Obama Admin.Thrilled as Al Qaeda Fag Flies over Benghazi Courthouse
The Libya affair began as another unconstitutional move by President Obama which shredded the War Powers Act, I mean, it’s only a legally binding act of Congress, but hey, who cares? Then in an odd turn of events, long-time Libyan dictator, Moammar Qadaffi, was found and killed by Libyan rebels. You would think the liberal, war-hating, due-process loving, human-rights championing base would have cried ‘foul,’ but of course they didn’t. Rather, Mr. Obama and his little lap-dog, Media, celebrated the death of the vile dictator as a victory. Forget that George W. Bush captured Saddam Hussein, tried him in a court of law which resulted in legal execution. Liberals only care about laws, regulations and protocols when it suits their power-lust.
With the dictator dead, NATO forces pulled out of Libya. Then the interim leader indicated he would instate an “unexpectedly” strict interpretation of Sharia law. And now…the Al Qaeda flag flies over the Benghazi courthouse. Al Qaeda. The very outfit responsible for the collapse of the twin towers, the death of thousands and the largest terrorist attack in modern history. President Obama should be very proud that the United States supported this epic revolution. The UK Daily Mail reports:
The black flag of Al Qaeda was hoisted in Libya yesterday as Nato formally ended its military campaign.
The standard fluttered from the roof of the courthouse in Benghazi, where the country’s new rulers have imposed sharia law since seizing power.
Seen as the seat of the revolution, the judicial building was used by rebel forces to establish their provisional government and media centre.
Complete with Arabic script declaring ‘there is no God but Allah’ and a full moon underneath, it was hoisted alongside the Libyan national flag.
Extremists have been seen on Benghazi’s streets at night, waving the Al Qaeda flag and shouting ‘Islamiya, Islamiya! No East, nor West, VICE reported.
A sudden lurch toward extremism will alarm many in the West who supported the ousting of Colonel Gaddafi.
It also threatens to embarrass David Cameron who staked his personal reputation on the campaign to free Libya from the tyrant. Nato stuck to its decision to end its seven-month operation despite calls from the National Transitional Council for it to stay longer.
Allies of Nato have been keen to see a quick conclusion to a costly effort that has involved 26,000 air sorties and round-the-clock naval patrols.
The UN Security Council authorised the mission in March to protect civilians in the civil war.
Nato staff temporarily seconded to the headquarters in Naples for the Libyan operation are being reassigned to their regular duties, officials said.
Last week, the country’s interim leader, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, declared that sharia will be the ‘basic source’ of legislation.
The chairman of the National Transitional Council has also declared the country’s future parliament will have an ‘Islamist tint’.
Sharia law is a form of hardline Islamic rule favoured by fundamentalist groups such as the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Mr Abdul-Jalil has been at pains to insist ‘that we as Libyans are moderate Muslims’, and has said the proposed constitution is ‘temporary’ and will be put to a referendum.
But he has given a speech in which he said any law that ‘violates sharia’ is ‘null and void’.
This means Libyan men will be free to take more than one wife, a policy branded a ‘disaster for women’ by Adelrahman al-Shatr, a founder of the newly-formed centre-right Party of National Solidarity.
He said: ‘By abolishing the marriage law, women lose the right to keep the family home if they divorce. It is a disaster for Libyan women
‘It is a subject that should be discussed with the different political groups and with the Libyan people. These declarations create feelings of pain and bitterness among women.’
A spokesman for a group called Women Living Under Muslim Laws said: ‘Women are directly targeted by this change in laws and will lose many acquired rights in the process.’
The Benghazi courthouse was the epicentre of the revolution and on its forecourt in February running battles were fought with Gaddafi’s mercenaries in the first few days of the uprising.
After Benghazi fell to the rebels, the courthouse became the headquarters of the fledgling leadership. They barricaded the main doors with wooden logs and set up a rudimentary government on the first floor, from where they worked tirelessly to organise the rest of the eight-month revolution.