Today, the news media is full of news and commentary about the attacks on the US Embassy in Cairo and the US Consulate in Benghazi, and the murder of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. In Cairo, rioters scaled the Embassy walls, tearing down the American flag and replacing it with a black flag bearing the inscription, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger”. In Libya, they stormed the consulate and murdered the Ambassador and several others.
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Since early February 2011, at the beginning of the so-called “Arab Spring”, and shortly after the start of the uprising in Egypt, we have been warning our readers that the groups initiating the “democracy” revolutions would be quickly overtaken by Islamists. This, we said, would happen in Egypt, and later in Libya.
We reported that Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood would soon abandon its claim that it had no interest in leading the government; and that the very forces we were supporting in Libya, the so-called ‘freedom fighters’, were being rapidly taken over by al Qaeda and fighters returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, where they had been fighting against US forces.