# ELAC & ALAC Committees / ATTACK AGAINST THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN TRIPOLI: PARIS CONTINUES TO PAY CASH ITS NEOCOLONIAL POLICY

 

Luc MICHEL for ELAC Website /

With AFP – LANA – PCN-SPO / 24 April 2013 /

 

The French embassy in Tripoli was hit by a car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two French guards and causing extensive damage in the first such attack against French interests in Libya since the fall of Tripoli in 2011.

 

"The attack, described as “a terrorist act" by the Libyan authorities, AFP writes, comes amid growing insecurity in Libya with militias who make the law and in a regional context marked by the conflict in Mali where the French army intervened against radical Islamists (…) Security remains the prerogative of militias in a number of important areas. "

 

It took the AFP eight months to take note of what I said about the Libyan situation in my editorial "WHERE IS LIBYA GOING TO? FROM THE COMEDY OF THE PSEUDO “DEMOCRACY” TO SOMALIZATION… "August 9, 2012:

http://www.elac-committees.org/2012/08/28/elac-alac-luc-michel-where-is-libya-going-to-from-the-comedy-of-democracy-to-the-somaliazation-2/

I refer my readers. Since nothing has changed and nothing will change before long!

 

THE ATTACK

 

The explosion occurred at 7:00 and was caused by two car bombs, according to a Libyan security source. A source at the French Embassy said two guards were injured, one seriously and the other with only a few scratches. The school and the French high school of Tripoli, located in the same neighborhood as the embassy were closed after the attack.

 

French President François Hollande, whose country took part in the international military aggression against the prosperous Jamahiriya of Gaddafi said to expect from Libya that "all light be shed" on the attack, while Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was immediately Tuesday in Tripoli, according to a French diplomatic source.

 

According to an AFP correspondent on the spot, from a car parked at the entrance to the embassy only the motor and a piece of charred carcass were left. A deep crater was visible at its side. The building housing the offices of the Chancery was badly damaged and part of the wall was destroyed.

 

"The explosion occurred at about 7:10 (5:10 GMT) and was caused by a car bomb that was parked outside the door of the embassy,"  told AFP the security chief of the puppet government in Tripoli Mahmoud al-Sherif. A source at the French Embassy said two guards were injured, one seriously and the other with only a few scratches.

 

Sharif said it "is not a suicide attack." "We face many threats and enemies. It is too early for the moment to point out any part," he said, referring to the enemies of the government installed by the U.S. and NATO in Tripoli, the Jamahiriyan GREEN RESISTANCE and radical jihadist groups close to AQIM.

 

"We strongly condemn this act we regard as a terrorist act against a brother country that supported Libya during the revolution" (sic) in 2011, told AFP the chief diplomat of the puppet Libyan government Abdel Aziz Mohammed present also on the site. The minister announced the formation of a Franco-Libyan commission to investigate the attack, refusing to give any indication of the motives or perpetrators of the attack.

 

THE JIHADIST THREAT IN THE SAHEL

 

All this takes place on a background of jihadist threat in the Sahel.

Since the coup – transformed into a civil war then into a military aggression by NATO – in 2011, "the persistent insecurity in Libya especially in the region of Benghazi (east) hit by bombings and assassinations that led Westerners to evacuate the city, "AFP writes. An attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2012 killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

 

Violence are often blamed on radical Islamists, pursued under Gaddafi and settling their scores.

To this is added a regional context marked by the conflict in Mali where the French army, directly supported by the U.S. and NATO intervened, after an Islamist attack southward in January. Attack caused by the manipulation of Paris that used the Tuareg ex protected of Gaddafi who ensured peace in the region, to cause a necessary crisis for a neocolonial intervention.

 

Armed jihadist groups, the Movement for the uniqueness and jihad in West Africa (Mujao) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – covered by the French intervention in northern Mali had threatened retaliation to attack French interests.

 

FRANCE DICTATES ITS LAW TO TRIPOLI

 

The reaction of Paris, including the sending of a French anti-terrorist judge and thugs of the GIGN, starkly reveals the subjection of the puppet regime stemming from the NTC installed in Tripoli by NATO and the U.S.. Where is the independence?

 

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius condemned on Tuesday the attack against the French Embassy which he described as "cowardly and despicable", ensuring that Tripoli has promised to find the culprits and punish them. "We condemn with the utmost force this cowardly and heinous attack done to kill," said Fabius during a joint press conference with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Abdelaziz.

 

Fabius said that Libyan authorities had expressed their "determination to find the culprits and punish them" and assured that they should "not loosen the Franco-Libyan friendship but make it stronger," he said.

"The terrorists who wanted to strike a blow to France, Libya and to the friendship between Libya and France will get their money," he said.

"It's not just France that was targeted but also the friendship between French and Libyan people and more broadly all those who struggle against terrorism."

 

Fabius, like a proconsul in such a punitive mission also indicated having given "instructions" for the security to be strengthened around embassies in the countries of the region.

Earlier, Fabius visited the embassy. Accompanied by the Libyan puppet Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and the head of the Libyan diplomacy, Fabius also discussed with Mohamed Megaryef, president of the puppet National Assembly, the highest authority installed by the Americans.

 

In a separate statement, the chief diplomat Laurent Fabius said that "in connection with the Libyan authorities," everything would be "to ensure that all light be shed on the circumstances of this heinous act and its perpetrators quickly identified." For that "the Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation" and a group of the GIGN was dispatched, announced the Minister of Foreign Affairs on BFM-TV.

"Ten GIGN gendarmes are also expected to Libya to strengthen the security of premises and examine the conditions for removal of the embassy," said earlier the French gendarmerie.

 

In addition, Mr. Fabius announced "a French anti-terrorist judge was expected in the evening in Tripoli to investigate the attack." Here we see what remains of the independence of the post-Gaddafi Libya, mat where French judges and cops come to make the law on instructions from the French government …

 

Luc MICHEL

 

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