Vice’s man in Libya noticed that a flag flying above the courthouse in Bengahzi, the cradle of the now victorious Libyan revolution, belongs to Al Qaida.

That doesn’t mean the Islamists have won or anything—Al Qaida flags actually pop up a lot in that part of the world. But it’s not encouraging! When reporter Sherif Elhelwa started taking photographs, a courthouse guard approached him and said, “Whomever speaks ill of this flag, we will cut off his tongue. I recommend that you don’t publish these. You will bring trouble to yourself.”
Later, though, the same guard tried to argue that it wasn’t the Al Qaida flag, which features “There is no God but Allah” in Arabic and a full yellow moon:

The guard claimed repeatedly that there is no al Qaeda in Libya, and that the flag flying atop the courthouse is “dark black,” while the al Qaeda flag is charcoal black.

We Came, We Saw, We …..ooops! But seriously, good job all around guys.

  1. Drive By Poster says:

    Good move, Obama and NATO! You’ve toppled a godless dictator who only disliked the West with a Sharia Law islamic theocracy (maybe with some minor democratic trappings like in Iran) who fucking HATE the West for not being muslims like them.

    • Mextli: ABO says:

      There is no denying Gaddafi was a nut job but Libya allowed women to vote, drive cars, attend schools, etc. and the national literacy rate is higher than India, Saudi Arabia, or Egypt to name a few.

      Be interesting to see what happens now.

    • Dr Peppermint Fur says:

      It’s quaint how Americans were so comfortable with Gadaffi’s support of terrorism.

  2. #01- bobbo, OCCUPY DVORAK: what if "we-all" number our own posts and post seriatim ourselves? says:

    Whats the point here? Libya is a Muslim country wanting sharia law imposed on all within its territory just as in any Muslim country where they are a majority. Kaydaffy was disposed because he wasn’t a good Muslim. Totally consistent.

    All countries/people act in their own interests and their own interests alone. The only thing “exceptional” about America is our willingness to believe our own propaganda. On balance, I think its true that we aren’t as bad as most other societies, but why do we support one revolution and not another besides our own perceived self interests?

    History—the story of hypocrisy thru the ages.

    Yea, verily.

  3. #5- bobbo, OCCUPY DVORAK: what if "we-all" number our own posts and post seriatim ourselves? says:

    Voting Rights????????

    Voting to “not follow Muslim Holy Law” is antithetical to any good Muslim.

    Shut your mouth.

    It will be interesting. Did early Americans flee their original countries to found a country with religious freedom -OR- to found a country of their OWN religion?

    The only flaw in the plan was that too soon too many “other” people with opposing religions showed up. Then, in 2012, we all became Mormons and the problems were solved. Multiple wives allowed as long as they are all sisters.

    Ha, ha. Yes. Men on the Moon and religion still rules.

    Stoopid Hoomans.

  4. Dallas says:

    Meh, I see the Confederate Flag all over the place in the southern yahoo states. It’s been quite a while since the north kicked their asses.

    • Kernel Panic says:

      Dallas – perhaps you should go to Libya and try your alternative lifestyle there. See how it works out for ya.


      • Dr Peppermint Fur says:

        You see Al Qaida flags and grafitti all over the middle east and Africa. Sad but true.

  5. Milo says:

    Everyone gets the government that they deserve.

    • ± says:

      And the R and D voters in this country have certainly gotten that.

      Unfortunately their are people in this country who are innocent; having voted for third parties every national election.

  6. #9- bobbo, OCCUPY DVORAK: what if "we-all" number our own posts and post seriatim ourselves? says:

    They kill anti-theists huh? I thought they were a peaceful religion?

    Oh, well. Another location off my places to retire list.

    Here’s a picture of the flag:

  7. Rick says:

    Lose-lose situation in any muslim nation. We should leave them all alone and let them go to war with each other, its natural for muslims to fight over trivial differences in their religion (there are 21 different kinds of islam).

    Keep muslims out of the west and we will be fine.

    • Skeptic idiomized says:

      Too late for that Rick. That ship has sailed, that train has left the station, that balloon has popped, we’ve already crossed that road, we’ve already put the carriage before the horse, the wheels have fallen off the cart, the baby is out with the bath water, the cat is out of the bag, already we’re behind the eight ball, we’ve backed the wrong horse, we’ve already opened a can of worms, we’ve already thrown caution to the wind, we’re already going to hell in a handcart, and if Mohammed won’t come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed.

      • Animby - just phoning it in says:

        Wow! “the cat is out of the bag” So was the cat dead or alive? Come to think of it, has anyone observed Schodinger lately???

  8. Skeptic says:

    Post #12,
    It’s all about oil.

  9. BigBoyBC says:

    Another shining example of America’s brilliant policies, remove a dictator only to end-up with another who worse than the last. Batista-Castro, Qaddafi – Al Qaida, Bush-Obama…

  10. Milo says:

    This is, by the way, a well run operation overall. With the rest of the country regressing back to feudalism, the west will put a Praetorian Guard around the oil and oil facilities and suck the last of it out, and leave when it’s uneconomical. That’s how you run a colonial empire!

  11. Skeptic says:

    It think you all missed the point. While dining in Libya, don’t order the tongue.

  12. Animby - just phoning it in says:

    Q’addaffy says: How do you like me, now?

  13. Mac Guy says:

    “Mission accomplished,” Mr. President?

  14. tomdennis says:

    Well at least the sun is shinning.


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