This should put paid forever to the notion that the Muslim Brotherhood is “moderate” and that the U.S. Government should work with it. But it won’t.
“US Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Benghazi Consulate Security,” by Daniel Greenfield at FrontPage, September 21:
The more we learn about what happened in Benghazi, the clearer things become.
Two U.S. intelligence officials told The Daily Beast that the intelligence community is currently analyzing an intercept between a Libyan politician whose sympathies are with al Qaeda and the Libyan militia known as the February 17 Brigade””which had been charged with providing local security to the consulate. In the intercept, the Libyan politician apparently asks an officer in the brigade to have his men stand down for a pending attack””another piece of evidence implying the violence was planned in advance.
The Martyrs of the Feb. 17 Revolution Brigade is Islamist and linked with the Muslim Brotherhood. It was repeatedly accused of engaging in atrocities during and after the Libyan Civil War.
Many more-secular politicians in Libya are suspicious of
Mr. Bukatef and his brigade because of their own Islamist reputation. He
has been a member of Libya’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, and one
of his group’s commanders reporting to him is Ismail al-Salabi, who
leads a group of Islamist fighters and is the brother of Libya’s most
prominent Islamist thinker, Ali al-Salabi.