McCain’s Heroes, aka the Libyan Mujahideen, have attacked the U.S. embassy office in the “rebel” stronghold of Benghazi — the launchpad from which many of said “rebels” traveled to Iraq to fight against our troops. You’ll be shocked to hear this, I know, but Fox reports that “the incident comes amid renewed unrest in Libya.” Reuters speculates that the bombing may have been in retaliation for the killing of al-Qaeda heavyweight Abu Yahya al-Libi by a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan.
Seems the airport was seized for a time by what Fox describes as a “militia of ex-rebels.” Confusing, I realize, since they were a “rebel army” five minutes ago and are just a “militia of ex-rebels” — but, hey, as we saw with Senator McCain, one minute you’re yukking it up in Qaddafi’s tent and thanking the dictator for all the intel he’s giving us on the jihadists, the next minute you’re calling for Qaddafi’s demise so the jihadists can take over the country.
The “interior and defense ministries” were apparently called in by our new Libyan “allies,” the Transitional National Council — you may remember them as the guys who installed repressive sharia law the second we installed them. Fox says these “ministries . . . oversee a broad constellation of brigades made up of former rebels.” That’s a rather delicate way of putting it: The top “rebel defense minister” in Tripoli used to be Abdul-Hakim Belhadj, an al-Qaeda ally who once ran the jihadist Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
Anyway, on to Syria!