The Libyan Transitional Council has declared Libya a "liberated nation" and an Islamic State that will conform to Islamic Law. While this declaration comes as no surprise to those of us who follow and study Middle Eastern Affairs it must and should be a thorn in the side to the White House and State Department who herald the Arab Spring as a springboard for Democracy in the Arab States.
"BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya’s top leader declared the country officially “liberated” Sunday from the four-decade rule of Moammar Gaddafi, pledging to replace his dictatorship with a more democratic but also a more strictly Islamic system.
In a speech to a cheering, flag-waving crowd, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of the Transitional National Council, promised to ban interest on housing loans and scrap other laws that didn’t conform to Islamic jurisprudence.
Tensions have arisen on the Transitional National Council between Islamists and secularists and between former Gaddafi officials and his longtime foes.
Abdel Jalil, a slight and balding former justice minister, paid homage Sunday to those who lost their lives in the civil war. “This revolution started as peaceful, to demand the minimum. But Gaddafi started killing people with heavy weapons,” he said. Dozens of people in the crowd hoisted gold-framed pictures of relatives who had been killed.
In what surprised some in attendance, Abdel Jalil gave prominence to the role of Islamic law in the new Libya. “We are an Islamic state,” he said, and he pledged to get rid of regulations that didn’t conform to Islamic law."
So our belief that this illegal war would yield the world's newest Islamic State sadly seem to have been accurate. We spent over a $1 billion dollars to empower known terrorist and radical Islamic fundamentalists. Congratulations Mr. President and Secretary Clinton. You have once again been played for the idealist fools that you truly are.
Now what?? Look for a power struggle in Libya that will evolve in to an all out Civil War. Syria will be next and Iran is conducting operations in Saudi Arabia and attempted to do so in the United States. Hezbollah is threatening the region with missiles targeted at Tel Avi. Russia is going to put Putin back in power and they want their former grandeur of the USSR. Turkey is making noises and trying to be a central player among the Arab States with threats to Israel.
Do you see how this is starting to stack up? Many feel that these events are a prelude to the next global conflict. I agree with them. The question is are you ready for the battle that is to come?
We can't face this coming conflict with weak leadership. The weak leadership in this current administration and quite frankly, rank stupidity, is the primary reason for the muscle flexing and scramble for power on a global basis. Our influence and ability to counsel nations is greatly diminished. We will not be able to buy our way out of this one. Throwing money at rogue regimes just empowers them and makes us the "Patsy".
I don't believe this administration is ever going to figure that out. How can they be so STUPID?? I just wonder if November 2012 will be too late? Let's hope not. Let's continue to speak loudly and often. So much is at stake.
If all Americans & our leaders have not awakened up to the FACT that Obama & Co are giving away all of these nactions to Islamic Supreamist & their Sheria Law ,they either have not been paying attention or don't care and worse luck, I'm bginning to think its the latter.
Obama is not only supportig these efforsts but supports and assists Islam's ,TOO SUCCESSFUL TO DATE, to create a World Wide Caliphate to inslave all Non-Slamic Nations.
Be Advised Islam is at least as great a threat to America as is Obama & Co and maybe, just maybe is a Greater Threat...
Elections have consequences, when a Muslim socialist, narcissistic extremist is in the White House.
We need to remove the AntiChrist from the WH along with his progressive communists before its to late.
They knew that Libya would turn into Sharia, which they have no issue with. The head Muslim in the WH goal is accomplished, along with Eqypt and other Muslim Countries he supports.
When will Congress wake up and Impeach this Fraud, this enemy from within destroying America, capitalism?
"When will Congress wake up and Impeach this Fraud, this enemy from within....."
Until we own the Senate, there can be no Impeachment.
The House brings the Indictment, but the Senate tries the case. As long as Treasonous Reid runs the Senate, no Impeachment could ever be accomplished.
I agree with you John.
Do you think that if the Senate was Rep today, they would Impeach? I would say no, they are spineless.
That is why all the RINOs and progressive have to go in 2012 or else we are done.
We know the names of the RINO's -- they revealed themselves to us just today.
They are the 40 Republicans who signed the letter, along with 60 Democrats, suggesting that we need a tax increase to reduce the deficit, instead of cutting spending.
Those 40 turncoat Republicans think that voting a tax increase on the "wealthy" will help them get their worthless butts re-elected. We need to send them a message. loud and clear !
Great piece! Let me go one step further. If we are attacked from within (soft targets) by islamic extremists that have crossed the southern border, and then Israel is also attacked simultaneously by the newly founded extreme regimes in the middle east, would that be enough to declare a state of emergency and postpone the elections??? This is the kind of outcome we should brace ourselves for. I believe that recent developments brought about by this administration, including the DOJ, Homeland security, Islamic immigration, etc are blatent acts of TREASON!
They are not stupid. This is too rediculous not to have been planned by elitist swine that have no sense of God or Country.
Brace for the worst, hope for the best.