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Donít Let Russia Dominate Libya A Kremlin-backed strongman in Tripoli would be a disaster for U.S. interests.
WaPo ^ | December 2, 2019 | Emily Estelle

Posted on 12/03/2019 2:17:58 AM PST by NorseViking

American interests are under attack in Libya, whether we realize it or not. Adversaries and allies alike are attempting to install a dictator. In doing so, they’re undermining U.S. credibility and challenging American leadership of the international order.

Hundreds—maybe thousands—of Russian mercenaries joined the battle for Tripoli, Libya’s capital, this fall, fighting alongside aspiring strongman Khalifa Haftar. Russia’s primary interest isn’t Libya, but the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. President Vladimir Putin interpreted

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: arabspring; clintoncrimefamily; islam; libya; obamalegacy; russia
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1 posted on 12/03/2019 2:17:58 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

That ship sailed when Ojerko-o-meter toppled the Libyan government a while back. I wonder if the article goes into background?


2 posted on 12/03/2019 2:24:30 AM PST by BRL
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In fact the idea is the opposite. They say Obama brought democracy to Libya with his wonderful Arab Spring but ‘reactionary forces’ are afraid of ‘progressive’ stuff like Muslim Brotherhood and such and working hard to reinstall ‘tyranny’ just to make a point that US is up to no good and weak on top of it.


3 posted on 12/03/2019 2:31:19 AM PST by NorseViking
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Obama’s fault. He and Hillary committed a wartime crime to kill the POW known as Momar Gaddafi. He was tortured, abused, and murdered and Secretary of State Clinton took credit boasting, “We came, we saw, he died! Hahahahaha” on CBS News.


4 posted on 12/03/2019 2:36:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Recall that unqualified Hillary Clinton sat on the board of Wal-Mart when Bill Clinton was governor)
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And if anyone objects, they’ll get the full Nadler treatment. Snotty bureaucrats, phony investigations, FISA warrants, Schiff-storm clown show impeachment, lectures from desk jockey Lieutenant-Colonels, ...

All this from the people who brought you the Steele Dossier.


5 posted on 12/03/2019 2:41:01 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Every election is more or less an advance auction of stolen goods. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: NorseViking

After what we did to that country, I didn’t realize we still had any credibility over there.


6 posted on 12/03/2019 2:54:00 AM PST by Captain Walker
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To: NorseViking

Continental Risk.


7 posted on 12/03/2019 2:54:01 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: NorseViking

Some good reading about the Muslim Brotherhood and Libya....

https://www.albawaba.com/news/rise-and-fall-muslim-brotherhood-1323515


8 posted on 12/03/2019 3:15:49 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party is now a hate-group)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Quite a nice although far for complete explanation at your link. To believe Libyans might prefer that sort of ‘democracy’ is rather silly.


9 posted on 12/03/2019 3:28:33 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

I don’t remember a Washington Post article critical of Obama and Hillary for overthrowing Libya. They were not a threat to anyone.


10 posted on 12/03/2019 4:00:47 AM PST by boycott
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And what interest dose US have in middle east aside from the alliance we have with Israel now that we are energy independent and no longer are dependent on OPEC to fuel our economic machinery.

Now if we are sending foreign aid which trickles back to the DNC, the Clintons and their foundation, Hunter Biden, Soledad Pelosi jr, and we have a State Department staffed with thousands of never Trumper’s who are setting policy like those in the the Ukraine, then we still do not have any interest there.

11 posted on 12/03/2019 4:02:58 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: NorseViking

I never said one Islamic form of gov’t was better than another.

In the end, they are all anti-Western islamists who will support terrorists.


12 posted on 12/03/2019 4:03:03 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party is now a hate-group)
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To: boycott

Kaddafy was a threat to UN and IMF racket.
His development programs for Africa brought real results at half the percent the UN costs and UN programs only enriched the corrupt and brought more poverty to Africa.
Kadaffy built water and power plants in Africa taught Africans trades and built factories and farms for them to have jobs and earn money. Libya itself was a buffer to the African immigration to Europe with Africans getting jobs in Libya as well.
UN programs were always a sort of LBJ war on poverty. Billion wasted on fish instead of fishing rods.
I bet that was the mortal sin of Kaddafy globalists couldn’t forgive.


13 posted on 12/03/2019 4:08:59 AM PST by NorseViking
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It seems that Ms. Estelle has a bad case of clientitis:

Emily Estelle is the research manager for the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute. She is also a senior al Qaeda analyst and the Africa team lead. She studies the Salafi-jihadi movement in Africa, including al Qaeda, ISIS, and associated groups. She specializes in the Libya conflict and the Sahel. Ms. Estelle led a yearlong planning exercise to produce a recommended US strategy for Libya in 2017.


14 posted on 12/03/2019 4:45:10 AM PST by Bookshelf
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”and challenging American leadership of the international order.”

Good.


15 posted on 12/03/2019 4:47:07 AM PST by Jim Noble (There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know)
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To: NorseViking

If the Wash Post is against it, I’m thinking I should be for it.

ML/NJ


16 posted on 12/03/2019 5:04:01 AM PST by ml/nj
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17 posted on 12/03/2019 5:54:35 AM PST by McGruff (Does no one is above the law apply to Democrats?)
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This woman is a idiot. Obunghole, Hillary and NWO/NATO toppled Gaddafi to have a jump off point to flood Europe with Africans. Oh, plus they plundered the country.


18 posted on 12/03/2019 6:02:53 AM PST by csvset (tolerance becomes a crime when attached to evil)
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To: csvset

My point exactly. See post #13.


19 posted on 12/03/2019 6:04:38 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

But you see, “reactionary forces” are liberal descriptions of anybody who opposed communists. Or radical Muslims.

Hillary destroyed that country. Opened its ports as a conduit to Europe.


20 posted on 12/03/2019 6:28:52 AM PST by Robert A Cook PE
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