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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:31 AM

15. The "jihadist groups" were and remain a small minority in Libya.

The US and foreign supporters of the Libyan revolution would rightly call AQ counter-revolutionaries.

The weapons were gained from Gaddafi's insane stockpiling of western bought weapons. They got distributed very quickly when moderate Muslims took to the fight against Gaddafi.

Whatever groups exist will remain a niche given the overwhelming rejection of their actions by the Libyan people at large. I would argue that their acting so "soon" now is actually going to lead to their demise, since they haven't had time to really recruit despite the racist xenophobic lies that the revolutionaries were "jihadist."

The Libyan people overwhelmingly elected moderate Muslims and rejected Egypti/Tunisia style Muslim Brotherhood leadership.

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