It took two warmongering politicians to unleash the “shit storm” that the US created in Libya: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Yet, Clinton, the number two player in the aggression, takes all the weight, while Obama acts as if he was nowhere near the scene of the war crime. Obama takes no responsibility for the terror he has loosed on Africa.
Obama’s last nine months in office will provide plenty of opportunity for him to spoon feed his scribes in the corporate media.
Under the pretense of writing history they will serve as one collective pro-Obama mouthpiece between now and January 20, 2017. The process is a delicate one however. The president will also have to explain those policies that did not produce the outcomes he wanted. Such is the case with any discussion of his role in destroying Libya.
It seems strange that he would want to remind people of the disaster of his own making but there is a twisted logic. He is not only defending himself but trying to give Clinton cover in her presidential campaign. Hillary haters ought to be Obama haters too but most Democrats won’t tear themselves away from their idol.
The openly and gracelessly evil Clinton takes the fall for a plot hatched by both of them. It is just one of the reasons she is damaged goods to millions of Democrats who have chosen to support Bernie Sanders instead. The United States, NATO and Gulf monarchy actions against Libya in 2011 were a war crime by any definition of the term. An unknown number of people died, the aggression instigated a massacre against dark skinned Libyans and immigrants from African countries. Entire cities were turned to rubble by America’s jihadists allies who are otherwise known as terrorists. President Muammar Gaddafi was murdered by a mob who were only able to carry out the deed with western financial and military support. The attack by the United States and its allies resulted in a devastated nation that to this day is racked by political and sectarian violence.
Libya has no functioning government and became a haven for ISIS. ISIS is strongest in Iraq, Libya and Syria, all of which were targets of regime change. Thanks to Obama and Clinton, Libya is also a route for desperate people whose plight was created by US interventions.
Refugees from Syria, another country devastated by America, take circuitous paths to Libya in hopes of getting to Europe. It is also a point of embarkation for Africans. Some of those falsely claim to be from Eritrea, a country under American attack by sanctions and other non-military means.
America makes Eritrea unlivable and forces its citizens to immigrate.
They and others then get a place at the head of the refugee line that wouldn’t exist if the United States would stop waging wars. American and European terror was a gift that kept on giving. The weapons seized from the Libyan army were used by al Qaeda affiliates in Mali and in Nigeria. Boko Haram’s strength and ability to terrorise Nigerians is the direct result of the Libyan crime.
Clinton is quite rightly taking heat for being the US
The interviews with the president and current and past administration officials doesn’t deviate from this rule. One of the articles reveals that the president refers to Libya as “the shitstorm,” as if the devastation happened by some strange osmosis unconnected with his administration. He even throws allies like the UK and France under the bus saying, “When I go back and I ask myself what went wrong, there’s room for criticism, because I had more faith in the Europeans, given Libya’s proximity, being invested in the follow-up.” In some television news channels he was asked about his worst mistake and repeated his mea culpa. “Probably failing to plan for the day after, what I think was the right thing to do, in intervening in Libya.” Most Americans still believe in what Margaret Kimberly calls Manifest Destiny, which is the belief that their country has a right to do what it wants in the world.
They don’t really care about invasions and interventions as long as they can be considered successful. That means no dead Americans and countries that are controlled by chosen puppets who seem to keep their nations under control and out of the news.
Clinton is the villain in the story because of her cackling celebration of Gaddafi’s murder and because Libya continues in a state of crisis.
There has been very little questioning of the idea that the United States has a right to decide who runs that country or any other. Imperialism is still acceptable if it is carried out seamlessly. It is only the mess that makes Americans uncomfortable, and Democrats are no different from Republicans in this regard. If there was any justice in the world Barack and Hillary would be sent to International Criminal Court. Instead he leaves office looking like a model on magazine covers and he works together with Hillary to make sure that she sits in the Oval office after him. As if there isn’t enough justice in this world they will continue to work hand in hand like the political twins they have always been, war criminals.