Say what you will about Qaddafi, he contained the jihad threat. Here again, a bounty of the poison fruit of Obama's pro-jihad foreign policy failures.
He aided and abetted the Qaddafi overthrow. Why? We had no national interests there. He armed al Qaeda elements in the wake of Obama's jihad, and now all of Africa is under Islamic siege.
US citizens threatened with attack, kidnap in Libya after terror raid NBC News, October 8, 2013
MISRATA, Libya — Islamic militants called for the kidnapping of US citizens in Libya and targeted attacks on American property following a raid by US special forces to seize a suspected al Qaeda leader from his home in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, over the weekend.
Abu Anas al-Libi, a suspect in the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa, was captured outside his house on Saturday and is now in custody aboard a US Navy ship.
The Libyan government has called on US officials to explain what it called the “kidnapping of a Libyan citizen,” as scattered protests erupted in Benghazi.
One Islamic extremist group issued an online threat Tuesday. “Libya today is still a place of disbelief that is ruled by something other than the Shariah of Allah; thus, there is no security for disbelievers there,” read one Facebook page, according to SITE internet monitoring service.
In messages posted on forums and social media, a group called the Revolutionaries of Benghazi accused Libyan authorities of assisting the American operation and vowed to fight "everyone who betrayed his country and involved himself in this conspiracy."
Further messages urged Libyans to target ships and planes and to kidnap US citizens living in Libya to exchange them for imprisoned jihadists.
"We're all concerned for the potential for reprisals or backlash against foreigners,” said one long-time American development worker in Tripoli. “People have taken precautions, modified their behavior and are waiting to see whether this is going to be a slow burn that ends in some violent event.”