This “Arab Spring” thing is working out almost as well as “interfaith dialogue.” Here, the UK takes official, albeit tacit, recognition of the ongoing jihad in Libya: “UK withdraws some embassy staff from Libya,” from the BBC, May 10 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
Britain has withdrawn some staff from its embassy in Libya in response to the “ongoing political uncertainty” in the country, the Foreign Office says.
It said: “The British Embassy is temporarily withdrawing a small number of staff, mainly those who work in support of government ministries which have been affected by recent developments.”
However, it added that the mission in the Libyan capital of Tripoli remained “open as usual”, including for consular and visa services.
Heavily armed militias have been besieging government buildings in Tripoli over the past month, blocking access to ministries to push their political demands.
Last month a car bomb exploded outside the French embassy in Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several residents.
It was the first major attack on a foreign embassy in the Libyan capital.