

    How a Libyan city joined the Islamic State group
    Wow! That's just crazy. I remember when the Bush administration first mentioned al Qaeda, and everybody said, what's that. In most people's minds, terrorists in that region were Hamas, Hezbollah or Mujihadeen. Wonder how long it takes before Zogby or Gallup shows a majority of Americans saying, 'damn, I wish Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad were back in power'.
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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    Libya, virtually a failed state in recent years, has succeeded in one way: It’s providing a perfect opportunity for ISIS to expand from Syria and Iraq to establish a strategic foothold closer to European shores. Extremists loyal to the group have taken control of two Libyan cities on the Mediterranean coast, have moved toward oil facilities and are slowly infiltrating the capital, Tripoli, and the second-largest city, Benghazi. They have siphoned off young recruits from rival militant groups linked to Al-Qaeda and in some places taken over those groups’ training camps, mosques and media networks. Notably, there appears to be strong coordination between the Libya branch and the group’s central leadership in Syria and Iraq. One of its top sheikhs, Bahraini Turki al-Binali, has visited the Libyan city of Sirte to preach: in 2013 and again at the end of last year, soon before it fell into the hands of the group’s supporters, according to a rival militia official based there. The official spoke on condition of anonymity for fear for his life.

    About 400 mostly Yemeni and Tunisian fighters are in Sirte, according to Libyan Interior Minister Omar al-Sinki. The militia official said ISIS fighters have set up headquarters in the city’s convention complex, the Ouagadougou Center, built by former dictator Moammar Gadhafi as a symbol of his secular regime’s aspirations to be a pan-African leader. An AP reporter who briefly visited Sirte Wednesday saw masked militants deployed along the main road linking the convention center to downtown. And the southern shore of Italy is about 660 kilometers away, a distance Libyans fleeing their country’s chaos regularly try to cross in rickety boats. Italy and France favor some sort of international action in Libya, while Egypt is pressing for a U.N.-backed coalition air campaign.....snip~

    Gaddafi's 'sea of chaos' prophecy becomes reality, ISIS threatens to unleash 500,000 migrants into Italy - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online


    ISIS vehicles parade around Benghazi.

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    See? Case and point. You don't know these people but you are here saying "They are islamist terrorists". The only way you could do that is to believe they all are terrorists.
    why is it such a burning issue?

    The US has been at war against "Islamic terror" since "Islamic terrorists" bombed you killing thousand of innocent civilians. It is a term being used as late as yesterday by the Prime Minister of Britain, President of France and Canada's wimpy Stephen Harper.

    It has been so since the beginning along with "domestic terrorists", "Cuban terrorists" "Sikh terrorists" and "jihadists"

    Barrack Obama gets off the crapper one day and wrongly says "they're not Islamic" and suddenly the trolls and Obama lemmings have nothing else to talk about.

    Call them dog **** for all I care, they are slaughtering by the thousands and threatening to force the whole world to their ends using terror to do so and in the name of "allah". And they are winning.

    If the US really wants to fight them, then fight them and stop arguing and bitching about a straw man on which the Man Behind the Curtain wants you focused so you do see you are losing a war

    If you don't want to fight them, say so and stop endangering and losing American lives
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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    A Bit more JF.




    Libya, virtually a failed state in recent years, has succeeded in one way: It’s providing a perfect opportunity for ISIS to expand from Syria and Iraq to establish a strategic foothold closer to European shores. Extremists loyal to the group have taken control of two Libyan cities on the Mediterranean coast, have moved toward oil facilities and are slowly infiltrating the capital, Tripoli, and the second-largest city, Benghazi. They have siphoned off young recruits from rival militant groups linked to Al-Qaeda and in some places taken over those groups’ training camps, mosques and media networks. Notably, there appears to be strong coordination between the Libya branch and the group’s central leadership in Syria and Iraq. One of its top sheikhs, Bahraini Turki al-Binali, has visited the Libyan city of Sirte to preach: in 2013 and again at the end of last year, soon before it fell into the hands of the group’s supporters, according to a rival militia official based there. The official spoke on condition of anonymity for fear for his life.

