Attack on the U.S. consulate was apparently a revenge of the Al-Qaida

Posted on September 16, 2012


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The terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi for themselves – they were an act of revenge for the killing of the number two of the organization by a drone attack was.
The deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was an act of revenge for the killing of the number two of the terrorist network Al Qaeda. The group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said (AQAP), according to the specialized monitoring Islamist websites SITE U.S. companies. The attacks on diplomatic institutions in protest against an anti-Islamic video lasted today.

According to SITE Al Qaeda declared in the Arabian Peninsula, the killing of Al-Qaeda deputy chiefs of the Libyan Abu Yahya al-Libi, in June in Pakistan have the “Sons of (Libya’s independence hero) Omar al-Mochtar” fired only correct and can take revenge on those “who attack our prophets.”

Direct responsibility for the attack, was killed in the other under the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens took over, not the organization. The attack took place on 11 September – because of carried on that day in 2001, attacks in the U.S., a symbolic date for Islamists.

The number two dead in Pakistan

On 10 September had Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who am the guide of the network after the killing of Osama bin Laden had been taken over by a U.S. command in May 2011, via video confirmed the death of his deputy by a drone in Pakistan for the first time.

The head of the Libyan People’s Assembly, Mohammed al-Megarjef told the AFP news agency, the attack on the UN Consulate were also foreign fighters have been involved. The attack was “planned” and had been carried out meticulously. Of official U.S. side it was said that the attackers had the protest in front of the consulate against the anti-Islam film as a “pretext” used for their attack. In another message of Al Qaeda called on Muslims in the Arabian Peninsula, including in the West, on to attack U.S. lobbies.

Obama defends U.S. values

In view of the attacks on U.S. facilities in Muslim countries, President Barack Obama praised the U.S. as the land of freedom. “Every angry mob preclude millions who yearn for freedom and dignity and the hope for which our flag stands,” Obama said in his weekly radio address. The UN Security Council declared that the attacks were “not justified”.

The demonstrations against the Internet video stopped in the meantime, including in Egypt and Tunisia as well as in Australia. Yesterday during protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon and Sudan and other countries several people were killed. The German embassy in the Sudanese capital Khartoum was attacked and set on fire.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the magazine “Foreign Policy”: “We have to be prepared that these demonstrations get out of control.” The Pentagon sent about 50 marines to Libya, and about the same number in the Yemen. According to “Foreign Policy,” the U.S. is considering also sending 50 elite soldiers in the Sudan. The Yemeni parliament rejected the presence of U.S. Marines in front of the embassy in Sanaa.
(Ses / AFP)

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