[Marxism] Second Libyan Upheaval, this Time Against Political Islam, Extremist Militias | Informed Comment

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon May 19 07:17:10 MDT 2014


In Benghazi on Monday morning, fighting resumed between the “Libyan 
National Army” forces of Col. Khalifa Hafter and fundamentalist 
extremists. The latter fired rockets at the Benina military airport 
overnight, but caused no casualties. It was from this base that aircraft 
were flown on Friday against positions of the fundamentalists, by air 
force personnel who had joined Haftar’s movement. Gen. Muhammad Hijazi 
of the “Libyan National Army” gave an interview to al-Arabiya in which 
he maintained that the extremist militias were linked to the Muslim 
Brotherhood in Benghazi and that the officers were determined to crush both.

Journalists reporting from Libya such as Mary Fitzgerald are saying that 
Hafter’s move against the extremists is being well received. Even 
Aljazeera had a guest on who said that if Hafter hadn’t moved against 
Ansar al-Sharia, someone else would have, since the string of 
assassinations and bombings conducted by the extremists in Benghazi is 
unacceptable to the population.

full: http://www.juancole.com/2014/05/revolution-political-extremist.html



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