Benghazi is in the news again but not because of 9/11/12. After a prominent anti-Muslim Brotherhood figure was assassinated, his supporters descended on the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood there and trashed it. Consequently, what appears to be tens of thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of documents have been strewn about outside.
Libyan protesters have stormed the headquarters of a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated political party and another Islamist-allied party. Amid the chaos, 1,000 detainees escaped from a Benghazi jail.
Saturday’s clashes in Libya came after the assassination of a prominent critic of the Brotherhood. Hundreds took to the streets overnight to protest the Friday killing of prominent political activist Abdul-Salam Al-Musmari, who was killed as he left a mosque.
Musmari was an outspoken opponent of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose political wing is currently the second biggest party in Libya’s General National Congress.
Of course, a jailbreak in Benghazi in which 1,000 detainees were freed is a big story, as is the assassination of Al-Musmari but mounting evidence that Egypt – and even Mursi personally – were involved in the 9/11/12 attacks could render the contents of these documents quite significant. After all, we are talking about the Muslim Brotherhood. Let’s not forget it was a one-page document first published in English media by Raymond Ibrahim that became Exhibit A in our continuing report.
What we’d like to know is if there is any information to be found in any of the countless documents now on the loose in Benghazi that could help us get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi.
There are some interesting parallels between Egypt and Libya. The protesters who stormed the Brotherhood’s HQ in Benghazi, for example, appear to be following the lead of their Egyptian neighbors:
“We don’t want the Brotherhood, we want the army and the police,” some protesters chanted, echoing a slogan used in Egypt.
It must be quite ugly over there if the people are demanding military intervention.
Here is a corresponding video report from Al-Jazeera. Note how the Muslim Brotherhood-friendly network refers to these “documents” as “papers”, as if the protesters were throwing reams of freshly opened and unused copy paper out the windows: