What we need is an Arab and Islamic answer, an Arab force to protect Benghazi and Cyrenaica.
Can he next recover the rebel-held east: Cyrenaica and Benghazi?
Its Libyan arm has tried to stage revolts in the past in Cyrenaica.
But where was that guarantee when Tripoli and Cyrenaica were attacked in a way little differing from open brigandage?
We have unpacked here twenty-two cases of antiquities from Cyrenaica.
The most important object of commerce of the Cyrenaica was the silphium, a plant the root of which sold for its weight in silver.
When, in 658, Cyrenaica was incorporated with the Roman Republic, the province paid an annual tribute in silphium.
It is now in communication by wireless telegraphy with Rhodes and western Cyrenaica.
Messengers were sent by Thibron to incite the other towns in Cyrenaica to join him and to help him conquer their neighbour, Libya.
The latter site, with Ptolemais and Apollonia, has supplied most of the antiquities found latterly in Cyrenaica.