Before the French Revolution and its Reign of Terror, Louis XV predicted,
Before being overthrown, Libya's secular dictator tried to warn the West of a new Reign of Terror, essentially foretelling,
This was disclosed with the recent release of phone conversations from early 2011 between Muammar Gaddafi and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The West was then gearing up to use unrest in Libya as a pretext for military intervention and regime change.
Gaddafi desperately tried to convey through Blair the folly of such a war, pleading that he was trying to defend Libya from Al Qaeda, which had set up base in the country.
Gaddafi's warning went unheeded, and NATO, led by the U.S. and France, launched an air war that toppled Libya's government.
Later that year, Gaddafi (himself a brutal oppressor, like all heads of state) was forced out of a drainage pipe, and then beaten, sodomized, and shot in the street by a mob.
His corpse was then draped over the hood of a car.
Fancying herself a modern 'Caesar,' she chortled,
Since then, Gaddafi has been proven tragically right.
As Libya descended into civil war and failed-state chaos, jihadi groups connected to Al Qaeda conquered much of the country. Libya underwent the same American "liberation" that had already befallen,
...and would soon be visited on Syria and Yemen.
Shortly after Gaddafi's overthrow, some of the now-rampant jihadis helped the CIA run guns from Benghazi to fellow jihadis in Syria.
There was zero indication of such an impending atrocity.
But there was ample evidence of an Al Qaeda presence in Benghazi, as Gaddafi tried to tell Blair, saying that members had:
After the regime change, on September 11, 2012, the jihadis turned on their U.S. allies in Benghazi, sacked the U.S. diplomatic compound, and murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens. Now ISIS has spread throughout Libya.
Just days ago, ISIS perpetrated a truck bombing that killed dozens at a Libyan police academy in Sirte, a former Gaddafi stronghold.
Indeed, Gaddafi informed Blair that jihadis had "attacked police stations" back in 2011.
Gaddafi further warned Blair:
And ISIS has indeed been battling to take control of Libya's main oil ports in recent weeks.
And it was not just Gaddafi personally who had been ringing such alarms to the Western powers thirsting for his blood.
His intelligence officers produced reports demonstrating that heavy weapons being sent, with NATO approval and Qatari financing, to the Libyan opposition were being funneled to militants with ties to Al Qaeda.
At least one of those reports was even prepared in English, to facilitate its transmission to key members of Congress via U.S. intelligence.
Yet, there was no need for the West to rely on the Libyan regime for information about the jihadi threat.
As Brad Hoff reports, that same email discloses that, very early in the Libyan crisis:
They would soon be joined by U.S. special forces and the CIA:
The war in Libya that,
...were driving toward was so predictably a fiasco-to-come that, behind the backs of the Amazon Warriors Three, America's top generals conspired with leftie peacenik Congressman Dennis Kucinich to try to arrange a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
But the war-making diplomats triumphed over the diplomacy-making soldiers. Hillary buffaloed the brass and got her war. Abundant warnings of a Jihadi Deluge continued after the regime change as well.
As Nancy Youssef wrote at The Daily Beast:
Conservative politicos have long strained to use Benghazi to torpedo Hillary's bid for the presidency.
But their efforts are crippled by their own fundamental agreement with Hillary's militarism. They support the general policy of employing jihadis to overthrow secular dictators (not only in Libya, but Syria too).
So they limit themselves to whining about Hillary's security measures...
The true Benghazi scandal indicts not just Hillary, but the entire Western power elite, whose wars have, as Gaddafi warned, flooded the world with a Jihadi Deluge and installed a postdiluvian Reign of Terror over us all.