    About 400 mostly Yemeni and Tunisian fighters are in Sirte, according to Libyan Interior Minister Omar al-Sinki. The militia official said ISIS fighters have set up headquarters in the city’s convention complex, the Ouagadougou Center, built by former dictator Moammar Gadhafi as a symbol of his secular regime’s aspirations to be a pan-African leader. An AP reporter who briefly visited Sirte Wednesday saw masked militants deployed along the main road linking the convention center to downtown. And the southern shore of Italy is about 660 kilometers away, a distance Libyans fleeing their country’s chaos regularly try to cross in rickety boats. Italy and France favor some sort of international action in Libya, while Egypt is pressing for a U.N.-backed coalition air campaign.....snip~

    Gaddafi's 'sea of chaos' prophecy becomes reality, ISIS threatens to unleash 500,000 migrants into Italy - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online


    ISIS vehicles parade around Benghazi.
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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    Wow! That's just crazy. I remember when the Bush administration first mentioned al Qaeda, and everybody said, what's that. In most people's minds, terrorists in that region were Hamas, Hezbollah or Mujihadeen. Wonder how long it takes before Zogby or Gallup shows a majority of Americans saying, 'damn, I wish Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad were back in power'.


    Libya is the Wild Wild West Monte and ISIS is kicking some ass there.....they took over some Ansar al Sharia groups. The others joined AQIM who is also not so keen on letting ISIS take over.

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    See? Case and point. You don't know these people but you are here saying "They are islamist terrorists". The only way you could do that is to believe they all are terrorists.
    Ahem, see the title of the piece I sighted in the OP.

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    Re: Libya’s Islamist militia strike from the sky

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    A Bit more JF.




    Libya, virtually a failed state in recent years, has succeeded in one way: It’s providing a perfect opportunity for ISIS to expand from Syria and Iraq to establish a strategic foothold closer to European shores. Extremists loyal to the group have taken control of two Libyan cities on the Mediterranean coast, have moved toward oil facilities and are slowly infiltrating the capital, Tripoli, and the second-largest city, Benghazi. They have siphoned off young recruits from rival militant groups linked to Al-Qaeda and in some places taken over those groups’ training camps, mosques and media networks. Notably, there appears to be strong coordination between the Libya branch and the group’s central leadership in Syria and Iraq. One of its top sheikhs, Bahraini Turki al-Binali, has visited the Libyan city of Sirte to preach: in 2013 and again at the end of last year, soon before it fell into the hands of the group’s supporters, according to a rival militia official based there. The official spoke on condition of anonymity for fear for his life.

    About 400 mostly Yemeni and Tunisian fighters are in Sirte, according to Libyan Interior Minister Omar al-Sinki. The militia official said ISIS fighters have set up headquarters in the city’s convention complex, the Ouagadougou Center, built by former dictator Moammar Gadhafi as a symbol of his secular regime’s aspirations to be a pan-African leader. An AP reporter who briefly visited Sirte Wednesday saw masked militants deployed along the main road linking the convention center to downtown. And the southern shore of Italy is about 660 kilometers away, a distance Libyans fleeing their country’s chaos regularly try to cross in rickety boats. Italy and France favor some sort of international action in Libya, while Egypt is pressing for a U.N.-backed coalition air campaign.....snip~

    Gaddafi's 'sea of chaos' prophecy becomes reality, ISIS threatens to unleash 500,000 migrants into Italy - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online


    ISIS vehicles parade around Benghazi.
    I know you've only known me for a year and a half. But truly, I opposed the A-Stan war, the Iraq war, any support for the overthrow of Mubarak, the overthrow of Gaddafi, and any support for the overthrow of Assad. And have predicted what your posting, the entire time. Anecdotally, back in the 80's I was discussing the things that I thought could hugely damage, even bring down the United States with a client at the time that was in his eighties, he was a 33rd degree in the Masonic organisation, and retired from the CIA (don't know how much that influenced what he told me, if at all) and he said David (a DBA name) your full of ****, the fall of America is going to be a result of conflicts between Christians and Muslims. And I thought, but didn't say, dude, you're senile.
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