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British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves at the end of the first day of an European Council leaders' meeting in Brussels, February 19, 2016. EU leaders head into a make-or-break summit sharply divided over difficult compromises needed to avoid Britain becoming the first country to crash out of the bloc. …

Parliament Slams David Cameron’s Role in Obama’s Libyan ‘S*** Show’

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the British Parliament has published a scathing report on David Cameron’s intervention in Libya, finding it was “carried out with no proper intelligence analysis, drifted into an unannounced goal of regime change and shirked its moral responsibility to help reconstruct the country following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi,” as the UK Guardian puts it.

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House Benghazi Report: Qaddafi’s Forces Saved American Lives After Obama’s Allies Fled

The question of whether rescue was possible for the four Americans who were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi has haunted the debate for years, with defenders of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton insisting that unless “smoking gun” proof of a “stand down” order delivered to choppers full of Marines could be uncovered, they were guilty of no wrongdoing.

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U.S. Seeks Coalition to Checkmate Islamic State in Africa

U.S. officials admitted to Voice of America News on Wednesday they are deeply concerned about the Islamic State’s growing strength in Africa, emanating from their stronghold in Libya, but could offer only disturbingly vague talk of assembling an anti-ISIS “coalition” to address the problem.

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Bin Laden Willed His Fortune to Jihad, Worried His Wife’s Teeth Were Bugged

Over a hundred documents seized in the 2011 special-forces raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan were released to the public on Tuesday, including a handwritten will. The al-Qaeda mastermind made some provisions for his family but wanted most of his $29 million fortune devoted to “jihad, for the sake of Allah.”

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Libya Finally Forms ‘Unity Government’ as Islamic State Threat Grows

After a few failed attempts, it appears Libya’s feuding factions have finally agreed upon a U.N.-backed proposal to form a unity government. Unfortunately, support for the plan is not universal, and it remains to be seen if the framework will evolve into a fully-functional, enduring national government.

A photo posted on internet on April 7, 2015 shows ISIS or Daesh (Daech) or "Islamic State" group militants posing in Yarmouk (Yarmuk) Palestinian camp, located in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, that is partially now under their control. Photo by Balkis Press/Sipa USA

Report: Senior Islamic State Commanders Move to Libya

A Libyan intelligence official told the BBC on Wednesday that senior Islamic State commanders are moving into Libya, along with a growing number of foreign fighters flowing into the battleground city of Sirte.

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U.N. Proposal for Unity Government in Libya Collapses

The parliament of Libya’s internationally-recognized government, which controls less than half the country, rejected a painstakingly-negotiated United Nations proposal for a unified Libyan government on Monday.

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Obama Boasts of Libya Success In U.N. Speech

President Obama’s address to the United Nations on Monday presented an elaborate apologia for his foreign policy, including something very few people would attempt to defend as a success: the overthrow of dictator Moammar Qaddafi in Libya.

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ISIS Runs Wild in Post-Obama, Post-Clinton Libya

Libya is more Hillary Clinton’s disaster than Barack Obama’s, although that does not let him off the hook for agreeing to her push for intervention. Neither of them had the faintest, foggiest clue what to do with the ruins of the country after Moammar Qaddafi was ousted.