Who was right about the nature of the Libyan rebels—Kaddafi or the West?
The murder of the U.S. diplomats comes less than one year after Prime Minister Cameron declared, “It is great to be here in free Benghazi.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 18, 2012 02:12 PM | Send
When, at the same time, Gaddafi called the armed insurgents “germs, rats and scumbags,” The Daily Mail described it as a “bizarre TV rant.” The whole tone of the British media suggested that a bloodthirsty madman had declared war on “the man on the Clapham omnibus” (“the average Joe”). The image of Ambassador Stevens tends to support Gaddafi’s assessment of the threat.
The culpability of the “triple entente” (France, Britain and the U.S.) in this war is difficult to contemplate, or calculate.