Saturday, June 07, 2014

Libya is a disaster we helped create

“Libya is a striking example. The UN-authorised air campaign in 2011 is often lauded as a shining example of successful foreign intervention. Sure, the initial mandate – which was simply to protect civilians – was exceeded by nations who had only recently been selling arms to Muammar Gaddafi, and the bombing evolved into regime-change despite Russia's protests. But with a murderous thug ejected from power, who could object? Today's Libya is overrun by militias and faces a deteriorating human rights situation, mounting chaos that is infecting other countries, growing internal splits, and even the threat of civil war.” ~ Owen Jones

In short, Libya is a US-made hell hole now. We did them no favors by bombing them and killing off Gaddafi.

The rest of the article is here.

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