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Car bomb explodes at French embassy in Libya

Posted by seumasach on April 23, 2013

“Libya’s new rulers are still struggling to impose their authority on a country awash with weapons and a myriad of armed militias who often do as they please.’

The term “blowback” is much abused but is certainly applicable here: the destruction of the Libyan state carried out by an alliance between NATO, with France to the fore,Qatar and Al Qaida -type elements created the conditions in which anyone can use terrorism to advance their agenda. It is all very well for Hollande to claim “excellent’ relations with the Libyan authorities but their writ does not run very far.

Al Jazeera

23rd April, 2013

France’s embassy in Libya was hit by what appeared to be a car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two guards in the first such attack in the Libyan capital since the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

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