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How the West rode in to save Libya,
then abandoned it to its fate

Telegraph [UK], by Richard Spencer

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/30/2014 4:19:46 AM

In the early hours of Saturday morning, under the cover of the Mediterranean darkness, US warships quietly moved into place off the North African coast. We can’t say how many, but among them were a destroyer, the USS Ross, and a guided-missile cruiser, the USS Vella Gulf. At about the same time, three F16 fighter jets took off from Aviano Air Base in Italy and headed south, along with two MV-22 Osprey transport planes carrying a full complement of rapid reaction force marines from another US base in Italy, Sigonella. Surveillance drones circled overhead, and in support flew a KC-135

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 7/30/2014 5:52:45 AM     (No. 9945750)

A long article but full of shameful facts concerning both the obama and cameron governments.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/30/2014 7:26:28 AM     (No. 9945822)

FTA: Hampered by hypocritical “no boots on the grounds” orders, Western military advisers could do little as Gaddafi’s vast arms stocks were pillaged by all comers. One day I, along with colleagues, tried to alert the “authorities”, whoever they were, to the presence of 100,000 landmines, boxes of Semtex, anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles lying unguarded in a field and adjacent warehouses in south Tripoli. Nothing was done, and within days they had been pilfered, to fuel further conflicts.

An example of what happens when Obama acts on his own, intentionally ignoring Congress. When a delusional leader thinks that his pen and phone are mightier than history´s sword, things tend to go very wrong, very fast.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/30/2014 9:32:56 AM     (No. 9946042)

It is remembered that one claimed
´We came, we saw, he died´

She never mentioned the fate of Libya.

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