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The Libyan Afterparty Rages On
Libya Winning Race for Site of Obama’s Next War?
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  • Dale Fayda

    Obama – worst president ever.

    • GS

      You are correct, he’s the only civilizational alien as a president so far. Civilization is the sociological way of life, ultimately reducible to the scale of values in order of precedence. The “birthers” committed a forced error in trying to present a civilizational alien as an alien by birth. They did not have much choice, the constitutional formula acted as a straitjacket.

  • Anthony

    “Defeating ISIS will do little to bring regional security and stability….” csis.org/publication/creeping-incrementalism-us-forces-and-strategy-iraq-and-syria-2011-2016-update

    “Armed conflict and political instability has impacted over 3 million people across Libya…The crisis is predominantly urban centered with most of the fighting taking place in major cities such as Benghazi, Tripoli, Misrata, Sabha and Darnah.” csis.org/files/publication/160203_human_cost_of_mena_wars_0.pdf

  • jeburke

    I wish I knew why neither Sanders nor any debate moderator or other journalist ever asks Clinton about thd Libya disaster and her well-known role in pressing for US intervention against Gaddafi (against advice from Gates, Petreaus and others). In particulaf, it would demolish her answer about having voted for the Iraq war — a mistake, she was misled, she learned from and regrets it. Obviously, she did NOT learn the clear lesson: don’t knock off an Arab strongman without a plan to govern the space.

  • Jim__L

    “The last thing in the world you want is a false caliphate with access to billions of dollars in oil revenue,” — John Kerrey

    Of course not John, we only want the REAL caliphate, true heir of the Prophet, the Sword of Allah, to have access to billions of dollars in oil revenue.

    Get a grip, John, or you’re going to go down in history as a worse SoS than Hillary, and she set the bar really, really low.

    • adk

      Isn’t it interesting how many scholars and defenders of Islam we suddenly have at the top? From Pres Obama (“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam!”) to Sec Kerry (“false caliphate!”) to numerous others (“this has nothing to do with Islam!), our elites, incompetent in everything else, compete with one another in that single, most important to the fate of the nation, field.

  • GS

    Ummm, start thinking backwards [a perfectly respectable cognitive technique in science]: imagine, and then describe, an ideal end-state, in iraq, or libya, or afghanistan… it matters not, where – and then ask yourself, what it would take to arrive to that point, and from there proceed to how to do it. In synthetic chemistry this technique is called “retrosynthetic analysis”. For example, regarding the middle east, it would look something like this: 1. depopulate the middle east. 2. rename it the midwest. 3. repopulate it with mid-westerners.

  • havegunwilltravel

    The destabilization of the middle east, the flood of muslims into Europe and the destabilization of Europe was the objective. The support for the muslim brotherhood in Egypt. The support for the so called arab spring. Acting as the muslim brotherhood’s airforce in Lybia deposing Qhaddafi, the self proclaimed gatekeeper to Europe. Thereby opening that gate for a flood of people welcomed with open arms by the European progressives. The middle east for the muslim brotherhood, permanent progressive power in the west. The progressive muslim brotherhood alliance. Fundamental transformation.

  • RT Colorado

    A very easy and simple answer…No. Libya will not be Obama’s next war because no sane person in Congress (there are many evil, greedy and incompetent people in Congress, but few are truly insane) is going to standby and allow Obama to send America to Libya. The scenario of Obama trying to send America to Libya might be the event that triggers a War Powers Act challenge. Up till now, both the White House and the Congress have been loath to take up the question of the constitutionality of the War Powers Act because neither party wants to hamstring their president should the issues arise while their party is in office. But the devisiveness of the current political environment might be the very thing that prompts the republicans with enough democrats to finally say enough is enough. If Obama was reckless enough to contemplate involving America in Libya he would quickly find he lacked support from the democrats in both houses to support him.

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