The rubble of the U.S. consulate is still burning in Benghazi. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats in the consulate have died in the attack on the consulate.
The death of J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. ambassador to Libya, at the hands of extremists has shocked the civilized people everywhere. Libyan Prime Minister Abdur Rahim Keib declared
2011 was a good year for protest and a bad year for government. 2012 will be a good year for both if our political leaders can figure out the connection.
The flag of freedom flies high across Libya today. After only eight months, Libyan fighters liberated their country from Moammar Gaddafi, a tyrant who had waged war against his people for more than four decades.
The fall of Sirte and the death of Colonel Gaddafi most likely represent the finishing blow for the remnants of the old regime in Libya. They are a highly valuable prize that the National Transitional Council (NTC) fought hard to obtain and that should trigger the formal transition period that Libya’s now widely recognised government… Read more »
Muammar Gadhaffi era has ended. But what is the prize for dragging him down from power? Is this a humanitarian war? Is it to liberate the Libyans? Or is it for Libya’s 1.6 million barrels per day output of high quality crude oil?