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The Libyan Disaster

Posted on | May 20, 2014 | 44 Comments

Obama’s “Arab Spring” continues unraveling:

The revolt by Gen. Khalifa Hifter threatens to detonate the long volatile divisions among the multiple militias that dominate Libya amid the weakness of the central government and military. Hifter says he aims to crush Islamists he accuses of seizing control of the country and he appears to have the support of some militias from the eastern half of the country and the western Zintan region. . . .
In the other camp, parliament chief Nouri Abu Sahmein — an Islamist-leaning politician — ordered a powerful umbrella group of mainly Islamist militias known as “Libya’s Central Shield” to mobilize on Monday to defend against Hifter’s forces. The umbrella group is dominated by a militia from Libya’s third largest city, Misrata.

Walter Russell Mead:

Dozens have been killed, dozens more wounded, and the clashes between General Hifter’s forces and Islamist militias don’t seem to be winding down. The country is thoroughly fragmented, flirting with the failed state label.

Instapundit delivers the sarcastic verdict:

It was a war of choice, fought on the credit card, with no real understanding of the country targeted and no clear exit plan, complicated by astonishing incompetence in following up after the dictator was toppled.

Gosh, that sounds so familiar . . .

 


 

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  • Scott Ch’taype

    Mulattoes are notoriously delusional.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Wombat: Liberal Moby Sock Puppet Alert!

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    And the delusional nature of the Obama Administration and State Department is not due to race, but on philosophy and culture. Hence the reason is is not just Barack Obama, but Hillary Clinton and John Kerry too (and the rest of those mostly white folks that work for them).

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Hey private commenting history with only eight comments. What a surprise.

  • Guest

    You don’t think this is an example of a totally delusional hominid?

  • Guest

    Here’s another example of a delusional mulatto:

    http://www.ketv.com/news/nikko-jenkins-pleads-to-murder-charges/25511252

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Now you are “guest” why did you change your name moby?

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    You are another example of a moby liberal trouble maker.

  • Shawny

    Imagine how successful this administrations foreign policy would be if the goal was simply to create enough dissention to overthrow and plunder a sovereign nation of all of its assets and then hand it over to the Muslim Brotherhood? You know, like Egypt and Libya, how our government so quickly located and froze the funds of world leaders (confiscating much of them). And then financing, arming and training Islamic terrorists in another country, like Syria, to do the same thing. You could even help overthrow the government in the Ukraine and pretend the majority of people there always favored an oppressive Nazi rule. You could certainly call that treasonous and a misappropriation of funds in support of global terrorism, or you could label it war crimes or crimes against humanity (as the Egyptian courts have). You could even call it a disaster (and I’m sure it is for the many who have been persecuted or died in these conflicts). But if that was your goal to begin with, you couldn’t exactly call it a failure.

  • TiminAL

    Am I the only one that keeps seeing “Hitler” and not “Hifter”?

  • Bob_from_Ohio

    Our enemies are killing each other? I say we should arm both sides.

  • Guest

    What is the source of your resistance to obvious truths?

    Are you not aware that the consequences of ignoring truths are far greater than the risks of acknowledging them?

    The simple, obvious truths that I reference are well documented in myriad historical references.

    Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virigina, for example:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=DTWttRSMtbYC&pg=PA149#v=onepage&q&f=false

  • Cactus Ed

    I know you are a leftist. And how, you may ask?

    Because you’re a race-baiting lunatic.

  • Guest

    While I realize that these may be uncomfortable truths, considering the psychological weakness of today’s so-called conservatives, that doesn’t change them.

  • https://twitter.com/Mthomps016 M. Thompson

    No. Glad it isn’t just me.

  • Shawny

    Hell, that’s been our foreign police for generations. The problem is using it as domestic policy too is really sucking so far.

  • pabarge

    Walter Russell Mead voted for Barack Obama.

  • cmdr358

    We are not alone…

  • Phil_McG

    Have any of the regime change wars not ended in disaster? Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya have been good business for Al Qaeda. Not so good for the people who live there, or Western troops, or Western taxpayers. We dodged a bullet over Syria.

    Maybe that dead white cismale was on to something when he mentioned not going abroad in search of monsters to destroy. The same guy who authored the Monroe doctrine and devoted his presidency to paying off the US national debt. He seemed quite sensible. Those husky girls from the Towson University champion debate team probably have his speeches committed to memory.

  • Shawny

    Yes, yes I do. This was the moment we witnessed one of the most prolific, pathological liars in American history……who assured us he’d only stick the head in…..and, no, we wouldn’t have to swallow. But like Trey Gowdy observed, “I’m just surprised at how many people bought it.”

  • Quartermaster

    You’re sitting with someone on the other side of that monitor?

  • Quartermaster

    Cismale? Husky girls? I denounce you!

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  • cmdr358

    She and I were shoulder to shoulder and tablet to tablet in bed reading together.

    She about knitting and me TOM. I guess this is what happens as we age.

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