Jihadists flex muscles in Libya

Mon, 06/05/2013 - 05:00
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By Pat Harrington - The Guardian reported last week on the growing threat of Islamic terrorists in Libya: "Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week's attack on the French embassy in Tripoli.

"The bomb blast that wrecked much of the embassy is seen as a reprisal by Libyan militants for the decision by Paris the day before to extend its military mission against fellow jihadists in Mali.

"The Guardian has learned that jihadist groups ejected from their Timbuktu stronghold have moved north, crossing the Sahara through Algeria and Niger to Libya, fuelling a growing Islamist insurgency."

"... 'If you squeeze a balloon in one part, it bulges out in another," said Bill Lawrence, of International Crisis Group, a political consultancy. "There's no question that the French actions in Mali had the effect of squeezing that balloon towards Algeria and Libya.'"
 
Nick Griffin MEP, warned against military intervention in Libya and said that it would create an unstable, failed state where Islamic militancy and terrorism would flourish. Sadly, his prediction is proving entirely accurate yet our ConDem government have learned nothing and now want to repeat their mistakes in Syria. He said: "The ConDem government are creating breeding grounds for Islamic terrorism. We should not have intervened to support rebels in Libya and we shouldn't now do it in Syria."


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