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In this July 28, 2014 file photo, black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya. In September, 2014, as Libya crumbles into a failed state, a unique geography is emerging.
As a onetime foreign correspondent who wrote from places like Northern Ireland, Iran, Pakistan, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, I see the riots in Cairo, the assassination in Benghazi and the friction in U.S-Israeli relations as part of one picture: a portrait of the Middle Eastern world preparing for war between Iran and Israel. There is no glue between the events in Libya and Egypt, and today's demonstrations in Yemen, Morocco, Sudan, Iraq, Iran and Tunisia, except a deluded Israeli-American's amateurish, offensive film about the Prophet Mohammad - in one scene the director has the Prophet put his head between a woman's legs to see for himself there is no "devil" there.
The establishment press is working mightily to shield President Barack Obama from blame for, or even association with, decisions he has made and actions he has taken - unilaterally and with dubious constitutional authority in many instances. One particularly egregious example is Libya.
Mother and two grown up children hoping to make the journey back to Wales after escaping the fighting in the Libyan city A Welsh mother who was trapped in war-torn Libya with her three grown-up children has made it out of the country to Tunisia. The 51-year-old woman, originally from Cardiff and who wishes to be identified only through her Facebook alias of Pj Libya, hopes to return to Wales after fleeing from the Libyan city of Benghazi with her son, 29, and daughter, 30. A second son, 32, with a family, is staying in the city.
In Libya, regional players have been battling for influence, reportedly supplying militias with weapons and even conducting secret military operations in the country.
As a onetime foreign correspondent who wrote from places like Northern Ireland, Iran, Pakistan, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, I see the riots in Cairo, the assassination in Benghazi and the friction in U.S-Israeli relations as part of one picture: a portrait of the Middle Eastern world preparing for war between Iran and Israel.
According to Foreign Office, this is the fourth special flight organized thus far to evacuate Pakistanis from Libya where security situation has deteriorated rapidly in the last few months following the commencement of hostilities among rival militias.
An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya coalition flashes the V sign for victory following fighting which has destabilized Libya, requiring the formation of a new government .
Amateur video shows what appears to be Libyan militia members enjoying the pool on the grounds of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli.
Updated: Fri Sep 12, 2014 02:40 am
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