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Libya, The Latest Obama Quagmire

Due to the Obama foreign policy error of lifting the lid from the Libya hornets nest — i.e. removing Qaddafi for power — the United States is now in the position where we must send our brave men and women there to fight ISIS.

From the Washington Post.

The U.S. military’s top general said Thursday that the Libyan government is in a “period of intense dialogue” that could soon lead to an agreement in which U.S. military advisers will be deployed there to assist in the fight against the Islamic State.

“There’s a lot of activity going on underneath the surface,” said Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We’re just not ready to deploy capabilities yet because there hasn’t been an agreement. And frankly, any day that could happen.”

DThe operation will likely focus on training and equipping militias that pledge loyalty to Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, the leader of the new Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), which is backed by the United Nations.

“There will be a long-term mission in Libya,” Dunford predicted, adding that NATO will want a request from the new government in order to get involved.

Yeah, let’s see if we can figure out whom to support and whom not to.


Meantime, former Secretary of Defense Gates said he’s not even sure anybody in the White House gave a thought to what to do once Qaddafi was gone.

“I’m not even sure there was any planing done post-regime change in libya,” he said.

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6 Responses to Libya, The Latest Obama Quagmire

  1. I was really young so I don’t remember the details, but I remember the Iran Contra affair and how damaging it was to the Reagan admin. Is this any different? Supporting rebels, secret talks with Iran… Can anyone weigh in on this?

    • The difference is, Reagan was republican and Obama is democrat.
      The media attacked the Reagan administration incessantly but the media of today are reluctant to raise any issue against the current regime.

      Fast and Furious has yet to be resolved.
      Benghazi has yet to be resolved.

      The media is the problem.
      They are dishonest and complicit in maintaining the facade.

      If Obama was a white republican, he would never have gotten away with what he has done to this Country.

  2. Last month Chris Wallace asked Obama what his worst mistake and greatest accomplishments were.

    Obama actually admitted that it was Libya: “Probably failing to plan the day after in what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya”.

    Note: Later on he told Jeffery Goldberg (The Atlantic) that Benghazi was the fault of the Brits for taking over the job of the U.S. (HUH??)

    Only a naif would topple a regime without a thought to the aftermath!
    Moreover, this jackass has never given a second thought to the aftermath of anything, i.e. Iraq, Afghanistan, Obamacare, amnesty, etc. etc.
    He is a total fraud!!!

    His greatest accomplishment? “Saving the economy from a great Depression”.
    The longest recovery in history is still ongoing, and could very well slip into a Depression after all of Obama’s bad acts start falling into place!

  3. Thankfully, there is no Morely Safer on FOXNews who will honestly ‘report’ how Libya has gone to Hell…

    The days after Libya “fell” We the USA should have sent the US Marines ‘…from the shores of Tripoli…’ to secure that nation.

  4. Nice they could spare a reporter from their Trump patrol to bring us this.

    Meanwhile, my daily email from WaPo — “The Post Most”, leads off with “Trump’s income tax returns once became public. They showed he didn’t pay a cent” It came complete with a link to sign a “SAY NO TO TRUMP” petition.