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Mr Blowback rising in Benghazi

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Now we have NATO-armed Salafi-jihadis in Libya, and House of Saud-financed and Turkey-based Salafi-jihadis in Syria -- deploying "terra" antics such as suicide bombers to bring down the Assad regime -- all wired up and ready to roll. It certainly adds a new meaning to Obama's "kinetic action" gig. 

Blowback -- as in Afghanistan -- might have taken years. This time Mr Blowback reared its ugly head in only a few months. And that's just the beginning. 

So what now? Who're you gonna bomb? Who're you gonna drone to death? What about bombing Benghazi a year after condemning Gaddafi to death because he might have threatened to ... bomb Benghazi? 

Ask US Secretary of State Hillary "We came, he saw, he died" Clinton, who claims to talk on behalf of the "Libyan people." Maybe she will come up with a policy of retroactively aligning the US with Gaddafi. 

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And since this is an electoral year, why not ask invisible former president Bush himself? After all, he proclaimed on September 20, 2001 that "either you are with us, or you are with the terra-rists." 

Well, Mr Blowback would say, beware of what you get when you are in bed with the terra-rists. 

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Pepe Escobar is an independent geopolitical analyst. He writes for RT, Sputnik and TomDispatch, and is a frequent contributor to websites and radio and TV shows ranging from the US to East Asia. He is the former roving correspondent for Asia (more...)
 

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