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▸ [Libya, Benghazi] Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack, Nic Robertson, CNN

  • The most worry should be about how another, new protests against the movie might take place at elsewhere - or how far this movie might continue to spark reactions. (But I don’t find any much reports/analysis on that - yet. *Or people might not dance to it - or how authorities are working to prevent or moderate etc.)
  • Re:Benghazi - reports coming up are still mostly about details, shifting accounts. And looks like it’s still too early for a credible cohesive account to emerge. 
  • The threat from Al-Qaeda type, armed extremists have been surfacing in Libya since last year - and CNN’s Nic Robertson has been writing up articles (pretty much same content recycle-published) - attacks on ICRC, US consulate (previous round) etc. 
  • According to him there are several extremist groups in Libya - but overall Libya’s population don’t support them - rather - people oppose those extremists. 

Benotman tells CNN the reality is that a large majority of Libyans, including the majority of Islamists, are opposed to al Qaeda’s ideology of global jihad. He predicts a backlash against the perpetrators of the attack.

"People will curse them for this," he told CNN.


  • However, the lack of support cannot mean threats from extremists do not exist. It does. 
  • And hindsight is always 20/20, but clearly, multiple, persistent attacks against Western presence in Benghazi existed. So  I do think there is a chance that this incident could be a case of security lapse (Hard to say. But past attack pattern should have signalled that ‘Another attack is going to take place’ - and obviously it was 9/11 anniversary.)

Source: CNN

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