In what can only be described as the quintessential pig flying moment, President Obama actually admitted to his failure in Libya. Considering his considerable failures spanning the past 7 years and his refusal to take responsibility for any of them, this is truly a defining moment. Last month, President Obama blamed Cameron and European leaders for the Libyan disaster. He has never taken responsibility for any of his long, long string of disastrous failures. So it is a shock to the system that Obama admitted that anything he did actually worked out badly.
It will be perhaps the single statement he has ever made that is obviously correct and supported by a massive amount of evidence. It could stand as the single most important statement of his presidency, which will certainly be seen as a catastrophe by historians: the full effect of what he has done hasn’t been seen yet, and it will be terrible.
The catastrophe in Libya was foreseeable. Back in April of 2011, I warned that Obama was aiding and arming al Qaeda forces in Libya. My headline on April 19, 2011 was: US Aids Islamic Jihad in Libya.
Obama intervened on behalf of Islamic supremacists and jihadists throughout the region. He aided and abetted the enemies of the U.S. Will he apologize for those mistakes? Will he apologize for ousting Mubarak and helping to install the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group? Will he apologize for aiding and arming jihadists in Syria? Will he apologize for the abandonment of Israel? Will he apologize for rise of the Islamic State and Boko Haram?
Will he apologize to the families of the Benghazi dead?
‘Worst mistake as president’: Obama admits he had no plan after Libya regime change, RT, 10 Apr, 2016:
Failing to plan for the aftermath of the US-led military intervention in Libya was President Barack Obama’s worst mistake during the eight years in the White House, Obama himself confessed to US media.
When asked in a quick Q&A preview for an interview with Fox News Sunday what his “worst mistake” as a president had been, the US leader answered: “Probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya.”
A month ago, Obama admitted that Libya has been a “mess” since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, but blamed UK Prime Minister David Cameron and other European leaders for the chaos.
Given Libya’s proximity to the European continent, he expected his counterparts to invest more in the follow-up to the military campaign, the US President claimed.
In March of 2011, the UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted a resolution on Libya authorizing the international community to “take all necessary measures” to protect the civilian population. The US-led coalition then proceeded to intensively bomb the Libyan army, eventually toppling the country’s leader, Gaddafi, who was killed in October of the same year.
Army General David Rodriguez (C), commander of the US Africa Command, and Army General Joseph Votel (R), commander of the US Special Operations Command, wait with others for a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. © Brendan Smialowski US generals to lawmakers: Libya a failed state, Iran a long-term threat
The role of Hillary Clinton in the White House’s decision to go to war in Libya has recently been exposed, with former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates claiming that the input of the then Secretary of State had played a major role in influencing President Obama’s decision.
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With no follow-up plan coming from the intervening countries after the Gaddafi regime was overthrown, the failed state descended into chaos as rival governments and armed groups fought for control, providing Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other extremist groups with the opportunity to gain a foothold in the oil-rich country. Libya is now a key operating base for IS terrorists, and other local militant groups control large parts of the country as well.
Some 400,000 people have been displaced as a result of the intervention, according to UN estimates.
Russia and many of its allies around the world found the months-long NATO bombing campaign unacceptable, saying that UN Resolution 1973 spoke only of establishing a no-fly zone to guarantee civilian security, and was not a green light to bring about regime change.
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