Libya: US ambassador, three others killed in attack

Libya: US ambassador, three others killed in attack
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Our foreign policies in Middle East and the Muslim world breed a lot of anti-American hatred that often boils over into bloodshed! The 9/11 is behind us, but revenge has been ongoing since - on both sides!

During the Muammar Ghadhafi reign, the CIA arrested Libyans outside Libya as jihhadist suspects, tortured them, and then turned over to Gadhafi! Those militants and trained youths became leaders of militias that overthrew Gadhafi, like Abdelhakim Belhaj, the rebel commander who captured the Libyan capital Tripoli from Gadhafi forces, and now an elected politician and party leader.

The U.S. help to overthrow Gadhafi did not make Libyans a pro-American brood. They are Arabs, and there is no pro-American Arab in the world -except those autocratic Arabs leaders that depend on the U.S. military back up to suppress their people and stay in power. Anyone who might think “We have helped Libyans liberate themselves, now they are - or should be- our friends is wrong!” They don’t think like us, and we are in war with militant Islamists that most Muslims consider as a U.S. war on Islam!

The Arab anti-American hostility started with the creation of Israel in 1948, boiled over with the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, and had been boiling since with the Israeli war in Lebanon in 2006, the Israeli bombing of Gaza in 2008, the Israeli attack on the Food for Gaza flotilla and the killing of 10 Turkish citizens in 2010, and the long U.S. support for the brutal Mubarak and Abdullah Saleh regimes. Add to that the burning of the Koran in Afghanistan, the constant U.S. threat of war against Iran, and now an American movie insulting the prophet Mohammed, and the explosive protests in Libya and Egypt shouldn’t be a surprise. Nikos Retsos, retired professor

Nikos Retsos (not verified) Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:28

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