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The 11 September attack on Benghazi's consulate resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, three other US officials, and ten Libyan security officials. Initial accounts suggested that spontaneous protests against Terry Jones' "anti-Islam" video initiated the violence, but succeeding reports indicate the demonstration was used as a front for a premeditated, professional assault. Several scenarios, ranging from disgruntled extremist Salafists to fifth column ...Keep Reading »
Update: As of Thursday evening, none of the party list constituencies have reported 100% of precincts. However, the Libya Herald has projected the following results: National Forces Alliance - 40 Seats Justice and Construction Party - 18 seats The National Front - 3 seats The National Central Party - 2 seats The Union for Homeland Party - 2 seats Fifteen smaller parties are expected to win one seat each. [This post will be updated as election results ...Keep Reading »
Rima Kalush recently received her BA in political science and history. Her primary research interests include colonial and early postcolonial Libya.
The military, however, has quickly come to the realization that the protesters are imposing new realities on the ground. Those realities threaten the future of the current political order and, by implication, the privileges the military was able to secure under Muslim Brotherhood rule.click | email | tweet